Pastoral Formation Monthly Update

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From the Desk of Sr. Kathy....

Dear Friends:

As schools begin to prepare for the beginning of the academic year, the Office of Pastoral Formation is gearing up for the fall semester of Formation for Mission and Ministry Year Four. As I previously shared with you, this year we will concentrate on Human Formation by using the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (hereafter MBTI) to understand ourselves better and those with whom we minister. I ask each parish to register your office staff by emailing Cathy Roche at cathy@charlestondiocese.org or call her at 843.261.0504 a week before so that we have correct numbers of inventories, workbooks and also inform the host parishes for food preparations. It might be helpful to view a few sessions of the TV hit series, The Office, as I will be referring to those characters in my presentation. I believe you can locate this series on Itunes and Netflix. Also, if you are not coming once you have signed up, please let us know that also. I especially want to thank those parishes who host us annually, as they have the facilities to do so. Your graciousness and kindness to the needs of Pastoral Formation is so appreciated.


I had the pleasure in August to facilitate three school retreats—Blessed Sacrament, Divine Redeemer and St. John of North Charleston. A teacher asked me how I publicize retreats, and I shared with her mostly by word of mouth, our Buzz News and our web site. Please feel free to contact me at any time, as I would be happy to serve you.


This month, Bishop Barron promoted his 10th Anniversary series on “Catholicism”; I have seen many of the sessions, and I find them most enlightening and beneficial. The series and streaming is available on line at:

http://catholicism.wordonfire.org/#purchase



May your fall season be blessed!

Peace and all good,

Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF

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FORMATION FOR MINISTRY AND MISSION YEAR IV

Calendar for Parish and Missions

Note: Please feel free to bring your smart phones, rather than laptops, for use at the end of the sessions in completing the online evaluation form to help in the planning of future formation sessions.

September 11, 2018 Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Rock Hill

Venue/Host Parish: Oratory, Rock Hill


Parishes/Missions: St. Anne, St. Catherine, St. Josseph, St. Mary, St. Philip Neri, All Saints, Divine Savior, Our Lady of Grace


September 20, 2018 Thursday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Myrtle Beach

Venue/Host Parish: St. Ann, Florence


Parishes/Missions: St. Ann, St. Mary the Virgin Mother, St. Peter, St. Louis


September 25, 2018 Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Myrtle Beach

Venue/Host Parish: St. Andrew, Myrtle Beach


Parishes/Missions: St. Andrew, Our Lady Star of the Sea


September 26, 2018 Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Myrtle Beach

Venue/Host Parish: St. Michael the Archangel, Murrells Inlet


Parishes: Missions: St. Michael, Precious Blood of Christ, St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom, St. James


October 10, 2018 Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Greenville

Venue/Host Parish: St. Mary Magdalene, Simpsonville


Parishes/Missions: St. Mary Magdalene, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Jesus Our Risen Savior, Holy Spirit, St. Luke


October 17, 2018 Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Greenville

Venue/Host Parish: St. Paul the Apostle, Seneca


Parishes/Missions: St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. Joseph, St. Mary of the Angels


October 18, 2018 Thursday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Greenville

Venue/Host Parish: St. Anthony of Padua, Greenville


Parishes/Missions: St. Anthony, St. Mary, Blessed Trinity, Prince of Peace, Our Lady of LaVang, St. Paul the Apostle (Spartanburg)


October 30, 2018 Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Aiken

Venue/Host Parish: St. Mary Help of Christians, Aiken


Parishes/Missions: St. Mary Help of Christians, St. Andrew, Our Lady of the Valley, Sacred Heart, Our Lady of Peace, St. Edward, St. Mary Immaculate Conception, St. Gerard, Our Lady of Lourdes, Good Shepherd


SECOND SEMESTER


January 15, 2019 Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Beaufort

Venue/Host Parish: St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton


Parishes/Missions: St. Gregory, St. Peter, St. Francis by the Sea, Holy Family, All Beaufort missions


January 23, 2019 Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Charleston

Venue/Host Parish: Christ Our King, Mount Pleasant


Parishes/Missions: Christ Our King, St. Benedict, St. Clare, Stella Maris


January 24, 2019 Thursday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Charleston

Venue/Host Parish: Immaculate Conception, Goose Creek


Parishes/Missions: Immaculate Conception, St. John the Beloved, St. Theresa the Little Flower, St. Phillip Benizi, St. John (North Charleston)


February 5, 2019 Monday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Charleston

Venue/Host Parish: Diocesan Pastoral Center, Blessed Sacrament, Charleston


Parishes/Missions: Blessed Sacrament, Nativity, Cathedral, St. Mary, St. Patrick


February 8, 2019 Friday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Columbia

Venue/Host Parish: St. Joseph, Columbia


Parishes/Missions: St. Joseph, St. Peter, St. Thomas More, St. Martin de Porres, St. John Neumann, St. Anne, St. Jude, Transfiguration


February 20, 2019 Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lunch Provided


Deanery: Columbia

Venue/Host Parish: Corpus Christi, Lexington


Parishes/Missions: Corpus Christi, Our Lady of the Hills, Our Lady of the Lake, St. John of the Cross, St. Theresa

SCHOOL STAFF RETREATS

LOCAL NEWS

South Carolina Catholics in Action Conference

“A ‘couch potato’ evangelization doesn’t exist. Get up and go! Be always on the move. Go to the place where you must speak the word (of God)!” Pope Francis’ Homily on April 19, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10 am – 6 pm

$25 registration includes lunch


Keynote Presenters include Bishop Nelson J. Perez, Diocese of Cleveland, Chair Elect USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, V Encuentro National Team of Accompaniment and Gloria Purvis, Radio Personality with EWTN and Catholic Answers

Keynote Presenters, Breakout Sessions, Mass with Bishop Guglielmone, Catholic Vendors and more!

