Giving the Word a Voice in the Great Northwest
Days of Recollection
WHO ARE THE PAULISTS?
Fr. Isaac Thomas Hecker, CSP
Beginning next Sunday, Father Charlie begins the 3-part series on “Who are the Paulists?” Each session will be in the church from 10:45 to 11:45am following the 9:30 am Mass. This is an excellent series and you won’t want to miss these presentations.
September 28: Who is ‘Servant of God’--- Isaac Hecker?
October 12: The Mission and Charisms (gifts) of the Paulist Fathers
October 26: The Paulist Associates---
INTERSTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC?
Do you have a family member, a friend, someone in your neighborhood who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Maybe someone you know is considering returning to the church or maybe you would like to participate in a short ‘continuing education’ series. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm we will offer 6 ‘inquiry’ sessions before December. If you are interested, please contact the parish office or email@example.com
B- Catholic Group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. We welcome everyone. We have dormant Catholics who are re-finding their faith and folk who just want to explore more deeply their faith. At present we have people from about five area churches. The meeting begins on Wednesdays at 7:15pm and ends by 8:30pm in the Paulist Center Chapel. The topic for Wednesday, October 1 will be the Eucharist, or any burning issue that may be on someone’s mind.
Paulist Young Adult website: www.bustedhalo.com
FOSTERING AN EVANGELIZING SPIRITUALITY
Parish Mission on Evangelization themes
1. Introduction to Catholic Evangelization, looking at the three goals of the US Bishops 1992 National Plan Go and Make Disciples. The Mission includes preaching at the weekend masses, followed by three evening sessions
2. "Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord" - Inviting Catholics to a deeper experience of their faith and spirituality. The "Taste and See" Missions offer a variety of themes decided in consultation with the Pastor, and/or Parish Staff or Mission Planning Committee.
Retreats and Day of Recollection on Evangelization Themes
A variety of offerings and presentations for Active Parishioners, the Inactive, Unchurched Seekers, Parish Staffs, Pastoral Councils or Evangelization Committees.
Weekend Preaching/Supply, with preaching on Catholic Evanagelization
ADULT FAITH FORMATION WORKSHOPS and TALKS
Living and Sharing our Faith - Another way to say "Evangelization" Overview of Church documents on evangelization; the challenges born Catholics face in understanding themselves as personally converted; the challenges parishes face in becoming the missionary communities they are called to be.
Discovering My Experience of God (2 Sessions) This workshop/retreat experience will help parishioners put into words their own personal experiences so they can begin to confidently share their stories of faith.
Evangelizing Active Catholics -- Call to Discipleship The personal mandate for all the baptized to live and share their faith.
TRAINING FOR PARISH-BASED EVANGELIZATION:
Moving From Maintenance to Mission
A look at Parish Dynamics and how they can encourage or inhibit outreach ministry; a helpful workshop for parish staffs, pastoral councils and other leadership personnel.
Forming the Parish Evangelization Team
Inviting participants; training the team; how often should the team meet and practical projects to strengthen outreach ministries.
B- Catholic's Group
Wednesday Nights with Fr. Michael
Feel like you don’t have all the answers?
Would like to improve your relationship with God and one another?
Looking for a way back to Church?
You are invited.
First Wednesday of each month 7:15 to 8:30
Where? In the Paulist Center 16th & Division SE, Portland, OR
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