Our Congregation's Discernment Prayer During the Parish Retreat
Take Lord, and receive, all that we are and all that we have and possess as a congregation. Saint Francis Church returns it all to you. Give us only your love and your grace that is all we need, your love and your grace. Then unencumbered and detached, we pray dear Lord, that your Spirit may guide us in the way you would have us be your disciples. Let us know the way we are to share in carrying your cross and participating in your mission of resurrection. If it be your will dear Lord, let us be your disciples who lead others through death into your promise of resurrection. Lead us out of our hidden life as a congregation and into public ministry through mission that leads ourselves and others to experience your resurrection. Amen.
Adapted from a prayer by Ignatius of Loyola,
written in the 1500’s
BRAINS Bible Study Group
BRAINS will meet Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30am in the Youth Room
and then be on holiday
~ Regular meetings will resume on January 8th
and a new season of bible study will begin.
All are welcome! Join us!
Saint Francis Church welcomes and needs your gifts of time, talent and treasures that you willing offer to the Body of Christ
Survey: Discernment of Member Gifts is one of our 2013 parish priorities, under the leadership of Mary Mussell and Laura Simkins, with Rev. Joe. One way to begin thinking about your gifts is to take the survey at the following link: allsaintscarmel.com//digital_faith/survey. Our goal is for 100% of the parish to complete this survey by the end of 2013. After completing the survey, all parishioners receive immediate feedback about their unique gifts. Rev. Joe welcomes your conversations about the survey and its results.