ChristLife – Discovering Christ
Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.
Discovering Christ consists of seven weekly sessions and a retreat day. The weekly sessions include four components: a meal, prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion.
Join us this September for Discovering Christ:
Fridays @ 6:30pm
Sept 27 – Nov 15
Opening session held at St. Joan of Arc
(subsequent sessions alternating between St Joan of Arc & St Louise de Marillac)
Free Dinner & Childcare
More about ChristLife
Christlife is an on-going evangelization process that includes efforts to create a Christ centered culture, as part of parish life at St. Louise de Marillac and fulfilling the call for parish renewal through On Mission for the Church Alive!
Christlife is not simply a catechetical program but rather a “deliberate plan to make followers of Jesus through the continual renewal of their hearts and minds, so that all people might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples.” Developed to be repeated, there are three essential steps to the Christlife process: Discovering, Following, and Sharing. The goal of participation is first and foremost to personally discover the love of the Jesus Christ! After completing Discovering Christ, the second step is to grow in relationship and follow Jesus through development of a daily prayer life, participation in the Sacraments, Sacred Scripture and tradition. Finally, to be equipped to answer the call to discipleship by sharing the Good News, utilizing your own unique gifts and talents, and thus creating a parish that reflects the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Answering the Call of the New Evangelization
The goal of ChristLife is to equip Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples.
Dave Nodar, a Catholic layman, regularly presented schools of evangelization in Poland and Slovakia for young adult Catholics during the 1990’s. Inspired by the call of Pope John Paul II to the New Evangelization, Dave founded ChristLife in 1995 to help all people discover, follow, and share Jesus Christ as members of the Catholic Church. ChristLife is faithful to the Magisterium, nourished by the sacraments, sustained by daily prayer and scripture reading, dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit, and committed to Christian unity.