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Next month I will be going to Sidney, Australia to attend the Amplified General Council (AGC) meeting. This is a gathering of all of the provincial and regional superiors from each of the Blessed Sacrament provinces and regions throughout the world. They will meet for three weeks with the Superior General and his council to discuss many matters of significance to the Congregation. This meeting occurs once every six years between General Chapters (meetings of representatives of the entire Congregation). On the agenda for this meeting is the report from the last General Chapter held in 1999 in Brazil. The discussion will focus mostly on the document entitled A Renewed Eucharistic Spirituality. Each province/region will present a report on the manner in which this document was received and implemented in their respective areas of the world. While there is a common commitment to the Eucharist and its implications for the life of the Congregation and the Christian community, there remains much diversity on how all this takes shape in the various cultures of the world where the Congregation is situated. Here in the USA Province, each local community has been involved in the preparation of the response to be made in Sydney. Each community was asked to re-read the document and then after some prayer and reflection to discuss the content and implications of this document for the life of their community and their pastoral or parochial ministries. All of this material will then be collated by the Provincial Council and, after further input and discussion, a “Profile of the Province” will be readied for the Sydney meeting.Your prayers for a fruitful meeting is imperative in order to implore the Holy Spirit and our holy Founder to inspire all of the participants to stay focused on our eucharistic mission and the implementation of our charism in the light of the challenges of today's global reality.
For perhaps too many Christians, as well as religious brothers and priests, the global horizon appears gloomy and our participation negligible in terms of offering some sense of hope for a bit of spiritual light to shine through. Yet, that is precisely what we have been living through during this Lenten and Easter season. The disciples of Jesus, too, were often confused and lost in the sea of events seemingly beyond their control and understanding. Yet, they came to believe that from death and despair life could and did burst forth. They met the Risen One on the road to Emmaus but only at the end of their journey.
Please join in our common Christian journey to discover the risen Lord wherever he appears in our lives. Join us, too, as a religious Congregation as we struggle to be faithful in our spiritual journey to constantly place the Eucharist at the center of our lives and ministries. Keep us all in your prayers while we cope with these issues of fidelity and hope at our special gathering in Sydney next month. May Saint Peter Julian Eymard be your constant companion and guide on your spiritual journey.
07 1942 Rev. Fernando Gaudet
10 1934 Rev. Edward Dwyer
10 1991 Br. Ramon Reyes
12 1985 Rev. Emile Berthiaume
13 1994 Rev. Patrick Markey
13 1998 Rev. John J. Gartner
21 1992 Rev. Wilfrid Thibodeau
25 1947 Rev. Wilfridus Boissonneault
27 1991 Rev. Paul Gariepy
28 1993 Rev. Aurelius Gariepy
07 1986 Rev. Henry Foley
09 1944 Br. Claude-Hudon Beaulieu
13 1985 Rev. Ralph Lavigne
15 1996 Rev. Jose Barandiaran
23 1975 Rev. Peter Goulet
25 1912 Br. Leonardus Routhier
25 1975 Br. Anthony Nolan
26 1974 Rev. Normand Audette
29 1994 Br. James Lent
02 1949 Rev. Raymond Dubois
06 1935 Rev. Frederick Roberge
13 2002 Rev. Thomas Smithson
16 1994 Rev. Joseph Thai Tran
29 1967 Rev. Dominic Luong
05 1990 Rev. Frederico Ablog
14 1968 Rev. Dominic Thuan Nguyen
16 1964 Rev. Eugene LaVerdiere
17 1969 V. Rev. Norman Pelletier
23 1964 Rev. Paul Bernier
23 1964 Rev. William Young
28 1966 Rev. Robert Chabot
31 1941 Rev. Lionel Lavigne
31 1975 Rev. John Kamas
12 1957 Br. Eugene Blee
15 1970 Rev. Robert Rousseau
17 1958 Br. Francis E. Flanagan
29 1976 Rev. Dominic Luong
29 1976 Rev. Dominic Thuan Nguyen
08 1970 Rev. Anthony Schueller
THE EMPTY TOMB
When they went to see the tomb,
That blessed Easter day
They found the tomb was empty
And the stone was rolled away
For Jesus Christ had risen
Defeating death and sin
So won’t you open up your heart
And ask the Savior in
He is risen!
The angel said to the women,
“Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus,
who was crucified. He is not here;
He has risen, just as He said.”
