The Catholic Journey Experience is part of the Diocese of Helena’s response to the call for a new evangelization. It is a ministry of the Catholic Laity of the Diocese, in union with the local priests, deacons and religious assisting as spiritual directors. The Catholic Journey Experience ministry evangelizes through love, proclamation, prayer, personal witness and invitation to an ongoing deeper union with Christ and his Church through the life of faith and ongoing ministries within our local Catholic parishes.
We Invite Catholics, Catholics who have been away for a while, baptized Christians and anyone of any faith or even no faith who are searching to discover who Christ is and where He lives. This New Catholic Journey is an open door to the Church and ALL are welcome.
The Catholic Journey Experience is an opportunity to experience a three-day weekend of Catholic spirituality as lived in a group of Catholic laities, who will share in Catholic Community through reflections on the Catholic faith, personal testimonies and Catholic prayer.
The weekend is based on these questions:
What happens during a Catholic Journey Experience Weekend?
The Catholic Journey Experience Weekend begins on a Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday about midday. You will listen to a series of reflections on topics of faith and have an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the message in a small group.
Even if the topics of these reflections are not new to you, you may find yourself hearing them in fresh, new ways.
The joyous thing is that ordinary lay men and women give the reflections that relate to the lives of people everywhere – people like you!
You will spend the three days with about 20 to 30 other men or women. All your meals will be provided. Accommodations for any special needs you may have will be made. The Journey weekend is a perfect opportunity to get away from daily distractions and listen to how God is inviting you.
The weekend includes various Catholic devotional practices such as the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Stations of the Cross, Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. Explanations are given prior to sharing each Catholic prayer tradition and participation is optional.
At the end of the weekend the post-weekend Catholic Journey Experience activities will be explained and an invitation will be extended to join us in our ongoing Journey of lived faith at our local Catholic parishes and with the Catholic Community you will have discovered on the weekend.
For many, a Catholic Journey weekend
is a new awakening to a deeper friendship with Christ.