Mission Matters: April 25, 2017
This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Walking With Purpose; Alpha Webinar; Welcoming and unifying communities within the parish; Transitions; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s post:
Why Do We Have to Get Married in a Church? by Edward Herrera, Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life
Parish Table Talk
• Walking With Purpose Informational Day: An information and training session on Walking with Purpose (WWP) will be offered at St. John the Evangelist in Severna Park on Thursday, June 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for pastors and their staff and/or women’s ministry volunteers. Walking with Purpose (WWP) is a Catholic women’s faith-sharing ministry whose mission is to meet women where they are and to draw them closer to Christ through a personal relationship with Him. If you would like to attend this Learn About Walking with Purpose session, please register here: www.stjohnsp.org/wwp-info by May 26th. Lunch and childcare will be provided with advanced registration.
• Alpha as a tool for evangelization – Webinar: If your parish is considering using Alpha, you may find it helpful to register for one of these upcoming webinars that will explain how Alpha can be used as a tool for evangelization. The webinar dates run through the end of the year.
• Unity in Diversity in the Parish: This article provides an insightful historical perspective, theological reflection, and pastoral implications for the task of welcoming and integrating immigrant communities into our parish. As we continue our reflection and work in our pastorates, this article may provide beneficial guidance and food for thought.
We welcome Mrs. Karen Trapp, the new administrative assistant for the Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation. Karen comes to Baltimore from Minnesota. Karen and her husband Lynn transferred here a couple of years ago for Lynn’s position as Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Joseph, Cockeysville. Karen is an active member of music ministry in her parish as well as working on the Art and Environment Committee.
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