Catechist Formation Opportunities now available to all parishioners!

Please come along and invite a friend to our 6-part retreat series called, A Day of Prayer- Exploring and Appreciating Ignatian Spirituality.  The Ignatian Spirituality is focused on appreciating and understanding that God is always with us and calls us to grow in our awareness of God’s presence and involvement in our lives.  Our responsibility as believers is to be aware and conscious of God’s imminence and power in shaping and sharing with us God’s love, and our responsibility to be conscious and credible witnesses to God’s presence in our lives. In order to help us shape our awareness of God’s life in us, and how that might translate into appropriate strategies as catechists, we have invited Ms. Dee Papania, the DRE at St Alphonsus Church, in Woodstock. She is a Doctoral candidate in Ignatian Spirituality at Catholic University. She will work with us to enhance our appreciation of how Ignatian spirituality can support our formation efforts with the children during this year ahead. For the descriptions and dates for the entire series, please see below or contact the faith formation office : 410-923-6953.

Dear Catechists:

As you know, during this past year our curriculum review committee studied a variety of curricula designs and we selected the Finding God series by Loyola Press.  That series is based on the spirituality and learning processes fashioned by St Ignatius Loyola in the 1500s which has been a cherished spiritual resource in the Church for hundreds of years.  The Ignatian Spirituality is focused on appreciating and understanding that God is always with us and calls us to grow in our awareness of God’s presence and involvement in our lives.

Our responsibility as believers is to be aware and conscious of God’s imminence and power in shaping and sharing with us God’s love and our responsibility to be conscious and credible witnesses to God’s presence in our lives.

In order to help us shape our awareness of God’s life in us, and how that might translate into appropriate strategies as catechists, we have invited Ms. Dee Papania, the DRE at St Alphonsus Church, in Woodstock. She is a Doctoral candidate in Ignatian Spirituality at Catholic University. She will work with us to enhance our appreciation and awareness of how Ignatian spirituality can support our formation efforts with the children during this year ahead.

Our retreat series is called, A Day of Prayer- Exploring and Appreciating Ignatian Spirituality. Please come along and invite a friend!

We look forward to you joining us for this 6-part series. For the descriptions and dates, please see the information text box below.

Every session is a goldmine of information for personal development. Please come to any and all sessions possible.

We do need your RSVP and  we will send reminders  for all  upcoming events.

 Please note, we are unable to provide child care for this event.

A Day of Prayer- Exploring and Appreciating Ignatian Spirituality

 

Session Date Place Topic:
Session #1 Friday, July 22nd 9:00AM to 12:30PM Our Lady of the Fields Parish Hall Who is Ignatius?

·         Biographical sketch

·         His spiritual journey

·         1st Principle & Foundation of Ignatian Spirituality

·         The Examen

Session #2 Saturday, August 20th

9:00AM to 12:30PM

St. Bernadette’s (Severn) Styles of Ignatian Prayer:

·         Examen,

·         Imaginative Prayer (Ignatian contemplation),

·         Lectio Divina

Session #3 Saturday, October 22nd; 9:00AM to 12:30PM Our Lady of the Fields Parish Hall The God Who loves us personally and intimately – Having a personal sense of God’s love for me
Session #4 Saturday, November 12th; 9:00AM to 12:30PM Our Lady of the Fields Parish Hall What hinders my response to God – The mystery of personal sinfulness
Session #5 Saturday,  January 7th; 9:00AM to 12:30PM Our Lady of the Fields Classroom #204 The person and mission of Jesus through the eyes of the Spiritual Exercises
Session #6 Saturday, March 18th, 9:00AM to 12:30PM Our Lady of the Fields Parish Hall

 

Contemplation to Attain Love –

Responding to Christ

 

Thank you. See you soon!

 

Kind regards,

-Andrea