Lenten Study Mission


Isenheim Altarpiece, 1512-1516
Matthias Grunewald

LENTEN STUDY MISSION

“WORDS FROM THE CROSS”

Fr. Ken Wolfe, J.D., D.Min.

Over the six Tuesdays in Lent, beginning February 20, 2018, the Rev. Dr. Ken Wolfe will lead us in a reflection and meditation upon the utterances of Jesus from the cross. Fr. Wolfe will use Richard John Neuhaus’ compelling book, “Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on The Last Words of Jesus from the Cross” (2000, Basic Books), as the reference point for the series. It isn’t necessary to read the book in order to attend.

Why do all Christians consider Jesus’ execution to be so momentous? Why do Christians appear so fixated on something so grim? Many find their emotions strangely muddled and confused when they stand at the foot of the cross. Jesus’ death IS disturbing. It was a cruel death and a murder – a death that we, two thousand years later, find ourselves mysteriously complicit. But we cannot truly understand the amazing significance of Easter morning without earnestly grappling with the events of Holy Week – particularly Good Friday.

You are invited to share in this Lenten Study at either 8:45 AM or 6:30 PM on Tuesdays in Lent in the Chapel. Each weekly presentation offers the same content: a meditation, a brief reflection on one of the great hymns of the Lenten season, and time for Q&A.

“Don’t hurry by the cross on your way to Easter joy! To accompany Jesus to his end is to discover our beginning.” Richard John Neuhaus

 

          February 20,   8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    6:00p.m. Mass,          6:30 Study

          February 27,   8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    6:00p.m. Mass,          6:30 Study

          March 06,        8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    6:00p.m. Mass,          6:30 Study

          March 13,        8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    NO 6:00p.m. Mass,   6:30 Study  (communal penance)

          March 20,        8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    6:00p.m. Mass,          6:30 Study

          March 27,        8:00 a.m. Mass,    8:45 study;    or    6:00p.m. Mass,          6:30 Study