Subject: Just one story...

JUST ONE STORY...
Could be everyone's story.
Could transform this region.

Over these summer months, 100+ Catholic youth from this region will have returned from Catholic Youth Summer Camp. Without exception, all return having had a deeper, life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ.

(Tune in TONIGHT to IGNITE Radio Live! to hear some of these inspiring testimonials. Details at IGNITERadioLive.com.)

Just one story.

Three years ago a participant was asked: "Which of the high adventure activities were you most afraid of?" Her answer merits cause for pause for most of us: "What I fear most is having to go back to my home... without this kind of faith environment."

Are our homes places of ever-deepening encounter with Jesus Christ? What does that look like? Is that even possible? What would it take? What difference would it make?

Fast-forward.

The family became engaged with Mass Impact. They attended IGNITEs and Presence for Christmas. They came to Monthly Catholic Family Gatherings. They wanted a more regular context to "live it" so they became members of a weekly LIT Group.  They committed to talking and praying weekly based upon the LIT Gathering Guide. 

Her parents now pronounce that it's made a huge difference in their home, likely even saving their marriage. They are dynamic leaders in their parish. They lead a "LIT Group" which extends this transformation throughout their parish community.

This sums up what we're about. This story is a possibility for every family. We seek to be an answer to the big question, "Then what?" We're not about another program, but a way of life in Jesus Christ. As we "lean in" to this, we can't help but want to share this with others. God is happening. 

What can you do right now?  
(ALL BELOW AT ILoveMyFamily.us)

1)
Family Emmaus is an inspiring afternoon for your entire family. Sunday, August 12 from 1:30-6:30p at St. Joan of Arc. Register!

2) Make the Difference. Do you know of another family in need of more fully knowing God's love? Be God's instrument. Invite them.

3) Family Portrait. Read short, fun and inspiring stories of other families. Share your own!

4) LIT Group. Begin praying about commitment to a 7 week season of a LIT Group-- a weekly gathering with up to 10 other people, beginning the week of August 19. Be open to leading!

5) Help us. We want to proclaim "I Love My Family" throughout this region and provide means to live it! Thus far we've raised $1,350 of $25,000. Every dollar counts, and is doubled!











ST. JOSEPH NOVENA
BEGINS TODAY July 10-19, 2018

(We ask for total provision for LIT Campus... people and a place committed to marriage, family, parish and regional revival. We are in need of $2M to match the $2M already committed. Thank you for praying and your own openness to being an answer.)

O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.

O Saint Joseph, assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.

O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Amen

O Saint Joseph, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. O Saint Joseph, pray for me. 
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