Spirituality for Evangelization: Living our Baptismal Anointing as a Priestly, Prophetic and Royal People

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Father Ed Nowak, CSP, currently based in Austin, TX, is available, with one of several women mission partners, for parish retreats or missions entitled “Spirituality for Evangelization: Living our Baptismal Anointing as a Priestly, Prophetic and Royal People.” The program includes preaching at all the Sunday Masses plus 3-5 mission evenings, depending on a given parish's time frame and needs.

Father Nowak is Director of The University Catholic Center at the University of Texas in Austin. He has ministered in the areas of campus ministry, RCIA, evangelization, outreach to inactive Catholics, and young adult ministry.Depending on their availability, Fr. Ed works with one of several women mission partners who all have extensive backgrounds in church related ministry, retreats and missions.

The basic mission includes:

Preaching at all the Weekend Liturgies

  • Evening One: Celebrating the Priestly Character of Our Baptism: Living Our Faith Fully
  • Evening Two: Celebrating the Prophetic Character of Our Baptism: Sharing Our Faith Freely
  • Evening Three: Celebrating the Royal Character of Our Baptism: Transforming the World in Christ
    The following evenings are optional:
  • Evening Four: Celebrating Forgiveness: Becoming a More Reconciling Community
  • Evening Five: Celebrating the Eucharist: Becoming a More Evangelizing Community

The format for each evening is:

  • A Liturgy of the Word service
  • Preaching
  • Interactive Faith Sharing Question
  • Ritual Action
  • Closing Prayers and Hospitality

Depending on the needs of the parish the three- or four-night mission could begin on Sunday or Monday night while the five-night mission would begin on Sunday night. The time of the mission is usually 7:00 – 8:15 pm followed by a social.

Additional Possibilities:

  • Preaching a short homily at a daily Mass during the mission days.
  • For parishes with schools presentations for various grades during the school day.
  • Fr. Ed's mission partner can be available to lead one hour of faith sharing during the mission days and Fr. Ed can be available for the sacrament of Reconciliation. This hour can be scheduled anytime but usually works best after a daily Mass.

Parish Responsibilities:

  • Cover the travel and hospitality expenses for the mission.
  • Prepare for and advertise for the mission. A Parish mission manual will be sent to the parish to be used in the planning of the mission.

Costs:

  • Transportation costs for Fr. Ed and and his mission partner, plus hospitality during the mission. We are open to staying in the rectory or people's homes as well as hotels.
  • A Freewill offering will be taken up on the last night of the mission.

If interested or have questions, contact Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP at (512) 476-7351 or EdNowakcsp@aol.com

 

About the retreat leaders

Father Ed Nowak, C.S.P.Father Ed Nowak, C.S.P.

Father Ed Nowak, CSP is Director of The University Catholic Center at the University of Texas in Austin.  He has ministered in the areas of campus ministry, RCIA, evangelization, outreach to inactive Catholics, and young adult ministry.