On the website of Christ the King Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan (so prominently mentioned in Forming Intentional Disciples as an exemplary Catholic parish), in their Audio Library, you’ll find the four talks given by Paco Gavrilides at the parish’s recent men’s retreat:
The theme of the retreat was “Discipleship, the Authentic Christian Life.”
Paco is a member of Christ the King parish, works for the Archdiocese of Detroit, teaches at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and is part of the Speakers Bureau of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men.
At the beginning of his first talk, Paco recalls his mild pre-retreat anxiety concerning the potential low turnout of men for the retreat, and shares something that the Lord said to him in his prayer time:
Don’t be afraid for the lack of men. Rather, be afraid for the lack of grace.
As history has proven, God can do great things with just a few committed men, empowered by the Spirit of Pentecost, who are open and willing to cooperate with his grace!