Archive for February 2013

Retreat talks from Michigan

February 25, 2013


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:


Talk 1
Talk 2
Talk 3
Talk 4

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!


Holy Hour — February 24th

February 17, 2013


The Guardian of the Redeemer CMF will be hosting a Eucharistic Holy Hour on February 24, 2013 starting 5:00pm at St Monica’s Parish, 8th Street, West Wyoming.  The Holy Hour is in response to the US Bishops’ recent pastoral initiative calling Catholics to prayer and penance with the intention of building a culture that is favorable to life, marriage and religious liberty.  All are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served during a time of fellowship after the Holy Hour.

Men’s Retreat

February 7, 2013


Not sponsored by us, but by the Spirit Catholic Men’s Fellowship of the Diocese of Allentown.  However, they’ll be holding the retreat in the Scranton diocese at Fatima Renewal Center.  All the retreat details can be found here.