DIACONATE RETREAT PROGRAM MINISTRY OFFERINGS
Laura Huval Music Ministry Diaconate Retreats are a unique experience that incorporates scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, reflection and song into a custom retreat. To bear witness to Christ the Servant, and to inspire all the faithful to serve Christ in their vocations. Laura Huval’s original song, “Servant Heart,” will serve as the theme song for the Retreat. The retreat may be adapted for 1 to 5 days in length. (Wives may attend)
Diaconate Retreat Program
To bear witness to Christ the Servant, and to inspire all the faithful to serve Christ in their vocations. Laura Huval’s original song, “Servant Heart,” will serve as the theme song for the Retreat.
The retreat will consist of Scripture reflections, Lectio Divina, studies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, guided meditations, praying with music, personal prayer time, group sharing, time for Eucharistic Adoration, & rest. The retreat may be adapted for 1 to 5 days in length. (Wives may attend)
- Scripture reflections
- Lectio Divina
- studies of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- guided meditations
- praying with music
- personal prayer time
- group sharing
- Eucharistic Adoration
Retreat sessions include the
THE BRIDGE: Deacons serve as a bridge between the life of the sacred and the life of the secular. The Deacon integrates his self-emptying service of the liturgy, word and charity; he acts in the person of Christ the servant, bearing witness to God’s loving concern for everyone.
LISTENING WITH EMPATHY: The interior life and spirituality of the diaconate helps us to discern the will of God and listening in the present moment. Empathy is a witness to Christ, seeing the crucified Christ in the one who suffers and also witnessing the resurrected Christ to the one who suffers.
WHO AM I?: “RIM'' stands for Relationship, Identity, & Mission. The RIM Dynamic is a way to integrate the Servant Mysteries into the life of the deacon.
JOYFULLY GIFTED: Where is the Holy Spirit calling you? To know one’s charisms requires a process of identifying and continually discerning the patterns in life where God may be calling you.
Make Room: Harmonizing God’s Call to Marriage and the Diaconate: Make room for harmony in the vocations of the Diaconate and marriage. The married deacon need not find balance, but integration.
FIAT: "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2:5). Our Blessed Mother calls us to listen to her son. We will reflect on Mary's fiat and how God calls us into a more intimate relationship with him in the Eucharist. Trust and surrender are essential to the Christian life.