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Summit reflection video for The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time with Joel Stepanek.
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As we face times of uncertainty, we know that connection to the Eucharistic liturgy is critical. A close second is community. We recognize that there are circumstances where a parish may have chosen to or be required to suspend any ministry outside of the Mass. It is always a gift and blessing to receive the Eucharist and attend Mass. Where there are opportunities for additional worship and ministry, we should seek to take advantage of those opportunities.
This resource provides three session outlines for worship and community that link up to a Sunday liturgy. By attaching this additional ministry to a Sunday Mass, it allows a community to gather where they may not be able to gather otherwise and to do so in the larger flow of a Sunday experience.
This is a great option for parishes that have suspended ministry outside of the Mass, but can be utilized by any parish in any circumstance. Gathering your community for an XLT following the Mass or holding a penance service prior to Mass are great ways to elevate the “Sunday experience” of your parishioners and draw people of all ages together.
In that way, this is not a “COVID19 pandemic” resource, though it has immediate application in that context but another tool you can utilize in your ministry to help reach teenagers, families, and your parish community.