Matthew 28:5-6 (NIV)
06 1932 Br. Peter Mahady
07 1936 Rev. Eugene LaVerdiere
13 1945 Rev. Dana Pelotte
13 1945 Bishop Donald Pelotte
25 1942 Br. Michael O’Leary
28 1923 Rev. Nicholas Zolnerowicz
04 1948 Rev. Thomas O’Mahony
06 1941 Rev. Norman Pelletier
18 1933 Rev. Edward Stapleton
20 1934 Rev. Dominic Luong
25 1923 Rev. René Belanger
26 1945 Rev. William Fickel
28 1935 Deacon Joseph Bourgeois
Ash Wednesday had begun the sacred season of Lent within the Church. In times past, many approached the season of Lent with a sense of reluctance over the sacrifices we were expected to make. (As many know, I always try to take this time of Lent to work on my addictions to cigarettes, coffee, and "M and M's.") But more importantly, Lent is a time for introspection and inner change. Lent provides us with the opportunity to get focused again on our spiritual priorities.
The major "holy day" between Lent and Easter is St. Patrick's Day. The sound of bagpipes and the chatter of war heralded the major events of that week. The celebration of St. Patrick's Day was filled with the music of bagpipes and the marching of many feet. It's the one-day that all of us are Irish. Later that day, there was a sober warning made by the President of the impending war. He outlined the particular timeframe for it in no uncertain terms. In a distant country miles away, American and British troops were marching toward Iraq. There is now an ominous sense of anxiety that as I write fills the very air.The deployment of troops started many months ago. Political talk and the visitation of inspectors to Iraq headlined for most of that time. All of us were hoping that the parties involved could reach some resolution short of war. However, the stand off has finally culminated in military action.
At Tuesday's Eucharist there was an opening prayer that appeared to speak to all of our hearts."Lord watch over your ChurchAnd guide it with your unfailing love.Protect us from what could harm usAnd lead us to what will save us.Help us alwaysFor without You we are bound to fail."Many times when we attend a Eucharist, we don't pay attention to the small prayers that are written especially for that day. Tuesday's message was very timely. We were all still hoping that there would be some eleventh hour compromise but today we find the nation at war.Many of us here in the lower Manhattan area have continually felt anxiety as a result of the events of "Ash Tuesday" (September 11) compounded by the constant alerts of the "threats of terrorism". Perhaps some of us have made preparations for the worst. Many have duck taped various rooms just in case of a biological attack. Others have perhaps set aside provisions. With all of our preparations, we know that deep within our soul we have the most powerful weapon of all. We have our faith.I do not say that lightly. As the days and weeks progress, all of us will follow the major events of war on television. We will get caught up in the latest news byte concerning the war. Our faith and our prayer life are the only thing that will be certain in the days to come. We can easily allow the "latest" news reports to fan the flames of anxiety. If we do, we will surely find ourselves overwhelmed by a constant state of panic and chaos. When we reach that point, we'll know that the terrorists have really won.
The whole object of terrorism is to instill within our psyches a fear of some unknown attack. We, as Christians and people of faith, cannot allow that fear to overcome and direct our daily lives. We know our God is a God of life and not a God of fear and trepidation. And He will come to our aid. Within the Catholic Church there is phrase which opens our formal prayers. It simply is a call,"O God Come to my assistance.O Lord make haste to help us." Perhaps, what we can do when we feel ourselves being caught up in the whirlwind of reports on the war is repeat that phrase to ourselves. Hopefully, it will shift our focus to the spiritual center within.Over the past few months I have actually found myself getting all wrapped up in the chatter of the war. The seemingly constant barrage of reports almost forces us to follow the next report or commentary. The myriad points of view presented by the experts have mesmerized us. I have found myself at times in a state of fear and panic over the "I wonder if this or that will happen." It is at those times that I try to stop and pay inner attention to what is really going on within me. What gets me focused again and again is the repetition of that phrase to myself, "God come to my assistance, O Lord make haste to help me." I am suddenly pushed back to what really should be my focus.
