Mission Matters: December 13, 2016

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Ministers of Communion resource; GIVEN success; Interpreters’ needs during Mass; Transitions; plus this Thursday’s blog post.

Watch for this Thursday’s Post:

 A Dangerous Baby by Craig Gould, Director of the Division of Youth, Young Adult, and College Campus Ministry

•   Vital theology for Eucharistic ministers: The Ministry of Communion is a practical liturgical resource written by Father Michael Kwatera, O.S.B., Ph.D. Communion ministers will find in this book a solid resource to better exercise their “baptismal priesthood,” as Fr. Michael calls it.

•  GIVEN – Unveiling the Mystery of  Marriage:  Thanks to your support as spiritual leaders and your parishioners’ enthusiasm, GIVEN was a huge success! This retreat, offered by the Office of Marriage and Family Life last Saturday, hosted thirty couples ranging from ages 25 – 65 who enjoyed inspiring talks, activities, music, adoration, and excellent childcare for the little ones! Stay tuned for more news on upcoming retreats like GIVEN and feel free to send your comments and suggestions.

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•   Quick tip for Christmas Masses with interpreters: As the music & liturgy is being planned, please make sure the interpreters have access to copies of the music, announcements, readings for that Christmas Mass and prayers of the faithful in advance.  If possible, provide a synopsis of the homily – technical words, Latin or theological terms can send an interpreter into a linguistic tailspin! On behalf of all interpreters in our Archdiocese and worldwide, thank you!


Cassandra Palmer has recently joined the staff of the Msgr. O’Dwyer Retreat House as Group Services Coordinator. Her role is to schedule groups and coordinate their needs for retreat. To schedule your next retreat please call Cassandra at 410-666-2400 x810 or e-mail CPalmer@archbalt.org.cassandrafinal

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