Wednesday, 27 March 2024 11:18

Northeast Ohio Parishes Celebrate Lenten Scriptural LITE Retreat

Saint Paschal Baylon’s (SPB) Life in the Eucharist (LITE) Retreat team hosted the first Scriptural-Based LITE Retreat since before the pandemic, March 8 and 9, 2024, in the Family Life Center of the parish. Twenty-eight participants from Saint Paschal Baylon and area parishes participated, taking advantage of the follow-up on last year’s Lenten LITE retreat on the “Sacramental Reflections on the Eucharist.”

While there usually are five sessions for the Scriptural Reflections on the Eucharist, the team highlights three themes: covenant, memorial, and anointed for service due to the limited time over the two days. For those unfamiliar with the process, each session begins with prayer and scriptural reflection, a witness, personal reflection and group sharing, a teaching, additional reflection and sharing, plus a closing prayer. The retreat also included prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, a closing mass, and lots of good food and fellowship throughout the time together.

We are grateful to Mary Muehle, team leader (who unfortunately was ill and unable to attend but organized the weeks of training), Kay Vincent, Richard Kramer, Patrick Riley, Kathleen Catanese, and Mary Ann Carlisle for their leadership of the event, the witnesses of faith and the dedication as Associates of the Blessed Sacrament to sharing the LITE retreat, bringing it back and helping others deepen their faith this Lent.

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As a goal of the Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing, this has also been wonderful to bring back our many programs and retreats and share them, especially during the USA Eucharistic Renewal. Our Youth Life in the Eucharist (LITE) Team will lead the next retreat from Saint Paschal Baylon to Liverpool, England, for the youth of two dioceses. Pray for their travel and sharing of their faith, June 4 – 11, 2025.

Please contact the CEE office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to schedule a LITE Retreat, either of the series.


Father John Thomas Lane, SSS
Provincial Superior

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