A total of 13 men and boys joined the St Peter Chapter for the last Kepha retreat of the year. The “Father, Forgive Them” retreat on November 19-20 did not just mark the end of a calendar year for Kepha, or even the end of the liturgical year with the feast of Christ the King. This retreat also completed the Year of Mercy, during which Kephans have been meditating on the Spiritual Works of Mercy. “Forgive injuries” was the last of these works to be covered over the course of three retreats in 2016.
The guest speaker at the retreat was Fr. James Oberle, PSS. Fr. Oberle is an affiliate assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas. He joined the Kephans after 8am Mass at St Mark the Evangelist in Plano, TX, to speak on 12 steps to forgiveness. We must consider what wrong was done us and what our involvement with it was. Forgiveness is not a instantaneous event; to truly forgive another one must take time to truly understand what we are forgiving and to pray and ask God’s help.
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Kepha’s last retreat was all about the spread of the Gospel.
A total of 20 men and boys attended the Truth and Charity Retreat at St Mark the Evangelist in Plano, TX. Half of those had never been to a Kepha event.
Truth and Charity are two extremely important elements of evangelization. If we do not spread the truth, we are uncharitable to those who have never heard God’s Word. Who are we to hold back God’s mercy out of fear of discomfort for ourselves?
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Kephans last Saturday painted two benches in the St Mark Columbarium in Plano, TX. The old paint was chipping, so the Kephans added a new layer of paint.
A total of seven guys came to paint benches and pray.
PLANO, TX – On the last work day before the first retreat in years, the Kephans of the St Peter Chapter tidied up the area around the St Mark Columbarium.
The guys spent about 45 minutes weeding the beds in front of the Columbarium. The rest of the morning was spent sanding and painting two benches in front of Our Lady of Fatima (it was agreed that painting the benches purple would not be in good taste).
Next month Kepha will hold a retreat at St Mark in Plano. Make sure to register here!
Painting the Wet Paint sign