A Holy Week Prayer Ritual
with Gorecki’s Third Symphony
Monday, March 29 at 7 PM — Transept Prayer Chapel
Grief is an area of men’s spirituality that often goes untended. Many men find grief work difficult and push it off into the recesses of their emotional and spiritual lives. But unprocessed grief is the source of much anger and pain for men, and they need to find a way through it, often with other men, so new life can come.
Pastor Michael Coffey, a leader of male/masculine spirituality groups, will guide men through the process with a prayer ritual attuned to the message of Holy Week – the cross and the Paschal Mystery. Participants will join in a time of processing pain and grief in men’s lives and seeing God’s transforming power in the difficult journeys we all must undergo.
During the event, the group will listen to Gorecki’s Third Symphony, the Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Composed in 1976, it is a cathartic
exploration of grief, loss, and the crucifixion.
Men of all denominations and faiths are invited to participate in this time of contemplation and healing.