Friday, August 17, 2007

Emmaus Road Initiative

Inspiring a Wholehearted Faith in a Half-Hearted World

This summer's Wyoming School of Catholic Thought has concluded, and it was a truly inspiring gathering. As I prepare to leave tomorrow for Houston and Dallas, where I will be doing a radio interview (Houston) and having several meetings (Dallas) in preparation for the Houston and Dallas venues of the Emmaus Road Initiative program, I want to pass along to the weblog readers the September E.R.I. schedule as it now stands. Those on the Cornerstone Forum email newsletter list received an email with the schedule a few days ago. We would like to invite everyone interested in our work to these monthly sessions, however, so for those who are not on our newsletter list, I have posted the schedule below.

The greatest uncertainty at the moment has to do with the San Francisco venue, which is only being added at the last moment and remains tentative. We will post more information about that venue within the next couple of weeks. If you live in the Bay Area and would like to help with the San Francisco arrangements or publicity, contact Randy Coleman-Riese at the Cornerstone Forum Office: 707-996-4704.

If you live near any of the venues where we're having E.R.I. sessions, I hope you will join us. If you know of others in the areas where we'll be meeting, we urge you to forward a link to this blog entry to them and invite them to attend. (To forward a link to friends, go to the bottom of this posting and click on the little envelope icon.)

Here's the September Schedule
(The sessions are free and open to everyone.)

These details can also be found on our web site.
here to go our Emmaus Road Initiative webpage

Washington, DC:
Washington Theological Union

6896 Laurel Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Saturday, September 8th at 9:30 a.m. (Coffee at 9:15)

For more information: 707 996-4704

Glastonbury, CT:
St. Dunstan's Church

1345 Manchester Road
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Monday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: 860-633-3317

Seattle, Washington:
St. Benedict's Catholic Church

1805 North 49th Street
Seattle WA 98103
Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30 p.m.

For more information: 707 996-4704

San Francisco, California:
We are currently working on the details of this venue.
Our ERI webpage will be updated with the place & time for this site when it is confirmed.
Wednesday evening, September 12th

Santa Rosa, California:
Spiritual Enrichment Center
360 Farmers Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Thursday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.
For more information: (707) 996-4704

Dallas, Texas:
St. Monica's Catholic Church

9933 Midway Road
(at the intersection of Midway Road & Walnut Hill)
Dallas, TX 75220
September 15th - 10 a.m. to Noon

For more information: 972 416-5815

University of Dallas
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Room To be announced.
Irving, TX 75062
Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.
For more information: Mrs. Suzanne Alexander 972-721-5219

MAP - Map to the Campus
MAP - Map of the Campus

San Diego, California:
Immaculate Conception Church
2540 San Diego Avenue - Old Town
San Diego, CA 92101
Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 p.m.

For more information: 707 996-4704
Note: in following months the Wednesday evening presentation will be held on the campus of the University of San Diego.

Immaculate Conception Church
2540 San Diego Avenue - Old Town
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. (Coffee @ 9:45)
For more information: 707 996-4704

Wheaton, Illinois:
St. Michael Catholic Church

310 S Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m.

For more information: 630 220-7329

Houston, Texas:
St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church

10503 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042
Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 p.m.

For more information: 713 789-1250

If you plan to attend, join the E.R.I. Hotline.

If you are planning to attend any of the Emmaus Road Initiative sessions this fall, we would like to ask you to update your profile in our data-base so that we can send out reminders and, if ever necessary, alerts about last minute schedule changes. (Keeping a tight schedule while flying in and out of Chicago's O'Hare airport in the winter can be a challenge.)

Here's how to update your profile:

Put your email address in the field at the top of the blue column to the right, and click "Go." If you are not on our email list already, you will be taken directly to the profile page. If you are already on our list, you will be asked to click "submit," and an email will be sent to you with a clickable "update your profile" link which will take you to the profile page. Next, put a check next to the venue you plan to attend. Before you click on the "Submit" button, however, please take a minute to fill in as much of the contact information as you wish. We're not going to be flooding you with regular mail. We can't afford it, and it's not our modus operandi. We do have an annual fall appeal that we send out by regular mail, but except for that, we'll stay in touch by email.

Thank you for taking the time to do this. It will help us.

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