Spiritual Walk with the Newman Catholic Community
of the University of Rochester Marian icon
www.newmanmarianicon.com


Goals

Through a Marian icon project, all who are inspired to participate will walk the spiritual journey together with our Blessed Mother to experience how to be like her who is in total union with the Holy Trinity by way of spiritual sharing from our family tradition and every day life experiences. 

 

In response to Godís special grace, New Helfta is helping to establish at least three Marian Children scholarships that will be awarded to a junior, a teenager and a college student.They will keep a four-month spiritual journal with God assisted by the Blessed Mother.They are to participate in spiritual practices and acts of charity from the heart.Please spread the words to all who are interested in participating and helping to make this spiritual Marian walk a fruitful and grace-filled one for our future Church. For more information, visit: www.ourladyofnewhelfta.com/Mchildren

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Schedule
††††††††††††††† All events take place at the U of R Interfaith Chapel on 320 Wilson Blvd. unless specified otherwise.
††††††††††††††† Please send Minh an email if you would like to attend any of the below event/date.

- Saturday March 19, 2011 (11am-2pm) Feast of St. Joseph

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          Prayer, icebreaker

          Minh introduces the Marian icon project Ė goal/plan and performance

          Share Lenten activities from surrounding parishes with students 

Lunch 12pm - 1pm 

          Minh shares her personal relationship with the Blessed Mother 

          Everyone shares his or hers

          Discuss the goal/plan (Public communication / webpage / fundraising / committees-volunteers info)

†††††† ††††††††††††††† and finalize schedule for the coming gathering 

          Come up with questions to take home for reflection

          Discus details for next gathering     

 

-Friday March 25, 2011 (5-7pm) Feast of the Annunciation

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          Prayer, icebreaker

          Discuss the Blessed Motherís important response and role in Godís plan of redemption.

          Watch a 10-min. video of the Annunciation which many international young people have participated

          Reenact the Annunciation scene

          Come up with questions to take home for reflection

          Discus details for next gathering    

 

-Monday March 28, 2011 (6:30pm-8:00pm) Minhís PowerPoint presentation: ďA Soulís Journey with GodĒ at Sacred Heart Cathedral

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          Volunteers needed to participate in the talk (read aloud verses from the PowerPoint presentation)

          Volunteers needed to sit at the cards/prints table for our Marian Children Scholarship fundraising

 

-Sunday April 3, 2011 (after the 10:30am mass - 2pm)

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          Prayer, icebreaker

          Share and discuss different images of our Blessed Mother from different cultures

          Decide on a prototype and a name for the icon

          Come up with questions to take home for reflection

          Discus details for next gathering

 

-Saturday April 9, 2011 (9am-12pm)

          Prayer, icebreaker

           Light breakfast
Introduce and discuss spiritual steps of writing an icon

          Come up with questions (share on line) to take home for reflection

          Discus details for next gathering.    

 

-Saturday April, 16 (11am-2pm)*If you would like to contribute a dish for Lunch, contact Ena: ena.gill@frontier.com

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          Prayer, icebreaker

          Minh presents the sketch and the icon board

          Demonstrate a few steps of writing an icon

Lunch 12pm - 1pm 

          Hands-on experience of writing the steps by participated U of R students

          Come up with questions to take home for reflection

 

-Monday April, 18

          Minh will begin working on writing the icon

          We are staying united in prayer and connected through the cyberspace

          Have a blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter

          Other gathering dates will be announced Ö


Marian Children Ministry / ††Marian Children Scholarships /New Helfta

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