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November 30, 2019
Just a reminder about our Day of Recollection, November 30 at the Franciscan Friary, 5750 Rosemont Blvd.( Entrance is at the base of the steps of the church, on the right. We are in the basement.) I included a schedule, which may change slightly. We are fortunate to have Father Raymond Lafontaine as our presenter. Fr. Raymond Lafontaine is the Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking Faithful, Director of the Office for English Pastoral Services and Pastor of St. Monica Parish. Besides all that he is a very good preacher. His talks are based on Pope Francis' APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION, "GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE", (the call to holiness in today's world).
Fr. Benny is the recently appointed Regional Spiritual Assistant for our region, the Regional Fraternity of Eastern Canada. · The format of the retreat will be a series of 5 presentations on Franciscan prayer, each followed by 30 minutes of practicing Franciscan prayer. The theme and format of the retreat follow the suggestions and recommendations of the participants of last year’s retreat. · The retreat will also include the popular “Saturday Night Live”, so bring your playful side and join in the songs, skits and storytelling. · The cost for the retreat is $180 per person. This includes the cost of $148.50 per person charged by the retreat centre (for 2 overnight stays, an ensuite room, 5 meals and snacks during the breaks) and $31.50 per person to cover the expenses for travel, accommodation and honorarium for the facilitator. · The registration form is attached to this newsletter . · The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.
9.00-9.30 - Coffee and Greetings 9.30 - 9.45 - Morning Prayer (10 minutes) and introduction of speaker 9.45 - 10.30 ˆ Talk 1: Called to Be Holy + Witness 1 10.30-10.45 - Break 10.45 - 11.30 ˆ Talk 2: Called to Serve + Witness 2 11.40 - 12.00 - Quiet Prayer 12:00 - Angelus 12:05 - Lunch (Shared lunch, bring something to share) 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Talk 3: Called to Witness + Witness 3 1:45 - 2:00 PM - Questions and Sharing 2:15 PM - Mass and Commissioning
Before the talk if you have a chance to view the documentary on Pope Francis, A Man of His Word, it will greatly add to the meaning of Fr. Ray's talk. See the film on Netflix, Youtube or Google Play See the trailer to the above. Spread the word. Hope to see all of you there. - Eric Lasota ofs
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