ACTS proto-Core (July) — 15791 Falmouth

ACTS proto-Core (July) --- 15791 Falmouth


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

Two bother knights and 6 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

1. Update on Women’s Day of Reflection held 6/12/21:

27 Women and 10 team attended the event. Several members of team were unable to make the rescheduled date.
Format consisted of 3 witness talks with faith sharing in small groups, Adoration, and lunch break.
Leadership team is preparing a manual to assist with similar events in the future
Income: $1,255.00; Expenses: $1,484.00 (this includes the cost for lunch at $750.00)
The women that attended reported positively about the experience.
Protocore discussed feasibility of holding similar events in the future.

2. 2021 Men’s ACTS Retreat:

A new venue is needed to host the retreat as Notre Dame Spiritual Center will not re-open for retreats in 2021. Dates have been reserved at Marie Joseph Spiritual Center for 12/16-12/19/21. Leadership Team is also looking at the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk for same dates in December.
Team recruitment will start in several weeks.

3. Dates were reserved at POTHE for send off and homecoming: These dates will have to be changed due to revised retreat date now in December.

4. Picnic at St. Gregory for the ACTS community: Sunday 8/29/21 from 1-4PM. Protocore discussed communication strategies to wider ACTS community including emails, Flocknote, and bulletin announcements.

5. Update on Pro-Life Rosary for October at Holy Martyrs: The event was approved by Fr. Phil. A date still needs to be determined, and a program will be drafted

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.

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