This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Update on Project Rachel; Christ the King Solemnity and Religious Freedom; National Bible Week; Matter Conference; and Divine Renovation track at MAC. Plus, this Thursday’s Blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Transformation: Using our Strengths to Transform the Culture of our Parish by Ruth Puls, Director of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation Division
Parish Table Talk
- Project Rachel, the Church’s ministry for healing after involvement with abortion, offers referrals to clergy and licensed counselors and retreats. “Come to the Waters of Healing” post-abortion healing one-day retreat for women will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2015. For materials (business cards for the Confessional, literature for the narthex or bulletin, etc.), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Solemnity of Christ the King can be an occasion to reflect on religious freedom. As Archbishop Lori recently wrote in America magazine, “We Americans enjoy a beautiful heritage of religious freedom. Claiming that heritage today requires encounter and engagement between people who hold different viewpoints, so that we can grow to respect the right and duty of every person to live in accordance with her or his conscience. As Pope Francis said, ‘it is imperative that the followers of the various religious traditions join their voices in calling for peace, tolerance and respect for the dignity and the rights of others.’”
- USCCB has some wonderful resources for National Bible Week, November 15th to 21st.
- Matter 15 Conference is this week at Church of the Nativity, Timonium.
- Divine Renovation: Developing Parish Leaders for the 21st Century: Fr. James Mallon, author of Divine Renovation: From to Maintenance to Mission will lead you and your pastoral team through proven successful strategies to renew your parish life and evangelize your community. Space is limited, so sign up now.
We wish you all a wonderful National Vocations week. May God continue to bless our priests, deacons and those in consecrated life. Pray for more vocations!
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