Sustaining Your Prayer Life: Reflections from FOCUS Alumnus Randy Morrow
Randy retired from FOCUS in October 2022. When he left staff at the DSC, he was worried about how his prayer and sacramental life would change. In this video, he shares about how he has continued to deepen his relationship with God through regular Mass attendance, bringing the Eucharist to the homebound and studying the Catechism. Randy offers practical tips for sustaining your prayer life after leaving staff.
Randy Morrow worked for FOCUS from 2015 to 2022 in the IT department. He is one of the first three people to retire from FOCUS. When he was on staff, he was known for his “Randy’s Road Report,” which he would send out to the DSC staff when there was inclement weather. He brought a sincere and personable servant’s heart to each person he worked with. He lives with his wife in Denver.
Will we see you in Lincoln? Join us this June for a FOCUS Missionary Alumni Reunion
Join us in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 10 and 11 for a Missionary Alumni Reunion to celebrate FOCUS’ 25th Anniversary! The reunion will include a short retreat, opportunities for formation, a class reunion reception, brunch with Curtis and Michaelann Martin, and a Commissioning Mass.* There will also be time to gather with friends on both days.
The Missionary Alumni Reunion begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, and concludes with noon Mass on Sunday, June 11.
The cost per attendee is $75,** and registration is limited to the first 400 people.
*Due to limited space and time, we are not able to offer programming for children or babysitting.
**Travel and accommodations not included.
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This position is an opportunity for the right person to grow in their career and their faith while helping an outstanding Catholic charity. The candidate will be the manager of U.S. fundraising and will plan, manage and implement the expansion and growth of the program.
Visit our job board at connect.focus.org/jobs to apply and to see employers who are specifically looking for FOCUS Alumni to fill their open positions. You can also reach out to Career Services Manager Elli Schmidt at [email protected].
FOCUS Alumni Is Coming to a Location Near You!
Join FOCUS Alumni missionaries in your city this spring. Details about these events will be sent directly to alumni living in the area. Moved recently? Email the event contact to make sure you get on the list!
- April 18 –19: Alumni Missionary in Town—reach out to connect!, Bismarck, North Dakota, [email protected]
- April 20: Boston Alumni Happy Hour, Harpoon Brewery, Boston, [email protected]
- April 22: Alumni Brunch, Missionary House, Worcester, Massachusetts, [email protected]
- April 24: Alumni Missionary in Town—reach out to connect! Orange County, [email protected]
- April 30 – May 1: Alumni Missionary in Town—reach out to connect! Fargo, North Dakota, [email protected]
- May 12: Alumni Missionary in Town—reach out to connect! Orange County, [email protected]
- May 16: Worship Night (Adoration, Confession & Community), Dallas, [email protected]
- May 19 – 20: Retreat: Spiritual Impact Bootcamp, Washington, D.C., [email protected]
- May 20: Half-day Retreat/Beer Tasting with the Nortbertines at St. Michael’s Abbey, Orange County, [email protected]
- Ongoing (Fridays): Lifelong U Virtual Group, [email protected]
FOCUS Family Prayer Request Line
The FOCUS Alumni team wants to unite our FOCUS family in prayer for one another. Please submit any prayer requests you have at this time here. In addition to having the Alumni team pray for your requests, we will have the responses viewable on FOCUS Connect for you to pray for others in the FOCUS family!
Our mission is to fan the flame of lifelong mission in the hearts of our alumni in this apostolic age.
The FOCUS Alumni Relations team exists to provide you, our alumni, with inspirational content in emails and social media. We desire to build alumni communities in various cities, connect alumni with job listings, and develop resources to support the living of Catholic mission in the world.
What does AL+UM mean?
AL+UM (Altum) comes from “Duc in Altum”, which means to“Set out into the deep.” This call, to set out into the deep, is the call of every person seeking after Christ. You are on a different mission now than when you were on campus, yet as you cast your nets, the Lord will certainly bless you with a great catch if you continue to trust in Him.