What are you looking for?”
They said to him,
“Rabbi, where do you live?”
“Come and see” he answered them . .
So they went to see where he was lodged
and stayed with him that day.
Does your heart long for a
closer relationship with Jesus and
a deeper spirituality as His disciple?
If it does, Where Your Heart is...
is the spirituality program for you!!
Where Your Heart Is.... is a Discipleship Spirituality Program that offers parishioners who are looking to deepen their spiritual life a roadmap or guide to help them continue their spiritual faith journey. And, the best part is that you can start the program from where your heart is now in your spiritual journey.
The program seeks to enable participants to:
1. Encounter Jesus in a new way in their day to day life experiences
and help them respond to his invitation to bring about God's
Kingdom as fully engaged members of the discipleship community;
2. Discern the meaning and purpose of life's trials and difficulties as
part of life's continuing faith journey;
3. Promote the joyful message of the gospel with greater conviction
amidst the complexities of life and human struggles; and
4. Become more engaged members of the discipleship community of
There will be two parts to the Program.
This Introductory Retreat Workshop will lay the foundation for the “Where your Heart is..." Discipleship Spirituality Program.
The next Introductory Retreat Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016. To reserve your place, please register now and we will contact you with the new date and time as soon as it is set. By registering you are merely indicating your inerest to participate in the Introductory Retreat Workshop and are under no obligation to attend.
The ICHTHYS (Discipleship Community Group) is designed for individuals who are committed to pursuing their spiritual journey with a community of disciples. Participation in the ICHTHYS requires attendance at the Introductory Retreat Workshop. The members commit to the program for 16 weeks. After this, the group can renew their covenant with each other for the rest of the year. These sessions will be more in depth and will involve a more intense, directed/guided process, as you continue your faith journey through Discipleship Community Groups.
The ichthys or ichthus (/ˈɪkθəs/), from the Greek ikhthýs (ἰχθύς, "fish"), is a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish. The Greek word ichthys is interpreted as an acrostic in which the Greek letters are the initials of the words Iesous Christos Theos Huios Soter meaning Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior.
In order to prevent capture and persecution under the Roman Emperors, early Christians would often draw an ichthys in the dirt, mud, sand or on the walls of caves to let other Christians know that they too were fellow believers in Christ and that it was safe to talk about their faith without the fear of being turned in.
Rehnee Doromal holds a degree in Philosophy from Jesuit run Loyola Univ. in Quezon City Philippines. He completed his Theological studies at the Pontifical University of the Gregorian in Rome and Organizational Development and Planning with SAIDI. He is an experienced Theology instructor and has conducted numerous workshops, retreats and seminars.
Brian Butterly holds a bachelors degree in Philosophy and three masters degrees: systematic, theology, divinity and Christian spirituality. He has been teaching theology since 1993 as an adjunct professor at local colleges.
Juliet Doromal helped to design and conduct the Gifts Workshop series and the Spiritual Journaling Workshop at St. Mark. She currently serves on the Parish Advisory Board and has served in other parish ministries such as CRHP, Small Christian Community Program and Liturgical Ministry.
For comments, questions and to register for the next Introductory Retreat Workshop:
► Email: Leader-DiscipleshipSpirituality@stmarktampa.org
► Register Online