Sunday, January 25. 1:00-4:00pm.
American Martyrs Retreat House, Cedar Falls [map]
$10/adults. $5/students. [Fee Policy]
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Co-hosted by the Catholic Parishes in Waterloo in cooperation
with American Martyrs Retreat House
During most of the coming year we will be reading the Gospel according to St. Mark at Sunday Mass. This mini-retreat will highlight the way that St. Mark portrays Jesus and will explore how Mark develops the tradition about Jesus as Messiah. Our considerations will lead us to view some of the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament such as the portrayal of the suffering just man in the Book of Wisdom and the suffering servant songs in the book of Isaiah. While there is admirable continuity here between the Old and New Testaments, we will also examine how the “God of surprises” (as Pope Francis calls our heavenly Father) radically broke the mold of messianic expectation to grace the world with a new kind of suffering messiah.
Bill Mulcahey is retired Director of Campus Ministry and professor at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids. Bill received his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L.) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He served for fifteen years in basic Christian communities and higher education in Latin America, and for 12 years as Director of Campus Ministry and professor in the Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Campus Ministry Department at Mount Mercy. Bill serves as an instructor for the Archdiocese of Dubuque's Lay Formation and Hispanic Diaconate Formation Programs. Bill and his wife Damaris reside in Cedar Rapids with their daughters, Shannon and Maureen. They are members of St. Matthew Parish.
Spiritual Retreats offer partici-pants an opportunity to interrupt the normal busyness of every-day life in order to spend some time in study, quiet reflection and prayer. Retreats provide an opportunity for spiritual renewal, a prayerful encounter with God, oneself, and others, and an opportunity to re-focus on one's core values.
Our “mini-retreats” are designed for adults and young adults who are not able to participate in longer retreats but wish to spend some time nurturing their spiritual life and deepening their faith. Each mini-retreat lasts about three hours. The format may vary from retreat to retreat but will generally include a presen-tation, time for quiet reflection, discussion and prayer.
Our Mini-Retreat Series is made possible in part by a grant from the Archbishop Kucera Center for Catholic Intellectual and Spiritual Life at Loras College
• By phone: call 319-266-3543.
• By email: DBQAMRHsec@dbqarch.org
• Online: Click here to register online.