Hearts of Mercy Cenacle
A cenacle is a small Christian community of practicing Catholics, who meet regularly to grow closer to Jesus the Divine Mercy, and to our merciful Mother Mary.
This year, we will be offering four study topics:
- The One Thing is Three - How the Holy Trinity Explains Everything, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (Hearts Afire program)
- The Second Greatest Story Ever Told - Now is the Time of Mercy, by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (Hearts Afire program)
- Lenten Reflection - The Word Made Flesh, by Fr. Richard Veras (Published by Magnificat)
- Serving in Clarity, by Anne, a lay apostle (Published by Direction for Our Times)
See detailed program descriptions below and click on the links to sign up!
New participants are welcome! See the program descriptions below and click the link to sign up online and pay by credit card. To pay by check or cash, please download the registration form and submit your payment by mail or in person to the parish office. Your registration is finalized once your payment has been processed.
Participants must register and submit payments no less than 3 weeks prior to the first study topic meeting. This ensures enough time for ordering and shipment of study materials.
To learn more, please contact:
Kathy Bitschenauer, Hearts of Mercy Coordinator
Certified in Lay Ministry, Lifetime Credentialed Teacher
“In His last discourse, recorded in the Gospel of John, Ch. 13–17, Jesus reveals how passionately He desires that we all be one. He wants us all to participate in the communion of love of the Most Holy Trinity.” In this study, we will learn how to share in the Trinity’s exchange of love, a key to the Catholic Church’s wisdom. Through his personal stories and informal style, Fr. Gaitley makes difficult theology easy to understand, teaches us wisdom about the mysteries of our Faith, and brings the Trinity home to our hearts.
Program fee of $40 includes Hearts Afire Participants Pack with The One Thing is Three book, or $30 for participant pack only.
“The meaning of life is to become a saint.” Fr. Gaitley explains: “God doesn’t want just ‘good people,’ He wants saints; He wants people who are on fire with His love.” He helps us to understand that “every member of the Body of Christ – you and I – has a special mission,” from before we were born. He shows us the meaning of personal mission through the examples of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, Sr. Lucia dos Santos of Fatima, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John Paul II. We will learn how our potential for holiness can come amazingly to life here and now — through the constant flow of Love and Mercy from our Mother Mary and our Lord Jesus, as we cooperate with God’s grace. Jesus really “loves us in our littleness...we are all little souls.”
Program fee of $37 includes The Greatest Story Ever Told book and companion workbook, or $20 for workbook only.
This is a “life-transforming meditation on Christ’s presence in the Bible and in our lives.” Father Veras leads us to understand the wonderful way that Jesus dwells among us when we can’t see Him. With biblical texts, he shows how God chooses to manifest Himself through His people — from Old Testament prophesy of the Incarnation, to New Testament encounters with Jesus, especially in His appearances after His Resurrection.
Program fee ($14) includes one book, The Word Made Flesh.
Serving in Clarity shows us how to move closer to union with Jesus in His Divine Will, with clear direction and examples. The encouraging Messages from Jesus and Mary reveal to us that Heaven is sending extraordinary graces to help us learn how to be messengers of God’s love in the world; and to help us live our vocations in life with holiness, love, and obedience to the Church. Anne shares vignettes of real life challenges we face while serving in our vocations, and how to respond as Christ and Mary desire.
Program fee ($12) includes one book, Serving in Clarity.