I am just so very proud of our parishioners here at Saint Francis! It is so great to see such a depth of spirituality and attention to spiritual matters here in this parish! Let me give you some of what I enjoy seeing here. On Ash Wednesday we began our Lenten Journey with record numbers attending the different Masses! Great job SFA! At all the Masses on the Second Sunday of Lent Fr. Daniel (our Lenten Retreat Master) invited the parishioner to come to the Lenten Retreat which was four nights –Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and concluding on Wednesday. Over 450 people came to the retreat each night! Wow! Great job SFA! This last weekend we kicked off the new SYMBOLON Online Faith Formation program. I have already received a flurry of emails from parishioner who have started this wonderful program. Great job SFA!
What is the Symbolon program, and why do I personally want you to invest an hour of your week for faith formation?
The great thing about this program is that it is completely on line. It was developed by the Augustine Institute just north of us in Denver. You simply go to the website, enter in the Access Code and Password and the learning begins. What I love about this program is that it is all there – there is a 10 minute overview of the material – reflection questions for you to get the “blood flowing” – a twenty minute presentation on the subject of the session and some questions for you to answer.
All you have to do is to send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know as you complete each of the 18 topics. I will personally give you a gift and a thank you card after you have completed the sixth and the twelfth lesson – and when you have completed all 18 – You get a big gift from the Parish, and a personal thank you letter from Bishop Sheridan!
Remember that an educated Catholic is our best Catholic! Anytime that you have questions on this email at the email above and we’ll help you! Please invest one hour for 18 sessions and learn about your faith! Remember that you can do this as a “Catholic Family Hour” as well! If you forget the password and log in info, email me and I will send it to you
You’re the best!