Burning Hearts School Year Kick Off Retreat August 1, 2022
Our Lady of the Gulf Parish Center, Bay St. Louis, MS
This retreat to kick off the school year is for the staff at Our Lady Academy and Holy Trinity. We gathered to refocus on our common mission and grow in our relationships with Jesus and one another as teams.
Session i: Mission & Identity
In truth, everything in our parishes, schools, and ministries needs to be aligned with the vision of Jesus, which is his Great Commission.
Bishop Louis Kihneman, Missio Nostra
I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.
The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms. Now is the time to say to Jesus: “Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace”.
Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 3
Session iI: What Is a Disciple?
Session iII: Team Trust & Openness for Making disciples
If you would like to continue the conversation about making disciples in your school or classroom, please don't hesitate to contact us.