Pastoral Formation Monthly Update

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March Buzz Report

Dear Friends:

As was mentioned in this week’s The Catholic Miscellany, it is not too late to review your Lenten practices and to intensify these during the holiest week of the year—Holy Week. Try to set aside minimally 10 minutes a day to quiet yourself and pray to the Lord; take a break from social media…put your phone down for one or three hours a day during Holy Week; and, try helping someone in need or someone who is lonely during the next couple of weeks.

I have also included some activities that I have been invited to lead over the past month. Whether it be an RCIA retreat, the Annual Lenten Principal’s Retreat or a class on Franciscan spirituality, I find one thing in common—the faith of South Carolinians is awesome and inspiring to this consecrated religious.

May you be blessed the remainder of Lent; and please know that I will remember you in prayer over the next couple of weeks, especially during the sacred time of the Triduum…Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Peace and all good,

Blessed Lent.

Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF

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Last Chance for Year III Faith Formation for Mission and Ministry

April 11, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Columbia
Venue/Host Parish: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia

Lunch Provided

To reserve your spot, please contact Cathy Roche (843) 261-0504 or email her at

For those of you in the Charleston area....

Don't forget to join our Bishop and the Office of Family Life on March 20 for the Rosary Vigil at Planned Parenthood of Charleston, 1312 Ashley River Road, Charleston, 29407 from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
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April Women's Retreats

Sr. Kathy will be leading the following women's retreats during the month of April. Please contact the Office of Pastoral Formation at (843) 261-0504 for more information or to register.

April 14

St. Patrick Church Women’s Retreat
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mepkin Abbey, Moncks Corner

April 21
Church of the Nativity Women’s Retreat
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse, Charleston

April 28
St. Benedict Church Women’s Retreat
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mercy Motherhouse, Charleston
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Annual Lenten Retreat for Catholic School Principals

Sr Kathy served as the retreat leader for over 30 Catholic School principals making their annual retreat March 7-9 at the Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina. The theme for the retreat was "Lent: The Power of Vulnerability."
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Deacon Discernment Class March 17

Sr. Kathy Adamski, OSF and Sr. Patricia Rogan, OSF led the March deacon discernment class. The group of 14 men and their wives were gifted with a lessons in Franciscan spirituality and history and introduced to Franciscan devotions. The discernment program began in October and will continue through June. Please keep these men and their families in your prayers.
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Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

The Maryknoll Office for Global concerns publishes a bi-monthly newsletter of information on international justice and peace issues. Click here for the .pdf version of the March/April 2018 issue:
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Loyola Press Celebrates 5 Years with St Francis

Loyola Press brings you prayer cards, trivia quizes, posters and more to celebrate the Holy Father's 5th Anniversary.
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Spring Faith Formation Resources from Center for Ministry Development

Spiritual Direction

Sister Kathy also belongs to Spiritual Directors International in order to keep abreast of the multifaceted perspectives of spiritual direction, as well as making connections with professionals in the field.

For a complete list of spiritual directors in our diocese please check our departmental website: Most directors ask for a nominal fee to help defray the cost of their education and often on a sliding scale. For the most part, spiritual directions occurs once a month.

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