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- Published: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 22:17
AN ALERT FOR LAY MSC, OLSH, MSC - GATHERING COMING UP
Lay Gathering and Commissioning of the Australian National Council of the Laity of the Chevalier Family
13th – 15th September 2019
Bringing the Family Together
This is an historical moment in the life of the Australian Chevalier Family as the laity associated with the MSC and OLSH come together with the blessing of the MSC Sisters. This retreat will celebrate our shared history and affirm our shared charism as people of the Sacred Heart. It will be a ‘working retreat’ flowing out of our prayer and our resolution to move forward, recreating the vision of Chevalier in this place and in this time. The opportunity to explore our own, personal spirituality will take a back seat to the work of Bringing the Family Together. The image and symbol of a loaf of bread being created will be the thread that ties the retreat together and will become the bread we break and share at Eucharist.
5.00 pm Gather for finger food
7.00 pm Opening of the retreat: Welcome and introductions.
Opening Prayer - Here I am, Lord
9.00 pm Conviviality
9.00 am Session One Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies it remains a single grain …
Sharing our Spirituality of the Heart charism through prayer and reflection
10.30 am Morning tea
11.00 am Session Two Listening to each other – what did I hear?
11.30 am Session Three The development of the lay Chevalier Family
2.00 pm Session Four Leavening the Bread
A reading of the attached article: Ministering is at the Heart of Christianity by Mary Thorne. Please read the article before arriving at the retreat.
3.00 pm Session Five The Australian National Guidelines
A very brief overview of the Guidelines for the Australian National Council of the Laity of the Chevalier Family and the implications of those Guidelines.
How this development might help grow different active ministries and how these different ministries can cross-fertilise, support and collaborate with each other.
4:00 pm Free time
6.00 pm Dinner
7.30 pm Introduction of the Council members.
9.30 am Eucharist and blessing and inauguration of the Council members.
Closure of the retreat.
11.00 am First meeting of the National Council
Ministering is at the Heart of Christianity an article by Mary Thorne.
Accommodation includes finger food on arrival, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast.
Ensuite (limited number) $200
Single room shared facilities $180
Dormitory with shared facilities $140
My connection with OLSH/MSC:
Next of kin in case of emergency:
Special dietary requests:
Important medical information:
Please return form before September 1st to:
“Snail mail” C/o Fred Stubenrauch PO Box 19A Douglas Park 2569
Bank account details for remittance:
BSB: 062 784, Account number: 29785403, Account name: Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, St Mary’s Towers, Reference: Your Surname.