The ‘Our Father’ as a programme of life

In spring 2024, the CCCB Ad hoc Committee for the Preparation for the Jubilee 2025 hosted the first part of a two-part webinar series titled, “A Great Symphony of Prayer”, enabling the faithful one meaningful way to participate in the Year of Prayer which was announced by Pope Francis on 21 January 2024. The Committee planned a four-part webinar series in the spring and one more four-part webinar series in the fall of 2024.

Dr. Josephine Lombardi (St. Augustine’s Seminary) presented the first four of eight English-language webinars on prayer for the Spring 2024 Series: “A Great Symphony of Prayer: The Our Father as a Programme of Life”:

  1. “Why did Jesus address God as Father?”
  2. “Seeking God’s Kingdom and Knowing God’s Will”
  3. “Daily Bread and the Gift of Forgiveness”
  4. “Managing Trials and Resisting Evil”

These webinar sessions were recorded and are now available for viewing by individuals or groups, either in person or online. To facilitate reflection or discussion around the webinars, the Office for Evangelization and Catechesis has prepared this Guide for viewers with reflection questions excerpted from Dr. Lombardi’s book, On Earth as it is in Heaven.