Hearts Afire Program

The Hearts Afire Program is a faith renewal program. It is designed to set hearts on fire with love of God and neighbor and to inspire works of mercy in our families, parishes and communities. The program has three stages. Stage One includes an understanding of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Stage One has two parts.

Part 1: 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in preparation for a consecration to Jesus through Mary. The goal of this 33 day preparation is to formally entrust oneself to Mary, as Christ did at the Annunciation and as He willed for His disciples to do at the foot of the cross.

Part 2: Consoling the Heart of Jesus prepares one to develop an understanding of the message of Divine Mercy. This ten-week retreat gives us an awareness of God’s infinite mercy and how we can give Him joy by accepting His love and trusting in Him completely……giving meaning to “Jesus, I trust in you.”

Stage Two: Wisdom and Works of Mercy is a eleven session study of Church teaching and Catholic wisdom. The focus of Wisdom and Works of Mercy is the theology of the Most Holy Trinity. Understandings are developed in a way that helps one to understand what “really” is taking place at Mass, as well as understanding the plan of salvation. Understandings are developed, allowing participants to help spread the message of Divine Mercy, including individual and group works of mercy.

Stage Three: Keeping the Hearts Afire: This is the stage of ongoing formation and the building of fellowship/support with other Catholics who are intent on increasing their understandings of our wonderfully rich Catholic faith. Classes include: 33 Days of Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy and Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

2017-18 Schedule

Wisdom and Works of Mercy August 21/22 through December 4/5
33 Days to Morning Glory October 30/31 through December 4/5
Consoling the Heart of Jesus January 8/9 through March 23/24
33 Days of Merciful Love April 8/9 through May 14/15