COME, LORD JESUS! is a program committed to forming small Catholic faith communities. Members follow a well-defined, balanced structure for spiritual formation based on the recommendations of the Second Vatican Council. Centered around the four basic elements: PRAYER, SCRIPTURE, EUCHARIST, and FELLOWSHIP/CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY – elements inspired by the Holy Spirit and practiced in the early Church (Acts 2:42), the primary mission of the program is to help members to be transformed into the very image of Christ, who is Love.
COME, LORD JESUS'! simple format assures successful implementation by the laity. The Scripture study portion of the meeting uses the selections of Scripture to be read at the upcoming Sunday Mass, with the results of not only greatly enhancing appreciation of the word of God, but also enriching the entire Sunday Eucharistic celebration.
COME, LORD JESUS! was founded and is Directed by Rev. Fr. Conley Bertrand, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Lafayette LA. It has experienced steady growth since its inception in 1969 and has received enthusiastic recommendations and endorsements not only from numerous priests and bishops, but also a special blessing on the program from Pope Benedict XVI.