Tuesday, September 28, 2004

A Retreat for Initiation Ministers

making disciplesGive your Initiation teams an early Christmas present. Villa Holy Names is offering a retreat day for ministers of initiation on October 23, 2004, 9a to 4p. This is an opportunity for parish teams working with the RCIA process to gather for spiritual renewal and mutual support. Practical ideas for implementing the Rite will be presented by members of SNJM FIRE for Ministry experienced in this ministry. The keynote speaker will be Miriam Malone, SNJM who is a Team Member for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate.

Gathering for Ministers of Initiation
Saturday, October 23, 2004, 9a - 4p
Villa Holy Names Spirituality Center for Life and Learning
82 Prospect Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030

To register: (408) 354-2312 or jmvillalg@yahoo.com
$35.00 includes lunch

The schedule for the day
  • 9:00 - Arrival
  • 9:15 - Keynote: “Living the Paschal Mystery” Miriam Malone, SNJM
  • 10:15 - Break
  • 10:40 - “The Art of Listening/The Gift of Sharing” Mary Ann Connell, SNJM
  • 11:15 - Break Out Sessions
  • A. Liturgical Catechesis: The Dismissal (experienced team members) Connell
  • B. Overview of the Initiation Process/Principles (beginners) Malone
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:45 - Break Out Sessions
  • A. Liturgical Catechesis: The Dismissal (beginners) Connell
  • B. Dialog: Implementing the Rite (experienced team members) Malone
  • 2:45 - Break
  • 3:00 - Group Dialog and Open Forum/Q and A
  • 3:45 - Closing Ritual


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