None of us can ever control what is going to happen. We can be prepared on
a very practical level as best we can. Yet we cannot let anxiety debilitate
our souls. This is where our prayer comes into play. We must realize that prayer
and spirituality is all that we have! It is in the end, the most powerful of
all our weapons.Let us pray during this Lenten season that God be with each
and every one of us. Maybe our prayer can simply be that of that Tuesday:"Lord
watch over your ChurchAnd Guide it with your unfailing love.Protect us from
what could harm us And lead us to what can save us."Let us also pray for
the men and women in our armed services who have placed themselves in harm's
way, the missing, and for all our families.In all of our prayers this Lenten
and Easter Seasons, please don't forget to say an extra prayer for
Getting ready for Easter? Same here—the long wait for springtime weather here in Cleveland has helped us to look forward to a burst of Eastertime sunshine—we know its coming soon . . .
In anticipation of Easter, the Vocation Office is eagerly preparing for the “Come and See” experience hosted by the local SSS over Holy Week, here in Cleveland. Invitations have been sent to contacts, phone call have been made, speakers have been invited (Brs. Michael Perez., Michael O’Leary, Frs. Norman Pelletier, Tom Smithson, Scott Haig,) and publicity is prepared. Never too late to offer an invitation if you know of someone who may be interested in your own parish or community—please ask them to consider a visit, we’d be glad to talk with them. The experience happens annually over Holy Week, this year from April 17 – 20, 2003. Men from Albuquerque, NM, Atlanta, GA, Cleveland and Dayton, OH, are scheduled to be here this year.
Just recently, on April 6, 2003, the local Cleveland SSS opened the doors to 75-100 visitors for the Cleveland Diocese Open House Program for Vocation Awareness. The “living treasures” in religious houses and rectories of the Diocese were opened up for the general public to experience. Visitors came from as far as Akron to visit the local SSS Community at St. Paschal Baylon. They were taken on tours of our facility and welcomed with sweets and refreshments with our religious in the dining room. Vocation displays, community photos, and discernment information were made available for the visitors.
Recent visits to the Taylorsville, Menasha, and New York SSS communities, as well as a visit to the Archdiocese of St. Louis, brought vocation awareness to the local elementary and high school classrooms, school Masses, and many parish activities. Thanks for the great hospitality from those communities—and Mom and Dad and my sisters!
Thinking back on the last 25 years, my first thought is Wow! I can’t
believe it’s been 25 years! I guess when you are having fun, time flies!
When I started my studies in upstate New York, the Redemptorist fathers were our teachers and I will always be grateful for their generosity and giving. The parish of Regina Coeli in Hyde Park where we had a preparatory seminary and where I was involved in the parish and town of Hyde Park, NY, supported me during my days of training and beyond. One of those days occurred at my ordination when, happy as I was, it was sad to learn that my family would not be able to attend because it occurred during one of the worst winter storms to ever hit the New England area, making travel next to impossible. The parish of Hyde Park sent two busloads of friends to celebrate with me at my ordination by Cardinal Cook at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Following my ordination, I went to Chicago to get my certificate for champlaincy, counseling, and a special certificate on death and dying by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. My studies in Chicago at the Catholic Theological Union were very beneficial to me and from there, I was supposed to go to Albuquerque, but the good Lord had other plans for me. I was asked to replace one of the priests for a few weeks at Lenox Hill Hospital, but the few weeks turned into 10 years. The CEO of the hospital knew of my certificate in death and dying and, planning on opening a floor for cancer patients, the AIDS epidemic came to the forefront, creating an even more urgent need for patient care and extending my stay in New York. Lenox Hill Hospital was one of the first hospitals to take in AIDS patients and it turned out to be a great challenge for all of us—doctors, nurses, staff and the hospital. We had no background experience in this deadly disease and we had to go by trial and error. The poor patients were looked down upon and were separated from their loved ones—they had no one to wash them, feed them, or stay with them as they died. I will never forget my experiences with them, and I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be there with those patients during their final moments as I held them in my arms, saying goodbye to them. One of the AIDS patients was a professional clown who had contacted AIDS through a blood transfusion. She asked me to continue her clown ministry, and upon her death, her father gave me a picture of E. Kelly. Pat had written at the bottom of the picture: “You shared with me in sadness, now share in my joy.” Again, her request to continue her clown ministry.
I was asked by the provincial to go to Houston and be a chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital. I discovered that there were classes in clowning from the Barnum and Bailey Circus. I completed the training, graduating as a clown and took that training to the hospital to begin a clown ministry there, the first in the country.
