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1024: Magi arrive; They were overjoyed at seeing the star. Announcements for the New Year

Day 1024: Wednesday, January 4, 2023

They were overjoyed at seeing the star,

and on entering the house

they saw the child with Mary his mother.

And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,

until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.

They were overjoyed at seeing the star,

and on entering the house

they saw the child with Mary his mother.

They prostrated themselves and did him homage.

Then they opened their treasures

and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,

they departed for their country by another way.

Watch this entertaining video all about the Magi with a soundtrack from James Taylor who sings "Home by Another Way"

Upcoming Events: January 2023

1. Sunday, January 8, 2023: First Liturgy Celebration of 2023

3:45 pm

In Person and on Zoom

2. Sunday, January 22, 2023: Emmaus Community Meeting at 2:30pm

In Person and on Zoom

Please send in ideas or suggest agenda items for the meeting:

So far we have:

1. Financial Report and

2. Tithing Committee review and plans for giving away our funds

2. Discussion of a face to face Retreat

3. Discussion of leadership changes

4. Discussion of outreach plans

5. Plans for a screening of "Boycott" a documentary about Palestine (see poster below)

3. Sunday, January 22, 2023: Emmaus Liturgy Celebration at 3:45 pm

In Person and on Zoom

Announcement #1:

We have been offered an opportunity by a friend of Fr. Jim's, Sr. Meg Funk, O.S.B.

Sr. Meg along with co-teacher Kathleen Cahalan, will be offering a Retreat you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home and at no cost. The teaching will come to your email as a voice memo. All of the details are listed below. We certainly hope some of you will take advantage of this wonderful gift.

The deadline for Registration is January 16, 2023.

With blessings,

St. Leo's Adult Education Team


An Invitation to Join Saint Enda Retreat 2023 Greetings! We are inviting you to join us on the Saint Enda: 100-Day Retreat in 2023. Saint Enda is a little-known Irish monk who received the teachings on the contemplative life from the monastic teachers of the Egyptian desert. In the spirit of that tradition, our focus on the retreat is to shift our attention toward the Holy One by renouncing self-centered thoughts and actions and embracing an abiding Christ consciousness. When: The retreat will begin Monday, January 30, 2023, and conclude May 9, 2023. Where: You will participate in the retreat at home, a place we can all grow more attuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit amid our daily lives and responsibilities. How: Each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday you will receive a voice memo in your email, which you can listen to on your computer, pad, or phone. The teachings are about 10 minutes. You can listen at your own pace over the course of the week. Leaders: Sr. Meg Funk designed this 100-day virtual retreat to substitute for a 100-day pilgrimage to holy monastic sites. She invited Kathleen Cahalan to be her co-teacher. Together we bring a monastic and lay perspective to living the contemplative life today. Teachings and Practices: We draw primarily from John Cassian’s teachings who described the spiritual journey as having four phases or renunciations. We will teach several practices that lead to purity of heart. How much? There is no fee for this retreat. You may make a free-will offering here to Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana, (1402 Southern Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107) or to a charity of your choice, or do a service project. Registration: Click the link below and register by January 16, 2023 To Click— highlight the blue text below, hold down the CTRL key then click link: Registration form for St. Enda 100 Day Retreat ( OR link in plain text: copy and paste the below link into your browser Registration is very simple just a few lines and your email. Below read more on what the teachings will entail:

1st Renunciation: My former way of life (January 30-March 2, 2023) · About life above the river (observed by others) and below (spiritual journey) · About well-ordered relationships, households, things, health, and well-being · About horarium and the cell · About observance, practice, and praxis · About solitude, silence, and stillness · About the Prayer of Saint Patrick 2nd Renunciation: My thoughts and afflictions (March 6-March 30, 2023) · About food, sex, things · About anger and dejection · About acedia, vainglory, pride · About gifts on the other side of afflictions · About antidotes to replace afflictions · About discernment: sorting my thoughts · About various forms of lectio divina 3rd Renunciation: My self-made thoughts of God (April 3-April 29, 2023) · About sustained lectio divina: voices (literal, symbolic, moral and mystical) and senses of Scripture (logical, intuitive, personal and spiritual) · About Trinity as Mystery · About knowing God and being known by God · About Jesus, liturgy, and the Church · About the Holy Spirit 4th Renunciation: My self-made thoughts of myself (May 1-May 9, 2023) · About vocation: my way of life as invited by God · About humility · About Sabbat

Announcement #2:

Catholic Church Refore International is inviting us to join a synodal gathering to discern updates or clarifications needed to the Document for the Continental Synod (DCS)

STAYING INVOLVED IN THE SYNODAL PROCESS It seems there are far too many bishops all around the world not holding consultations with their people. This second phase, the Continental phase, is a critical step in the process of the Synod, but only truly valuable to the extent the people continue to stay involved. We must make our voices heard.

We invite you to join a listening session to discern clarifications needed to the Document for the Continental Synod (DCS)

Please use this link to see all the times available for participation:

Choose which of these corresponding times works best for you. This needs to be completed prior to the beginning of the second phase of the Synod. (Allow 1 ½ hours for the gathering)

There is one this morning Wednesday, January 4, 2023

at 8:00am

Click Here to Join Password: spirit

Here's the poster of the documentary. Therese Mugannam owns a copy and would be very happy to lend it to us.

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