MAY 31-JUNE 2, at the Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia. Discover an extraordinary experience for girls going into the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grades to deepen their relationship with God, learn more about themselves and become acquainted with peers who are Catholic. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend time with your friends and make new ones. For more information and registration forms, CLICK HERE.
Manna House has a faith sharing group for people with special needs. The program is called Faith and Light and was started by Jean Vanier in the 1970s. Meets the second Sunday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Callings — This presentation is for high school students. Explore the three vocations in the Catholic Church: Religious Life/Priesthood, Single Life and Married Life. We will look at the differences and the similarities, and why we have the opportunity to choose. Sister Julie Christensen will also share her own vocation story.
Social Teaching — This presentation is for high school students. Based on “The Pillars of Catholic Social Teaching,” the presentation The Pillars and the Poor covers how the Catholic Church views Human Dignity, Solidarity, and Subsidiarity. The retreat also explores the church’s work for “the common good.” The content can also be given in an hour-one and a half hour presentation. This retreat is good for those who are newer to the idea and themes of social justice in the Catholic tradition.
Using Scripture in Prayer — This presentation is for high school students. Many parts of scripture offer images to look at and reflect on as a form of prayer. We will go through two processes of praying with scripture and explore which feels most comfortable.
Spirituality — This presentation is for high school students. Your personality can greatly affect how you approach your spiritual journey… so how can you bring these two together for a fulfilling spiritual life? Learn about the many different Catholic spiritualities and what makes them unique. Explore Ignatian Spirituality, Franciscan Spirituality, Benedictine Spirituality and the modern Catholic Worker Movement.
Virtue and Values — This presentation is for high school students. During Advent and the Christmas seasons we can get attached to the giving and receiving of tangibles and forget about the gifts that are inherent to our humanity and to our individuality. Identifying the gifts each person is core in the message of Jesus and is essential to growth in reverencing each person. Virtue grows out of the gifts we find and value in each person. We will be exploring our own value and values, the Cardinal Virtues and appreciating the people in our lives and each aspect of our lives.
Discipleship — This presentation is for high school students. Explore how to share loving kindness in our everyday lives, and look at the many ways God graces our lives. Jesus commands that we love one another above all, but getting through the moments when we don’t love as we are commanded is rough. Learn how to continue sharing kindness even when it’s not really what you feel like doing.
Discipleship — This presentation is for high school students. Find balance in your life and engage in activities that are meaningful and empowering by looking into your daily practices as an active and faithful Catholic. By looking at some of the saints lives, and the things that happen in our everyday lives, we will grow in understanding and learn how to be whole and holy.