October 3, 2011
It started with inspiration from Mass on a Sunday morning. Which led to a sketch. That led to a bowling alley conversation. That finished with a Cross that is the centerpiece of the fall season for RENEW at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Our story begins with parishioner Craig Stidham, who is the unofficial photographer at St. Francis.
September 19, 2011
More than 300 people participated in four RENEW workshops Sept. 9-11 in all four deaneries of the Diocese of Amarillo, according to Sister Kass Collins, presenter for RENEW International. “The workshops, Why Catholics Pray in English and How Hispanics Pray in the U.S. Church (Orar como hispanios en la Iglesia Católica estadounidense in Spanish), were well received around the diocese,” said Sister Kass.
June 8, 2011
This journey of Renew began in June, 2010 when pastors and DREs came to a session at the DeFalco Retreat Center. The staff of Renew International presented the four—year process for Adult Faith Formation. The process is
designed to help adults understand their faith in a new light and to be able to reflect, pray, and share about the great things that God has
February 7, 2011
Heavenly Father, we ask your blessing on your chosen servant, Pope Benedict XVI. Grant him the gifts of your Spirit as he guides the Universal Church. Bless our own Bishop, Patrick Zurek, whom you have sent to shepherd the Church of Amarillo. Grant him the Graces of the Spirit to teach, govern and sanctify us on our journey to You through Christ.
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.”
November 16, 2010
Please remeber to post information about RENEW - Why Catholic? in your parish if you have not already done so. It is worth repeating many times during November and December. Please remember that by the beginning of Lent, we will be in the RENEW process with the booklet on Prayer. You will need to have accurate numbers after the January meeting so that you can order the appropriate number of books for your parish.
October 14, 2010
The second in a series on in-service dates for local parish committees participating in RENEW International will take place the weekend of Friday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 31 in all four deaneries of the Diocese of Amarillo, according to Sister Janet Abbacchi, SSND, coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation. “Because of the importance of these meetings, local parish committee members that
October 8, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to register on the RENEW International Website! 85% of you have used your parish code to log in and register the contact information for your Why Catholic? coordinator and members of the parish team. Congratulations!!! If you are part of the 15%, please take a few minutes to visit www.renewintl.org and complete the registration. Forgot your code? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.