November 14, 2014
All Catholics in the Diocese of Amarillo are invited to participate in a Pre-Advent Retreat that will be offered in all four deaneries of the Diocese of Amarillo Friday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 16.
The theme of the Pre-Advent Retreats is Living the Beatitudes, based on the Beatitudes in the Gospel of St. Luke. The retreats are provided as part of RENEW International?s Why Catholic?/¿Por qué ser católico? process. The retreat will be offered in both English and Spanish in all four deaneries.
?The theme of these retreats is based on the Beatitudes shared in accordance with Catholic Social Teaching and presents how people can connect teachings on morality and justice with everyday life,? said Anne Scanlan, a member of RENEW International?s Pastoral Services Team, who will direct the retreats in English. ?This retreat will delve into how people can live in a moral and prayerful way by exploring the Gospel.?
Manuel Hernandez from RENEW International, will direct the Spanish retreat sessions, entitled Viviendo las Bienaventuranzas.
Sessions will be offered in English and Spanish on:
? Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30pm for the Central Deanery at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter, Amarillo;
? Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9:00am for the North Deanery at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 1000 Maddox, Dumas;
? Saturday, Nov. 15 at 1:30pm for the East Deanery at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 810 West 23rd, Pampa; and,
? Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:00pm for the South Deanery at St. Anthony?s Church, 115 North 25 Mile Ave., Hereford.
Why Catholic?/¿Por qué ser católico? is an adult faith formation program offered by the Diocese of Amarillo in partnership with RENEW International and Catholic Extension.
For more information contact School Sister of Notre Dame Sister Janet M. Abbacchi at 806-383-2243, ext. 113 or ext. 111 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.