ACTS proto-Core (March) --- 15791 Falmouth
Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH
One bother knight and 5 parishioners attender our past Parish ACTS retreat proto-Core meeting, the proto-Core Team meets every month to plan the annual women’s ACTS retreat and the men’s ACTS retreat, our meetings were conducted at Holy Martyrs Church before the pandemic declaration, after the pandemic declaration we continue our meetings by means of video conference, during our last meeting the men’s ACTS retreat director gave an update on the retreat preparation and the COVID-19 guidelines to be used during the retreat preparation and during the retreat
1) Update on Women’s Day of Reflection: Scheduled for 5/22/21 at Holy Martyrs.
a) 16 women have agreed to be on team. Teaming will last 8 weeks starting with a mini retreat via Zoom on 3/13/21.
b) Total attendance is capped at 50. There are spots for 32 attendees plus the team.
d) Women’s leadership team asked for help from Protocore in preparing text for pulpit talks. OLH Pulpit talks are scheduled for 4/10-4/11/21. Dates for POTHE have to be determined.
e) ACTS page on POTHE website will have to be updated to reference Day of Reflection.
f) Discussion about marketing including brochures and bulletin announcements.
2. Core Training: Saturday March 20 from 9 AM – 2 PM.
3. Preliminary discussion of a dedication in October 2021 of the Memorial Stone for the Unborn located at Holy Martyrs.
Our ACTS proto-Core also includes parishioners from Our Lady of Hope Parish, this accomplish two objectives, the first one is to help the Parish of The Holy Eucharist to strength our 3+ year ACTS ministry and to expand the reach of the ACTS retreat to other Parishes, over these past 3 years the ACTS retreat has touched and changed the lives of 100+ parishioners, the fruits of the retreat have been clear in the four core areas of ACTS, A (Adoration) C (Community), T (Theology) and S (Service), many of our Parish ministries have seen a grow in participation coming from the retreatants.
POTHE/OLH ACTS CORE Formation: Both pastors gave their blessing to move forward with forming a Core. By forming a Core, the POTHE/OLH ACTS Community will be a legal Community in the eyes of ACTS Missions. Forming a Core is the next step in the ACTS process after having the 4 Mission Retreats, 2 Men’s and 2 Women’s retreats. The Core is the “guiding body,” along with the pastors and Fr Marquis, our ACTS Chaplain, that assures that all retreats are kept in the true order that ACTS intended, SIMPLE, CATHOLIC, REVERENT.