DVD Panel Presentation
Michael Hernon, Dr. Regis Martin, Jeff Cavins,
Dr. Scott Hahn
March 23, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Followed by group discussion
Dr. Regis Martin, Professor of dogmatic & systematic theology, Franciscan University Steubenville. A popular speaker at Catholic conferences, retreats & other settings.
Jeff Cavins is recognized speaker nationally and internationally as effective & engaging speaker. He has developed the Great Adventure: A journey through the bible that helps people see the “big picture” of God’s plan.
Dr. Scott Hahn is an American Roman Catholic lay theologian, contemporary author, professor & Christian apologist. Hahn is know for his notable research on early Christianity during the apostolic age.
Michael Hernon, Vice President of Advancement, Franciscan University of Steubenville. Michael is utilizing his passion, experience and network to serve his alma mater, Franciscan University in order to advance its mission.
Take time this lent to feed your soul and delve into the depths of the Mystery of Suffering. How can we unite our suffering to Jesus thus giving it eternal value?
“As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and the disciples told Jesus about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up.” Mark 1:30-31
Symbols of anointing
Everyone at some time or other will experience illness or suffering. The Gospels relate numerous times of Jesus healing the sick by the laying on of hands or a simple touch. He healed all who were in need of healing. The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is a continuation of this healing ministry of Jesus.
Because of its very nature as a sign, the sacrament of the anointing of the sick should be celebrated with members of the Christian Community or members of ones family. Communal anointing is a powerful witness to the church community. Those who present themselves for anointing are expressing their dependence on God and acknowledging their own limitations. It may also occur in the Home, Hospital, or at the site of an accident. The presence of family or friends is encouraged for anointing’s outside of church.
Who should present themselves for anointing?
Members of the faithful, of all ages, who are physically/ mentally ill or of old age may present themselves for anointing. Serious illness, disability or impending surgery is good reason to request Anointing. The question to ask yourself, will I benefit from Christ’s healing touch and the prayers of the Church?
How do I arrange for an anointing?
- Attend the church community anointing.
- Call the Church an request an anointing. The secretary will notify the priest.
- If in the Hospital, call the hospital Chaplain of the hospital who will notify the priest.
- Make a personal request of the pastor or assistant pastor.
Father Kevin Boucher – 701-232-2414, ext. 123
Father Reese Weber – 701-232-2414, ext. 122
Sister Sharon Houle – 701-232-2414, ext. 126
We, members of Nativity Community, live out our baptismal call by distributing communion to those who are ill. Jesus….”taking the five loaves and two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied….,” (Matthew 14:19-20)
We who have received Christ’s love and gift of Himself in the Eucharist, respond through a ministry of love and service. The Eucharist teaches us about human dignity, calls us to a right relationship with God, ourselves and others. We are transformed and sent forth to fulfill God’s will by sharing our gifts with others through ministry. (Nativity Church of Fargo)
Are you interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister of the Sick?
1. Commitment – 1 day a month for 30minutes to hour.
a. Complete Sanford orientation volunteer program.
b. receive certificate of appointment as EMHC.
c. learn the procedure for distributing communion.
d. accompany another EMHC at the hospital x2
If you are interested please contact Sister Sharon Houle, 701-232-2412, ext. 126 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org