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.
Saturday, January 26th, 2019
9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
St. Francis Family Center
St. Francis by the Sea is delighted to offer this interactive retreat on our campus. It is a novel approach that has successfully helped others determine the God-given spiritual and temporal gifts they already possess.
The retreat embodies the pastoral approach proclaimed in Pope Francis’ letter, Joy of the Gospel. The heart of the retreat is the gifts discernment tool, Uniquely His, used by each participant to discover their unique charisms.
Those who come, will walk away having been confirmed in their gifts and in their discipleship. This is an opportunity to become effective disciples in our Church, in our community, in our families, and in our workplaces.
Comments from participants:
“I learned that we all have personal gifts that we can celebrate and make available to benefit others,.”
“I came to understand that what I lean to naturally, are actual chrisms. I should not resist them but learn to use them more fruitfully.”
To download a copy of the registration, please click on this link.
More than 50 parishioners attended a full-day retreat in the Family Center to learn more about the unique spiritual gifts each has; and, how they can use these for the good of our parish.
The Joyfully Gifted program was presented by the Evangelization Director of the Diocese of Cleveland. A Big "Thank you" to our Faith Alive Ministry.
For more pictures of the Joyfully Gifted retreat, click on the above photo.