Weekly Update July 26, 2017

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The parish is gearing up for another full year of learning, serving and growing and we encourage you to scour this week's edition for information.

Don't forget you can get audio of homilies anytime by clicking here (bookmark it for future reference!)

News

Check out the www.gbres.org homepage for a picture gallery of the youth service trips this summer!

Generations of Disciples - We are well underway preparing for Generations of Disciples, our parish faith formation. This year's theme is "Our Spiritual DNA: Church History and Our Story". Families of all shapes and sizes and all parish members and guests are welcome to join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month for speakers and grade-level learning. Visit www.gbres.org/faithformation for more information and/or click here to register.

Check out our new theme song for the year!

Bishop Robert Morneau to Receive Christian Stewardship Award at ICSC 55th Annual Conference
The International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) is pleased to announce that the Most Reverend Robert Morneau, retired auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin will receive the 2017 ICSC Christian Stewardship Award at its 55th
annual conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia from September 17—20, 2017. Each year ICSC recognizes individuals or organizations for their unique and
extraordinary witness to Christian stewardship as a way of life by honoring them with the ICSC Christian Stewardship Award. Bishop Morneau will also deliver the closing, sending forth address and reflect on this year’s ICSC conference theme, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response. He was a member of the original committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that developed the bishops’ pastoral letter on Christian stewardship which was published in 1992. One of the first American priests to be named a bishop by Saint John Paul II in 1979, Bishop Morneau is considered among the Catholic Church’s revered resources on stewardship. He is a poet and author, having written a number of books and articles appearing in Catholic periodicals, and is a much sought-after speaker as well.

Events

August 5th, 2017, Meet our Seminarians! 
Join the Esto Vir men’s apostolate of Green Bay as they sponsor the 2nd annual Walk for Vocations.  This family-friendly walk will take place on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Campus.  This is a great way to walk as disciples, foster vocations, pray, and witness to each other.  Many of our seminarians will be present to walk with you.  For just a small donation, you will receive a t-shirt and refreshments along the way.  Register your family or yourself at www.estovir.com

August 15th, 2017 Feast of the Assumption of Mary - Holy Day Masses at 8:05am and 6:00pm

August 27th, 2017 Autumnfest - come for food, fun, games and time with our wonderful community as we celebrate the end of summer and the coming of autumn! Click here for more information!

Mark Your Calendars! September 21st, 2017 at 7:00pm, Dr. Robert Wicks

“Prayer in the Catholic Tradition: Exploring the Other Side of Your Soul”

When Fr. Bede Griffiths went to India to establish a Christian contemplative community he said that he was also going there to “explore the other half of my soul.” Catholic prayer is so much richer than many people realize. In this lively, informative, encouraging, and sometimes challenging presentation, Dr. Wicks will offer practical approaches to learning, practicing and sharing a vital prayer life that can, in Jesus’ words, “make all things new.” Topics will include making friends with a gospel, deepening your own “rule of prayer,” and “simple approaches to contemplation,” and “dealing with resistances to prayer.”

For over 35 years, Dr. Robert Wicks, has been called to speak calm into chaos by individuals and group experiencing great stress, anxiety and confusion. Dr. Wicks received his doctorate in Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Wicks has published over 50 books for both professionals and the general public including the bestselling “Riding the Dragon”. He is also the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Counseling Association’s Division on Spirituality, Ethics and Religious Values in Counseling and was awarded a Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice from Pope (now St.) John Paul II for his service.

Did you know that Resurrection Parish offers the low-gluten hosts approved by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, made by the Benedictine Sisters in Clyde, Missouri?  Here is their website for more information: https://altarbreadsbspa.com/about-us/