A summer session of the Called & Gifted process will be offered four consecutive Thursdays in July, beginning July 9th. The sessions will run from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Debbie Thiede will lead the sessions.
If you haven’t gone through Part 1 of the Called & Gifted process–or if you missed sessions you’d like to make up–call the parish office to register. If you went through Part 1 but haven’t followed up with an interview, you may also schedule one by calling the parish office.
Called & Gifted is a discernment process that helps you discover the particular charisms (gifts) that God has given you to be used for others; charisms like intercessory prayer, mercy, helps, administration, service, teaching, evangelism, and more.
Cost of materials is $20 per person (family members may share). Pre-registration is encouraged; please call the Parish Office at 810.659.2501. Come and explore the gifts God has given you to share his love and comfort with others!
A Testimonial from St. Robert Parishioner, Clare Londrigan:
“God wants you to use your special gifts! In the fall of 2012, there was an invitation in our Parish Bulletin to attend a Called and Gifted Workshop. With some tribulation, but with much encouragement from my wife, Susan, and friends, I agreed to attend. Wow, what a good decision! All my life I knew that each of us, without exception, had been given special gifts (Charisms) from God at Baptism and Confirmation. What many of the gifts are and how we use them, though, I didn’t fully know. I also didn’t appreciate how uniquely the gifts are given by God to each of us. For example, some people are given the gift of wisdom, others the gift of teaching, others the gift of service, others the gift of hospitality, others the gift of administration, and so on. In fact, we are all given multiple gifts to build up the Church. I definitely didn’t know that there was a way for us to identify these gifts! The Workshop opened up new ways for me to share my faith and see how special each of us is to God and His Church. God truly wants us to use the gifts He gave us to build up His Church and bring others close to Him. If we don’t answer the call and discover our gifts, there is a possibility that the work He wants us to accomplish will be left undone. The Called and Gifted Workshop is not the “program of the month” or “program of the year,” but what the Church has been called to from the very beginning. One of the best gifts you can give yourself is to attend a Called & Gifted workshop. If you are open to what God wants to do through you, then you will never be the same.”