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Mission Statement:

Back row from left: Blessed Mother, Minh, Lucy, Karen.  Front row from left: Rev Father John Eudes, Teresa, Sauling

We are Catholic women of all ages (single, separated, divorced and widows) who live in the world. Through spiritual friendship, we try to support, help and learn from one another as we dedicate our lives to seek, to serve and love God above all else and in all things.

 

Our goals and norms:

Sustained by God's love and mercy and advised by Rev. Father John Eudes, we try to help, encourage and support one another in learning how:

- to be independent

- to gain confidence and healthy self-esteem

- to practice virtues which will help lead to purity of heart by

o  Practicing perseverance, fidelity and faithfulness

o  Practicing honesty, openness, trust and humility

o  Living chastity and charity

- to be involved spiritually and participate actively in activities during group meetings and other commitments.

 

Saturday monthly meeting: horarium and requirements
           
We usually follow schedule I. Schedule II is observed when there are visitor(s) or associate member(s) join us.

Location and time: New Helfta studio & Genesee Abbey. We usually meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

 

Rev. Father lecturing the Rule of St. Benedict

Schedule I (Genesee)
1:00 - 2:00 Opening prayer / group discussion / sharing

2:15 - 3:45 None, Rev. Father's conference and confession

4:00 - 5:15 Mass followed by Vespers
5:20 - 5:30 Comments / final prayer
6:00 Supper (optional)

Schedule II (New Helfta studio & Genesee)
12:30 - 1:15 Opening prayer / dinner / greetings

1:30 - 2:00 Group discussion/sharing

2:15 - 3:45 None, Rev. Father's conference and confession

4:00 - 5:15 Mass followed by Vespers

5:20 - 5:30 Comments / final prayer.
6:00 Supper (optional)

 

Vy and Sauling cutting brownies as we celebrated R.F.'s 50th Ordination

Mandatory requirements for committed members

            Daily:

1. Attend daily mass if possible; otherwise, read some Scripture passages.

2. Either pray the Divine Office or the Rosary and do meditation daily.

3. Daily spiritual reading, preferably two extended periods in the day.

4 Join daily designated prayer time for Rev. Father and group members before lunch.

Monthly:
1. Attend monthly meeting.

2. Pray and stay in touch with one’s prayer partner at least four times a month either by email or phone, especially to discuss the assigned readings (or spiritual matter if one feels open to it).

3. Submit one to two questions and a written reflection by email on the monthly assigned readings two days prior to the meeting date.

Yearly:

1. Participate in the Three-day-weekend Annual group retreat.

Requirements for associates living at a distance:

Lucy introducing herself to the group

            Daily:

1. Attend daily mass if possible; otherwise, read some Scripture passages.

2. Either pray the Divine Office or the Rosary and do meditation daily.

3. Daily spiritual reading, preferably two extended periods in the day.

4 Join daily designated prayer time for Rev. Father and group members before lunch.

Monthly:
1. Pray and stay in touch with one’s prayer partner at least four times a month either by email or phone, especially to discuss the assigned readings (or spiritual matter if one feels open to it).

2. Submit one to two questions and a written reflection by email on the monthly assigned readings two days prior to the meeting date.

Yearly:

1. Participate in Three Day Annual group retreat.

Requirements for guests

1. Email Minh at Minhkh@rochester.rr.com in advance of your visit.

2. You will be informed about our Sunday readings so you can participate in Rev. Father's conference.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING OUR GROUP OR ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US, PLEASE CONTACT MINH AT Minhkh@rochester.rr.com


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