"Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?"
On the road to Emmaus, two disheartened disciples were returning home after the crucifixion, because they did not truly understand the message and mission of Jesus. Suddenly, Jesus walked beside them and began to explain the Scripture passages which related to Him. When they recognized Christ in the breaking of the bread, Jesus vanished from their sight but they understood Him more clearly.
“Every disciple of the Lord Jesus shares in His mission. To do their part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel, promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering, in every place of work, and in every public forum. They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus. The Church's pastoral ministry exists to sustain the work of the Gospel. One way it does this is by nourishing and strengthening lay men and women in their calling and identity as people of faith, as contributors to the life and work of the Church, and as disciples whose mission is to the world. To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service.”
Southeast Catholic and the South Shore parishes offer a variety of opportunities for adults of all ages: Bible study, men’s group, movie nights and more. In concert with the Archdiocese and surrounding parishes, we strive to provide adults with the support they need to deepen their faith and grow in discipleship throughout their lives. If you are searching for an activity not currently offered, contact our office and we can discuss your interest.