Deacon John Liu will lead a discussion of Pope Francis’ much acclaimed recent encyclical calling each of us to holiness. To access the encyclical online type on your web search engine: Rejoice and Be Glad. Then click on Gaudete et exsultate: Apostolic Exhortation on the call to holiness in...On Wednesdays, after the 12:10 pm Mass in the Gallery, downstairs in the rectory.
Rejoice and Be Glad is the apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate of the Holy Father Francis on the call to holiness in today's world. The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes. Pope Francis uses Scripture and the witness of the saints (both canonized and those holy people we already know) to demonstrate that God's call to holiness is from each and every one of us. Moving, inspirational, and, yes, "Rejoice and Be Glad" will surely guide our faith for years to come. In this plain English study guide, acclaimed scholar and theologian Bill Huebsch makes Pope Francis' message even more accessible, with paraphrased summaries of each numbered section, and prayerful discussion and reflection questions that can help each of us see how Francis' words apply to our own lives. This group reading and sharing program would help all believers understand, celebrate, and live Francis' message of Gospel joy, love and peace.
Chapter 1: The Call to Holiness
Chapter 2: Two Subtle Enemies of Holiness
Chapter 3: In the Light of the Master
Chapter 4: Signs of Holiness in Today's World
Chapter 5: Spiritual Combat, Vigilance and Discernment