This DVD offers videos, featuring Fr. Mark Toups with Sister Josephine Garrett and Fr. Josh Johnson, that are designed to accompany the Rejoice! An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year A, Journal. The journal contains daily reflections for Advent following the weekly Sunday mass reading, and corresponding daily prompts for prayer and journaling.
- Parish Mission Video: 24:06
- Advent Week 1: 9:56
- Advent Week 2: 11:38
- Advent Week 3: 10:14
- Advent Week 4: 10:16
About the Journal
As Rejoice! An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year A follows the four weeks of Advent, it will help us prepare for and unpack the readings at mass each week.
Each week, we’ll begin on Thursday to prepare for the upcoming Sunday’s readings. Then from Monday through Wednesday of the following week, we’ll continue to unpack those readings.
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, the pattern changes. The “feel” of the daily reflections also changes as they shift to guided, imaginative prayers. Each meditation sets a scene based in Scripture and invites you to enter that scene personally as you pray.
The number of days in the last week of Advent varies from year to year, but you’ll find seven daily reflections to cover them all. The final meditation in the book is for Christmas Day.
Each day, in a few short pages, Fr. Toups provides you with aids to help guide your prayer:
- A word - Focus on a single word each day to.
- A reflection - Explore each week’s readings and enter more deeply into them.
- A prompt - Space is provided each day to journal. Record how the Lord is speaking to you this Advent.
- 138 pages
- full-color original artwork
- matte lamination cover
*Due to the seasonal nature of the program, materials for Rejoice! An Advent Pilgrimage into the Heart of Scripture, Year A are not returnable.