As a community, members and guests of The Spirit of Life find support and hope in the journey through time and body to deepen our spiritual lives. Our liturgies are not “cluttered’ with non-inclusive language and messages that discount the dignity of all people. Rather, we are radically simple in embodying the “good news” of Jesus Christ... “uncluttered” by messages caught in the moral timewarp so present in more traditional Catholic liturgies. At the Spirit of life... the call of women to ordained priesthood is affirmed...the sacredness of all loving relationships is honored and celebrated, and as Jesus did, we welcome ALL to the Table! If you are seeking a Catholic community where you do not need to mentally/silently “insert” inclusive language into your prayer at Mass, or lament that your children are hearing non-loving messages about people whose sexual orientation is other than heterosexual, or feel that your “voice” is not heard.....we invite you to come and experience life in our community. We are an inclusive and interactive community, where everyone has a “voice.” We are truly a people of “justice & Joy.”
Liturgy is celebrated in a circle to remind us that we are sisters and brothers committed to caring for one another. As the circle has neither beginning nor ending, so is the Presence of God in our lives. The circle embodies the equality of all community members. Spirit of Life celebrates Eucharist every Sunday afternoon at 4:00PM (fall and winter) and 5:00PM (spring and summer). When the clocks change, our time for liturgy changes!
Liturgy is held at the Congregational Church of Weston/UCC, located at 130 Newton Street, Weston, Ma. 02493 (click here to see DIRECTIONS on how to reach us).
Liturgy at Spirit of Life occurs with the understanding that wisdom comes from the entire community. Liturgy presiders open the homily with their reflections and then invite the entire community to share how the weekly readings are speaking to them. All are welcome
Unconditional welcome is the driving force of this community. Everyone is invited to come as they are, knowing that they are included in the Circle of God's Love. It is a safe place where Catholics can explore their spirituality without fear of judgment. All members of Spirit of Life are icons of God's love for one another. Our commitment is to help each other grow into all that God is calling each of us to be.
Scripture tells us that we are all created in the likeness and image of God. We celebrate the Mystery of who God is. We remember that our tradition is rich in calling The Divine by many names: Eternal One, Healing River, Loving Presence, Higher Power, The Sacred, Source of Life, to name but a few.
Sri Chinmoy, a noted Spiritual Teacher, said "When we play soulful music, we elevate our consciousness most rapidly. Soulful music is a form of aspiration, a form of meditation." At Spirit of Life community, acoustic guitar music accentuates and deepens the spiritual experience at liturgy.
Being in community calls us to reach out to those unable to attend personally. Illness, schedules, distance, and weather can sometimes affect participation. Homilies and community reflections are recorded and published on the web site so that all may partake in worship.
Conversation and refreshments let the Sunday liturgy echo.