Our latest class was March 16th at the Immaculate Community Center in Glendale. After the usual class format we had reports from the from the Religious Education Congress and prayed the Stations of the Cross.
We like the Immaculate Community Center because we have our class in the gym. Most people do not think of a gym as a great place for a class, let alone for the Stations of the Cross, but it worked well! The gym allows you to configure the space as you please.
We used John Paul II’s “Biblical Way of the Cross”. Each couple was told to place their chairs somewhere in the gym.
Yvonne, one of our Deacon Couple facilitators, was in the center of the gym, she said the first and last station and played music between every station. Each couple, in turn, would lead one station, each taking either the Leader role or the Lector role. A reflection was then provided after the reading, with the Leader/Lector reflecting on how the station and the Gospel reading affected them. The reflections were heartfelt and inspirational, with each person placing themselves at the station and reflecting on how the Gospel touched their heart, mind, and spirit. What a beautiful experience.
So, “Where two or three are gathered, there I am in your midst”. Even a gym, on a Saturday afternoon can provide a very holy experience of prayer.
Our next class will be on March 23 at Deacon Craig & Anne Marie Siegman’s Parish St. Margaret Mary in Lomita. This class will include a Seder Meal.
If you are interested in becoming a Deacon Couple, you are invited to attend an Information Day presented by the Office of Diaconate Formation. Here you can meet the formation staff and learn more about the formation program.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe, 5801 Kanan Rd. Westlake Village, 91362
If you have any questions about the Diaconate, please ask us or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We greatly appreciate your prayers and support and will continue to keep you informed of our journey.
Candy & Jay Krueger,
Aspirancy Year, Deacon Couple Formation,
Holy Family Parish, South Pasadena