Evangelization & Discipleship
Check out the King Salmon my nephew caught when we were on a charter trip a few weeks ago! Nice fish but seeing the picture does not do it justice. In fact, this kid lives to fish.
I recently watched a webinar by one of my favorite business mentors, Patrick Lencioni. He consults for Fortune 500 companies like Boeing, Chick-fil-A and Southwest Airlines, and has authored more than a dozen bestselling business books over the past 25 years. Turns out, he’s Catholic! Ten years ago, he co-founded The Amazing Parish, a training and consulting ministry for Catholic parishes.
As I have been traveling around our diocese offering the Encounter Love/Encounter Jesus experience, one sentiment continues to come up, “Other adults in our parish need to experience this retreat…” Adults are hungry to grow in their faith and long to experience the joy and presence of God in their daily lives.
All 78 parishes and 17 schools are invited to a special event for all parish ministry leaders, catechists, teachers and volunteers. The event is titled, “Living a Eucharistic Life as Missionary Disciples” and it will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 at the Owensboro Convention Center.
The early Church was born through the power of the Holy Spirit. The disciples huddled in fear following the crucifixion as they contemplated the end of their journey with Jesus. Then the unimaginable happened, he rose from the dead and they were transformed!
The three-day “Great Feast” of the Church year is upon us.
When you hear the word “evangelization” what word or image comes to mind? Pause for a moment and consider the feelings this word conjures up.
Jesus tells us, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mathew 11:28). I recently had the good fortune of attending a four-day retreat at the Abbey of Gethsemani nestled on 2,200 acres in New Haven, Ky.
In a world where people are all too quick to share their perspective and real listening rarely happens, we should not be ashamed that at times we choose to be quiet.
On December 2, pastors, parish leaders and Catholic school principals from around the diocese will gather.