16 January 2009

Apologetics Seminar!

This week was one of the coldest ones yet, which is why I absolutely had to make it out to the petting farm to volunteer. Early Tuesday morning I made sure all the goats, chickens, horses and pigs had hay and water. Once that was done, I got to sweep the barn out. Eventually I was asked to wander out into the pastures to check on all the creatures out there. I brought some hay for the ibex goats, made sure the cows were all still alive, and gave the watusi some grain.

One of the best things about volunteering, is that people always ask you why you do it. Sometimes I can give an enthusiastic answer, and other times (when I'm cleaning out the pig stye) it can be harder to remember my motivation.

Our faith life is much the same. People are often fasinated when they meet someone who is into their faith, and they often ask why that faith means so much to us. Sometimes their curiosity can turn into a barrage of questions, one after another! Here are some questions that I get frequently- why do you have to go to Church every Sunday?? Why do you confess sins to a priest instead of to God himself? Why do you believe the bread turns into the Body of Christ at Mass?

If any of those sound familiar, perhaps you’ve gotten a question or two about your faith. Join us at Village this Sunday for an Apologetics Seminar! We'll be having a real discussion of these and many other questions that people ask about our faith!

Join in the dialogue: What is your favorite farm animal??

Village Retreat @ Franciscan University of Steubenville
Join the Village for our annual roadtrip to the University of Steubenville this summer. Thousands of teens gather each year to grow in their faith as they participate in the Sacraments and hear some of the best Catholic speakers in the country!

The scripture that will guide the programming is: “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours; yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11

We will be going to Steubenville June 12-14th, 2009. This year we have 15 spaces available. The total cost for the retreat is $230, all-inclusive. The due date for registration is February 15th, 2009.


Anonymous said...

Cheek ins!

Leahcim said...


Minni-Mo-moved said...

oh gosh! Stuebenville was amazing!!
Anyone that has the opportunity to go MUST go!!!!! I'd love to go again but in February I'm going with my new youth group to the Detroit diocese CYO Rainbow conference. 17 teenagers from our tiny parish are going! Hopefully it will be as good an experience as Steubenville was!

I like horses! :)

mr. peters the younger said...

Yeah! Steubenville was awesome!!! If you are able to go, DO SO! It will be a fantastic influence in your life!

I'd say the sheep-dogs with the fluffy ears are my favorite :-)

nemo's true love said...

the mini horses were always my favorite. they were so cute and fun to play with

Minni-Mo-moved said...

One of my friends here has a mini horse... it is soo cute. It's so small it has to jump the snowbanks on her driveway to get over them!

mr. peters the younger said...

Thx for posting the rest of the New Years pics!

Minni-Mo-moved said...

wait... where are the pictures? I want to see them!

Leahcim said...

The photos are on Flickr everyone!