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September 2012

Posted September 01, 2012 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

With the coming of fall, we begin another ministry year. We take as our inspiration Ignatius Loyola, the “Imperfect Pilgrim,” who challenges us to radical trust in Christ whose mission we embrace. Here is where you will find us serving Christ’s mission in northeast Ohio:

Praying with St. Ignatius Parish Retreats. On August 18th , three leadership teams were commissioned to take the retreat to three sites: Assumption Parish (Broadview Heights) will host this 8-week retreat on Tuesdays beginning September 18th. The leadership team includes co-leaders Kathy Haag and Bill Hunt and facilitators Pat Cleary-Burns, Joan Gucwa, and Dottie Rieman. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (West) will be the hosting site where its parishioners along with members of Sts. Malachi, Colman, Patrick and Wendelin Parishes will gather on Sunday afternoons beginning September 30th for the retreat experience. The retreat team is comprised of co-leaders Jackie Krejcik and Jan Leitch and facilitatiors Marcia Lewan, Dottie Rieman and Deborah Zawislan. In addition, Jesuit Retreat House welcomes interested participants to come on Tuesday evenings beginning September 24th. Co-leaders, Jean Sullivan and Peggy Duffy, OSU will be joined by facilitators, Sandy Appeldorn, Carl Toomey, John Carlson and Kathy Michael. Back-up facilitators include: Rita Carfagna, Joan Carney, Andrea McGovern and Ginny Pippin.

Nurturing the Call. Leaders from St. Ignatius and Walsh Jesuit High Schools’ Spirituality Program for Adults will join with retreat leaders from JRH Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat to strengthen their leadership skills while building community. A prayerful, hands-on approach will encourage a radical stance of allowing the Spirit to guide us. (See page 2 for details)

Food for the Journey. This fall and continuing into the winter/spring, we will gather to explore Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle. We will apply Teresa’s teaching to our ministries of spiritual direction, retreat leadership and pastoral ministry. There are still a few spaces left. (See page 2 for details.)

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