Written by Sherry
Sunday, 26 June 2011 13:03
For those of you who are down under and those who have family and friends down under, a Called & Gifted workshop is going to be happening in Sydney in July:
Called and Gifted is a program of the Siena Institute offered in Sydney through the Catholic Adult Education Centre.
We are all called and gifted by God to fulfil a unique vocation. Through Baptism and Confirmation, every Christian receives special gifts from the Holy Spirit called charisms.
Discerning charisms can be a major clue in determining God’s plan for your life, as well as your role in God’s plan for humanity. Knowing your charisms can help you make better decisions, simplify your life, excel at work, free yourself from envy and better appreciate your family’s gifts.
The Called and Gifted Workshop is a tool for helping Catholics discern the spiritual gifts (charisms) they received at Baptism and Confirmation. These charisms are given so that we can be a source of God’s love and providence to others.
Melanie, a participant at a recent Called and Gifted Workshop, said: "The workshop proved to be transformative for me in the space of a few weeks. It was a paradigm shift - a real awakening,"
"What struck me from the beginning was that this was a structured program that let us through a process that involved deep thinking and a challenge to growth. It has a deep personal focus which led to exploring how to be more yourself for the sake of others. This was deeply revelatory"
We are all called and gifted by God to fulfil a unique vocation. Discerning charisms can be a major clue in determining God’s plan for your life, as well as your role in God’s plan for humanity. Knowing your charisms can help you make better decisions, simplify your life, excel at work, free yourself from envy and better appreciate your family’s gifts.
The workshop is run on a Friday evening and all day Saturday. Lunch on Saturday and all handouts are included in the registration cost ($85).
The workshop can be especially useful for:
- "Cradle Catholics" and active parishioners
- Young adults discerning career/vocational direction
- Parents in assisting children live their faith and recognise their gifts
- People in transition: changing jobs, empty nesters, returning to work, facing retirement
- New or returning Catholics exploring what it means to live their faith as an adult
- Catholics discerning a call to religious life or ordination
- Parish staff and leaders who want to nurture and empower parishioners
For the registration form please email
or visit www.caec.com.au or call 02 9646 9010.
- Created by:
- John Gresser at 6:04am on June 22nd 2011
- Event type:
- Education » Workshop
- Event host:
- Catholic Adult Education Centre
- When is it?:
- 2011 Jul 15th 19:30 - 16th 16:30
- Where is it?:
- 3 Keating St, Lidcombe, Australia, 2141