Confirm parish’s intent to sponsor the Faith Alive!
Retreat and the obligations and expectations of both the
parish and Living Faith at Work.
With the parish ministers, set the date for the retreat
and a follow-up session (about 10 days after the weekend) far
enough in the future to allow for team formation and
preparation—at least two months out.
Reserve parish facilities for the Friday evening, all day
Saturday, and follow-up evening sessions.
Work with the parish ministers to identify the members of
the team that will put on the retreat and secure their agreement
If you will not be the Retreat Coordinator, work with the
parish ministers to identify a team member to assume that role
and secure his/her agreement to lead the team.
Review the Faith Alive! Retreat manual with the
Establish the date, time, and place of the initial team
meeting and communicate that to the selected team members.
With the parish ministers, establish and reserve
tentative dates, times, and locations for the team preparation
meetings. Eight would be ideal but it can be as few as four if
the team members are willing to hold longer meetings (3 hours
instead of one and one-half hours). These will be reviewed and
modified at the first team meeting.
With the Retreat Coordinator prepare for the initial team