For more details on breakout sessions or to register, visit https://www.sccatholic.org/Sc-Catholics-In-Action-Conference or contact Cathy Roche at (843) 261-0504 or cathy@charlestondiocese.org. Registration brochures are available are also available through parishes.

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NATIONAL NEWS

Sexual Abuse in the Church

Regarding the present issue of sexual abuse in the Church, I know many who read this Buzz News minister in the church and have conversations among co-workers in the office and parishioners in our parishes. Archbishop Barron of Los Angeles has stated that “the recent news about the sex scandal among Catholic hierarchy is indeed painful and perhaps the worst crisis in our American church for many decades. The church is going through a great storm and what has happened is horrific.”


I found some solace this month reading what Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said regarding the concerns of outraged Catholics. In his August statement, the prelate sketched an initial outline of the conference leadership’s response to the crisis. The U.S. bishops’ Executive Committee will develop plans to be discussed at the conference’s annual meeting in November, and Cardinal DiNardo signaled his intent to press for an investigation that would expose Archbishop McCarrick’s enablers.


Cardinal DiNardo is grateful to the Holy Father for his Letter to the People of God, responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation and other revelations that have surfaced,” DiNardo said in a statement released by the bishops’ conference: “The very fact that he opens the letter with the words of Saint Paul: ‘If one part suffers, all parts suffer with it’ (1 Cor 12:25), shows that he is writing to all of us as a pastor, a pastor who knows how deeply sin destroys lives.” In his letter, Pope Francis called the universal Church to “a penitential exercise of prayer and fasting.”


May we each continue to pray for the victims, the abusers and enablers that as Jesus healed so many in the Gospels, he may heal his church, which is made of both a divine and human element. May our faith remain strong in the midst of terrible confusion, crisis and sincere questioning, as we believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


More Info: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-wuerl-lays-out-plan-for-lay-involvment-in-bishops-accountability-19049?utm_source=CNA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter

GLOBAL NEWS

Catechism of the Catholic Church Regarding the Death Penalty

The Holy Father’s revision and the explanation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church #2267 regarding the Death Penalty can be read at: (cut and paste into your browser, as it is the official response of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) which was shared with Bishops).


https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/08/02/180802b.html


Essentially, this article explains that His Holiness continues the teaching of St. John Paul II and Benedict. The important paragraph, #7 reads:


7. The new revision of number 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, approved by Pope Francis, situates itself in continuity with the preceding Magisterium while bringing forth a coherent development of Catholic doctrine.[12] The new text, following the footsteps of the teaching of John Paul II in Evangelium vitæ, affirms that ending the life of a criminal as punishment for a crime is inadmissible because it attacks the dignity of the person, a dignity that is not lost even after having committed the most serious crimes. This conclusion is reached taking into account the new understanding of penal sanctions applied by the modern State, which should be oriented above all to the rehabilitation and social reintegration of the criminal. Finally, given that modern society possesses more efficient detention systems, the death penalty becomes unnecessary as protection for the life of innocent people. Certainly, it remains the duty of public authorities to defend the life of citizens, as has always been taught by the Magisterium and is confirmed by the Catechism of the Catholic Church in numbers 2265 and 2266.

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Catholics Care About Climate Change

http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/catholic-climate-declaration

Please encourage the leader of your Catholic institution to sign the declaration. Institutions signing by September 1, 2018 will be reflected at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Many religious traditions encourage the use of a spiritual guide or mentor to facilitate and assist believers on the path of spiritual growth. What makes a Catholic spiritual director different is that she is not a guru whose words are to be obeyed blindly, but rather a companion and resource on your own personal journal of faith.

The following link provides names of Catholic spiritual directors in the diocese that have been researched by the Office of Pastoral Formation. Each is willing to receive new people for this wonderful service.

https://sccatholic.org/pastoral-formation/spiritualdirection

If there are any questions, please contact:

Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF

Manager of Pastoral Formation

kadamski@charlestondiocese.org or 843-261-0498

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

A Friendship Like No Other Experiencing God’s Amazing Embrace

By William A. Barry, SJ Cost: 14.95 Loyola Press

Save 15% with promo code: 4888/Free Discussion Guide Available Online

Expires September 1, 2018

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FACTOID

50th Anniversary of Encyclical Letter of Pope Paul VI Of Human Life Humanae Vitae--Proclaiming God's gifts of love and life to husband and wife

The papal encyclical, Humanae vitae (HV) written by Blessed Pope Paul VI in 1968, provides beautiful and clear teaching about God's plan for married love and the transmission of life. On this page, you will find a number of resources that will help you deepen your understanding of these teachings.


Please note, July 25, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Humanae vitae. Throughout this anniversary year, new resources will be published and special events will be held. www.usccb.org

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