Couples willing to do Marriage Preparation - When a couple approaches the church for the sacrament of marriage, they enter into a 6 month formation process. The diocese requires, that the couple go through the diocesan marriage preparation process called Together in God’s Love. TIGL can be taken on a weekend retreat or over several nights by a trained facilitator in our area, if the weekend retreat is not feasible. It would be great to have couples in the parish take on this ministry. It would require some training at the diocese of Austin, and a commitment to meet with and prepare couples in the marriage process at your home. If you feel God might be calling you and your spouse to this ministry please contact Fr. John at 254.754.1221
The Gabriel Project Collection Weekend is October 1 & 2. Items needed are diapers, baby food, formula, baby items such as wipes, shampoo, etc. Food staples are also requested such as canned vegetables, peanut butter, crackers, cereal, spaghetti and sauce, and other canned items, etc. For more information contact Cynthia Farmer at 640.5804.
Save the date October 22, 2016 and join us for food, fun and fellowship. We are in need of sponsors and donations of all kinds. Please contact Ivette Lopez if you can help at 254.716.9443 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BREAKFAST FOR THE HOMELESS sponsored by the Parish Social Ministry will be Friday, Sept. 30th. We will meet on St. Louis Parking lot at 6am to leave for First Lutheran Church at Tenth and Jefferson. We finish about 7:45 if you need to go to work. Call Sharon at 315.6852 if you can help.
Come join us Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. as we go forth into our community to meet and invite Catholics back home! Materials and a quick training will be provided. For more information contact Mark Veselka, at 717.0130.
Working with youth and vulnerable adults, at any parish or diocesan location, are required to complete an Application for Ministry and attend an EIM workshop. The Workshop is required for all new applicants within 60 days application submission and must be refreshed every three years. Sign up for an EIM workshop is done on-line through your EIM account. The process is explained once you access your account; please contact your parish or Catholic school EIM site administrator if you need assistance. Log-in to the Diocese; www.austindiocese.org and click on the link in the upper right hand corner called “quick links”. Local Workshops: St. Mary’s -Waco 9/28/2016 at 6:30 pm
Is a four part course on the overview of the history and theological development of Catholic Social Teaching. Familiarity with the principal texts from Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum to the recently published documents on Catholic Social Teaching. (4 days /16 hours). Cost for complete course is $15 per person. Class dates September 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 4 - 8 p.m. at St. Louis Church in Grace Hall (2001 N. 25th Street). For more information please contact: Antonia Duran , Director of Religious Education at (254)2041 or at email@example.com.
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