This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Ideas for a successful retreat; Ben-Hur and forgiveness; Respect Life workshop; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Holy Leisure & Delighting in People by Johanna Coughlin, Respect Life Consultant & Project Rachel Coordinator
• Organizing a successful women’s retreat: A lack of spiritual focus can make or break your event. And so do logistics. Check out the feedback received by blogger Simcha Fisher when asking about women’s experiences during retreats. See any helpful suggestions?
• Reminder: Respect Life Workshop This Saturday, August 27, the Office of Respect Life will hold its annual workshop & commissioning event from 9 a.m to 1 p.m at St. Louis Church. The workshop is designed for Parish Respect Life coordinators and their team members, but it is also open to others interested in respect for life activities. Materials for RL activities will be distributed and there will be an optional visit to the Shrine of St. Anthony after lunch. Cost: $10 payable by mail or at the door. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-547-5403 until Thursday, August 25.
• About Ben-Hur and forgiveness: Even though the new Ben-Hur movie is not doing great with film critics, it seems to be resonating with the general audience…and with Bishop Barron. He has written a short reflection on this film and its biblical significance while also focusing on its success in telling a true “tale of the Christ.” Take five to read this piece about Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s new production.