Event calendar

July 6-11, 2015

St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY, will host a Praying All Ways retreat with Father Tom Ryan, CSP. Prayer expresses our yearning for deeper communion with God. It’s a thirst that sends us back unceasingly to the source of Life. “Pray always,” St. Paul tells us (1 Thessalonians 5:17). But how? Apparently we’ll have to learn to pray all ways!

July 9, 2015

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will host and talk titled, All About Mass given by Father Paul Huesing. This first of two sessions will cover the Intronductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word through the Offertory.

July 9, 2015

The Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will host a workship titled, "The Pope is coming!" Pope Francis will be visiting the United States in September, visiting New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. How does the average person get to see him? What are the rules for media coverage? Who pays the bills?  Father John Geaney, CSP, will lead the discussion. Father Geaney was the Media Advance Person for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops during each of Pope John Paul II’s visits to the United States.

July 13, 2015

The Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will host a workshop titled, "The Wit and Wisdom of Father John Kenny, CSP." Join Father John for his last class at the CIC before he retires to Florida. Father John will reflect on the priesthood, the Catholic faith, Grand Rapids and the Catholic Information Center. CFD: Theology    ($10 donation requested.)

July 16-19, 2015

St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY, will host a Have You Seen Him Lately retreat with Father Jack Collins, CSP; Father Steven Bell, CSP; and Father Tom Gibbons, CSP. Three Paulist presenters will explore with the participants how the story of Jesus can become more and more the story around which we form our lives. The story of Jesus Christ is the best story ever told because it is, indeed, our story. The more the story of our lives resembles His story, the more our lives will find the depth, fullness and richness that our souls are seeking.

July 16, 2015

Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago will host and talk titled, All About Mass given by Father Paul Huesing. This second of two sessions will cover the Eucharistic Prayer and Communion Rite.

July 23, 2015

The Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will host a paperback picinc based on, "Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist," by Timothy Radcliffe. The discussion will be led by Father Bernie Campbell, CSP. $15 includes dinner. Register@catholicinformationcenter.org or 616-459-7267. CFD: Methodology. Reading the book is not required, but copies will be available at the CIC.

July 25, 2015

St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angles will present a workshop, Family is Foundation: Faith Begins at Home. The speakers are John Yzaguirre, Ph.D., and Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, M.F.T., M.Div. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and their struggles have taken center stage. Join experts in the field of family ministry and your colleagues from other other parishes to discover ways to help adults understand their connectedness to one another and the community, and to see the Church as a family of faith. $20 per person, $25 per person after July 5.

July 26-31, 2015

The Paulist Plunge at St. Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY, is a retreat is for men ages 20-40 who are interested in exploring a religious vocation, particularly with the Paulist Fathers. The Paulist Plunge is an opportunity to spend some relaxing time with the Paulists at their summer home. Join the Paulists for morning and evening prayer, daily Mass and a daily conference on vocational discernment, Paulist ministries, and an introduction to Paulist formation and spirituality. In addition there will be plenty of time to enjoy Lake George and its environs.

July 30, 2015

The Catholic Information Center in Grand Rapids, Mich., will host a paperback picinc based on, "Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist," by Timothy Radcliffe. The discussion will be led by Father Bernie Campbell, CSP. $15 includes dinner. Register@catholicinformationcenter.org or 616-459-7267. CFD: Methodology. Reading the book is not required, but copies will be available at the CIC.