ACTS proto-Core (May) — 15791 Falmouth

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


Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH

Project Description:

One bother knight and 8 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 book study hosted by OLH – Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone by James Martin. The participants are half way through the book and will finish mid to Late June. The response to the book has been very positive.

2. OLH will be having their yearly planning meeting for the Parish calendar. OLH will host Commissioning Mass and Pentecost event for 2021 Men’s retreat. They will host send off and homecoming for 2022 women’s retreat.

3. Update on Women’s Day of Reflection: All spots for attendees have been filled and there is currently a waiting list. The Day of Reflection will be held in the church hall at Holy Martyrs on 5/22/21 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The team’s only concern is on having enough parking spaces as there will also be a funeral in the church that morning. Protocore discussed whether this should be an ongoing event or a one-time event.

4. Core formation: The Core formation process is currently on hold for another year. This is to allow more men and women to go through the retreat and teaming experience and be eligible for a role on Core.

5. Chapter meeting (held remotely). An update was provided to Chapter on the women’s team preparation for the day of reflection.

6. Men’s 2021 Retreat Director: The candidates for the 2021 Men’s Retreat director were selected.

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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