For each Sunday, a scripture passage (usually the Gospel) is presented with the three Word Working reflection questions. The first and third questions are always the same. The second question is the one that changes. A suggested “second question” is offered here. If you are doing Word Working with a Pastoral Council or some other parish or ministry group, the second question could be “What does this passage say to our Parish?” “Where do we see this in our Parish?” “How does this passage direct our plans and decisions?”
We suggest that you pray with the Gospel passage one week ahead. For example, for the week of January 8–13, study the text for January 14. This way, the participants will go to church on Sunday having already listened and reflected on the Gospel for that Sunday.
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