June Lay Leadership News


I take my leave at the end of this month. It’s been my joy to serve as the Director of Lay Leadership Programs at JRH for the past seven years. Thanks to those who envisioned a lay spiritual formation program based in the Spiritual Exercises and who trusted that I was the one to lay the foundation. Thanks to each of the lay leaders who stepped forward to share their gifts and skills in making this dream a reality! Thanks to the many pastors and leaders who have welcomed our retreats and programs to your parishes and communities and to those who answered the “call” to participate. Most especially, thanks to God who has inspired it all! As I leave this position I am grateful that a firm foundation has been laid and that many lay leaders are poised to carry on. I will continue to offer retreats and programs at JRH and am blessed to share in its mission! Together we share a new “threshold” of possibilities.

Ignatian Currents Program

On May 5th and 6th, 60+ participants gathered for the program, “Soul Work with Ignatius Loyola and Carl Jung which was facilitated by Dr. Tony Moore.

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat

 We have completed our retreats for the year and have engaged in ministry reflection evenings where we surfaced “best practices” and revision suggestions from each of the retreat teams. In addition, a committee gathered on May 24th to revise our retreat materials as we plan for the 2017 – 2018 program year. The committee members included: Margaret Balewski (chair), Martha Campbell, Joan Carney, Kathy Haag and Jean Sullivan.

Read the entire 2017 June Newsletter.

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