Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, at our initial meetings for Synod Members described The Joy of the Gospel as ‘the road map, the sat nav, the GPS for your Synod journey’.
This resource aims to help groups to reflect on some of the major themes of Evangelii Gaudium in relation to the Gospel stories we receive on the Sundays of Lent.
How to use this resource
The leaflets for each Sunday in Lent could be printed and distributed with the parish newsletter, so that people can take them home and use them for personal reflection and informal discussion with friends and family.
Extracts from the leaflets could be included in parish newsletters.
Themes and quotations from the leaflet may be helpful for preparing homilies.
The leaflets are designed for use by groups: special Lent groups could be formed for the five weeks but the leaflets could also be used by groups that meet regularly, e.g. Scripture groups, Liturgy groups, UCM, Legion of Mary, parish pastoral councils, pastoral area working groups. Although the leaflets are linked to the Sunday Gospels in Lent, groups that meet less frequently could use them over a longer period.
Note on Printing: These resources are designed as A5 booklets. For printing select 'print on both sides of the paper' and 'flip on short edge'.