A Deacon s Retreat

Spirituality / Prayer Resources / Retreats a “ Deacon James Keating has created a timeless spiritual resource for deacons with A Deacon's Retreat . In eight meditations structured around the role of deacons at Mass , Deacon Keating ...

Author: James Keating

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809146444

Category: Religion

Page: 75

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A self-directed retreat for deacons in the Catholic Church designed to lead the deacon into silent adoration and deeper appropriation of his call from Christ to become a deacon.

Forming Deacons

... to call her husband to ordination as a deacon . Retreats Retreats are an important opportunity for the participants to have extended time with God , to receive spiritual guidance , and to reflect on their formation experiences .

Author: William T. Ditewig

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809144972

Category: Reference

Page: 242

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Forming Deacons: Ministers of Soul and Leaven consists of essays by recognized leaders in diaconate formation, many of whom contributed to the preparation of the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States, promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2004. While not a commentary on it, these essays take the National Directory as their reference point and foundation. Written from the multifaceted perspectives of pastors, deacons, academics, and church officials--all of whom are directly involved in the formation of deacons--Forming Deacons offers valuable insights on the process of implementing in practical terms the theories presented in the National Directory. This book will be a valuable resource for bishops, their staffs, all those involved in the formation of deacons, and diaconate aspirants and candidates.

Hunting Tradition in a Changing World

Yup'ik deacon candidates now receive three years training in their village before they are ordained . ... The Deacons ' Retreat : A Time to Pray Since 1971 the Yup'ik deacons have gathered once a year with Jesuit priests to contemplate ...

Author: Ann Fienup-Riordan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813528054

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Named 2001 Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society The Yupiit in southwestern Alaska are members of the larger family of Inuit cultures. Including more than 20,000 individuals in seventy villages, the Yupiit continue to engage in traditional hunting activities, carefully following the seasonal shifts in the environment they know so well. During the twentieth century, especially after the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the Yup'ik people witnessed and experienced explosive cultural changes. Anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan explores how these subarctic hunters engage in a "hunt" for history, to make connections within their own communities and between them and the larger world. She turns to the Yupiit themselves, joining her essays with eloquent narratives by individual Yupiit, which illuminate their hunting traditions in their own words. To highlight the ongoing process of cultural negotiation, Fienup-Riordan provides vivid examples: How the Yupiit use metaphor to teach both themselves and others about their past and present lives; how they maintain their cultural identity, even while moving away from native villages; and how they worked with museums in the "Lower 48" on an exhibition of Yup'ik ceremonial masks. Ann Fienup-Riordan has published many books on Yup'ik history and oral tradition, including Eskimo Essays: Yup'ik Lives and How We See Them, The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks and Boundaries and Passages. She has lived with and written about the Yupiit for twenty-five years.

Deacon Relationships Through the Body of Christ

Several years ago, I conducted an Associational- wide deacons' retreat in a church in South Carolina. The pastor of that church expressed a liberal bias concerning the Word of God. In a conversation one morning of the retreat, ...

Author: Donald E. Ledbetter

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781607917106

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Be the leader God intended you to be! Churches often elect deacons and fail to give them the training they need to accomplish their task, assuming that if one is qualified to become a deacon, he doesn't need training. This assumption has proven injurious both to the individual deacon and to the body of Christ. Dr. Ledbetter is one of the most qualified leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention to assist deacons in becoming the leader God intended them to be. As a pastor, he worked with deacons in four growing churches. Since entering evangelism in January 1984, he has conducted several hundred deacon retreats in both small and large churches across America, in addition to conducting revivals. To be an effective leader, a deacon must have a right relationship with Christ, his family, his church, his pastor, and with himself. This book discusses each of these relationships and provides spiritual insights that will help not only deacons, but every Christian leader to become all God intended them to be.

Step by Step Spirituality for Deacons

a deacon of around 60 who had come to the deacon retreat I helped lead, looked tense. His facial muscles were tight and his back slightly bent with anxiety. I later found out why: his wife Joyce had died 10 months before and recently ...

