The Bible and Prayer: 6 Week Bible Study with Fr. Ben Werner
Spiritual Health for the New Year - January 20, 2018
DOL Lay Ecclesial Minister Retreat - January 31 though February 2, 2018
RCIA Retreat - March 24, 2018
Ignatian Directed Retreat - July 8-14, 2018
A Journey Through Scripture: The Bible and Prayer A 6 Week Bible Study with Fr. Ben Werner Beginning January 10th at 10:00 am
The Bible and Prayer part of our Journey Through Scripture program explores the human quest for God, unveiling the true nature of prayer: what it is, how it works, and the bountiful blessings available to those who walk the path of intimacy with God. It looks at the prayer lives of the towering figures of salvation history in both the Old and New Testaments showing the different forms our communication with God can take. Decidedly practical, “The Bible and Prayer” also examines the ins and outs of the three types or modes of prayer every Catholic is called to engage in: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplation. Lectio Divina, Liturgy of the Hours, and many essential characteristics of prayer are also covered. The study culminates in a study of the prayer life of Jesus Christ, the ultimate example of how to commune with our Father.
This program runs 6 weeks and takes place on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am starting January 10th. Cost is $25 and includes a participant workbook.
DOL Lay Ecclesial Ministers Retreat Wednesdays Jan 31 at 6:00 PM - Friday Feb 2 at 1:00 PM
A retreat for those in formation for Lay Ministry and those currently working in lay ministry in the Diocese of Lansing.
Topic will be the four pillars of the final segment of Bishop Boyea’s Pastoral letter, the “GO” portion of our Grow and Go evangelization plan. This is our call to Pray for those who are separated from God, Witness about Jesus, Invite them and Accompany them as they grow.
Presenters include Bishop Earl Boyea, Fr David Rosenberg, Fr. Dwight Ezop and Bert Schomberger. Also, plan to join in a group discussion on best practices in your ministry.
As each Lay Minister is asked to make an annual retreat to foster their own growth and discipleship, the Diocese will subsidize the cost of this retreat for our Lay Ministers and Formation Students.
Cost to Lay Ministers: $90 for retreat with overnight lodging- two nights $45 for commuters – no lodging, all meals included A $25 non refundable deposit is required with all registrations Please register by January 24th
RCIA Retreat Saturday March 24, 2018 from 8:00am - 6:00pm
A one day retreat for RCIA candidates, catechumens, and sponsors. (Palm Sunday Weekend)
The day will feature talks on continuing toward discipleship for the newly initiated. There will be time for personal prayer and reflection, small group discussion, the Sacrament of (1st) Reconciliation, Palm Sunday vigil Mass at 4:30 PM, and pizza and fellowship following Mass.
Cost: $65 per attendee
$10 DISCOUNT FOR ALL ATTENDEES WHO REGISTER AND PAY IN FULL BEFORE FEBRUARY 24th
This silent Ignatian retreat is built around the elements of Lectio Divina and the Examen prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events your day in order to discern God’s direction for you. On this retreat, you will review your life from a prayerful, God-Centered perspective.
Fr. David Rosenberg, director of St. Francis Retreat Center, will be the Rector for this retreat. It begins with registration at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 8th. The opening session will consist of orientation and an introduction to the rest of the week. You will be introduced to your spiritual director, whom you will meet with each day for the rest of the week.