Fr. Paul explaining two new features of our program this year; what they are and why. (Please fill out a short survey on the homepage of ourladyofguadalupechurch.org after listening to this talk. That helps us be a better program. Thank You.)
The full Mass recording from our 6AM Easter Sunrise Mass on the beach, at the water, overlooking God's Creation, part of His Love Letter to Us! Will we answer that Letter, and Return His Love, and Praise Him Today! Alleluia!
In the last workshop we talked about a metaphor for prayer by St. Teresa of Avila. In this workshop we talk about a metaphor for prayer from St. John of the Cross. We started these series of workshops introducing a way of praying by meditating on the Gospels. Now we are talking about quiet prayer. I call contemplation. Where we do not think about God, but allow God to dwell and love in our hearts. His presence transforms our hearts, to be more like His heart.
This talk is not a typical homily. It is rather more of a "State of the Union" Address. As a newly assigned pastor, I've now been here for 3 months, and have had a chance to look around and see where I need to spend my energy in the first year. We also are in the midst of a capital campaign that began under Fr. Joe's leadership before me. In this talk, I lay out why I think we need to work together to complete this campaign, so it can be a first step in the greater building of God's Church I see that we are called to. Thank You, Fr. Paul
This is an hour long workshop Fr. Paul gave on how to pray by meditating and journaling on the Gospels. It was the beginning session of our Monthly workshop, or labratory, where each month, people will share their experiences of prayer and ask questions. We will learn from others, and Fr. Paul will continue to share different ways to pray, and theory about prayer, especially from our Catholic Doctors of the Chruch, St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila. If you wish to join our Monthly "How to Pray" workshop, it might be helpful to listen to this recording of our first meeting. (But you do not have too! All are welcome.)