Author: Eddie Ensley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504000154

Category: Self-Help

Page: 65

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In this book, Deacon Eddie Ensley explores ways that permanent deacons can enrich their prayer and ministry through “lectio divina,” a renewed appreciation for the “Liturgy of the Hours,” and entering into a fuller sense of “diakonia.” The stories and insights in this book are truly tools for faith enrichment and “becoming one with God” in prayer and ministry.

Word Liturgy Charity

Some deacons expressed a desire for more opportunities for feedback and for participation in designing formation programs. ... add requirements and hold an annual archdiocesan deacon retreat (but not like a true “retreat”) in which new ...

Author: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498576277

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent and stable order of ministry in the United States, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University undertook a contemporary study of the diaconate in the United States. Building on studies completed in 1981 and 1995 as well as annual research that CARA has conducted for the USCCB since 2005, CARA designed a comprehensive study of deacons, their wives, diaconate directors, and bishops to explore all aspects of this ministry. This book explores trends in the diaconate as well as current and emerging opportunities and challenges in the ministry. Deacons and their wives, diaconate directors, and bishops share insights about how those trends impact diaconal ministry today and into the future.

A New Friendship

Therefore, a deacon should not fail to know the teachings of the pope and of his bishop. ... Direction and Retreat The seventh habit of creative fidelity is spiritual direction and the annual retreat. A deacon must have a spiritual ...

Author: Edward Buelt

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814639437

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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What is a deacon?" "What does a deacon do?" These are two questions pastors, parishioners, and even deacons themselves often ask. In A New Friendship Monsignor Edward Buelt answers these questions through an engaging conversation with the Scriptures, the eucharistic liturgy, and church teaching on the diaconate. Originally given as a retreat for deacon candidates, A New Friendship is now available to a larger audience of bishops, priests, deacons, deacons' wives, and candidates in formation. Buelt's treatment of al the major themes of the diaconate? Ministry of word, altar, and charity, as well as communion, sacrifice, service, and suffering? Is inspiring and enriching. He highlights the meaning of the diaconate through insightful and moving reflections on the Scriptures and proposes practical lessons for a deacon's ministry at Mass. Buelt offers sound counsel for the spiritual life of deacons in the voice of an attentive pastor of souls and as one who cares about the diaconate. A New Friendship is must reading for anyone interested in the diaconate and in diaconal ministry.

An 8 Day Ignatian Retreat for Priests Religious and Lay Ministers

It is not however a book designed to be read ; it is intended to be of assistance to retreat directors , guiding retreatants through the Exercises , ideally for the full thirty days . Many priests , deacons , religious , and other ...

Author: Thomas P. Rausch

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809144999

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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For almost five hundred years, the little book The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola has been an important source for Christian prayer-life. However, many Church ministers (priests, deacons, religious, and laypersons) do not have the time to make the full thirty-day Ignatian retreat with a spiritual director. This helpful resource seeks to lead a retreatant prayerfully into the heart of an Ignatian retreat by using contemplations and themes from the Spiritual Exercises as well as other meditations on the life of Jesus-but within an eight-day time frame. With a particular focus on ministry, both ordained and nonordained, the short chapters present mysteries from the life of Jesus and considerations that correspond to the dynamics of the Exercises. They represent a preparation for prayer, not to instruct but to move the imagination and hopefully the heart. An appendix offers additional scriptural texts. An 8 Day Ignatian Retreat for Priests, Religious, Deacons, and Lay Ministers enables busy and hardworking Church ministers to apply the Ignatian insights to their own interior life, which will result in rejuvenation and growth in their pastoral ministry.

The Servant Driven Church

Elders meet with deacons . 5. Have an elders / ministry / deacons retreat . 6. Write material and curriculum for school of ministry . 7. Ministry chairmen and ministers to seminar and other places for training . 8.

Author: Ray Fulenwider

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 0899009379

Category: Lay ministry

Page: 217

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