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SESSION 1: MYSTERY

April 4 - April 10, 2021

How can God be justly praised? Is our prayer sufficient for God? How does faith help a person pray? Why is the Mass a mystery? This session will explore the theological meaning of mystery and the action of entering into the mystery of the Eucharistic Prayer as an act of faith.

 

SESSION 1 OUTLINE

PRE-SESSION 1 SURVEY

5-Question Survey

Please complete this 5-question, multiple-choice survey before beginning Session 1. This survey is anonymous and private. Responses are used only for the research project evaluation.

PRESENTATION

26-minute Video

Here we go! Watch the Session 1 video and then continue on to reflection and discussion questions.

REFLECTION

Journal Questions

Journaling questions are provided for personal prayer, reflection, and group discussion. The group discussion is optional but highly recommended.

POST-SESSION 1 SURVEY

5-Question Survey

Please complete this short survey after completing Session 1. This survey is anonymous and private. Responses are used only for the research project evaluation.

 

MYSTERY

Session 1 Presentation

 

REFLECTION

Journal Questions

  1. After reading through the text of the Preface and Sanctus, is there anything that stands out to you that you never noticed/heard before?

  2. Why is preparation for an important event necessary?

  3. What “rituals” do you do to help yourself focus on work or a particular activity?

  4. How do you express praise, gratitude, or admiration of the people you love?

  5. What does it feel like to receive praise for someone you love or admire?