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Supplemental Programs

Come, Lord Jesus! offers a variety of additional programs designed to enhance your spiritual growth.

Come, Lord Jesus! for Young Adults

The Come, Lord Jesus! Program for youths is available in two inspiring studies: “Love One Another” and “Be My Witness.” Love One Another provides selected scriptural verses which encourage the love of God and neighbor. Biblical verses in Be My Witness provide motivation to evangelize and live an apostolic lifestyle. Both themes will strengthen your commitment to Jesus and lead you to love in action. This program can be used within a Catechism program or as a youth program after completion of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Gather weekly with your friends the very way the early Christians did for an exciting, dynamic, spiritually-uplifting experience that will bless your life and revive your Catholic faith. Follow a system based on the teaching of the original twelve Apostles that will motivate you to live a joyful, spirit-filled, virtuous life. This orthodox program will bring you to the roots of your faith, inspiring you to live out the Gospel message.

Deepen your relationship with Jesus as you experience the life-changing power of the Word of God. Strengthen your prayer life as you learn to pray as Jesus did. Unite with the universal Catholic Church Jesus founded as you study and meditate upon the upcoming Sunday Gospel Readings. Experience the celebration of Mass with a prepared heart and a greater appreciation of Sacred Tradition.

Embrace spiritual friendships, which will encourage and strengthen your Christian journey. Become active in your faith as you center your life on truth!

Parent Intercessors

Come, Lord Jesus! for Parent Intercessors is a prayerful gathering of concerned parents on behalf of their children and their schools to implore God’s protection, guidance and blessing. This inspiring program assists parents and guardians who recognize their responsibility and privilege of rearing their children according to God’s principles. It provides an opportunity to intercede for their children and their peers during this critical time of academic, emotional, and spiritual development.

Firmly rooted in Catholic tradition, Come, Lord Jesus! for Parent Intercessors is based don the elements of Prayer, Scriptural Study, Eucharist and Christian Community as inspired by the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:42. Empowered in truth, parents are strengthened to guide their children to counteract the negative influence of today’s society. To accomplish this, selected scriptural verses on virtue are prayerfully studied, imploring God’s help to infuse these virtues in His children.

Step out in faith and pray for God’s grace upon your children! “Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your little ones…” Lam 2:19

Light from Light

Light from Light is the work of Father Conley Bertrand, published through the Come, Lord Jesus! program, as a tool to help individuals, families, and faith groups prepare for the weekly celebration of the Eucharist.

By reflection on the Gospel prior to the celebration, with special emphasis on the Psalms, members are able reflect on the word of God and the Eucharist to better aid their experience of the Mass.

Members group together in a home, spending one-half to one hour of prayer, meditation, and study each week in preparation for Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word and Eucharist. Light from Light is designed to carry out what Pope Saint John Paul II called for in his apostolic letter, Novo Millennio Inuente. The title comes from the Nicene Creed which we recite every Sunday at Mass and expresses that Jesus is the Son who issues eternally from the Father’s glorious being as spiritual light.

Three books are used in the program, one for each of the three-yearly cycles in the Church’s celebration of the Mass.

Each book is designed on the four-week cycle similar to the Liturgy of the Hours or Breviary prayed by clergy, religious, and many laity throughout the world.

Come, Lord Jesus – For Families Program

Come, Lord Jesus! for Families is a daily Scriptural devotion uniting parents and children in spiritual communion with God and each other. This uniquely designed orthodox program coincides with the daily Mass Gospel Readings integrating your family’s theme of study with the great assembly of the Christ-founded Catholic Church. Come, Lord Jesus! for Families will enlighten your loved ones with the sanctifying truth of the Word as found in Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

Rooted in faith, Come, Lord Jesus! for Families follows a format used by the early Christians.

This gathering of loved ones begins with each family member praying from the heart as Jesus did. After reading and discussing the daily Gospel, your family will gain insights into Biblical teachings as you become equipped to live victorious, God-centered lives for His glory. Understanding the Daily Readings is a commentary written by Father Bertrand is available as an explanation of each reading.

This inspiring program will lead you into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and foster zeal for the holy Catholic Church he established.

Guide your family to living according to God’s holy Word. Establish a foundation of faith with Come, Lord Jesus! for Families.

Urgent Longings

Urgent Longings is a program designed to awaken in your own heart a burning love and desire for God. With a suggested meeting time of 30 – 60 minutes, this 6-step spiritual process guides you in the study of the Sunday Gospels with accompanied meditative prayers and questions for reflection. Urgent Longings is available in English and Spanish.

Advent Program

Prepare for the holy celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ by participating in the Come, Lord Jesus! Advent Program. The program is a 4-week meditative study on the beautiful Sunday Gospels leading to Christmas. Prepare your heart for a season of hope which will transform your Christmas into the sacred season of peace and joy that it is intended to be.

Lenten Journey

Take a spiritual journey during the holy season of Lent to study and meditate upon the Sunday Gospels leading to the glorious resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Meet weekly with your family, friends or fellow parishioners for a deeper understanding of Jesus’ life and death and the victory he claimed for each of us. Prepare for the Easter celebration with this 7-week spiritual journey that will renew your faith and transform your life.