Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
formed logo semiboldBeginning in the week of February 19, the parish will offer a five-week Lenten study focused on our need for God's mercy and forgiveness.  "Forgiven" is a video-based program that reminds us, through the biblical stories of the prodigal son and the women taken in adultery, that, as sinners, we rely on reconciliation with God as we endeavor to reform our lives.  In weekly meetings lasting approximately 75 minutes, we will see the action of God's mercy in the Bible and examine sections of both the Old and New Testaments that form the background for the Church's practice of sacramental confession.

Participants may choose to attend weekly discussion sessions or to follow the program on an independent study basis.  There will be four sessions at Sacred Heart, each with its own facilitators(s):  Mondays at 9:45 a.m. (Paula Doyle), Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. (Dave Johnston and Rose Harrigan), Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. (Tom Canavan), and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. (Mike Kerwin and Don Ritter).

Sign-up sheets for the discussion groups and independent study are in the Narthex.  The study guide for those participating in the scheduled sessions costs $6.00 to be paid at the first meeting.  Those following the program on an independent study basis should pick up an instruction sheet on the sign-up table that outlines the steps to access the Formed website and the "Forgiven" videos and study guide.