Here is a personal message from Catherine Joanne, who leads the Spiritual Enrichment weeks at St. John Cantius. Catherine Joanne recorded this message in January 2018. She will be back March 13-18, 2018, and invites everyone to come spend some time deepening your faith and conversations with the Lord. (Special thanks to Fr. Joe and the parish’s Spiritual Enrichment Committee)
Spiritual Enrichment Committee
In 2017, Fr. Joseph Zingaro formed a Spiritual Enrichment Committee in our parish. The aim of the committee was to nurture and develop the heart of spirituality within the Catholic community of Bridesburg.
After a couple initial meetings and some time for reflection, the committee decided to dedicate one week of each month to deepening the faith of the parishioners, growing spiritually and better understanding our Catholic beliefs. They invited Catherine Joanne, who runs St. Joseph’s Dwelling Place in Ludlow, Vermont, to lead these weeks of spiritual enrichment. Catherine Joanne had visited St. John Cantius several times for Lenten and other spiritual retreats over the years, and was familiar with the parish and the parishioners with her.
She accepted the invitation to lead these weeks of spiritual enrichment, and since September of 2017, Catherine Joanne has traveled to Philadelphia every month to meet with parishioners for spiritual direction, lead a mini retreat and Bible study, and add to the 10:00 am Sunday Mass with her music ministry.
Catherine Joanne received a master’s degree from the Institute of Formative Spirituality of Duquesne University and a post master’s certification in spiritual direction and retreat ministry from Boston College. She has offered retreats and concerts throughout the U.S. and Canada, and now regularly brings her spiritual services to Philadelphia.
We invite everyone, parishioners and neighbors, to come take part in our Spritual Enrichment.
Here is the schedule of events:
Tuesday – Twilight Retreat
6:30 PM in the Cafeteria
Potluck supper followed by music, prayer and reflection. Concluded with 7:45 night prayer.
Wednesday – Individual and Couple Spiritual Direction
One hour slots with Catherine Joanne are available all day and evening in the Rectory. Call Terry to schedule your hour – 215-535-6667.
Thursday – Prep Parents’ Retreat
6:00 PM in Chapel
While your child attends Prep, understand the Mass more deeply as we celebrate and reflect on the Eucharist.
Friday – Youth Music Group
7:00 PM in Chapel
Teens and young adults, bring your guitars, keyboard, drums, or just yourself. Pizza provided.
Saturday – Discover the Bible
10:00 AM in the Convent
Learn more about how to read, understand and pray with the Bible.
10:00 AM – Family Mass
7:00 PM – Holy Hour and Evening Prayer
For questions or to RSVP, email our Spiritual Enrichment Committee Chair Kyle J. Werder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Terry Dombkoski at 215.535.6667.