Expansion and Transition to the Future
The PMRC is currently forming an “Expansion and Transition to the Future (ETF)” task force to develop a three-year plan designed to ensure that the Living in Love suite and all our other resources and program materials inspired or written by Fr. Chuck Gallagher, SJ will be available to bless the church of the future. In order for Ron and Kathy Feher to be freed up to update or write new content, books or booklets, or create new experiences, the everyday directing of the mission and quality control of current programs must be shared by many. Also, expansion will provide new revenue streams and allow for additional staffing, outsourcing, or hiring of administrative help.
Your participation and input for our 3 year plan is vital and urgently requested. Please take time to pray and help us to discern the next steps the Lord desires us to take by following the link below and filling out the simple online survey. Please be assured that your comments are not limited to the questions posed. We invite any recommendations you would like to make or assistance you would like to offer. Together we can make a huge difference for the next generation and their experience of the Sacrament of Matrimony and the joy of the incarnation!
ETF Community Survey
We plan to present the proposed 3 year plan at the National Living in Love Leaders Gathering in September for response from everyone gathered from around the country. If you would like to attend the Gathering, make sure to fill out the registration form as soon as possible so that we can have an accurate head count for meals and materials. Donations to offset the expense of the gathering which will be offered free of charge to participants are very much appreciated and encouraged.
Podcasts from interview of Ron and Kathy Feher
Thanks to the talent, and initiative of Francine Pirola and the staff and resources of the PMRC, Australia, a series of videos have been created from an interview with Ron and Kathy that took place in May 2014. They have been professionally formatted into brief 5 minute podcasts that can be passed digitally through social media or posted on websites. The Pirolas currently feature a different podcast each week on their website: www.smartloving.org and have posted some selections on Face book publicly.
We would love your input as to how we might make use of them here in the United States.
You can view them at. https://marriagerc.wistia.com/projects/jb2v3j5khg
Francine and Byron Pirola, Kathy and Ron Feher
Greg and Lisa Popcak endorse Living in Love on Ave Maria radio
Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak have asked the Fehers to drop in on their radio show periodically to comment on the day's relationship topic. The spots are typically on Mondays from 12:20-12:30 PM. So far, they have talked about smart loving and couple decision making. Of course, each time, the Popcaks graciously mention www.livinginlove.org!
We will try to get the word out for the next one. The Popcaks radio show is live streamed to www.avamaria.net and are archived there as well.
First Weekend in Wichita Diocese
Thanks to the joyful enthusiasm of an irresistible young couple, Jack and Sarah McEnaney, who have convinced their pastor to host a Living in Love Retreat, the first LL weekend in the Diocese of Wichita, KS will be held July 18-19. Jack and Sarah have been on fire since they made LL. They agreed to help present LL and gave two LL weekends before moving from Kansas City to the Wichita diocese. Pregnant with their first child and moving to a new home and jobs, their first stop was the family life office of the diocese to tell them all about the Living in Love Suite of programs. There is no doubt that God will not be out-done in generosity and will pour out His spirit to empower couples in Wichita!
Outreach to the Hispanic Community
Ron and Kathy have agreed to bring the Living in Love Suite to St John the Evangelist parish in Tucson, Arizona, a warm and loving largely Hispanic community who are eager to bring good news to all Spanish speaking couples. We are praying that the Lord will send the personnel and resources we need to reach Catholic couples who are not yet bilingual. Please pray for the July11-12 LL weekend and the follow-on mentor training workshop July 13-14.