Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Vocation Team are distributing a variety of posters door to door these days. All are announcements of significant outreach for young people during Pope Benedict’s proclaimed Year of Faith in our Catholic Church. Today we’s like to pass on information about Cor Jesu Diocese of Green Bay and Cor Jesu Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Cor Jesu Diocese of Green Bay
Begin the Year of Faith on October 11, 2012 with a monthly evening of camaraderie, formation, prayer, penance and praise at historic St. Mary Catholic Church, Menasha, WI. Vocation Director Father Daniel Schuster and Spiritus ( a group of young people who are giving 9-months of service igniting the faith of Catholic youth and young adults through retreats, spiritual programs and Bible studies) are the hosts of this every 2nd Thursday of the month experience. Dates are planned until May for these compact community-building moments.
What can you expect?
A formation session ( practical encouragement in living a healthy/holy life), Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, personal prayer time and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. As St. Margaret Mary Alacoque wisely said: “The Sacred Heart of Christ is an inexhaustible fountain.” Plan on spending 7-9 p.m. with the Lord and other young adults desiring to grow in their relationship with God and to live passionately for others.
Cor Jesu Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Vocation Director Father Luke Strand leads on this vocation office outreach for ages 18 through 35, offering young adults a consistent opportunity to gather with other young people on Wednesdays for community with a meal (nearby St. Robert’s Rectory for men and TBA for women) and prayer through Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Holy hour with Benediction begins at 8 p.m. in the Newman Center Chapel, 3001 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. Confession is available until Mass begins at 9 p.m. If you pray better with incense-enhanced liturgy, God may be calling you to be present here.
The “door of faith” is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace.
-Pope Benedict XVI