Reading program for Matthew’s Gospel during 2011 Lent
Prepared by Fr. Joseph Palubeski, CR, 2011 [email protected]
Preparation exercises taken from CATHOLIC SERENDIPITY BIBLE
“Reading Matthew’s Gospel with a little on the side”
This program emerged when a few wanted more than just a challenge to read one of the Gospels during Lent. Since people read at different speeds, some found last year with Luke’s gospel that it was hard to discuss with others who accepted the challenge. Hence I divided the Bible into sections for each week of Lent.
I have used the CATHOLIC SERENDIPITY BIBLE as a source for prepare, study and share. There are suggestions on every page of the entire Bible to go deeper. I have randomly chosen one passage to study each week [to do some deeper study and prayer.] This was random.
Format each week:
I have chosen to do one section prior to Ash Wednesday (March 9) as an introduction to Jesus. From Ash Wednesday there is another guideline. The final one is meant for Easter Week. I will make the next one available the Saturday prior.
I plan to send the guides on the following dates: March 4 – intro #1; March 8 - #2; March 11 - #3; March 18 - #4; March 25 - #5; April 1 - #6; April 8 - #7; April 15 - #8; April 24 Easter - #9. These will also be posted on this website (www.cfcbermuda.com) on the same dates.
The format is:
I. (read from Matthew)
III. Read Matthew
VI. Read the balance of the section of Matthew
VII. Thoughts at the end of the week
If anyone is interested in studying a different or additional passage in the section that I have chosen, feel free to do so. I also encourage you to share the last section (VI) with some of your friends who are also reading Matthew’s Gospel.
I will also be available as a resource for anyone. See email at top of each page.
May God bless you and may Jesus draw you closer to Himself during this Lent.
Father Joe, CR