St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana

Apostles of the Interior Life

A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN 2015!

Do you want to begin the New Year growing closer to Jesus Christ?  Why not join us at St. Bernard and St. Martin I Catholic Churches for our 2015 Parish Mission with the Apostles of the Interior Life.

The Apostles of the Interior Life are women who consecrate their lives to God through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in order to dedicate themselves entirely to the evangelization of their brothers and sisters in Christ.  The scope of their apostolate is to give spiritual direction assistance and a strong interior Christian formation to the young and old, particularly through parish missions and personal spiritual direction.

The Apostles’ community was founded in Rome, Italy in 1990 by Father Salvatore Scorza, a priest of the Diocese of Rome.  They value and stress, above all, the means in which Jesus realized His mission during those years of apostolic life in Palestine, through His preaching and His personal encounters. One of the episodes that inspires the community is the conversation that Jesus had with the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. Thanks to this encounter, the woman recognized in Jesus the Messiah and became a missionary among her fellow villagers, inviting them to meet the Lord.  The Charism and the Rule of Life of the Apostles of the Interior Life was approved by Cardinal Ruini for the Diocese of Rome in 1996.  In 2003, the men’s branch of the community was formed from the same charism and founder.  In 2005, a lay movement was also born called “Collaborators of Your Joy” – men and women of every age who desire to live the same charism according to their state in life.

High School Youth New Year’s Party
The Apostles and their companions from University of Kansas will be joining our High School Students at their New Year’s Party today (Jan. 4) in St. Bernard Gym from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Spiritual Direction
Sr. Josephine and Sr. Raffaella are offering personal appointments for Spiritual Direction on Monday and Wednesday, January 5th and 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Please schedule your appointment by signing up in the back of church or calling the parish office.

Evening Talks
In the evenings, January 5th through the 7th, they will be speaking on the following topics:

Monday –  6:30 p.m. at St. Martin –
A Call to Holiness and Prayer
Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. at St. Bernard –
A Call to Conversion with Penitential Celebration
Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin –
A Call to the Eucharist

Each evening’s format includes a talk by one of the Apostles, plus a witness by one of the college students who will be accompanying them on this mission. Monday and Tuesday evenings will include the celebration of Mass at 6:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for what could be your best New Year’s celebration ever!  God Bless!

For more information about the Apostles of the Interior Life go to:  http://www.en.apostlesofil.com.
To schedule an appointment for Spiritual Direction during the Mission, please call the parish office at 649-4811.

 

St. Bernard Parish • 547 Elm Street • Rockport, IN 47635 • 812-649-4811
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