During my years in Houston, I was also involved in the clean-up of the area that our parish was in —many social problems, such as drugs and prostitution occurred in the vacant buildings there. Along with the Houston Police Department, I helped organize a citizen task force called Citizens on Patrol. Meeting with the local clergy and police, we put in much time and effort to create what is now a baseball field and school.
Since arriving in Cleveland, I have been busy as a member of the parish staff, especially as a sacristan, and as a member of our flourishing clown ministry.
When I look back over these last 25 years, I am so grateful for all that God has done for me—for giving me loving parents, sisters and my brother and relatives, and also my religious community who also were supportive to me, as have the kind people of the parishes and communities in which I have been blessed to serve. God’s people are a joy to be with, in good times and sad times, and they have made these 25 years a real blessing!
St. Paschal Baylon presented a Lenten Mission for three evenings March 24-26,
2003 called “Parish Alive”.
An eight-person team of parish laity collaborated with Frs. Roger Bourgeois, Norman Pelletier, and Michael Arkins, who did the catecheses, and Deac. Joseph Bourgeois, who assisted them and took part in other ceremonial duties.
The program was designed by Fr. Wally Hyclak of St. Joseph Christian Life Center as part of the Vibrant Parish Life process being initiated in the Cleveland Diocese by Bp. Anthony Pilla. Fr. Wally and his team trained this team from St. Paschal’s to learn the process and bring it to their parish. The program utilizes the different gifts of both staff and parishioners in combining their efforts to provide this opportunity for spiritual parish growth.
The program was rich in symbolism, and encompassed Scripture, song, prayer, witnesses and teachings. The topics for the three nights were: 1) Baptism – Called and Chosen; 2) Eucharist – Blessed, Broken and Shared; 3) the Holy Spirit – Sealed and Sent!
“Parish Alive” is aimed at sparking the faith life of each individual, thus setting aflame the parish community. The mission will heighten an awareness of our call to be church. Highlighting the gifts and talents given by God, the mission will lead to a better understanding of the work of the Church. It is hoped that this experience leads to more involvement, which will enliven and enrich the parish with a deeper sense of purpose and hope.
The program was presented March 24, 25, and 26, 2003 at St. Paschal Church beginning at 7:00 p.m. and lasting about 1-1/2 hours each night. There was a parish social in the Family Life Center after the Wednesday program.
The result of the elections at the Provincial Chapter in Australia are as follows:
Provincial Superior - Fr. Joachim Dirks
Provincial Consultor - Fr. Peter Collins
Provincial Consultor - Fr. Marcellus Glynn
Provincial Treasurer - Fr. Graeme Duro
Delegate to General Chapter - Fr. Peter Collins
Recently elected at the Provincial Chapter in the Philippines:
Provincial Superior - Fr. Sebastian “Bong” Luistro
Vicar and First Consultor - Fr. Jesus “Jhess” Malit
Second Consultor - Fr. Miguel “Mike” M. Garcia
Third Consultor - Fr. Joseph Matitu
Fourth Consultor - Fr. Mark Del Rosario
Provincial Treasurer - Fr. Juancho “Choy” Ramos
Elected at the Provincial Chapter in Holland-Germany:
Provincial Superior - Fr. Harrie Verhoeven
Vicar and First Consultor - Fr. Eugène van Heyst
Second Consultor - Fr. Piet Wouters
Third Consultor - Fr. Wim v.Meijgaarden
Fourth Consultor - Fr. Theo Hebing
Provincial Treasurer - Fr. Fons Kuster
Delegate to General Chapter - Fr. Eugène van Heyst
The Province of Spain has elected:
Provincial Superior - Fr. Juan José Uranga
Provincial Vicar - Fr. Ildefonso Martin
Second Consultor - Fr. José Cruz Igartua
Third Consultor - Fr. Juan Otaegi Otaegi
Fourth Consultor - Fr. Lino Emilio Diez
Provincial Treasurer - Fr. Jesus Odriozola Lasa
Delegate to General Chapter - Fr. Pedro C. Nuñez
“The journey begins . . . as the new [Provincial} team assures us of their continued support and collaboration in realizing the Kingdom of God on earth. Let us in return pray that our Eucharistic Lord be ever gracious in bestowing His loving and guiding Spirit upon them, as they carry out the task entrusted to them in the spirit of servant leadership and ministry for the greater glory of God.” By Br. Bobby Yanzon from the February 2003 issue of the Eukaristiya Sentro ng Buhay.
