Open Our Hearts: A Small-Group Guide for an Active Lent, Cycle A
This Lectionary-based, small-group booklet contains everything needed for a successful parish-based Lenten program, including soup recipes for groups that want to begin or end each session with a simple meal. The booklet provides a basic introduction, guidelines for small-group faith sharing, and daily scripture reflections to keep parishioners engaged throughout each week.
In Open Our Hearts Cycle A, Sunday gospel texts are included and citations with brief commentaries on the first and second readings appear as sidebars. Group sessions connect the scriptures to informative and practical commentary and reflection questions. Space is included for written responses, prayers, and suggested activities help to reinforce the week’s message.
Donna L Ciango, Author
Donna L Ciangio, OP, a Dominican sister of Caldwell, New Jersey, is a church leadership consultant and has worked previously at Renew International and the National Pastoral Life Center. She has published widely on parish life and is chair of the board of the North American Forum for Small Christian Communities. She holds bachelor