Due to the current health restrictions and our desire to provide a safe environment, we will postpone the Revitalizing the Church Series until after Easter. Two follow-up dates will be chosen and announced at a later time. Those who are registered for the program are asked to hold on to their materials and read ahead. We will reference the materials at the next two meetings. Please watch the bulletin for more information. Nancy Mason Bordley, Spirituality@SJFCUP.com
Three session series on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 11am, next two sessions after Easter, date TBD.
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 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. We ask for registrations in order to have enough materials and food available.