Greetings to All. The Office of Evangelization would like to make you aware of several evangelistic events coming up in the new year. We are offering two four week Kerygma series in English and one in Spanish. The details are below. Printed promotional materials should be coming shortly. In the meantime we want to give you this info so that you can mark your calendars and begin to share with others. Our hope is that people will invite family, friends and co-workers who do not go to church. We intend to offer a welcoming atmosphere, a compelling case for Christ, and some light refreshments.
The themes for the series are:
Week 1 – Creation: God’s Plan for Humanity.
Week 2 – The Fall: Sin and its Consequences.
Week 3 – God’s Solution: Jesus and What He Does for Us.
Week 4 – Our Response and Our Destiny
Don’t Walk It Alone—God’s Plan for You in a Messy World
Join us for Kerygma Nights, a night of answers to some of the big questions we all have, as we share the core of what the Gospel reveals through short talks, discussion and Q&A with others who are asking the same questions as you are.
Invite a friend to join you at one or at all of the four evenings.
Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12
Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak
Jan.28, Feb.4, 11, 18
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Dearborn
Feb.6, 13, 20, 27
Jolly Pumpkin, Royal Oak
We want to give you a heads up on five Mercy Nights sponsored by the Office of Evangelization. They will take place in the New Year.
- There will be four Mercy Nights in English and one in Spanish: Fridays, 7:00-9:00 pm
- Jan 11: Ste. Anne, Detroit
- Jan 25: St. Mary, Monroe
- Feb 8: St. Hugo of the Hills, Bloomfield Hills
- Feb 15, St. Thecla, Clinton Township.
- The Spanish Mercy Night will take place on February 22 at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Detroit.
- The English events will be led by the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Spirit (Fr. Athanasius Fornwalt); Fr. Patrick Gonyeau and Sue Cummins will lead the Spanish Mercy Night.
- The Mercy Night will offer a time of praise and worship, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, proclamation of the love of Jesus, time for prayerful response to God’s invitation, opportunity to go to confession and to receive prayer. We encourage people to invite family and friends who do not go to church to attend—the nights are designed to welcome those who are far from God or uninvolved with Church as well as anybody seeking refreshment and renewal.
Please mark your calendars and think about who you can invite. If you have any questions, let one of us know. Begin to spread the word. As soon as the promotional materials are ready, we will make them available to you.
Susan M. Cummins
Regional Coordinator of Evangelization, South
Archdiocese of Detroit
12 State Street, Detroit, MI 48226-1823
P: 313-237-4663 Cell: 734-637-7817
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