Monday, June 3, 2013

W.O.W!!! ~ Weekend Of Worship


I had the honor and privilege this past weekend of spending 21 hours with 90 Godly women in praise, worship, song, and fellowship.

 Vine of Grace Ministry was our host, lead by the blessed Erin Blanchette, and her team of amazing women.

Held at my very own parish (wasn't I lucky!), Sts. Peter & Paul RC Church, the humble Gramer Hall was transformed into a celestial palace...









Each day began with a delicious filling and warming breakfast....




I shared meal time each day with very special ladies and friends...

Yolanda and Carla (team member)

Cathy and Jennifer

Philly and Libby

Jackie (team member and music) and me

Terry, Debbie and Cathy


We had the joy each day of celebrating the Holy Mass with Father Abram Dono...
Father behind the scenes

Scripture study, praise, song, dance, prayer, healing, sharing, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament filled our hours...












 Oh!  And there were SURPRISES!  The very talented husband and wife team, Jodi and Chach, serenaded our dinner hour with a medley of Broadway show tunes....




Sunday brought a balloon release for heartaches and troubles ~ Heaven bound....














There were gifts of the Spirit and gifts of the heart...


I've shared just a "smidge" of the weekend with you...
My heart is so full, there's not enough room on this blog to share it all....

SO ~ the next retreat will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish Hall
on Friday evening, July 26th from 6:30 - 9:00
and Saturday, July 27th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Won't you join me?



Well, last Friday I don't think I would've been ready if God had called, but today I know I'm a work in active progress.


Thank you Erin, thank you team, thank you Father Abram, thank you ladies of God, and thank YOU~ Holy Spirit!!


Before I leave you, sweet friends, I ask that you keep our Amanda in your prayers ~ she will have 4 wisdom teeth extracted on Friday.  Thank you...

Have a blessed week and thank you so much for your visit!



3 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

Thank you for sharing such a special retreat and time with us Karen...

we are all works in progress here aren't we...
waiting to go home

how special to bless and Love as many people along the way as possible

Brightest of Blessings to all
oxo

Fran. Boggs said...

KAREN what a blessing I can tell by your post you were very touched by the whole weekend!! I LOVE that altar the way it is decorated with the angel wings and everything else on it!! How cool!! That pic of the holy spirit touched me too, is that a stain glass window? The balloons was an awesome thing to do we did that before in Sunday school it is so cool to watch them go up til you can't see them isn't it? I still hold onto that weekend I had in Jan. There is just something about being with other women who share so much of the same kind of hurts we do and also the love of the Lord. I will pray for Amanda I know it hurts I had it done and so did my baby girl. At least having all four done at the same time gets it over with fast!! Take care, XOXO Love Fran.

mrsthesun said...

Karen, this event sounded absolutely wonderful. I wish I could have been there. I might have to think about coming down to visit in July! Your pictures and descriptions made me feel as though I were there. Thank you for sharing this very special time. I've prayed for Mandy this week and was so happy to hear that she is done with it all. She and Campbell each lost four teeth this week! Love you.