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ATTENTION – ATTENTION – ATTENTION
Good news. The refurbishment at Bergamo is complete.
We strongly recommend registering as early as possible as demand for rooms is expected to be high. Mail-in reservations will be on a first come (with a check), first serve basis. NOTE: Unlike previous years, personal checks will be cashed weekly on Fridays. As in the past, we are also offering the option for you to commute. Watch the bulletin for additional information.
Online reservations will open on January 2, 2023.
Beverages, including beer and wine, will be provided. NO ADDITIONAL ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED!
Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer is the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and has been in this role since July 2014. Prior to his current assignment, Fr. Dan was pastor of Holy Angels in Sidney, Ohio for six years and was parochial vicar in the Coldwater Cluster of Parishes for two years. Prior to entering the seminary at the age of 33 in the year 2000, Fr. Dan received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from Ohio State and worked as a high school teacher as well as at several different colleges and universities. Fr. Dan grew up on a farm outside McCartyville, Ohio in Shelby County. His parents still live on the farm and his five siblings still live in Shelby County.
GOD WANTS TO BE KNOWN BY YOU
God longs to be known by you. He longs for you to make time to simply seek his face and get to know his personality, the nature of his love, and the availability of his presence. You don’t have to live without a real, revelatory knowledge of God’s heart. You don’t have to live with the uncertainty of whether you are cared for, provided for, and loved.
YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE KNOWN BY GOD
God created every one of us very good and God wants us to know Him. Because we are made in God’s image and likeness, we are worthy of being known by God. Although we all sin and hurt our relationship with God, God still loves us, provides for us, and wants us to know Him. God’s action and call makes us worthy to be known by Him.
HOW TO KNOW GOD’S HEART
Learning God’s heart and knowing God’s heart can be very tricky, not because God hides this information from us, but because sometimes as we try to discern God’s heart and God’s will, pride gets in the way. So instead of knowing God’s will, we put our will on God instead of taking the time to listen for God’s whisper. However, God gave us a lot of ways to know His heart and we can use the resources to help us know God.
HOW TO HELP OTHERS KNOW GOD
Our faith is never something that is meant just for us. We must share our faith with others, and when we know God better, we want to share our faith with others. We are all called to evangelize, to share the good news with everyone we meet. As a great saint once said, we should preach constantly, and when necessary, use words.