Nothing proclaims the significance of this month like the celebrations of the
Triduum and Easter . . . and the sale of Spring Fling raffle tickets! These
seasonal events are celebrated grandly in our parish! Much planning and preparation
goes into assuring that each liturgical occasion is a true experience of worship
and music as a Catholic community. The people of Corpus Christi gather before,
during and after Easter to express our oneness as the Body of Christ, and to
affirm our belief through ritual, action and symbol. Our bilingual celebrations
call each of us to the table as Easter people.
We find it is equally important to celebrate parish life by gathering for our annual church bazaar, Spring Fling. This, of course, includes the promotion and sale of raffle tickets. Every student in the school, religious education programs, and all parishioners are asked to support this important fund-raising effort. With some terrific raffle prizes, all donated of course, the tickets are easy to sell.
So, if you happen to be in Houston on the weekend of April 26 and 27, you are invited to stop by for some delicious ethnic foods, fun and games, and a raffle ticket or two. You just may be the lucky winner of a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, a $500 gift certificate to Target, a Dahon 21-speed folding mountain bike, a DVD/VCR or color television. Even if you don’t win, you are assured a delightful weekend of fun and festivity with the Corpus Christi community!
The faculty and students have returned to classes, refreshed after a week-long spring break, ready to tackle the final quarter of the school year. Special events to close out the year include a spring concert, May Crowning Mass and Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, awards ceremonies, and the 8th grade Graduation Mass and Dinner.
Meanwhile, the Admissions Office continues to interview prospective parents and assess new students for entry into Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. Exit interviews are also being conducted for those families not returning next year.
The staff of the parish offices, located in the Eymard Center, are delighted to be entering into the age of wireless technology. Thanks to the interest and expertise of Brother Joe Patrick, SSS, five offices are currently able to use the wireless network for e-mail communication and internet research. Plans to incorporate the other offices and upgrade computer systems are underway!
Finally, after many months of dedicated work and lively discussions by Pastoral Council, Hispanic Summit leaders, and many other ministries, the parish has a revised mission statement. Ratified by the Pastoral Council at their March 11 meeting, we are honored to share it with our Blessed Sacrament family and friends, as we strive to live by the ideals of our mission.
Embracing the Eucharist
As the source and summit of our lives,
We are a Catholic community
Committed to peace, justice and unity
Through worship, service, education and fellowship.
Acogiendo la Eucaristia comola fuente
Y cima en nuestras vidas,
Somos una comunidad Catolica,
Comprometida a la pax, las justicia, y la unidad
A traves del cuto, servicio, educacion y fraternidad.
Fr. Pittman spent much of the past month traveling. His travels first brought
him to Cleveland, then on to St. Joseph’s Church in Michigan to speak
about the outreach mission in Maryland and to thank the parish for the generous
support they are giving. Fr. Bob writes that he “was greatly edified by
the spiritual life of the parish.” He spent ten days there and enjoyed
every bit of it. He then returned to Cleveland to deal with a few health-related
issues and was back in Maryland in time for Ash Wednesday.
The Corpus Christi House and the Body of Christ Farm suffered through a few weather and flood problems. Repairs are underway, but thanks go to all of those individuals who have been of assistance through these difficulties.
Brazilian Deacon Junior visited Corpus Christi Parish in Houston, TX, then continued on his journeys to Chicago and Cleveland. He enjoyed a visit to the American side of Niagra Falls one day and participated in many activities in Cleveland. He visited the day school children at St. Paschal Baylon and participated in the Clown Rascals nighttime visits to the homeless of Cleveland joining with the group From Thy Bounty. He then returned to the Body of Christ Farm before leaving for Brazil on February 28.
The Body of Christ Farm continues its fund-raising efforts with a five car raffle at St. Mary’s in Landover Hills, the Mission Pig (up to 221 lbs. now), and the usual monthly raffle. Finally, garden plots are now available for rental—and ready for planting as soon the weather breaks.
Several parishes in the Galveston-Houston Diocese, including our own Corpus
Christi Church, were the sites for Life In The Eucharist Seminars this spring.
All three teams here at Corpus Christi in Houston have been extremely busy.
The LITE program was given in the form of seminars as well as missions throughout
the Lenten season. The numbers of attendees varied from eight to 150 at each
site. All the evaluations received were most positive and encouraging!
