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"Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well.  They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ,"

Catechism of the Catholic Church # 800

Spiritual Gifts Retreat Planner
Forming Disciples on Mission

The Spiritual Gifts Retreat Planner includes the following topics:

The Spiritual Gifts Retreat Planner: Forming Disciples On Mission helps parishes present a spiritual gifts retreat based on the book, Charisms of the Holy Spirit: Tools for the New Evangelization.  This Spiritual Planner illustrates step-by-step, how to plan and implement the Spiritual Gifts for Disciples on Mission Retreat. The book includes the following topics and resources (see Appendices below) to ensure the success of the retreat.

  1. Setting The Stage For The Spiritual Gifts Retreat: Questions For Consideration;  Retreat Format; Target Audience and Promotion, Advertising, and Registration Strategies;

  2. Selecting The Retreat Venue: Space Requirements; Venue Contract; Venue Considerations; Budget Consideration (Revenue and Expense);

  3. Forming The Retreat Team: Discern, Invite, and Select Retreat Team Members: Refine or Add to the Following Job Descriptions; Align Team Members’ Spiritual Gifts to Their Roles and Responsibilities; 

  4. Preparing The Retreat Team: Team Training, Pre-Team Meeting and Team Meeting Dates, Times, Locations; and Topics; Team Meeting Curriculum Design, Prior to the Team Meeting, Team Meeting Agenda(s); 

  5. Advertising And Publicizing The Retreat: Long-Range and Short-Term Publicity;  

  6. Retreat Materials: Purchase Charism Book and PowerPoint, Create Name Tag; Prepare Handouts, Create Table Placards; and  

  7. Retreat Evaluations And Follow-Up: Team Member, Participant, and Post Retreat Facility Evaluations


The Spiritual Gifts Retreat Planner: Forming Disciples on Mission “Appendix Files” are included with the Planner.  They are offered as electronic files in PDF or text format for ease in editing and customizing.  The “Appendix Files” are uploaded to DROPBOX for easy access and CLOUD STORAGE.

  1. Charisms of the Holy Spirit: Scripture, Catechism, Church Documents and Pope Francis Texts

  2. The Value of Spiritual Gifts Discernment

  3. Spiritual Gifts Retreat Checklist, Schedule of Events, and Sign-in/Registration Forms

  4. Table Leader Guidelines

  5. General Sharing Group Guidelines

  6. Charism Sharing Group Questions

  7. Parish, Ministry, and Personal Reflection Sharing Group Guidelines

  8. Participant, Team Member, and Facility Evaluations

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