Dear Sister in Christ;
What is your heart longing for today?
Today (and most days), illness my heart longs for peace. As a priest’s wife with a full-time job and four children, I long for a shorter to-do list and a longer prayer time. I long to read and ponder and soak in stillness. I long for Jesus. And to be honest, I also long for a friend. There are days when what my heart needs most is a sister who’s “been there,” a friend to look me in the eye, speak the truth, and point me back Jesus. I need honest, wade-through-the-muck-with-me, nitty-gritty relationship. And I suspect I’m not alone.
For that reason, I hope you will join me and your fellow clergy wives June 17-18 in Silvis, Illinois for a time of retreat. The theme and title for this event is “Relationship: In Christ. With Christ. Through Christ.” Speakers will include Bp. Alberto Morales and several clergy wives from within the diocese. We will share together in worship, Bible study, creativity, rest and stillness.
DOQ Clergy Wives Retreat
Hosted at St. Mark’s Church
1550 7th Avenue, Silvis, Illinois
June 17-18, 2016
Our planning committee has worked hard to create a gathering that fosters true relationship with Christ and with each other. The event begins on Friday evening at 6 p.m. and ends before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. While I encourage you to join us Friday evening, registration will also be available Saturday morning for those who are unable to squeeze an overnight retreat into their schedule. Free overnight accommodations (with host families) are available.
Please take a moment right now to register online or download & complete the registration form and drop it in the mail. You—no matter how frazzled, exhausted, nervous or insignificant you may feel—are an essential component of our retreat. I hope you will join us.
All for Jesus,
Paulette Sackett, Retreat Facilitator