Day of Recollection – 10/26/17

Father Gerold Langsch will lead the Day of Recollection on Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 9 am to 2 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pierron, IL.

Agenda includes:

Morning Talk, Holy Mass, Pot-luck Lunch, Confession, Afternoon Talk, Benediction

Please join us and bring a dish to share!

In Jesus and Mary’s hands…

Schoenstatt Day of Recollection on 9/26/14

Fr. Gerold Langsch presented a Day of Recollection at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron, IL.  The focus was on Faith and the Schoenstatt commitment to Mary of “Nothing without you; nothing without us!”.

Faith through doctrine, devotion, and life is human cooperation with divine grace.  As we strive toward holiness, we ask:  What do I need to do to achieve holiness?  In Schoenstatt, living faith in daily life has a tool to help us grow concretely; it is called the Spiritual Daily Order.  It is our way of living the Covenant of Love and fulfilling our part of the commitment with Mary, “nothing without us”.

Besides these words of wisdom from Fr. Langsch, we celebrated the day with holy Mass, the rosary, Confession, and Benediction.  We are so blessed in Southern Illinois to have Fr. Langsch guide our spirituality!

Fr Langsch 092614

Schoenstatt Movement Structure

St. Peter’s Cathedral and Mother of Perpetual Help groups are studying My Covenant Way in preparation for Membership Dedication.  To help understand what Membership Dedication is, a graph of the Schoenstatt Movement Structure (see below) has been used.  The graph is from the Covenant of Love series by Sr. Jessica Swedzinski.

Movement Structure 600dpi

Schoenstatt Day of Recollection on 9/20/13

Fr. Gerold Langsch conducted a Schoenstatt Day of Recollection at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pierron, IL.  The day consisted of educational talks, Mass, Confession, and Benediction.

Here is Fr. Gerold as he gives one of his Schoenstatt inspiring talks:

Recollection 092013 Fr Gerold

And, Fr. Joseph, pastor of Mother of Perpetual Hep, Maryville, IL particpated:

Recollection 092013 Frs Gerold and Joseph

Here is a picture of some of the participants:

Recollection 092013 Group

The day ends with benediction:

Recollection 092013 Benediction

EWTN Catholic Formation

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Six part series on “Made in His Image” airs Friday, August 23rd, through Friday, August 30th at 2 am CST and 5:30 pm CST as follows:

Fri  8/23, Who am I?
Mon  8/26, God, Master Educator
Tues 8/27, Holiness Our Goal
Wed  8/28, Guiding Stars of Education
Thur 8/29, Living True Freedom
Fri  8/30, Practical Ways to Maturity

*************** ENJOY! **********************

Click here for EWTN Program Schedule.

August 2013 Education Meeting

August 2013 meeting continued discussion from sermons and presentations of the Home Shrine Congress, June 2013, at the Schoenstatt International Center:

1. Here is a summary of two Home Shrine sermons given by Fr. Gerold Langsch and Fr. Mark Niehaus from their Masses:

Sermons on Living the Home Shrine (Text)

For the video of the sermons, select below:

2. Here is a detailed summary of Sr. Marie Day’s presentation:

“My Home Shrine – A Gift to the Church”

Click here to view the video of Sr. Marie Day’s presentation from the Home Shrine Congress, June 2013.


July 2013 Education Meeting

Here is a document and an image used at our July 2013 meeting that came from the Home Shrine Conference, June 2013, at the Schoenstatt International Center:

1. Click on the link below to open the text:

Seeking the Truth in the Covenant of Love by Carlsons July 2013

Click here to view the video of the Carlson’s presentation from the Home Shrine Congress of June 2013.

2. Here is the image from the Home Shrine Conference which you can right click and download:

Gift for the Church