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March 2014

Posted March 01, 2014 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

Our Lenten journey begins … again. Following the lead of Pope Francis who encourages us to minister out of our relationship with Christ, we are encouraged to allow our being to ground our doing. Here are the places where Christ is sending us this month:

JRH Lay Leadership Advisory Committee. This newly established committee had its first meeting this past January. Sharing with the director a commitment to promoting spiritual formation programming based in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the committee began its work by getting to know one another, hearing the various life-giving Lay Leadership experiences each has had and then identifying common aspects of these life-giving experiences so that we can find ways to build on what we’ve identified. Members include: Rita Carfagna, Joan Carney, Adam Green, Kathy Haag, Ed Hahnenberg, Rich Jerdonek, Andy Kereky, Mary Rose Kocab, SIW, Rev. Doug Koesel, Janet Lehane, Joan Nuth, Matt Roche, SJ, Nancy Rowell and Jean Sullivan.

The Pilgrim Way of Ignatius Loyola. On a frigid February evening, 100+ members of St. Angela Parish, Fairview Park, gathered to pray together and to hear the witness of Rich Jerdonek who addressed the question, “What happens when you encounter Christ?” The series continues this month when Amy McKenna will address the question, “What is my deepest desire?”

The Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. 57 members of St. Basil the Great Parish, Brecksville, will begin this Lenten Retreat on month. The Leadership Team includes: Margaret Balewski, Mary Ann Burke, SND, Joan Carney, Patrick Cleary-Burns, Rich Jerdonek, Laura Kuhn, Claudette Matero, Mary Mondello, Dottie Rieman and Deborah Zawislan.

Food for the Journey. 22 participants gathered this past month to continue reflection on spiritual conversion in the life of Francis of Assisi, in the life of Ignatius Loyola and in our own lives. The series continues this coming month.

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