This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Young Catholics leaving the faith; O’Dwyer Retreat House available dates; Liturgy Podcasts; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
A Me-First Mission by Abby Kibler, Coordinator of Discipleship Formation
• Young Catholics leaving the faith: Last year, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) conducted a research on young Catholics leaving the faith. This article is based on two studies, neither of which are publicly available though one is intended to be shared with the US Bishops and published widely when it is completed in 2017. These interesting findings hit close to home – our Catholic schools, faith formation programs, and youth ministry – and shed light into new challenges and opportunities for parish leaders.
• Plan your retreat at O’Dwyer: Dates for retreats are going fast at our house! If you are planning on retreating with your your team or simply would like a different venue for an important meeting or celebration, contact the O’Dwyer Retreat House soon at 410-666-2400 x810 or e-mail CPalmer@archbalt.org. Here’s a list of available dates:
Weekdays: Jan 23, Jan 24, Feb 21, April 18-20, May 1-2. May 8-11, May 15-17, May 22-26, May 30-31
Weekends: Friday January 20 – Saturday January 21; Sunday Feb 12; Sunday February 19; Friday April 7 –Sunday April 9; Friday May 12 – Sunday May 14;Friday May 26 – Sunday May 28
• Liturgy Podcasts: The Liturgy Guys is an initiative of the Liturgical Institute at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il. Christopher Carstens and Dr. Denis McNamara, faculty members at the Liturgical Institute, sit down with host Jesse Weiler every week to talk about Catholic Liturgy. The goal: sharing the treasures of Liturgy with English speaking Catholics all over the world.
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