Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Called and Gifted Workshops Begin

The Called and Gifted Workshops began on the evening of Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with talks (pre-taped) by Dominican Father Michael Sweeney, O.P. and Sherry Anne Weddell, co-founders of the Catherine Siena Institute, dedicated to the formation of lay Catholics for their mission in the world.

Each participant received a booklet on the Small Group Process and a copy of the Spiritual Gifts Inventory to review and complete at home.  A discussion of the inventory will be held at next week's meeting on March 4. The talks reminded all of our baptismal vocation as lay people of being sent by Christ into the world to be apostles, sent out to be Christ's witnesses wherever we go and whatever we do.  The reason why we are anointed in baptism and confirmation is to be sent out to share Christ's love, to share our faith in Christ with others and to transform the world.
The Called and Gifted Worskhops help lay people to identify their spiritual gifts for service to the Church. Upcoming workshops will be held on the following Mondays: March 4, 11, 18 and 25, all at 7:30 p.m. in the church following the 7:00 p.m. Mass.

For more information, please contact the parish office. Join us and discover how YOU are being called to serve God and the Church!

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