This year, St. Matthew has invited six other parishes to join us in our small group series "The Doctor Is In...Pathways to a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit." There are five Charlotte area parishes: St. Gabriel, St. John Neumann, St. Peter and Holy Spirit. There are also two parishes from Virginia: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Fredericksburg and St. Bernadette Church in Springfield. Beginning February 26th, this series is designed to bring friends, both old and new, together in small groups for five weekly sessions to discuss and share the Lenten experience.
These small groups meet in homes, workplaces or any comfortable setting. "The Doctor Is In… Pathways to a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit" includes a DVD and a participant book to serve as guides. Each week, the group will reflect on and discuss select topics related to healing. The book provides an easy host-friendly format that coordinates with the DVD. The various pastors and priests provide a weekly teaching followed by inspiring stories from parishioners that bring new insights on healing to life.