The second stage of the Hearts Afire program begins by following the book The 'One Thing' Is Three by Father Michael Gaitlery, MIC, and concludes with his book, You Did it to Me. The purpose of Stage Two is to give group members a summary of Church teaching and Catholic wisdom and to offer various works of mercy, apostolate suggestions, programs, and support. The purpose of the Wisdom & Works of Mercy study is to give group members a summary of Church teaching and Catholic wisdom and to offer various works of mercy, apostolate suggestions, programs, and support. The book, The 'One Thing' is Three is read over ten weeks and the group gathers weekly to view a 35-minute video lesson and discuss the questions in the study companion for each session, downloadable at formed.org.
After completing The ‘One Thing’ is Three, groups take time to read the book You Did it to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action. . You Did It To Me takes a five-fold approach to learn the easiest way to remember the different works of mercy and put them into practice in our everyday lives. After reading You Did it to Me, the group gathers to discuss the questions in the Study Companion and makes plans for the works of mercy they will perform.Our Wisdom and Works of Mercy retreat/study program consists of 10 sessions following the format of a 35-minute DVD Lesson by Mr. Michael Gaitley and small group discussion.
BOOKS: The TWO books we will be reading are not available for download. However, the study companion for each session is downloadable at formed.org.
The One Thing is Three, by Fr. Michael Gaitley
WARNING: This book is dangerous. It brims with wisdom and wonder, and with enthusiastic and infectious joy. This is the very best example I have ever seen of the "New Evangelization" in the form of a book for contemporary Catholics. Dr. Peter Kreeft-Boston, MA
Evangelization Edition: $5.00
You Did It To Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action by Fr. Michael Gaitley
You Did It to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action can transform the culture of your family, parish, and community. This inspiring book from Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, introduces a new, practical, and joyful approach to living the works of mercy.
Premium Edition only available: $15.00
Based on the book of the same name by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, this retreat is divided into four weekly sessions, leading to a formal Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 33rd day.
Copies of the book are available a the parish office. Participant Guides can be downloaded free by logging in to FORMED.org with your personal access code. (If you have not yet signed up on Formed click HERE.
For those who have made the Consecration to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially after completing the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat. This is not a prerequisite, however, and anyone is welcome to participate. Consoling the Heart of Jesus is divided into 10 weekly 90-minute sessions, consisting of a video talk by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC,, followed by discussion and prayer.
The next CHJ Retreat will be posted soon..