Beginning this Advent, November 27, we are introducing “The Congregation at Prayer”. This is a weekly devotional and catechetical guide for use in the home and congregation.
Our hope is that this will help our members in prayer, reading the Scriptures, and learning the catechism at home. It will also unite us around the same sections of the Word of God and catechism.
The first week’s guide is included in this issue of Parish Life. Lord willing, it will be distributed each week in the Sunday bulletin and posted on our website.
You should not feel burdened to use all of the material but pray and confess out loud as much from the order of meditation and prayer as you and your family are able.
This guide is based on materials from Concordia Catechetical Academy in Sussex, WI at wwwpeacesussex.org/CCA, which cite the following points in summarizing their “change of thinking about the task of catechesis”: