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Through weekly meetings, prayer, and scriptural study, members are formed into ardent apostolic witnesses and dedicated parish ministers. The program is based on the three-year cycle of Sunday readings; the group reflects upon one reading each week.

The Come, Lord Jesus! program presents the Word of God and the teachings of the faith in a context of prayerful reflection within a community of Christian love.

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  • Volume 1 - Be My Witness

    Jesus told His followers, "As the Father sent Me, so I send you" (Jn 19:21). "What I am telling you in the dark, you must repeat in broad daylight, and what you have heard in private, you must tell from the housetops" (Mt 10:27). These scriptures describe what an apostle is and does. He is a person sent by Jesus to speak and act as His representative. "Whoever listens to you listens to Me," He said (Lk 10:16).

    The Come, Lord Jesus! program is an invaluable tool in a continual spiritual formation. As Baptized Christians, we share the life and mission of Jesus.

    Jesus himself was sent by the Father, and He, Jesus, sends us. We are all apostles. We are sent (The English word "apostle" comes from the Greek word meaning "sent.") to spread the Kingdom of God in our own surroundings. We must announce the gospel, change our world with it, and make it live in our own daily lives.

    In Volume 1, "Be My Witness", we come to know the Gospel commands of the Lord himself. Because this program is centered around prayer, the holy Eucharist, Scripture, and Christian witness, it builds and intensifies a great desire for the coming of the Kingdom of God; it also inspires us to carry out Jesus' mission in our daily lives.

  • Volume 2 - Love One Another

    Volume 2 "Love One Another" is an addition which powerfully enhances the Come, Lord Jesus!program. The focus is on preparing for Jesus' coming through transforming your world with Christian love and community. By word and deed you try to show Christian love and bring about the unity among people for which Jesus prayed, longed, and gave his life. in this way, you hasten Jesus' coming--you dispose your world to invite and receive Jesus' return in glory. You will indeed find in this new volume an inspired instrument to help you carry out Jesus' command: "Love one another" (Jn 13:24).

    This second volume will also enable you to actually experience what the much talked about basic Christian community is all about. It will help you and your group to merge into a fellowship of love; it will mold you all into oneness and fulfill Jesus' prayer "that they may all be one" (Jn 17:21).

    This second volume ofCome, Lord Jesus! helps you to grow in Christian love and community. The attractiveness of this goal is further strengthened by vivid texts urging you to personal reform. The reading and sharing of the Sunday Epistles, following the three-year cycle of the Church year, will complete your study of the New Testament. Complemented with the Spiritual/Doctrinal Reading and Sharing, your spiritual growth and knowledge of the Faith begun in the first volume, "Be My Witness" will continue.

  • Volume 3 - Give Glory to God

    "Praise God and tell everyone about the good things he has done for you so that they, too, will honor him and sing his praises. Let everyone know what God has done. Never stop praising him (Tb 12:6-7).

    In Volume 3, our members are exposed to the dynamism of the Spirit through some of the most striking Old Testament readings.

    This material can be extremely beneficial to many in the church who are looking for further formation and growth. "Give Glory To God" will remind you each week that giving God glory is an important element in your Christian life. Each week you will hear proclaimed what Scripture tells us about his great power...and yet how He comes with tender love.

The Twelve Step Meeting Format:
  1. Song
  2. Prayer
  3. Scriptural Reading and Discussion
  4. Spiritual/Doctrinal Reading and Discussion
  5. Scriptural Passage Read Aloud Together
  6. Report on How Members Witnessed Their Faith
  7. Reports on New Members and New Groups
  8. Business
  9. Study of the Manual
  10. Scriptural Passage Read Aloud Together
  11. "Our Father" Prayed Together
  12. Concluding Acclamation 

Each member needs a Bible, a Come, Lord Jesus! Member Handbook, the appropriate volume (1, 2, or 3) and a Catechism of the Catholic Church.