The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Thursday, February 20, 2003
The Ministry of Reconciliation

Tonight, February 20, I will be giving a presentation, Communicating the Heart, an evening of reflection for married couples at St. Theresa Parish, Oakland,CA. It is always a joy and an honor to go back there. I attended the first three years of grammar school there a long time ago. In 1992 they invited me to give a session for their Confirmation students. In 1998 they invited me to give this talk on Marriage. It apparently was so well received many people have been asking the pastor to invite me back. I have no idea where my 1998 notes are, but I think I can speak well to the topic.

Then on Friday we begin a Retrouvaille weekend for the Oakland Diocese.
Retrouvaille, as you have heard me say here before, is a ministry of reconciliation for troubled marriages. Retrouvaille International is more than 200 local communities around the world who work in this ministry of Reconciliation. There are 14 separate weekends being held Feb 21-23 around the country and around the world. We like to assure the couples that our friends and co-workers around the country are praying for them. If you would, please, just leave a note in the conversations area, and we will pass on your promise of prayer to the couples when they gather for Mass on Sunday.

Here is the list of the weekends being held Feb 21-23:

1. Oakland, CA
2. Oakland, CA (Spanish)
3. Virginia Beach, VA
4. Camden, NJ
5. Portland, OR
6. San Jose, CA (Spanish)
7. Denver, CO
8. Charlotte, NC
9. Madison, WI
10. Heightstown, NJ
11. Schuyler, NE
12. Brooklyn, NY
13. Augusta, GA
14. Singapore

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 5:13 PM link
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