We believe that all Catholics are empowered with the Holy Spirit at baptism and confirmation with extraordinary gifts, that when cultivated, will awaken a desire for God’s will and purpose for their lives. We strive to provide a compelling, straight forward approach to empower others to boldly claim, foster, develop, expand and awaken a deeper personal relationship with the Holy Spirit on a daily basis through a process of personal discernment, prayer, and small group sharing that will impact and transform the life of our parish, church and world.

Watch the bulletin and this web page for our next offering of Seeking Purpose.

Are you wondering about God’s direction for your life? Are you ready to take the next step? Come “Seek your Purpose” through a relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Seeking Purpose Retreat helps you discern the Spiritual gifts that God has given you to help HIM. Discern what Spiritual gifts God has given you to contribute toward HIS success.

Because this retreat requires a 45 minute assessment to be taken prior to the retreat day, please register early in order to pick up materials and take your assessment prior to the retreat. Therefore, registration at least three days prior to the retreat is highly encouraged.

Mail your paper registration to:

St. Matthew Catholic Church
Attn: Seeking Purpose
PO Box 49349
Charlotte, NC 28277

Physical Church address:

St. Matthew Catholic Church
Attn: Seeking Purpose
8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277

For more information, contact
Bethann Rohaly
Phone: 704-941-7456
Email: barohaly@gmail.com  Put “Seeking Purpose” in the subject line.

Kathy Bartlett
Email: kathybartlett110@gmail.com  Put “Seeking Purpose” in the subject line.


Time commitment of volunteers:

CORE TEAM only: Bimonthly meetings, September through January. All day Saturday retreat in January, followed by monthly meetings February through May. No meetings during the summer.

Some testimonials from previous participants:
“I liked the interaction between and among the participants and the facilitators.”
“I enjoyed taking the inventory.”
“It was so interesting to learn the distinction between natural gifts and charisms.”
“Personal sharing by speakers was great!”
“Exciting to think about learning how to discern.”
“The speakers were wonderful and the food too.”

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