Small Groups Make a Big Impact When They Live Lent Together
October 19, 2021
A new program that brings Catholics together in small groups to break open God’s Word offers a fresh answer to the age-old question, “What should I do for Lent this year?”
Live Lent Together is a six-week journey of prayer and conversion which allows participants to revive their personal faith and become missionary disciples who help transform the culture. It also helps combat some of the church’s most pressing issues, such as declining Mass attendance and Catholics who feel isolated and alone.
“Jesus told the apostles, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations,’” said Archbishop George Lucas. “Live Lent Together is a wonderful opportunity to do that and allows individuals to connect with one another and with God.”
Live Lent Together offers groups various options for study, reflection and prayer, reinforcing the Archdiocese of Omaha’s pastoral vision of encountering Jesus, equipping disciples and living mercy. The archdiocese’s parish support team is available to assist parishes in rolling out the program and providing small groups with the necessary resources.
“Every new group means more leaders stepping out on mission and more people having life-changing encounters with our Lord,” said Andrew Dejka, a member of the archdiocese’s parish support team.
A virtual orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. The orientation will cover topics such as the vision and goals of Live Lent Together, instructions on whom to invite, how to make a Spirit-led invitation, and dates and locations for additional training for small group leaders.
To learn more about Live Lent Together or to register for the orientation, visit https://archomaha.org/lent/.