Embracing God’s blessings... Strengths for the Journey!


Gallup research suggests that people are more likely to be engaged in their parish when they “feel that they are doing what they do best.” Saint Clement’s Strengths for the Journey program is a three session offering that provides individuals with the opportunity to discover, explore and better understand their unique God-given gifts.

Using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 1.0 Assessment ™ and the book Living Your Strengths: the Catholic Edition (Gallup Press), participants identify their themes of talent, and reflect on how they can invest in these talents to make them Strengths. Special emphasis is given to using one’s unique gifts to understand and to become the person God created each of us to be.

Strengths for the Journey will be delivered using the Zoom platform during Lent 2021! Trained Saint Clement facilitators will guide participants through three 120-minute sessions. Each session builds on the previous one. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

  • Week 1— A New Beginning
  • Week 2— Gifted in Christ
  • Week 3— The Stewardship Journey

As a supplement to Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community (p. 155-222), we have compiled this document with some examples of opportunities for using your talents in the parish, based on the strengths you discover through the Clifton StrengthsFinder 1.0 Assessment™ (also part of the Strengths for the Journey program).

Upcoming Offerings

Graduate Sessions -- via Zoom

All who have completed the Strengths for the Journey program are invited to participate in the Graduate Sessions offered via Zoom. These sessions provide graduates with the opportunity to continue their Strengths development!  We invite you to register for an upcoming session:
April 14, 2021 from 7:30 p.m.
Strengths, Pope Francis and the Parable of Talents
Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Pope from the Americas on March 13, 2013.  He took the name of Francis.  In a General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square one month later, Pope Francis reflected on The Parable of Talents.  Many of us are well acquainted with this parable and its message that we are called to develop the talents God places within each of us and to use these talents wisely.  
Join us on April 14, 2021 at 7:30pm, as we examine Pope Francis’ remarks about the parable and explore what his words mean for us within the context of building our God-given talents into Strengths to grow spiritually and to serve God.   
Facilitator: Molly Henry leads individuals and teams to learn, love, and live their strengths.  Molly uses her dominant talents (in the Clifton Strengths themes of Learner, Input, Achiever, Connectedness, Activator) to design and facilitate engaging, transformative learning experiences. She has guided hundreds of individuals to discover their God-given talents, build them into strengths, and intentionally use these strengths to fully become the person God created them to be.  Molly helped launched Living Your Strengths at Ascension Parish in Oak Park where she designed and facilitated workshops with more than 500 parish members, pastoral staff, and school faculty.  Molly holds an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Sociology from DePaul University. She is a Gallup-certified Strengths coach and Principal at Molly Henry Strengths Coaching and Consulting. 

Strengths for the Journey Annual Dinner 2017 | Pt. 1