Mission Matters: July 17, 2018

This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Equip for Ministry – Hispanic Pastoral Formation – update; Msgr. O’Dwyer 55th Annual Golf Tournament; Volunteers Needed for Holy Innocents Ministry

Parish Table Talk

• Equip for Ministry for Hispanic Pastoral Formation – update: Level I of The Equip for Ministry for Hispanic Pastoral Formation has been completed.  Certificates for the Intellectual course: “Foundations in the Faith and Catholic Doctrine have been given to participants. Fourteen (14) parishes with Hispanic Ministry participated and more than six hundred (600) lay people attended this course. We are working on a “Liturgy” course that will be running from September until the end of the year, for all volunteers and groups of the Hispanic community – all Eucharistic ministers and lectors are required to attend. On July 28th,  we will have a final formation course for catechists called: “The Initiation, the Person and the Vocation of the Catechist”. This course will be offered at St. Joseph Cockeysville, with participants from Sacred Heart Glyndon, St. Joseph, and St. John Westminster.  This course will be to offer for parishes in the coming months.

•Msgr. O’Dwyer 55th Annual Golf Tournament: On Friday, September 14th, the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House will be hosting its 55th Annual Golf Tournament (Golf Tournament flyer) at the Woodlands Golf Course. Included with a day of golfing are breakfast, lunch, gifts, raffles, contests on the green, and prizes. Those that register before July 15th receive a 15% discount off registration. To register online, click here. All proceeds from the Tournament benefit the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House, proudly serving the youth and young adults in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for more than 55 years!

Volunteers needed for Holy Innocents Ministry: The Offices of Cemetery Management and Respect Life are growing a ministry called Holy Innocents. Holy Innocents is a ministry for families who have experienced a miscarriage. We offer home visits to the family, burial and memorial services, advice on what to do in the case of a miscarriage, and spiritual and emotional support. If you are interested in being a volunteer with this ministry, please feel free to contact us at holyinnocents@archbalt.org or at 410-547-3142. No special skills required. Volunteers will receive training for their role.


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