From Parishioner to Disciple

Thursday March 16, 2023

7 pm – 9 pm Eastern Only

Jesus began his mission to the world by first calling ordinary men and women to become disciples.  What began on the shores of Galilee two thousand years ago continues today.  Our Lord is calling each of you to embrace your vocation as a disciple in today’s world.  How do you make the transition from “mere parishioner” to “committed disciple?” 

This will then be followed by a look at small Christian communities.  Jesus reminds us “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.”  Small Christian groups have been pivotal in the re-energizing of faith communities around the world.  Fr. Ed will be introducing a resource ideal for small groups of disciples, but also for individuals. The resource focuses on ten key themes for discipleship. 

Presenter: Fr. Ed Eherer C.Ss.R., B.Ed., M.Div.

Father Ed Eherer is a Redemptorist priest of the Province of Canada.  He grew up in northern Alberta, the third of five children. He obtained his undergraduate degrees from the University of Alberta, and an M.Div. from the University of Toronto.  In 1995, Fr. Ed entered the Canadian Redemptorists and was ordained a priest in 2000.  Since joining, he has worked in Toronto, Sudbury, Terrace BC, St. Paul AB, and Lima Ohio in the areas of parish ministry, youth and young adult ministry, and in formation and vocations for his religious congregation.  He is currently an associate pastor at St. Joseph’s parish in Grande Prairie AB.