Episode 143

Phase 2: Discernment – How to Build a Clear Path to Discipleship

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About this Episode

What does the Lord say about the plans you have for your parish? As you seek renewal for your parish community, are you intentionally asking for the Lord’s input? While many of us are prayerful individuals, praying collectively with a team about the strategy for becoming mission-oriented probably feels like uncharted territory. However, if we want to succeed, we must invite the Lord to be part of the process.

In this second episode of the series How to Build a Clear Path to Discipleship, Fr. Damian Zuerlein, Dcn. Doug Lenz, and Ann Lenz from St. Frances Cabrini discuss how as they brough change to their community, they remained open to God's direction and surrendered to His will, even when faced with challenges and uncertainties. Their experiences reflect a deep sense of faith and openness to the Holy Spirit's guidance in their parish life.

Here’s what to expect from this episode:
[06:37] How St. Frances Cabrini embraced Discernment and Renewal
[14:35] The Power of Community and Creativity in Faith
[18:30] Taking Leaps of Faith: Stories of Discernment and Action
[27:04] Navigating Change and Finding Purpose
[29:30] The Role of the Holy Spirit in Guiding the Community
[38:43] Reflections and Advice for Faith Communities

For more on the Clear Path, read the book, A Clear Path to Discipleship: How to Make Missionary Disciples in Your Parish

For more practical advice and experiences from real people sharing their mission with the world, go to https://equip.archomaha.org/podcast/.

A Production of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Editor: Taylor Schroll (ForteCatholic.com)