Archdiocese of Milwaukee - St. John Paul II Center
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Friends,
 
I pray this finds you well.
 
Our days in quarantine will hopefully come to an end soon. And when they do, I ask, will you emerge weaker or stronger in your relationship with Jesus Christ? Our Offices at the Archdiocese have put together a 30-day initiative called “Step Out Stronger” for you and those you serve. This will be a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of the month of May so we can all leave quarantine closer to Christ; to step out stronger.
 
In these 30 days, you will be anchored in three primary ways; a 15 minute prayer time that is audio guided (not on a screen!), a simple concrete action to serve God and your neighbor every day, and an optional weekend “Upper Room” at-home retreat focusing on the Acts of the Apostles. “Step Out Stronger” is designed to be accessible to anyone, but should be particularly powerful for those looking to grow in their following and friendship with Jesus. You can find out more information and how to register below. Please share this opportunity with anyone and everyone.
 
The Lord is in all of this. Let us pray that we might have generous hearts open and disposed to His presence and His peace.
 
Christ’s peace to you and yours.
 
Pete Burds
St. John Paul II Office for the New Evangelization
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
 
Step Out Stronger | Leave Quarantine Closer to Christ
Our days in isolation will come to an end. When they do, will you emerge weaker or stronger? Choose to use May in order to come out stronger. In these 30 days, rather than dwelling on what we might be missing, we’re focusing on Jesus, giving one percent of each day in prayer and completing a simple daily action to grow in love for God and neighbor. Find out more information and register HERE.
 
Pause & Pray | Virtual Daily Prayer for Women
This is a time of busy-ness and boredom, loneliness and laziness. Our routines are disrupted. We experience uncertainty. We see the blessings of this extended time of staying at home and we meet new challenges. But we know that now, more than ever, we need Jesus.
 
If amid all the change you are struggling in your prayer life, you are not alone. Join us each weekday at 2 pm via Zoom for 15 minutes of prayer. Slip away by yourself if you can. If you can’t, put it on in the background or watch the recording. We want to pray for you and with you. Please come along on this journey with us. Please register HERE to receive the information.
 
 
Virtue Small Group Resource for Catholic Mothers
If you’re looking to connect with other moms, we’ve got you covered. Even if you’ve never led a small group before, we made it easy. The Virtue small group for moms is six sessions about the virtues and how you can incorporate them into your own life as a quarantined mom. 
 
The leader guide has everything you need to get started. There is even guidance on what to look for in discussion question responses. The participant guide has all the readings and space to journal. Both are downloadable pdfs.  Reach out to a few friends and start connecting.
 
 
 
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