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Cursillo: A 3-day renewal weekend for all people

What it is

You can email Alyce Goldsmith for more information.

Cursillo is a 3-day renewal weekend for all people, held at the Diocesan Retreat Center, DaySpring. If you are looking for an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Jesus’ teachings in a caring community, then please join us! The Cursillo weekend is followed by on-going support at Ascension as together we discover ways of living out our Baptismal vows. The next weekend is October 24th —27th. Contact: Alyce Goldsmith for more information.


Sunday morning programs:

9:00am BREAKFAST!! Join us for great food and fellowship!

9:15am John's Revelation  Bible Study with Father John Hiers & Alyce Goldsmith, in the workroom

10:15am Sunday school for our children BEGINS

                      Godly Play (ages 3, 4, 5, & 6 years old)

                      & Journeys (grades 1st—5th)

                      Our nursery is available for infants – 3 years, across the street; or we 

                      have an area in the side chapel for the little ones

11:20am  Sunday School for Middle School & High School

        Middle School meets in the Green Room across the street

        High School meets in the Youth Room across the street

11:30am Adult Education: St. John’s Gospel In the Parish Hall     

        with Father John Hiers & Sam Pilato

Tuesday Morning

10:00am  Gather for light refreshment and prayer; followed by small group studies. Tuesday Small group classes begin in the Parish Hall.

☧  First John — Bible study with Father Leo in the Parish Hall; bring your Bible.

☧  Calm my Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow — Book study with Bette Crown; meet in the Green Room

☧  Pilgrimage to Jordan/Jerusalem Revisited — We will explore our Old and New Testament roots as we revisit the sights and places our pilgrims visited this summer; in the Library with Alyce Goldsmith

☧  Book Study, William Wilberforce by Eric Metaxes —- Join Father John Hiers at The Oaks for this book study.

Tuesday Evening

6:30pm Tuesday Evening Supper & Teaching, Pilgrimage Revisited: We will explore our Old and New Testament roots as we revisit the sights and places our pilgrims visited this summer. Join us as we remember together our rich heritage in story, pictures and teaching. In the parish hall with Father John Hiers & Alyce Goldsmith


6:30pm Pot-Luck Supper: bring a dish to share in the Parish Hall

7:00pm Pilgrim’s Way: Movie and discussion in the Workroom

7:00pm  Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room



6:30am  Men’s Bible Study in the Parish Hall

10:30am Women’s Bible Study and Prayer in the Green Room

NOON — The Change that Changes Everything with Richard Rohr —

     video & discussion in the library with Alyce Goldsmith

St. Teresa’s Guild

If you have been involved with ChristCare or Stephen’s Ministers ministries, this is a perfect opportunity for you!! Come join the women and men who bring communion and minister to those no longer able to participate in parish activities — our shut-ins, homebound, and hospitalized members. This is a special ministry of love and care. All are invited to join. Father Leo is chaplain to this wonderful ministry. For more information, contact Anne Jones (727-412-5505). 

The next meeting is Monday, September 16th at 1:00pm in the Parish Hall.

Anytime Reading Options (this is NOT a safe list)

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

    by Brian McLaren

Jesus Freaks, Revolutionaries: Stories of Revolutionaries who changed their word: Fearing GOD, not man

    by dc Talk

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

    by Rachel Held Evans

Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious thoughts on Christian Spirituality

    by Donald Miller

Bonhaeffer: A Biography

    by Eric Metaxas

Carry on Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

    by Glennon Doyle Melton

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

    by Cheryl Strayed


    by R. J. Palacio

Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived

    by Rob Bell

(Click at the bottom of the page to order: amazonesmile!)



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