Five People

Msgr. Jameson in his 2013 Lenten letter to parishioners writes, "As you make your own Lenten preparations, I ask you to take advantage of the opportunity the season gives us to reach out to people who you know have drifted from their faith. Please, take a few minutes to think about people in your life who might appreciate a special invitation to come back to Church, for prayer, Mass or the Sacrament of Reconciliation."

Examples of concrete ways to reach out this Lenten season are found in the reflection on the Gospel reading for Sunday, February 9 in The Word Among Us, excerpted below.

Do you have a plan for how you are going to share the gospel? Do you have some idea of the people you are going to share it with? Try this approach. Choose five people, and pray for them every day. Ask the Lord to open their hearts and to give you opportunities to share your faith with them.

Ask him, also, to lead you in what to say. You may end up telling one person how you met the Lord. You may invite another to Mass or adoration. Or you may ask another why he or she doesn’t believe, and just plant a seed. Don’t worry about the outcome. Just trust that the Lord will lead the right people to whatever “net” you are casting.