December 27, 2008

2008 Attendance Statistics

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I am sure this is of interest to no one but in 2008, our inaugural year, we had eight sessions averaging exactly 8 in attendance. Interesting coincidence. (click to zoom) Some say statisticians are boring but as you can see from the chart above, we have our moments. (In my defense this is only about 10 seconds of work in case it looks like I spent a lot of time on this!)

At any rate, for 2009 we look forward to some excellent sessions beginning on January 9th led by yours truly on "the Keys to the Kingdom". Father Reid from St. Ann's has also agreed to speak during the summer (date TBA). So merry Christmas to all and happy new year.

December 7, 2008

Seven Gifts of the Spirit - Recap & Video

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For our eighth and final session of Liturgy & Lager for 2008, we were blessed to have Father Ken Parker, a retired priest from the diocese of Raleigh, as a guest speaker. The topic was "the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit" although several other topics were touched on.

Father Parker began by differentiating between "cultural Catholics" and "devout Catholics" challenging us all to internalize the faith. He tied this in with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encouraged us to be open to God's grace and the working of the Holy Spirit. Below, see a video of some of the highlights of the evening (before the tape ran out).