Following Jesus! Christians have an on-going access to the Holy Spirit in a number of ways. The Holy Spirit enters our life when we read the Bible, study authoritative Church teaching, worship God through the liturgy, or receive the sacraments. We can also open up our lives to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit through personal prayer, by exercising our God-given charisms (spiritual gifts), through living our individual vocations, as well as through the witness of the saints (CCC, 688).
What is a Charism or spiritual gift?
Charism is simply the Greek word used in the new Testament for "favor" or "gratuitous gift." Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to Christians by the Holy Spirit to enable them to be powerful channels of God's love and redeeming presence in the world. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, charisms are to be used in charity or service to build up the Church. (CCC, 2003).
Come experience the 2 day Charisms of the Holy Spirit Workshop! Find out your charisms and mission in life. Scheduled sessions will appear as events at the bottom of this page and on the parish calendar.
PARTICIPANTS PLEASE NOTE:
PARTICIPATION ON FRIDAY NIGHT IS CRITICAL. AN ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY NIGHT & THEN SATURDAY IS BASED ON YOUR RESULTS FROM THE ASSESSMENT. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY.