Is the Gospel of Mark only a “condensed” version of the life of Christ? What does it have to offer us that the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John do not? Join Dr. Tim Gray in this powerful fourteen-part series to discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse your parish in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter’s account of Christ’s life and teaching.

You can read the Gospel of Mark like never before with your entire parish! Read on for a step-by-step walk-through of giving Lectio: Mark as a parish-wide study and download the free, printable resources to help you spread the word and garner engagement throughout the course of the study.

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1. Spread the Word about the study with free, printable resources

Begin preparing your implementation of this parish-wide study by readying printable resources to help spread the word in your community! Pass the collection baskets around the pews a second time, this time filled with Lectio: Mark business cards for parishioners to take home, or pass out flyers in the narthex.

Note: These promotional resources include a space to enter your Custom Registration URL. If you have not yet created your Custom Registration URL, learn how here.

Prior to the start of the study, pique your parishioners’ interest with a pulpit pitch announcing the study, a parish article in your bulletin, and by showing the Lectio: Mark trailer after Mass:

  Pulpit Pitch
  Trailer on FORMED

2. Provide study guides for those participating

Purchase the Lectio: Mark participant guides at the discounted parish rate to help your parishioners go deeper each week!

Beautifully and thoughtfully crafted, this personal study guide leads you deeper into the study of Lectio Mark: Faith Not Fear with Dr. Tim Gray. This study guide includes:

  • the lectio divina approach for each session
  • penetrating questions and insights for the fourteen video sessions
  • additional resources for a fuller understanding and application
  • daily reflections to deepen the meaning of the study in your own life
  • space for personal journaling

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3. Go through the study

In a parish-wide study, small groups, individuals, and families are free to go through the study how they want. Some Bible studies or small groups may choose to meet in the home or at the parish, families may watch a weekly episode after dinner, or the parish might host everyone for dinner and a weekly episode. Keep your parishioners engaged throughout the length of the study and grow as one family under God by incorporating the theme of each episode at Mass every Sunday. Ask Father to preach on that week’s episode in his homily, and include reminders in your bulletin.

  Homily Talking Points
  Bulletin Blurbs

4. Conclude Lectio: Mark with a celebration for the whole parish!

Invite your parish family to a celebration where individuals have the opportunity to meet new people and share their experiences of the study over a meal.

  Poster
  Poster Pad
  Poster with Pad

Want more inspiration?

Watch this webinar with Dan Donaldson, Director of Diocesan Partnerships at the Augustine Institute, and his guest parish leader who discuss utilizing Lectio: Mark successfully in small groups.