The Circle of Life Journey
YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE
How can we experience the “tenderness which God offers” when faced with challenging and often complex life issues? How do Church teachings, tradition, theology, and scripture help us to form our individual consciences so that we can make moral decisions and be both compassionate and consistent regarding the many issues surrounding life . . . and death? To find out, you are invited to embark on a unique journey of mercy and compassion. The Circle of Life Journey looks at our faith’s consistent teachings on respect for life from “womb to tomb” —and every stage in between— with prayer, scripture, video reflections, short films, faith sharing and discussion.
Testimonies from previous participants: “The program opened up my eyes and heart.” “It gave me a new awareness.” “the patient, thoughtful, instructive, respectful way of presenting difficult issues is extraordinary.“ “I really learned a lot of new things that I had never considered.”
This 11-week program was developed by Our Mother of Sorrows Parish's Christian Life Commission in 2007 and has been offered several times in OMOS parish through the years. The Diocese of Tucson's Pastoral Center is now encouraging offerings of the program more widely in the diocese, under the sponsorship of the Office of Human Life & Dignity and the Office of Catechesis & Family Life. The most recent offereing was at St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Spring 2017.
Circle of Life Journey program is based on a series of
Catholic Update articles
(offered by Ligouri Publications) that
cover the full spectrum of life issues from “womb to tomb” using the
perspective of a “A Consistent Ethic of Life.” The
Catholic Update: A
Consistent Ethic of Life by Kenneth R. Overberg, S.J.
starts out the series to initiate our journey of discovery, prayer, and reflection
as together we seek to grow toward a deeper respect for life
in all its seasons.
For more information or to inquiry about offering the program in your parish, contact the program facilitator, Katie Hirschboeck, who is the chair of Our Mother of Sorrows' Consistent Ethic of Life Committee.
You are most welcome to
join us on this powerful journey!