Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland

Joyfully Gifted Retreat

Long_dove_leftThe following is a general outline for the Joyfully Gifted Retreat:

Registration, Welcome, Hospitality

Opening Prayer

Opening Comments

Talk #1:  Joy of the Gospel and the Role of the Laity

Talk #2:  Spiritual Gift Discernment Process

Individuals take the Uniquely His Spiritual Gift Inventory

Talk #3:  Charisms and the Sacraments

Video:  Celebrate what’s Right with the World

Table Discussions

Talk #4:  Abilities, Skills and Talents – Meaningful Life Activities

Personal Reflection Time

Small Group Sharing


Talk #5:  Definitions and Types of Charisms

Personal Reflection Time – “Where is the Holy Spirit leading me?”

Talk #6:  Charisms and Witness

Similar Charisms Activity

Talk #7:  Charisms, Church and Community

Differing Charisms Activity

Talk #8:  Missionary Disciples in Evangelizing Churches

Mission and Closing Prayer

The following are guidelines for parishes or organizations hosting a Joyfully Gifted retreat:

• Allow for 5 – 6 hours in length
•Saturday morning or Sunday afternoons are optimal
•Begin or conclude with Eucharistic Liturgy or Prayer Service
•Can be led by 1 or 2 trained facilitators
•Consider local parish or organization partnerships

Interested in hosting a Joyfully Gifted retreat to help others start on the path of Spiritual Gifts Discernment?  Contact Terrie Baldwin at or Terri Preskar at or call (216) 696-6525 for more information.

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