January 3, 2011
—Facilitation skills and prayer will be the focus of the third In-Service session for RENEW, set for Friday, Jan. 7 through Sunday, Jan. 9, according to Sister Janet Abbacchi, SSND, coordinator of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Amarillo.
“Participants will learn, practice and develop a broad range of facilitation skills,” she said. “They will also experience different forms of prayer.”
The dates and locations for the third In-Service sessions for RENEW are:
• Friday, Jan. 7 for the Central Deanery. The session will run from 6:30pm to 9pm at St. Mary’s Church, 1200 South Washington, in Amarillo.
• Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9am to 11:30am for the North Deanery. Sts. Peter and Paul Church at 10th and Maddox in Dumas will be the host parish.
• Saturday, Jan. 8 is also the date for the East Deanery session. The session will run from 1:30pm to 4pm at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 810 West 23rd in Pampa.
• Sunday, Jan. 9 is the meeting date for the South Deanery. The session will run from 2pm to 4:30pm at San Jose Church, 735 Brevard in Hereford.
There will also be a fifth session for anyone unable to attend any of the previous four sessions. This session will be offered Monday, Jan. 10 from 10am to 12:30pm at the Bishop DeFalco Retreat Center, 2100 North Spring.
All sessions will be presented in both English and Spanish.
“With the beginning of the new year, it’s awesome to realize that the RENEW process will become a reality throughout the Diocese of Amarillo,” said Sister Janet. “There is great excitement and energy as we listen to parish RENEW leaders who are bringing their committees together for planning and instructions.
“RENEW Internatonal consultants will be here Jan. 7-10 to assist us with their expertise in the launching of the booklet entitled Christian Prayer: Deepening My Experience of God. The first six Faith Sharing sessions will take place in all the parishes during Lent 2011. May the spirit of God be with us during this grace-filled time in the life of our Church!”
Find out more about RENEW by calling Sister Janet at 806-383-2243, ext. 113.