Called and Gifted Spiritual Gifts Discernment Program

Growing in Holiness Through the Called and Gifted pdf C&G at St Patrick general info (126 KB)

"What heart would not be stoked to love by a sister like Saint Therese of Lisieux or a brother like Saint Ignatius?  Who would not grow more selfless with Saint Francis as a neighbor or Joseph of Nazareth as a co-worker? If living in the company of saints would be a blessing, would not our own holiness be likewise for everyone we encounter?...Nothing has more radical public consequence than holiness."   (Steven P. White, fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Wash D.C.)

We too, are called to be holy – to make God’s love present to those we encounter and make a difference in this world.  God equips us with spiritual gifts, or charisms, at Baptism and Confirmation to use for the benefit of others.  Not sure how God may be calling you?  The Called and Gifted Program offered regularly at St. Patrick can help you discern.  Contact Ann – 531-6725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on the next small group offering.


Pope Francis on the Charisms

At a general audience in 2014 in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis spoke of the special graces we call charisms, which "are particularly valuable for the edification and the progress of the Christian community."  He went on to explain that, from a Christian point of view, a charism is more than a talent or personal quality, rather it is "a gift:  it is a grace, a gift from God the Father, but he action of the Holy Spirit… so that with the same gratuitous love it may be placed at the service of the entire community, for the good of all." Pope Francis adds that it is within the community of faith that a Christians come to discern their particular charisms.  The Called and Gifted Spiritual Gifts Program helps participants do exactly that, by giving them the information on charisms and tools for basic discernment in the context of a small faith group.  

If you would like to know about workshop or small faith group opportunities, contact Ann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

pdf C&G at St Patrick general info (126 KB)