September-A Word from the Lay Leadership Director

As we begin a new program year, a spiritual challenge awaits us! How go ground our ministry in Christ! Laurie Cassidy, our October Ignatian Currents facilitator, will be offering insights from Ignatius Loyola and we also hear a challenging and inspiring and message from Wayne Muller. Here is an update on our upcoming programs:

Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat. Team members will meet on September 10th in preparation for retreats that will be held beginning this month at Gesu Parish, University Heights and St. John Bosco Parish, Parma Heights. Under the leadership of Margaret Balewski, the Team Mentoring Committee has refined a process for leadership development which will be presented at the fall meeting.

Called and Sent Spiritual Formation Program. The Discernment and Decision-Making module of this program will begin this fall on Monday, October 5th and continue for 6 weekly sessions through November 9th concluding with a day-long retreat on November 14th. Registrations are open to all who have participated in a Praying with St. Ignatius Retreat or a SPA retreat sponsored by St. Ignatius or Walsh Jesuit High Schools. Contact Pat Cleary-Burns with questions ([email protected]) Register online at:

Food for the Journey. 30 participants have registered for this 3-session fall series. We will reflect on three women doctors of the Church: Hildegard of Bingen, Catherine of Siena and Thérèse of Lisieux and work to deepen our understanding of Ignatian Spirituality in light of these women’s teachings.

Nurturing the Call: A Practicum Series. Open to leaders of Praying with St. Ignatius and Spirituality Program for Adults, this 4-part series will highlight skills in leading large groups. Facilitators include: Martha Campbell, Peggy Duffy, OSU, Kathy Haag, Janet Lehane and Jean Sullivan.


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