Discovering God on a Summer Day in Central Park
  
Sr. Terry
Dear Friend,  
 
All around us as we enjoy these summer days are reminders of the presence of God. Sights and sounds that we happen upon can evoke our gratitude for the many ways in which we are blessed. Our surroundings can also remind us of those who need our love, our attention, and our prayers.
 
To read my blog, click here.
  
In Christ, 
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director
 

 
Small Community Ideas that Work: Postcards 
 
Postcards
Many small groups meet in the spring and fall for six weeks, and for many reasons there is no opportunity to gather or even talk to or see each other between seasons.
 
With many people on vacation, at home or away from home, a colorful postcard with an “I’m thinking of you” expression can be a most welcome—and needed—blessing for the recipient.
 
To find out how postcards can help your group's members stay connected over the summer, click here.




New members of the Stephen Ministry are presented to the congregation at St. Stephen Cathedral in the Diocese of Owensboro.
 
ARISE Revives Kentucky Parish's Ministry Efforts
 
Along the Ohio River lies a bustling city with over sixty thousand people, the fourth largest city in Kentucky. This city, Owensboro, is home to St. Stephen Cathedral, a parish whose members have experienced a spiritual renewal thanks in part to ARISE Together in Christ, a faith-sharing process from RENEW International. One has only to look at the many new and revived ministry activities to notice this new-found vitality at St. Stephen.

ARISE has awakened the spirituality of our parishioners,’’ said Deacon Dirck Curry, who is the parish coordinator for ARISE.
 
To read more, click here. 
 

 
 
On the Road with RENEW's Pastoral Services Team
 
RENEW International’s Pastoral Services Team is busy making final preparations before they head out to dioceses and parishes throughout the world. Team members will provide training and faith enrichment workshops as well as retreats to help parish leaders and participants successfully implement the variety of faith-sharing processes RENEW International offers for small Christian communities. We invite you to pray for our staff and the people in the dioceses they will be visiting.
 
For a summary of the travels RENEW staff members will undertake beginning next month through early fall, click here.
 

 
 

 
 
From the RENEW International Blog
 
St. Ignatius: Finding God in All Things
By Sr. Marie Cooper, SJC
The feasty day of St. Ignatius of Loyola is July 31: The spiritual journey of St. Ignatius, like those of many saints, took several twists and turns before he discovered God's will in his life.
 
To read, click here.
 
Dignity of Mary
By Charles Paolino
The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15: Mary's respect for the will of God helps to account for the influence she has so long after her life on earth.
 
To read, click here.
 
The Beauty and Hospitality of St. Clare of Assisi
By Sr. Maureen Colleary, FSP
The memorial of St. Clare is August 11: St. Clare's life served as a model of feminine leadership, and her spirit lives on in the Poor Clares monasteries.
 
To read, click here.
 
Daily Examen graphic
Podcast: Daily Examen 
St. Ignatius of Loyola provided his followers with the Daily Examen, a simple yet powerful way of drawing closer to God. Sr. Veronica Mendez, RCD, guides listeners through the five-step process of the Daily Examen in this six-minute podcast.

To listen to the podcast, click here. 


 
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Faith Share with the Sunday Gospels
All Summer Long and Be Ready for
Next Year with a Special Summertime Discount
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PRAYERTIME is a faith-sharing resource for small groups
and individual use, based on the Sunday gospel readings
 
$25/set (Cycles A & B only)
Regularly $16.95 each
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OREMOS es un recurso para compartir la fe vasado en las lecturas delevangelio dominical. Los temas apra reflexion se han concebido de tal manera que se pueden usar en grupo o a solas.
 $25/set (ciclo A & B solamente)
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Share the flame of faith  
Parishes and dioceses can help parishioners grow in knowledge and appreciation of our Catholic faith through special faith-formation and spiritual renewal processes based on small-community faith sharing. Small Christian communities and faith sharing are ideal ways to rekindle the flame of faith and foster vibrant parish communities.
 
RENEW has many processes and resources to help you, your parish, and your diocese awaken, deepen, and renew faith.
 
Advent Awakenings
 
Stay focused on the significance of this season with Advent Awakenings, a four-session faith-sharing experience grounded in the Sunday gospel readings.
 
 
 
 
 
At Prayer with Mary

Examine Mary’s faithfulness as a model of the prayerful kind of life Jesus calls us to. Renew your appreciation of and devotion to Mary, model of the Church, with At Prayer with Mary.





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