A traveling team consisting of CEE Director Fr. Bill Fickel, S.S.S.; Frank Zalar and Joe Kost from the Cleveland area; and Nancy MacRoberts from Houston presented LITE as a weekend retreat for eighty-five parishioners at St. Joseph’s Church in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Again, the response of the participants was excellent. Everyone always asks for “More!”
The LITE team at St. Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland assisted in the presentation of the parish Lenten Mission. The team from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church offered the seminar at St. John Neumann Parish in Strongsville, Ohio. Faith DiPippo reported thirty-seven enthusiastic participants were overwhelmed with their message of God’s love through the Eucharist.
In May, LITE team administrators from the United States will meet in Cleveland, Ohio for their annual get-together. Both Fr. Tom Wiese and Fr. Bill Fickel will be in attendance to help with the transition from Fr. Tom’s leadership to Fr. Bill’s guidance. Please keep our leaders in your prayers. Because of their dedication and devotion to the LITE movement, the message of the Eucharist is brought to many people.
The St. Paschal Baylon Clown Rascals again were a big hit at the annual St.
Patrick’s Day Parade. They received much attention while giving out smiles
and waves, and we realize yet again how blessed we are to have the only clown
ministry in the diocese.
Our 8th graders proved to be great entertainers as they presented The Music Man. This yearly production showcased the singing and acting talents of our graduates. Congratulations to them on their many fine achievements.
For the first time ever, many parishes and religious orders opened their doors on April 6 for the public to “come in and see” how religious live day to day. It was wonderful to see so many visitors —we had about 75 to 100 people.
OHIO: February’s meeting concluded the viewing of the final part of Fr.
J-Glenn Murray’s video on the Mass. What a wonderful experience for all
who attended. Discussion was, as always, spirited.
In March, it was decided that the Parish Mission would take the place of a regular monthly meeting. The meetings will resume in April.
ALL RELIGIOUS, especially those who are ill and suffering that God would bring strength and healing to them.
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Historical Perspectives of Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament
Father Edward Foley, Capuchin, will introduce us to the topic of prayer in the presence of the Eucharist and then trace for us its development throughout Christian history, giving us an understanding of where the practice of prayer before the Eucharist comes from and also the reasons why it has been done.
Father Foley is professor of liturgy and music at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He holds graduate degrees in music, liturgy and theology and a PhD from Notre Dame University. Fr. Foley has published more than 250 articles and 13 books. A well-known speaker and teacher, he has lectured throughout the United States, in Canada, Ireland, India and Europe.
Wednesday, May 14, 2003 — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Theological Perspectives of Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament
Father Kenan Osborne, OFM, will consider prayer before the Eucharist in a theological perspective, underscoring the relationship and connections between the celebration of the Eucharist and prayer before the sacrament.
Father Osborne was the second president of the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California, and dedicated 18 years to this ministry. He has written extensively in the fields of systematic theology, liturgy and Franciscan studies. He is past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Academy of Religion. He is known in the American church as teacher, educator and theologian.
Thursday, May 15, 2003 — 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Spirituality of Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament
Fr. Norman B. Pelletier, SSS, will work at outlining the spirituality that is associated with the practice of prayer before the Eucharist as well as integrate the information we have received from both Frs. Foley and Osborne.
Father Norman B. Pelletier, SSS — a religious of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and former Superior General of the Congregation and actual Provincial superior of the USA province of the Congregation — is a native of Lewiston, Maine and has extensive experience in multi-cultural experiences of Eucharist. Fr. Pelletier currently resides in Russell, Ohio.
Friday, May 16, 2003 — 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Canonical/Pastoral Realities dealing with Prayer in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament
On Friday, Fr. Paul Bernier, SSS will lead the participants in a discussion to help integrate the material heard into their religious practice. Fr. Paul is a noted author and theologian with doctoral work in theology at Fordham University and current editor of Emmanuel Magazine.
The Workshop is open to all priests, deacons, religious, and lay people who are interested in acquiring a sound basis for the practice of prayer before the Eucharist. Workshop fee is only $150.00 for the four days (lunch included) , or $40 for an individual day (lunch included). If you choose to stay at the Retreat Center, then the discounted registration and fees for the entire Workshop is only $360.00.
For information or to register for this workshop, contact: Center for Eucharistic Evangelizing (C.E.E.) in Houston. Tel:(713) 661-3958; fax:(713) 662-2014; e-mail:<firstname.lastname@example.org>
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