If you are seeking to find hope, strength and comfort from a loss, burden, trouble, or sorrow, come take a walk with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and find a message of strength and support from a woman who transformed her heartache and sorrow into peace and hope.
The Catholic Family Services office is offering a virtual seven-week program called “A Journey with Mary Through Her Seven Sorrows.” Each session will explore one of the Seven Sorrows of Mary’s life and the message of strength and encouragement each contains. It is based on the book “Your Sorrow is My Sorrow: Hope and Strength in Times of Suffering,” by Sr. Joyce Rupp. Each session will include a reflection on one of Mary’s sorrows, guided prayer imagery and discussion.
The program will be offered Monday nights from 7-8:15 p.m., September 12, 19, October 3, 17, 24, 31 and November 7. It takes place online and requires participants to have an internet connection.
The program is free, but registration is required. To do so, or for more information, contact Mary-Jo McLaughlin at the Catholic Family Services Office at (860) 848-2237, Ext. 312, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Mary-Jo McLaughlin
1. The prophecy of Simeon. (St. Luke 2:34, 35)
2. The flight into Egypt. (St. Matthew 2:13, 14)
3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple. (St. Luke 2: 43-45)
4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross.
5. The Crucifixion.
6. The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross.
7. The burial of Jesus.