FORT LORAMIE — St. Michael and Ss. Peter and Paul churches in Fort Loramie, with the Archdiocese of
Cincinnati Catholic Relief Service (CRS) Committee, are co-sponsoring the second of three archdiocesan global awareness events.
The Vessels of Mercy Retreat will be at St. Michael’s Hall, 33 Elm St., Fort Loramie, Jan. 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. It is open to the public. Jan. 24 is the deadline for registration, which can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 937-295-2891, ext. 105.
Doors open with a fair trade sale sponsored by Holy Angels Church, Sidney. A simple supper with food from global recipes begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a three hour retreat.
The retreat will inclue “One on the Journey Solidarity Walk,” which is a collection of visuals and reflections on global awareness. Thomas Awiapo will talk to the group through a Skype video call and share his experience of living in Ghana first as a recipient of the benefits of CRS and now as the coordinator of CRS in Ghana. Rapid learning stations will focus on the extensive international efforts of CRS in Rwanda and Columbia, fair trade, Catholics Confront Global Poverty, and the Lenten program, CRS Rice Bowl. The evening will culminate with a reflection of being a “vessel of nercy” as “one on the journey.”
Another Vessels of Mercy Retreat will be Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Center, 1436 Needmore Road, Dayton. To register for the Dayton retreat, email email@example.com.