Faith Alive

Contact: Joyce Kelleher

Mission Statement: To provide adults in the community of St. Francis by the Sea varied opportunities to grow in their relationship to God, and understanding of our rich Catholic heritage. Faith Alive is an opportunity for St. Francis parishioners to deepen their faith, enrich their lives and build community.

Current Activities

  • Conduct interactive workshops for adults on a variety of topics throughout the year
  • Provide resources and speakers to parish ministries according to their need, encouraging them to be involved in religious educational activities for adult parishioners.

Upcoming Activites:

Faith Alive presents a 6-week Lenten program, "Keeping the Faith Alive", on Wednesday mornings from 9 - 10 a.m. beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14th in the Family Center.  No registration is necessary - Coffee/tea at 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday weekly topics are: 

  • Session 6 - March 21st - The Agenda of the Ego

Keeping the Fire Alive:

Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life

The spiritual journey often takes twists and turns through territory that is uncharted and unexplored.  It is so easy to become disorientated, lost, and even discouraged.  Where do you go for direction?  How do we find our way?  In this follow-up to bestseller, "Catching Fire, Becoming Flame" (Book and DVD series), Father Albert Haase, OFM, mines the insights of our rich spiritual tradition, and offers six presentations that become a road map and guide for the difficult terrain of the soul.

'This is the Joy of the Gospel'

You are Joyfully Gifted

Did you know that you are joyfully gifted?

God has given each of us gifts and talents, also known as charisms, at our Baptism.

What is charism?

A charism is a spiritual gift given by God to be used at the service of others.  Using one's gifts brings life to the owner and life to the faith community.

Pope Francis tells us:  "Do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you.  Do not be afraid to dream of great things!"

How can we learn the gifts and talents God has given to us?

One way is to attend the Joyfully Gifted Retreat.  This experience will help answer questions such as:  

How can I become my best self?

How can I find peace, happiness, and fulfillment in my everyday life?

How do I know where God is calling me?

How can I know God's will for my life?

Some Common Gifts and Talents (Charisms)

 Practicing Charisms

  • Pray, ask for God's help.
  • Intentionally use a spiritual gift for another.
  • Ask yourself, "How did I feel as I used this gift?"
  • Ask yourself, "After using the charism, did someone affirm the gift in me?"

Join us at the Joyfully Gifted Retreat!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

St. Francis by the Sea

For registration information, please click on this link.

Contact Joyce Kelleher if you need any further information.


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