May Lay Leadership News


Clarissa Pinkola Estes offers words of encouragement that echo Jesus’ own Easter message to us! They are words of encouragement and peace. See her reflection on page 2 of this newsletter. Living in this Easter mystery, we conclude our current program year and begin planning for the year to come.

Program Planning for 2017 – 2018

I will be concluding seven years of service as the Lay Leadership Program Director at the end of June. A new Program Director is in the process of being hired with the hope that this person will begin leadership for the Lay Leadership Programs beginning in July. On April 19th, Rick Krivanka, JRH Executive Director, Laura Gallagher, JRH Board Member and Rev. Doug Koesel, Lay Leadership Advisory Committee Member and Pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish, Cleveland met with the Lay Leadership Communications Team (Margaret Balewski, Martha Campbell, Claudette Matero and Jean Sullivan) to begin the process of planning for the Lay Leadership outreach programs which begin this coming fall.

The Christian at Work in the World

The module which began on March 7th concluded with a retreat morning on April 22nd. Co-leaders, Sharon Bramante and Laura Fibbi will meet with Martha Campbell on May 15th to review the experience and make plans for next year. Embracing the Mystery. This 4-part program will conclude on May 6th with a day-long retreat. Emma Krueger is facilitating this module where 31 participants at St. Noel Parish, Willoughby Hills have participated. The program focuses on the lived experience of Christ’s paschal mystery.

Read the entire 2017 May Newsletter

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