St. Francis of Assisi will be offering the series called “Sharing Christ” on Wednesday evenings in Finley Hall, starting April 6, 2016 through May 18, 2016. This is the third of a three-part endeavor in “The New Pentecost” evangelization movement, encouraged formerly by St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict, and now by Pope Francis. It is an opportunity to take time to ponder Christ and His love, and to respond personally to His call to commitment.
Sharing Christ is a seven week mission that urges Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others. The weekly sessions focus on personal evangelization and recognition of the empowerment given by the Holy Spirit. This empowerment brings courage to evangelize through friendships and daily encounters with others. The course helps one to develop an Attitude of Availability that allows awareness of opportunities to share the Good News.
Although most participants will have already completed part one, Discovering Christ, and part two, Following Christ, these sessions are open to anyone responding to the Spirit as we walk this journey together. All are welcome and encouraged to join us.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFICS OF THE PROGRAM?
Anyone of high-school age or older may register. There is no registration fee. Each session will start promptly at 7 pm in Finley Hall and will run until 9:15 pm. The topics are not theologically deep, but chosen to draw the participants into the Joy of the Gospel. This joy affects the way we carry the Spirit of Christ into our daily lives, and brings joy to our personal communities!
WHAT ARE THE TOPICS?
Week one: Called to Share Christ – April 6
* Speaker – Maryanne Wyse
Week two: Befriending others – April 13
* DVD – Dianne Davis
Week three: Sharing Your Story – April 20
* DVD – Fr. Erik Arnold
Week four: The Power to Share Christ – April 27
* Speaker – Maureen Crossen
Week five: Presenting the Good News – May 4
* Speaker – Anne Kertz Kernion
Retreat: Saturday, May 7 – St. Francis Finley Hall
Speaker – Fr. Joe Freedy
Week 6 – The Call of Christ through the Eyes of St. Francis – May 11
* Speaker – Tom Franzak
Week 7 – Put Out into the Deep for a Catch – May 18
* DVD – Fr. Erik Arnold
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Register and you are set to go! Early registration is encouraged! There are several ways to register:
- Click here for the registration form; fill it out and drop it in the collection basket or at the rectory. Registration forms are also available in the church vestibule.
- Call Joanna Morgan at 724-348-8056
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We would love to have helpers in all capacities – substitute kitchen workers, service team members, greeters, and the flexible souls who will “help with whatever need arises!” Call Mary Jane at 724-344-2444 to volunteer.
WEATHER ALERTS: Any cancellations will be announced on KDKA radio and KDKA TV with the title “St. Francis of Assisi Sharing Christ” program. If you give us your email when registering, we would be able to contact you via the internet.