January Lay Leadership News


As we live into 2017, we have the opportunity to BE CHRIST’S PEACE in our part of the world! Inspired by Maya Angelou’s reflection (see pg. 2 of this newsletter), we can join people like Karim Sulayman (see video) in doing our part to change the world one person at a time. Here is where you will find us serving Christ’s mission of PEACE:

Praying with St. Ignatius Parish Retreats

Beginning on February 11th, this 8-week retreat will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Wickliffe. Team Members include: Paul Barbins, Patrick Cleary-Burns, Kathy Haag, Bill Hunt, Claudette Matero and Carl Toomey. Two new leaders, Mary Coffey and Dave Jesenovec, will be mentored by experienced faith-sharing facilitators. Margaret Balewski will serve as the JRH Administrator for the retreat.

Nurturing the Call

Beginning on Thursday, February 9th, a team of six leaders including Margaret Balewski, Joan Carney, Jeannie and Patrick Cleary-Burns, Debbie Dacone and Liz Nau will begin a 5-part program, “Cultivaing Effective Leadership Skills,” which will be offered to Leaders/Facilitators of Praying with St. Ignatius and the St. Ignatius & Walsh Spirituality Program for Adults. Martha Campbell and Janet Lehane are co-organizers of this program. If you are a leader for one of these retreats, watch for an invitation to participate!

Food for the Journey

On December 17th, 8 of the 19 program participants battled the elements to attend the concluding session of this 3-part book reflection series based on John O’Donohue’s  Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Read the entire 2017 January Newsletter.

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