Pastoral Formation Monthly Update

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Dear Friends,

In this monthly update of Pastoral Formation, I am including resources on the Holy Season of Lent that you may find helpful in your spiritual formation. There are so many wonderful resources we can avail ourselves to for our growth and developing a mature faith…it just requires that first step or movement of the Spirit. I pray you find the time to draw closer to the Lord by walking that same path he walked so that on Easter morn you truly can say “Alleluia, He has risen!”

Also, I am listing the remainder of our Formation for Mission and Ministry Year III schedule. Please pay particular attention to the make-up days offered for all three years: I, II and III. Years one and two will be offered on one day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; and, year three will be offered from 8:30 to 12:30 pm. I am offering these days both in Charleston and Columbia. I will do the make-up days as long as there are at least ten participants. I know there are many new employees in the diocese; therefore, I especially ask our parish managers to share these dates and recommend their staff attend the make-ups. Please send all registrations to Cathy Roche at cathy@charlestondiocese.org. Cathy can also help you if you are not sure which years you have attended. Just e-mail or call her at 843.261.0504.


Wishing you a Blessed Lent,


Sister Kathy Adamski, OSF

Faith Formation for Ministry and Mission Participants

SECOND SEMESTER FAITH FORMATION FOR MISSION & MINISTRY SCHEDULE -- YEAR III

Note: For those parishes who have already sent their RSVP's, please be sure to notify the host parishes if your numbers change so that they may adjust the food quantity.

February 13, 2018

8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Charleston
Venue: Diocesan Pastoral Center, Charleston
Host Parish: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Charleston
Parishes: Cathedral, Sacred Heart, St. Mary of the Annunciation, St. Patrick, Holy Spirit, Nativity

*Please contact Cathy Roche at (843) 345-2540 or cathy@charlestondiocese.org no later than February 12 in order to reserve your spot and lunch!


February 15, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Columbia
Venue/Host Parish: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Columbia
Parishes: St. Peter, St. Thomas More USC, St. Martin de Porres

*Please contact Cathy Roche at (843) 345-2540 no later than February 9 in order to reserve your spot and lunch!


February 20, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Columbia
Venue/Host Parish: Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church, Columbia
Parishes: Our Lady of the Lake, Good Shepherd

*Please contact Cathy Roche at (843) 345-2540 no later than February 13 in order to reserve your spot and lunch!


February 27, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Columbia
Venue/Host Parish: Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lexington
Parishes: St. John of the Cross, Holy Trinity
*Please contact Cathy Roche at (843) 345-2540 no later than February 20 in order to reserve your spot and lunch!


February 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Deanery: Columbia
Venue/Host Parish: St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Columbia
Parishes: St. Anne (Sumter), St. Jude (Sumter), St. Ann (Santee), Transfiguration, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Theresa (Winnsboro)
*Please contact Cathy Roche at (843) 345-2540 no later than February 21 in order to reserve your spot and lunch!


To inquire about make-up sessions for Years I and II or to register for Year III sessions, please contact Cathy Roche (843) 261-0504 or email her at cathy@charlestondiocese.org.

LENTEN RESOURCES

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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: https://sccatholic.org/spiritual-directors-south-carolina. 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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NALM 2018 Conference May 30 - June 2 "Walk With Christ"

NALM members will come together in Chicago this year to celebrate this collaborative conference with the NCCL, NALM, and FCH (Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics). Apart from the opportunity for prayer, rejuvenation, and formation, our gathering will provide us with the best opportunity to connect as catechetical professionals. You’ll come away with confidence in leadership, a broader and deeper network, and fresh ideas ready to use in your own faith community.



Learn more about ticket types, encounters and specialized session selection, registering multiple people, and location information below.

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