Dear Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s,
I am so grateful for Sacred Heart School this Catholic Schools Week! I especially applaud our teachers for their extra efforts that have helped this year be so successful in spite of the difficulties given us by the pandemic.
The last two weeks I have mentioned a few podcasts and apps that can be helpful in our spiritual lives. I want to wrap up this series with Scripture. When it comes to why the Bible should be a part of our lives, Bishop Boyea has said it the best: “Jesus Christ is our reason to read the Holy Bible. It is in the pages of Sacred Scripture that we encounter him; that we get to know him and he gets to know us; that we fall in love with him, and, thus, we discover our deepest peace, happiness and meaning.” As Christians, we know we should read the Bible, but making it a part of our regular prayer time can seem daunting. I want to offer a few resources that can help us incorporate Scripture into our daily lives.
Bishop Boyea’s Year of the Bible: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob
This is Bishop Boyea’s response to his own desire to help us enter more fully into the Bible. Do you want to sign up? Well, all you have to do is pick up your cellphone and text the letters BYOB – that stands for Bishop’s Year of the Bible – to 84576.
Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Bible in a Year: https://bibleinayear.fireside.fm/episodes
-Read the ENTIRE Bible
-Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture
-Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life
-Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture
-Each 20-25 minute episode includes:
-Two to three Scripture readings
-A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
-A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word
Bible Study College Edition:
Our parishioner, Cecilia Mende, will be hosting this Bible Study via Zoom every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 through March 11th. She led a Bible Study during the semester last fall that was very fruitful for those who attended. Being on Zoom, you can attend wherever college finds you—at home or on campus. Parents and Grandparents, please help pass this along. Email Cecilia (email@example.com) to sign up. To Join this Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 990 6392 2483 Passcode: NB6yEu
Sacred Heart/St. Mary’s Bible Study: I will be starting our regular Bible Study back up in February. We will meet at Sacred Heart at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall on February 10 & 24 and March 10 & 24. We will meet at St. Mary’s on the Lake at 10:00am on February 11 and at 10:30am following the Stations of the Cross on February 25 and March 11 & 25.