Holy Family is giving parishioners a gift this Christmas. Thanks to a generous donation, parishioners will receive Matthew Kelly’s latest book “I Heard God Laugh: A Practical Guide to Life’s Essential Daily Habit.”
Each family will receive this gift at the Christmas Eve and Christmas Masses. One per family, please.
Is Your Life Working? Most of us are trying to put together the jigsaw puzzle we call life without a very important piece. Over time this becomes incredibly frustrating. In this extraordinary book, Matthew Kelly powerfully demonstrates that we cannot live the life we have imagined, or experience the joy we yearn for, unless we learn to tend the soul. From there, with his classic style of practical wisdom, he teaches us how to remedy this problem.
Holy Family Dynamic Catholics is hosting its next book study starting Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7-8:15pm. The class meets in PLC Room 4 (Guerin Room). Dcn. Richard Dodd will lead the study.
This study will feature the books “Imitation of Christ” by Thomas A Kempis and “Here and Now: Living in the Spirit” by Henri J.J. Nouwen.
Here and Now by Henri Nouwen
Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary. These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God’s presence is reliable.
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: “Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life”, “Directives for the Interior Life”, “On Interior Consolation” and “On the Blessed Sacrament”. The approach taken in the Imitation is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world.
The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as key element of spiritual life.
The study costs $22.95, which includes the books. Click here to order the books from the Holy Family Gift & Book Store.