|A Rocky Mountain High, Mark Shea, and Christian Community|
|Written by Sherry|
|Friday, 23 March 2007 09:05|
Admit it. You dread those humidity saturated dog days of August ahead of you. You know that you keep dreaming of a vacation in the mountains. This is the year to make it happen. Plan a refreshing late summer/Labor Day vacation in Colorado and begin it by attending two one-of-a-kind events in Colorado Springs. On Thursday, August 30, the Catherine of Siena Institute will be sponsoring An Evening With Mark Shea from 7 - 9pm. This free, informal gathering will feature Mark speaking on "The Care and Feeding of Lay Apostles", a question and answer time, and a reception where you can get to hobnob with Mark. We are firming up the location now and will let you know when we are sure where it will be held. Mark is a wonderful speaker and jolly, gregarious soul who delights to meet and talk about the faith with all comers. Then, on Friday, August 31, (the day before Labor Day Weekend) the Institute is sponsoring a day long gathering on the subject of Building Intentional Christian Community
We will be spending the day (9 am – 4 pm) together at the stunningly beautiful Penrose House at the base of Cheyenne Mountain (lunch will be provided) and then end the day (starting at 6 pm) with an evening barbeque at a nearby city park.
This will be your chance to get to know some of our ID team (Sherry W, Fr. Mike, the other Sherry, Kathie Lundquist, etc.). In addition, Mark Shea and his family will also be joining in the festivities!
To cover the cost of lunch and dinner and the other expenses of putting this day on, we are asking for a donation of $40/per participant for the whole day.
The day gathering at the Penrose House is an adult only event as there are no child care facilities on the grounds. The Institute cannot provide child-care.
There are a number of good day options for those with children. If a spouse or family member would prefer to sight-see with the children, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the highest zoo in
Labor Weekend in Colorado Springs is the weekend of the Colorado Springs Balloon Classic which is wonderful early morning or evening event for the whole family. Notice the clothing we were wearing last Labor Day! Yes, it starts to cool off here at 6,000 ft plus altitude in late August and we have very low humidity and almost no bugs!