Please take some time to review the Awakening the Domestic Church website. This apostolate is being coordinated by Dcn Darrell Wentworth of the New Creation Community in Virginia Beach.
Our bishop has been elected to chair the U.S. Bishops Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, though his role as Chair won’t officially begin for almost a year. Read more about his responsibilities on the USCCB and his recent election HERE.
Remembering Jesus’ prayer
May they all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I in you, may they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, and thus the world may know that you have sent me and that you have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:21-23)
and also remembering that Pope Francis said
In these months, meeting so many non-Catholic Christians, or reading their letters, I have been able to see how, despite the open questions that still separate us, there is a strong and widespread desire to walk together…the pursuit of full Christian unity remains a priority for the Catholic Church, and thus it is daily one of my chief concerns. (20-Nov-2014)
Let’s continue to keep Bishop Bambera in our prayers, especially as he prepares for this new role.
Congratulations, Bishop Bambera !!
A Women’s Day of Prayer with the theme “Mary, Model of Faith” will be held on Saturday, October 19th at the Holy Family Spiritual Renewal Center located at 151 Old Newport Street in Nanticoke. The day will start with a light breakfast available during the registration period from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., followed by song and prayer, Mass at 10:00 a.m., teaching and discussion, lunch, rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The teaching and discussion topic will be Pope Francis’ encyclical, “The Light of Faith”. The day will conclude around 3:00 p.m. A donation of $30.00 per person is requested. Reservations are strongly encouraged to help with planning, and can be made by calling Joyce Hudak (735-1068), or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a printable flyer.
We’ll be running a “Discovering Christ” program on Tuesdays in September and October. Here’s a printable flyer to help us promote the program.
Note: Our variation of “Discovering Christ” does not include the meal at each session or the retreat day as mentioned in this promotional video.
Here are the daily rates for Community members and visitors for the three days of Re-Creation Week that will be held at the Holy Family Spiritual Renewal Center:
Adults (18+) = $30/day
Ages 13 to 17 = $15/day
Ages 5 to 12 = $10/day
<5 years old = no charge
Please make checks payable to the “People of God Community.”
Contact Joyce as soon as possible to reserve your overnight accommodations.
(Remember, no visitors on Thursday, June 13th. On this day, we will be conducting our triennial General Assembly and election mandated by our statutes.)
Our Teaching Night in March will be a special evening in which we will open ourselves to the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through the priesthood and gifts of Fr Pio Mandato. The evening will consist of five segments:
5:00 to 6:00 – A supper in common for which we will each bring a covered-dish to share.
6:00 to 7:00 – A time of personal reconciliation with our Lord during which Fr Pio will be available for the Sacrament of Penance.
7:00 to 8:00 – Mass with Fr Pio presiding and preaching.
8:00 to 9:00 – A conference presented by Fr Pio on a theme related to this “Year of Faith.”
9:00 to 10:00 – A time of conviviality with Lent-appropriate refreshments provided by The People of God Community.
Please note that several meetings in February & March have been cancelled due to our hosting the preview sessions of the “Discovering Christ” program. Refer to the 2012 Calendar tab at the top of our site.
On [First] Friday, May 6th, St Monica’s parish in West Wyoming (at the Our Lady of Sorrows site) will have Mass at 7pm, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and all-night Adoration, concluding with First Saturday Mass at 8am. All are welcome.
Above is a pic of Jim Gialanella discussing with Fr Bob Kelleher the plans for the upcoming Life in the Spirit Seminar to be held at All Saints parish. Fr Kelleher is the Pastor of All Saints parish.
Our Community will be collaborating with a team from All Saints Parish, with the Service Team of the CCR in our diocese, and with the Light of Christ Prayer Group from the Back Mountain area, to present this program. Here are the some details:
All are invited to the “Life in the Spirit” program that will be presented each Tuesday evening during Lent at All Saints Parish in Plymouth. This program leads the participants to a deeper personal encounter with Jesus Christ, and an openness to the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives through an awakening of the Sacramental power of their Baptism and Confirmation.
The program begins on March 15th. Each session will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the parish education center at 135 Willow St (near Willow & Eno Sts), Plymouth. The sessions will include music, prayer, personal testimony, teaching, and group discussion.
There is no charge to participate in this program. Members of other parishes are welcome to attend. Advance registrations are encouraged. To register, contact Mollie or Jeanette at the parish office at 779-5323.
Please pass this information about the program on to others who would benefit from taking this step to draw closer to the Lord.
Received the following notice via email from the diocese of Trenton NJ:
Marriage Retreat – Presenters: Peter and Debbie Herbeck of Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, MI. Peter is Vice President of Renewal Ministries and is co-host, along with Ralph Martin, of The Choices We Face on EWTN. There are no overnight accommodations. All meals will be provided on Saturday. A snack will be available on Friday night. Dates/Times: Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:30 am to 10:30 pm and Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Price for the retreat is $50/couple. Location: Church of St. Veronica, Howell. Contact Debbie Gaudino at 732-618-7843 or email “deborahgaudino [AT] gmail [DOT] com” for more information.