Today's Weather

Weather data OK.
Gary
45 °F

Follow Us!

NWICatholic Count your Blessings! With Thanksgiving approaching, our minds are focused on gratitude. Tell us what you are thank… https://t.co/t9JpXzJVCc
NWICatholic The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will host a virtual rosary event today on Oct. 7, the Memorial of O… https://t.co/91lU3vcBwG
NWICatholic Bishop McClory encourages Catholics to embrace the Pope's new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. “Our love of God, and His… https://t.co/ADpIyxwfy9
NWICatholic Do you have a faith-filled father? Tell us about him in 75 words or less, and your comment may be included in the N… https://t.co/YvaGzmSF9U
NWICatholic Friends, please set a reminder to join Bishop McClory via livestream at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday for Mother's Day Fam… https://t.co/qHqq3rqfM8
NWICatholic Bishop letter regarding the reopening of public Masses ... https://t.co/bZnNszIgSS
NWICatholic Bishop Letter to the Faithful: Current protocols for worship remain the same... https://t.co/zJpCYiPF8E

DISCUSSION GUIDE: Issue of 11-02-14

POPE

Page 1

 

1.  Pope Francis states that the family is under attack because of our culture of division. Discuss what you think he means.

2.  What was the pope’s answer when asked his secret for maintaining hope in a troubled world?

3.  What provides Pope Francis with great comfort and faith?

4.  According to the pope, how can we support families today?

5.  What is the best way to share our faith with others? Discuss.

 

 

VOCATION

Page 11

 

1.  What is a vocation?

2.  Does everyone have a vocation? Ask your teacher to explain and discuss the many vocations we pursue?

3.  What emotion drew Father David Kime to the priesthood?

4.  In what ways do you believe most priests find joy in their vocation?

5.  Father Kime states that instead of being a life of sacrifice, the priesthood is a life of joyful service. Discuss.

6.  As a class, say a prayer for more vocations to the priesthood but also that God might help you discern your own vocation in life.

 

 

MINING

Page 17

 

1.  How do our country and the world depend on the coal mining industry?

2.  What kind of dangers does coal mining present?

3.  What is being blamed for the decline in the coal mining industry and how has it affected this area of the country?

4.  Talk about how deep poverty can affect a person’s feeling of self-worth? Discuss the effects of a circle of poverty.

5.  Some have criticized what mining has done to the environment. As Catholics do we have a responsibility to be concerned about the well-being of our planet? Why/why not?

 

 

OLIVE

Page 18

 

1.  What is our spiritual tie to the Garden of Gethsemane?

2.  How are these trees in the garden a symbol of Jesus?

3.  What is the mission of the Franciscans in this area?

4.  How does the work of these Franciscans in the Holy Land witness to a message of peace?

5.  How does Father Diego Dalla Gassa liken the ‘vocation’ of olive trees and olives to the life of Jesus?    

6.  What special use are the olive pits used for?

 

 

BENEDICTINE

Page 22

 

1.  What have these Benedictine sisters turned to in order to spread the Gospel?

2.  Whose direction are they following?

3.  What are they doing to get their message out globally?

4.  What is the ‘Adopt-a-Sister’ program?

5.  How do their efforts work to promote vocations?

Join The Flock

Flock Note