Hearing, Happening, Hoping – Advent 2015

Journey with God's Word: this beautiful series of reflections; centering on the Scripture readings for each Sunday during Advent, will offer great accompaniment as we journey towards Christmas again this year. These resources have kindly been shared by Sr. Marie McNamara, Diocesan Adviser in the Killaloe Diocese. Hearing, Happening, Hoping - Advent 2015 (Week 1) Hearing, Happening, Hoping - Advent 2015 (Week 2) Hearing, Happening, Hoping - Advent 2015 (Week 3) Hearing, Happening, Hoping - Advent 2015 (Week 4 Hearing, Happening, Hoping is a resource based on the Scripture readings for each Sunday during Advent. It aims to help us to listen deeply to the Sunday Gospel and reflect on where we see this Gospel happening in our lives and in the world around us. It is a very simple and easy-to-use method which can be led by anyone. It invites people to share from their own experience. There is a one page handout for each Sunday (see the links below) to guide a group through this way of reading the Scriptures. Each session ends with a time for prayer and looking forward in hope. This is an ideal resource to use in your parish community with scripture groups, lectio groups, those who have completed the weeks of guided prayer, PPCs, etc. Or people could simply gather in a small group of 3 or 4 to use this resource to share on God’s Word. Some parishes have decided to make them available for people to take home with them after Mass by leaving them at the back of the Church or including them with the Sunday newsletter. Whatever way you decide to use them we hope that they will help you to attend to the Word of God more deeply during Advent. With every good wish for your Advent initiatives, Sr. Marie Mc Namara (Killaloe Diocese), Maureen Kelly (Killaloe Diocese). Jane Mellett (Pastoral Worker, Dublin Diocese), Seamus O’ Connell (St Patrick’s College, Maynooth).