Discussion Guide for April

<h2>Theology 101</h2><p>Discuss a time when you have experienced God’s mercy through someone else’s actions.</p>
<p>How can you apply Father Howard’s four steps toward mercy to specific daily actions?</p>
<h2>Cover (Dr. Hanna-Attisha)</h2>
<p>Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are ethically obliged to speak up for someone whose voice is not being heard?</p>
<p>Has there been a time in your life when your faith has sustained you and kept you going in a situation that seemed hopeless?</p>
<h2>Feature (Trudy Ritter)</h2>
<p>Talk about a person in your life who has inspired you like Cardinal Ritter inspired Trudy.</p>
<h2>Feature (Deacon Tom)</h2>
<p>Have you ever felt abandoned by God and in need of healing?</p>
<p>Have you ever experienced the mercy of a hospital minister?</p>
<p>What are some ways or places you have found a “window into the heart of God”?</p>
<h2>Spiritual Fitness</h2>
<p>Discuss ways you can keep the Easter season alive in your heart in the days and weeks after Easter Sunday.</p>
<h2>Marriage Matters</h2>
<p>What are some ways couples can support one another in their prayer lives? What has worked for you?</p>
<p>Discuss the value you have found in faith-sharing groups, by yourself or with another.</p>
<h2>Parenting Journey</h2>
<p>How can understanding marriage as a sacrament between the couple change the way parents approach the wedding plans?</p>
<p>What are some ways children can honor their parents both in the wedding plans and the ceremony itself?</p>
<h2>Last Word</h2>
<p>Discuss some of the ways that receiving the Holy Spirit in Confirmation helps strengthen you to carry out God’s mission to the world.</p>
<p>Have you felt the presence of the Holy Spirit at different times in your life?</p>