Subject: 2016 CFCUSA Pastoral Formation Materials –
Pray…Take the Holy Hour Challenge (ROH#33)
Dear CFC USA Family:
In line with the 2016 CFC theme of Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks, we continue this
month of July with PRAY…Take the Holy Hour Challenge!!!!
What! One full hour, as in 60 minutes…that’s 3,600 seconds????
Wait a minute (or an hour ☺) here. Our CFC Covenant card specifically states and I
quote: “Trusting the Lord’s help and guidance, I shall live as a follower of Christ:
•Pray everyday for at least 15 minutes.”
THEME / TOPIC OF THE MONTH:
: Pray…Take the Holy Hour Challenge (ROH#33)
SCRIPTURE PASSAGES OF THE MONTH:
MATTHEW 26: 40
When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter,
“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?
HOUSEHOLD TEACHINGS OF THE MONTH:
Hour of Power by FR. Ed Broom OMV
DISCUSSION QUESTION OF THE MONTH:
Can I commit to a daily Holy Hour with and for God?
If yes, what do I need to do or what do I have to give up or what do I have to change in my daily schedule to enable
me to spend at least one hour in prayer, meditation, Scripture reading?
SONG OF THE MONTH:
Take and Receive
(St Ignatius of Loyola as sung by Bukas Palad)
“PROUD TO BE CATHOLIC” SECTION OF THE MONTH:
Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
SAINT OF THE MONTH:
St. Ignatius of Loyola
PRAYER OF THE MONTH:
Prayer for Generosity (by St. Ignatius of Loyola)
MEDIA OF THE MONTH:
The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) by Pope Francis
JOKE OF THE MONTH:
The Right Question
“FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEAD” APPLICATION OF THE MONTH:
Commit to pray for one hour daily for the next 7 days and see what happens. Let God surprise you!