February 4, 2018

This April St. Mary’s will be offering its second “Light of the World” retreat in order to deepen the participants’ personal experience of the love of God. “It is the vision of Light of the World Evangelization Ministries (LOTWEM) to help all people have a living encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Through the LOTW Process, LOTWEM wishes to empower parishes to reach out to all people, from the new faith seeker to the most faith – filled disciple, and assist them in becoming active servants of God. In spreading the LOTW process and its supporting materials, LOTWEM wishes to ensure that the process will remain forever faithful to the Gospel message and the orthodox teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and under the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.”

This retreat will not be a catechetical retreat but one based on the kerygma, that is the Gospel message of salvation made available to us through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The retreat will be held in the parish center beginning Friday evening, April 6th and will continue on Saturday and Sunday April 7th and 8th and then conclude Monday evening April 9th . Please see the Light of the World website that describes the retreat based on the experience of parishioners who have participated in the LOTW process. Their website is: ( http://www.lotwem.org ). You may also speak to your fellow parishioners who took part in our first LOTW retreat this past November. I invite you to carve out some time from your busy schedules to attend this life – changing retreat; you will not be sorry.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Cannon

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