Deacon Matthew Halbach, PhD
March 13, 2024
Wisdom Center at Marywood Retreat Center
9:30 am: Continental Breakfast
10 am - noon: Session
The Art of Accompaniment: Walking with Families in Your Parish
This presentation will introduce the "art of accompaniment" (Joy of the Gospel, no. 169) by focusing on how Jesus accompanied his disciples in the Gospels. Next, we will look at accompaniment as a way of evangelization that is rooted in the cultivation of relationships based on respect, trust, and love and mediated through the actions and attitudes we chose to adopt. Finally, we will discuss practical ways to effectively accompany families and how to mobilize the art of accompaniment in your parishes.