Msgr. Pat invites you, Thursday, November 9, to explore “Unleash the Gospel.”
6:30pm - 8:30pm
St. Paul on the Lake School - Canfield Education Center
157 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
I invite you to a gathering here on Thursday, November 9, to explore “Unleash the Gospel” from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
As we put together the calendar for the year, we knew some couldn’t make the Saturday morning session, so we planned the November date. After conversation we decided that we should open it to everyone in the parish who wants to participate. I have no idea how many to expect. I’m praying for a crowd.
We do ask that anyone coming read the document. If you speak with someone who has, he or she will tell you how readable it is. Make notes, underline. Most importantly, read it with these questions in mind:
1. What is the Holy Spirit saying to me personally?
2. What is the Holy Spirit saying to me in my role here at St. Paul?
3. What is the Holy Spirit saying to me about families
(Concern about families play a major role in the letter)?
4. What is the Holy Spirit saying to me about our parish in general?
We have developed a simple process to help people appreciate the letter’s richness. Participants in the other sessions commented frequently on how helpful it is to have the opportunity to talk with others about what we’ve read, and to listen to one another. Somehow, the Holy Spirit uses us for one another’s good, to take us deeper, to new insights.
So, read the letter, pages 2-30. Read it with the discussion questions in mind. Make notes in the margin, to help you remember. Call the Parish Office (313-885-8855) so we set up enough chairs. If you need a copy, down load the one attached or please call the office.
May God bless you.
Msgr. Pat Halfpenny