LIVING AS MISSIONARY DISCIPLES
TUESDAY EVENINGS (6:30-8:30 PM) BEGINNING OCTOBER 23rd
Discipleship is a call to go inward, to experience an ever-deepening encounter with Jesus Christ, AND a call to go outward, to witness the good news to others. The church is missionary by its very nature, bearing witness to the kingdom of God and carrying on the mission of Jesus. A church that always looks inwardly, to its own internal issues and struggles, is a church that has forsaken its missionary vocation. This has great implications for our discernment and engagement in today’s world.
Series Schedule (All are Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.):
October 23 – What is Missionary Discipleship? We will explore what Pope Francis intended by the use of the phrase in Joy of the Gospel for the life of the church. To help us, we will view short video clips from Bishop Robert Barron, Jack Jezreel, and Fr. James Martin.
October 30 – Praying as a Contemplative. We will explore together foundational principles of Centering Prayer, as well as experience the prayer in a communal setting. The intention is not to promote Centering Prayer as the only way to pray but, rather, by focusing on one specific method of prayer, we can be more open to the Spirit in whatever form of prayer we choose, whether it is Eucharistic Adoration, lectio divina, etc. We will also view a video clip from Fr. Richard Rohr.
November 13 – Living as a Missionary Disciple Part I. We will be joined by Jerry Krosnowski, founder of Risen Savior Missions, who will share the story of how his faith led him to begin his ministry work, as well as share about their current projects.
November 20 – Living as a Missionary Disciple Part II. We will be joined by two of our more recent staff additions, Deacon Jim Reinhardt and Ryan Currens, who will share their stories of being called and what Missionary Discipleship looks like to them, as well as what they think it means for our parish.
THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE, THOUGH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE TO A FREE WILL COLLECTION WILL BE OFFERED.