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July 2016

Posted July 01, 2016 in Lay Leadership

A Word from the Director

July is upon us … and with it we prepare as a city to welcome the Republican National Convention. John O’Donohue offers an inspiring message on “the inestimable power of intention” in this month’s Something to Ponder. (See page 2). As we develop our upcoming programs, let’s set our intention on blessing all we meet with the love we have received from Christ thus contributing our part to a peaceful and loving world.

JRH Celebrates Lay Leaders. On June 30th, JRH celebrated the 43 individuals who contributed to 16 program series during this past program year. Through JRH’s outreach programs, 569 individuals were served in 7 parishes, 1 Presbyterian church and 1 health care facility. 15 individuals served on the Lay Leadership Advisory Committee and 14 individuals offered administrative and program support. All shared in an evening of fun, food and entertainment. Mary Lou Swinerton directed a Readers’ Theater Play, “In a College Room.” This play, written by Eric Jensen, SJ, describes the initial coming together of the first Jesuits at the University of Paris in 1530.

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. We continue to plan for our fall retreats as we incorporate suggested changes and improvements based on the recent experience and feedback from our recent retreat teams. The Communications Committee, Margaret Balewski, Martha Campbell, Rev. Doug Koesel, Claudette Matero and Jean Sullivan continue to make contact with potential parishes and Christian communities as we plan for our coming program year.

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