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Teresa Baker, SFO

Jan Parker, SFO

Richard Trezza, OFM

Carlos Calderon, SFO

Anne Mulqueen, SFO

May 15-18 Near St. Louis, MO
National Formation Workshop
For Fraternity Formation Directors

A national  formation workshop aimed at regional and local Secular Franciscan formation directors will take place May 15-18 at the Pallottine Center in Florissant, MO, on the outskirts of St. Louis.

The workshop will feature members of the National Formation Team and cover a range of topics:

  • Dynamics of Respectful Communication,
  • Vocation and Discernment,
  • Overview of Formation Materials,
  • Use of the Ritual,
  • Conflict Resolution within the Discernment Process,
  • Secular Spirituality, and
  • Breakout Sessions on Stages of Formation and a Meeting of Regional Formation Directors.

Evening and morning prayer will end and begin each day, with liturgies at 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Meals are included.

Cost is $260 per person double occupancy, or $350 for private room (limited number). Registration deadline is March 15. Send registration form with payment to Jan Parker, SFO, 190 Rockaway Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63368.

View agenda below.

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Thursday  May 15, 2008

1:00     Registration
6:00      Dinner
7:00     Introductions:   Jan Parker, SFO, Teresa Baker, SFO
Greetings from National Executive Council ~ Patrick Mendes, SFO
The Dynamics of RESPECTful Communication  ~ Jan Parker, SFO
 Night Prayer to follow

Friday, May 16, 2008

7:30        Morning Prayer 
8:00        Breakfast
9:00        Vocation ~ Teresa Baker, SFO  
9:40       Discerning Vocation with role-playing  ~ Fr. Richard Trezza, OFM 
10:20     Break
10:40     Breakout sessions  
A)   LFD Agents and Stages of Formation  ~ Carlos Calderon, SFO  
B)   Meeting of  RFD  ~ National Formation Team members 
12:00      Lunch
1:00-     Overview of formational material (optional) ~ Teresa Baker, SFO
2:00       Use of Ritual ~ Fr. Richard Trezza, OFM    Conference Room  
2:30       Break
2:45        Breakout Sessions:
A)    LFD  Fishbowl and Mutual Invitation ~ Anne Mulqueen, SFO 
B)    Meeting of RFD  ~ National Formation Team members 
5:00         Liturgy ~ Fr. Richard Trezza, OFM 
6:00         Dinner
7:15          Night Prayer

Saturday, May 17, 2008

7:30         Morning Prayer  
8:00         Breakfast
9:00        Profession ~ Teresa Baker, SFO 
9:40       Discerning Profession with role-playing ~ Fr. Richard Trezza, OFM  
10:20     Break
10:40    Conflict Resolution Within the Discernment Process ~ Anne Mulqueen, SFO
12:00       Lunch
2:00      Secular Spirituality/Praxis ~Teresa Baker, SFO  
3:00         Break
3:15         International Café 
5:00         Liturgy  ~ Fr. Richard Trezza, OFM 
6:00          Dinner
7:15         Rededication Ceremony  
7:45          Social

Sunday, May 18, 2008

8:00                 Breakfast
9:00                 Morning Prayer
9:30                 Round Table 
12:00               Lunch / Departure
3:00                 Checkout