We have two great opportunities to get a little extra out of the Sunday Mass readings! Each week Jeff has a small video teaching called "Encountering the Word" on Ascension Presents. You can sign up here to recieve an email each week with a free link to watch the video. A perfect companion to the video is Catholic Family Night, a complete liturgical cycle of lessons that include snacks, activities, discussion questions, etc. written by Emily to help families engage with the scriptures read at Mass. The lessons are available at CatholicBibleGear.com.
In early September, Jeff will be filming a new 8-week Bible study on the Book of Ephesians that will be available through Ascension Press in November. It's going to be a good one! Jeff is collaborating with Thomas Smith on this project. You will be able to learn how the Book of Ephesians is an invitation to belong to the Church as the Covenant Family of God. If you want to know more about when it will become ready for ordering, contact Ascension Press' Leadership Support:
Please keep Jeff and the AP team in your prayers!
We are excited to be part of a conference in the Twin Cities especially for gradparents, "The Gift of Being Grand!" on Saturday, August 17 at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville, MN, sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jeff will be a keynote speaker along with Judy Cozzens. Emily will give a workshop on reading the Bible with your grandkids using the Gen2Rev Storybook. Sign up soon, as space is limited!
To register, visit the website of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Listen to past episodes of the "Rediscover Hour" with Jeff recorded live on Friday mornings on Relevant Radio 1330AM. This one hour program is broadcast as an extension of the Office of Evangelization of the Archcdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis to encourage listeners and to inform them of opportunities to reach out. Many great local guests are interviewed such as Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens as well as guest from around the nation.
On this Feast Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, we stop to remember to pray for our country, especially in light of the funeral for Philando Castile that will take place at the Cathedral of St. Paul, MN. St. Kateri is our patron for North America and lived during a time of much conflict between Native American tribes and between the white settlers and Native Americans and between Americans, British and French. Now when the world is in so much turmoil, it is still possible to find peace and meaning in simple devotion to Jesus Christ as did St. Kateri.
Our lives have been inspired by the short life of St. Kateri. For a full account of her life and miracles, please read Emily's book, Lily of the Mohawks, the Story of St. Kateri.
St. Kateri, pray for us!