Program traces Old Testament foreshadowing and New Testament fulfillment of Christ’s three offices as priest, prophet, and king
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Catholic priests serving at United States Military installations around the world, aboard U.S. Navy warships, and in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers, are equipped this Lent with free leader’s kits for Father Robert Barron’s faith study program, Priest, Prophet, King. The kits, each consisting of a six-lesson DVD, the Leader’s Guide, and prayer cards, are intended to support small group faith study in military settings. Word on Fire Ministries, a Chicago area-based, nonprofit global media apostolate that supports Father Barron’s work, donated a total of 500 kits to the priests, all of whom serve with endorsement and faculties from Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). Shipments began reaching the priests last month.
The Priest, Prophet, King study program presents the Old Testament foreshadowing of each of Jesus’ three offices as priest, prophet and king, and it then describes how Jesus is the fulfillment of each as seen in the New Testament. The program has six sessions, each designed to include a 20-minute video followed by a 60-to-70-minute facilitated discussion. The program may be used with small faith groups, young adults, parent groups, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. Promotional tools posted online athttp://www.wordonfire.org/priest-prophet-king-support-materials/ include a pulpit announcement, poster, promotional flyer, and power point. Individual study guides and additional resources may be purchased directly from Word on Fire Ministries athttp://priestprophetking.com/ .
Dr. Mark Moitoza, AMS Vice-Chancellor for Evangelization, expressed appreciation to Word on Fire Ministries for the large donation of kits.
Dr. Moitoza said:
“Once again, Word on Fire Ministries has made a significant donation to support adult faith formation throughout the archdiocese. Being able to ship the Priest, Prophet, King leader’s kits directly to priests enables Catholic servicemen and women opportunities to easily gather together to share their faith. While many have started the program during this season of Lent, the kits will continue to be shared as the Church journeys toward celebrating the joy of Easter throughout the liturgical year. Father Barron’s talks invite all of us to consider prayerfully the meaning of Jesus in our lives. This invitation to spend time with the Lord fosters a community of sharing that has the power to inspire and evangelize peers. The Church needs young adults, especially in the military, to share their experiences of Christ as Priest, Prophet, and King through word and service.”
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, commented:
“I am deeply grateful to Father Barron and Word on Fire Ministries for this second generous gift. Already the communities entrusted to my pastoral care were enlivened with the Catholicism series. They can only be further enriched with this new ‘dose’ of authentic Catholic teaching.”