Three session series on March 11, 18 and 25, from 9:30am to 11am

It has been a tough year for our Church and our Catholic Community.  Confronting the sexual abuse scandal, coupled with leadership, governance, and management challenges has caused deep hurt and mistrust, and many have lost faith or simply stopped coming to worship.  We are also facing difficult questions in our world that go beyond the abuse issue and Pope Francis continues to remind us that the Holy Spirit is alive and will help the Church to grow and flourish.  We share a role in helping that to happen by dedicating ourselves to ongoing formation and discipleship.

We will gather for three sessions: March 11, 18 and 25, from 9:30am to 11am, to have a conversation on what revitalization of the Church might look like as we move forward through the 21st century.  We’ll be using materials provided by the Church of the 21st Century Center at Boston College.  Our gatherings will consist of prayer, input, and discussion. We will discuss the following:  Selections from the Letter of Pope Francis to the People of God, The Power of Listening to the Peripheries by Cardinal Joe Tobin, The Role of the Laity in the Church’s Mission, Giving Women a Place at the Table, what is the Priesthood, How Diversity helps to renew the Church, and the Role of the Youth. 

There is no cost to attend this series, materials will be provided and a continental breakfast will be offered.  All are welcome!  Feel free to invite family members and friends to join you. We only ask that you register for the series by contacting Nancy Mason Bordley at Parishserv@aol.com by March 6, 2020.  We ask for registrations in order to have enough materials and food available.  

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