“Christian faith is either an encounter with Him alive, or it does not exist."
Do you want to experience the Mass as an encounter with God’s desire for you?
Do you want to learn about the Eucharist in light of the whole story of Salvation?
Do you want to participate in a retreat that invites, never imposes, and fully respects your freedom?
Do you want to hear the life changing proclamation of God’s goodness?
A good friend ministry partner, and master catechist, Monica Pope, and I have led dozens of kerygmatic retreats for parishes and dioceses for the past several years. Last year, the Lord put it on our hearts to write our own kerygma retreat, one focused on the Eucharistic Liturgy.
We presented this retreat for a parish in Waukon, Iowa back in March, and we're presenting it to Catholic school staff in Norwalk, Ohio in a couple of weeks, but August 26th is the first time we're presenting it in our local Catholic community.
DESTINED is a one-day retreat that will, at every moment, proclaim God’s goodness and relentless desire for you. We will present the rescue mission of Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture. We will tell the story of Jesus Christ as experienced in our own lives. We will lead you to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharistic Liturgy.
“Christian faith is either an encounter with Him alive, or it does not exist. The Liturgy guarantees for us the possibility of such an encounter. For us a vague memory of the Last Supper would do no good. We need to be present at that Supper, to be able to hear his voice, to eat his Body and to drink his Blood. We need Him. In the Eucharist and in all the sacraments we are guaranteed the possibility of encountering the Lord Jesus and of having the power of his Paschal Mystery reach us” (Desiderio Desideravi 10).
DESTINED is for anyone who aches for a renewed encounter with Jesus Christ, who desires to experience a God who is as good as He says He is, who thirsts for greater healing and transformation whenever they attend Mass.
DESTINED is a quiet, powerful day-long retreat divided into four sessions. We model our approach on the Road to Emmaus, where Jesus first opened up the scriptures and then revealed himself in the breaking of the bread. So the first three sessions walk through key stories in the Old Testament, Gospels, and New Testament—along with personal testimonies—to proclaim God's desire to rescue us and make us partakers of the divine nature.
The final talk is all about the Eucharistic Liturgy as the privileged way that God gives us to not just remember his saving work, but to participate in it. In addition to the talks, the retreat includes time for personal prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, and prayer ministry.
Come participate in a new and transformative encounter with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
If you would like to bring this retreat to your parish, school, or community, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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