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Lent 2021

The Carmelite Community of the Word sponsors virtual opportunities for

Prayer and Enrichment 

“Go to Joseph”  –  A Three Week Series on Saint Joseph                                             

Mondays March 1, 8 & 15.  10– 11:30 AM or 6 – 7:30 PM

Pope Francis has designated in his Apostolic Letter, PATRIS CORDE, that 2021 is a year dedicated to St. Joseph.  On the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church the aim of this Apostolic Letter is to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal… … Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all.

Spend three sessions in study, reflection and prayer leading to the feast of St. Joseph.  A copy of the Apostolic Letter may be printed from the Vatican website. (http://www.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html) or it may be purchased from Amazon in a book form.  Additional handouts will be provided for weekly reflection and prayer.

“Stay – at – Home with God”  Lenten Reflection Day                                                            

Saturday March 6 –  9:30 – 2PM

Though the pandemic has caused us to limit personal contact, God is not limited by our human condition and is just waiting for us to set aside time to be with Him.  Take up the challenge to spend some “virtually” guided time for Lenten prayer and reflection.  Details of schedule and process will be provided to registrants and will include an opening prayer, presentations & guided reflection, breaks for quiet within your own home, time for lunch and opportunity for group sharing and closing prayer.  Though we cannot physically be together our spiritual selves will surely benefit from this virtual experience.  Materials will be provided.

Registration  Preregistration  –  Required by February  24 in order for you to receive  the web link information and your handouts by mail     Name___________________________________________________________________



I Prefer Handouts by:   __________Postal Mail    _________E-Mail

A free will offering is appreciated.

I am registering for:

_______ Go to Joseph   _______Morning Session              ________ Evening Session

_______Stay-at-Home with God Reflection Day

Return to: Incarnation Retreats, 394 Bem Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641 or email to communityofficeccw@gmail.com