|Date & Time:||Fri., Feb 21, 2020 to Sat., Feb 22, 2020|
|Location:||This retreat will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Deer Park. The address is 7121 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236|
|Description:||“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, the communal life, the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Discover just how important small Christian Community is for every faithful Catholic Christian!|
|Speaker:||Bishop Joseph Binzer will celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with us and give the first talk on Saturday morning.|
6:00 p.m. Confessors available for one hour: Fr. Nibi and Fr. Tritle
(It is suggested that all retreatants go to confession within the week before attending this retreat or here right before Mass, and also read John 17 and 1 Corinthians 12.)
6:30 p.m. Welcome table host: Betty Orlando
7:00 p.m. Mass celebrant: Fr. Jedidiah Tritle
8:00 p.m. Talk # 1 of 5 by Chris Jasek ~ Community and the Holy Spirit: There's Always More! Come Holy Spirit!
8:40 p.m. Prayer Teams to Pray for the Holy Spirit
9:00 p.m. Closing Prayer
8:00 a.m. Welcome table hosts: Betty Orlando
9:00 a.m. Mass celebrant: Bishop Binzer
10:00 a.m. Talk #2 of 5 by Bishop Binzer ~ What does God Mean by Christian Community?
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Talk #3 of 5 by Paul Egan ~ "He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother" (Biblical Brotherhood and Sisterhood)
11:35 a.m. Talk #4 of 5 by Witnesses Liz Wolf and other HBC members ~ My Experience of Christian Community and the Holy Spirit
12 noon Lunch NOT provided
1:20 p.m. Prayer and Praise
1:30 p.m. Talk #5 of 5 by Mary Ann Metzner ~ Clash of the Kingdoms and There's No Place Like Home
2:10 p.m. Network hour: Opportunity to talk / pray one-on-one with existing homebased community members and get invited to their next meeting or find a mentor community to start your own HBC
3:00 p.m. Closing Prayer
|Agenda:||Mark 4:26 “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow he himself does not know how”….
What we want to do is scatter some seed. We believe we have some very fertile ground because YOU want to attend.
The Title of this retreat is Christian Community and the Holy Spirit. This is an explosive combination. These two elements are basic building blocks of the Kingdom of God. But to fully explain how they work together would take many weekends of seminars and discussion. We want to scatter seed and see what God will do in our lives, such as becoming part of a Home-Based Community or following up with a Life in the Spirit Seminar if you've never attended one, or some other spiritual awakening. Let us ask God to guide us and give us more of His Holy Spirit.
|Notes:||Cost: A free-will offering, so everyone can afford to attend! (We just ask that you pray to the Holy Spirit and ask for His Divine Guidance for donating. We are trusting entirely in Him to meet all the needs of Presentation Ministries.) Due to space limitations, lunch will NOT be provided.|
|Contact:||(937) 587-5464 or (513) 373-2397 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|