"Evangelization is being a living witness to others, with the courage and passion to share your faith in Christ."
Simply put, Evangelization is telling the Truth of God revealed in His Son Jesus Christ.
In His Holy Name Gift Shop
In His Holy Name Gift Shop is open Tues and Thurs 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturdays 5:30-6:30 pm, Sundays 8:00 am to 2:0 0pm and 6:00-7:00pm. For further information, please contact Janice Stepp 321-242-1923.
Live4More Discipleship Ministry
"Conversion means accepting, by a personal decision, the saving sovereignty of Christ and becoming his disciple"–Mission of the Redeemer, Pope John Paul II
PURPOSE: To further develop the spiritual lives of Catholic men through fellowship, accountability, and faith studies striving to enhance holiness in our everyday lives.
DESIGN: This training is designed for groups of three to eight men.
SYLLABUS: The Discipleship Faith series has five components.
- Holy Spirit
TIME FRAME: Each meeting should last approximately 90 minutes.
LOCATION: The meeting location should be an intimate and stress-free site such as a residential home or an apartment.
- Catholic Christian Faith Studies Series
- Catholic Topical Memory System
- Crossing the Goal DVD Series
- To encounter the love, forgiveness, and salvation offered in Jesus Christ.
- Create a deep and lasting conversion of heart & life.
- Encourage men through continued formation to be involved in the body of Christ in their parish, their diocese, and the Universal Church.
- To be able to better understand their personal conversion and to be able to convey that message to others.
- Equip men for future leadership.
I. DISCOVERY – The process of faith and conversion.
Conviction: To be able to fully understand our personal conversion and to be able to convey that message to others.
II. SOURCE – The Holy Spirit's vital role in our Christian walk
Conviction: To activate the power of the Holy Spirit to assist us in our ongoing conversion and faithfulness to a Christ centered life.
III. GROWTH – Practical elements to nurture our Christian life
Conviction: To grow in our Christian life through prayer, scripture, sacraments and fellowship which activate us to witness and service.
IV. OBEDIENCE – Surrender our beliefs and behaviors to God
Conviction: To become obedient to God through word and deed.
V. COMMISION – Truths and principles about evangelization
Conviction: To develop conviction and skill in sharing Christ with others, to gain confidence in it, and to engage in it regularly.
Christ Renews His Parish Retreats
"Christ Renews His Parish" (CRHP) Retreat is a weekend open to every adult member (age 21+) of HNJ (including non-Catholic spouses, etc.) where you will experience a personal, spiritual renewal and an abundance of joy in Christian Community. CRHP is a process designed to bring members of our parish together in Christ. It consists of two gifts. The first is a 'gift' of the weekend to you where you "come away" from the everyday world for a time of listening, sharing, prayer, fun and food! The second is your 'gift' to others where you simply take your renewed heart into your everyday life.
The renewal weekend, is given by a team of Parishioners, like you, along with a Priest/Deacon who have come together to prepare this 'gift' for you. Men and women attend separate weekends. This is not a silent retreat. The emphasis is on personal and community renewal. The process is centered on the sharing of God's love by members of the Team and table sharing in a liturgical, scriptural, prayerful & casual atmosphere. There will be no pressure on your to talk or share. Sensitivity to you and your needs will always be respected.
The renewal process does not come on like a tornado! It brings God's message of love into finer focus and allows you a relaxed atmosphere to respond to Christ's call to a closer and deeper relationship with Him and other members of our parish.
This is an 'on-site' weekend at HNJ. It begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday morning and conclude on Sunday at approximately 4:00 PM. Accommodations are simple but very adequate. Sleeping arrangements are provided on large comfortable air mattresses and/or costs, but if you require a bed due to a health issue, we will accommodate you. All meals are prepared for you. If you have special dietary or other requirements, we will accommodate you. Please specify them on the Reservation Form. The entire weekend is informal. Casual and comfortable clothing will be the 'uniform of the day:'! All you will need to bring is your own pillow, sheets, blanket, (or sleeping bag), towel, personal toiletries, medicines and your selection of casual clothes for Sunday.
Sacraments are part of the weekend. Mass is celebrated and Reconciliation is available.
Can you afford this weekend? Absolutely "YES!" While the process attempts to be self-sustaining, we ask that you do not stay away for financial reasons. Donations at the end of the weekend are welcomed and always kept private and anonymous.
Men: Contact: Bernie Yandura (321) 633-3196
"I was in prison and you visited me."
The Kairos Prison Ministry is a group of dedicated Catholics who minister to those incarcerated in local prisons. For more information, contact Wendall Koontz, 321-223-5551.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
What is RCIA?—RCIA is the process by which adults become full members of the Catholic community. It restores the ancient catechumenate—the process by which persons became Christians in the early church by praying and studying with the community. After their Lenten retreat, they were initiated into the community at the Easter Vigil. Like the ancient catechumenate, RCIA takes place within the community, emphasizing the community as the initiating body. The contemporary catechumenate is an extended process of conversion, faith formation and transformation. Rather than a "program of instruction", it is a multi-dimensional process which includes immersion in the Word of God, worship, community, and service.
Who participates in RCIA?—Primarily the process is for unbaptized adults who want to know more about the Catholic faith. If an adult is unbaptized, the process usually takes at least a year, and the catechumenate celebrates all three of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. The process is also for baptized Christians who wish to become Catholics. In this case the time for the process is variable, depending upon the candidates' readiness. Candidates are not re-baptized. They make a profession of faith and celebrate Confirmation and First Eucharist. RCIA is also for adults who may have been baptized Catholic but have not celebrated Confirmation or First Eucharist. There are 4-periods in the process, which correspond to a person's growth in faith and entry into the life of the catholic community. Movement from one period to another is marked by liturgical celebrations (Rites) in which the whole community participates:
- Pre-Catechumenate (Inquiry)—This period provides Inquirers opportunities to reflect on their experience of God and to ask questions. The community in turn shares with them the good news of Jesus Christ.
- Catechumenate—This period begins with the Rite of Acceptance. It is a substantial period of formation in the Christian life. Members deepen their conversion by embracing the community's way of life; by participation in worship; by catechesis based on the Word of God; and by sharing in the Church's mission.
- Purification & Enlightenment—This period coincides with the season of Lent and is a time of intensive preparation for the sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist) at the Easter Vigil. Through liturgies and reflection, the whole community joins the candidates in focusing on the transformation of the whole person to the way of Christ.
- Mystagogy (Savor the Mysteries)—During the Easter season the newly initiated (Neophytes) continue to meet weekly to savor the experience of the Easter sacraments, reflect on their meaning for their lives and embrace their share of the Church's mission in the world.
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Women of Faith
Our mission is to unite together as women committed to deepen our faith through prayer and scripture study. Our goals are to open our doors to all women who believe in our mission and to deepen our faith through faith-sharing and scripture study. We strive to complete two to three scripture studies per year (September to May) as well as continuing our education about God's word, the Catholic Faith and prayer.
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