September 13, 2018, Detroit – Many people spend months preparing for Christmas, but are you ready for Advent, the Church season that prepares the hearts of the faithful for Christmas?
Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, writer and speaker on adult faith formation, has written and published a 2018 Advent booklet, Prepare the Way of the Lord, through The Pastoral Center. The booklet includes a reflection for each day’s Scripture readings, as well as a suggested daily action and a brief prayer.
A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once ministered as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.
Prepare the Way of the Lord can be ordered through The Pastoral Center via the link provided above or through the Weber Shop at Weber Retreat and Conference Center, 517-266-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Season of Creation is in full bloom at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, and the Sisters welcome all who are interested to walk with us through this special season.
The Season of Creation –Sunday, September 1 through Thursday, October 4 – is a special, optional season for Christians worldwide. This season gives Christians the invitation to deepen our relationship to God, our Creator, and to appreciate and find ways to protect God’s creation.
Upcoming Season of Creation events at the Motherhouse are as follows.
The Season of Creation also includes ongoing events. The 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays in St. Catherine Chapel and presided over by Father James Hug, SJ, Motherhouse Chaplain, will include a homily on various themes of the Season of Creation. The public is also welcome to Peace Prayer, held every Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. in Holy Rosary Chapel. During September, Peace Prayer will focus on themes related to the Season of Creation.
Sister Sue Schreiber, OP, will lead Meditation Walks in the Congregation’s Permaculture Gardens at 9:00 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Thursdays, September 13, 20, and 27 and October 4. Meet at the Gaia Garden (raised garden bed) of the Permaculture Garden on the Motherhouse campus.
Elaine Johnson, Permaculture Coordinator, will conduct Golf Cart Tours of the Permaculture Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Season of Creation. The tour will leave from the entrance of the Dominican Life Center on Tuesdays and from the main entrance of Weber Center on Thursdays. Reserve your space at the Dominican Life Center and Weber Center reception desks, or email Elaine at email@example.com.