The Executive Committee of the Alumni Association has been talking about programs to offer to our alumni brothers in this new era of Zoom communications. In years past, we organized the Alumni Speakers Series, on campus at Dominguez Seminary. While successful, these programs were limited to alumni living near the seminary. With the video-conferencing tools available now, we are now able to reach out to alumni throughout the world. Our two recent Reunions have shown our ability to connect with each other.
Today we are testing your interest in joining a Zoom-based program centered on your personal spiritual journey. We came of age in Claretian formation, and we now share an age or stage in life, facing common challenges and experiences. We have a lot in common.
Would you be interested in engaging with fellow alumni in a discussion about your personal spiritual journey? We would be looking at a very practical sharing of everyday struggles and experiences, exploring the spiritual aspect of being human. This is a great opportunity to participate in a ministry of presence for each other. Think of this as companionship or willingness to journey with each other.
While ground rules would be explored and set in the first session, participants will be expected to:
● Commit to an honest relationship with God,
● Listen to others with openness and understanding,
● Share with courage and vulnerability your concerns and experiences.
Bob Fargo, a member of Dominguez Class of ’69, a deacon in Camarillo, and our new vice president for alumni programs, is leading this initiative. He is anxious to get an idea of alumni interest. Please take a moment to respond to the survey below, returning it to ClaretianAlumni@gmail.com
Thank you for your participation as a Claretian Alumnus. Wishing you and yours God’s blessings in this still-new year.
John Crowe ‘64
President, Claretian Alumni Association