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Presbyteral Convocation: Priesthood in a Post Modern World: Nourishing Our Pastoral Hearts

Tuesday, October 4, 3:30pm - Friday, October 7, 12:00pm

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Presbyteral Convocation: Priesthood in a Post Modern World: Nourishing Our Pastoral Hearts

Registration begins at 3:30
Dinner: 5:30

It has been four years since we have had a convocation. We gather with two outstanding presenters, Dan Cellucci and Deacon Greg Kandra on the topic of Evangelization and outreach to the people of God. Some people are suggesting that we are ministering in to a “post Christian world.” In the preface of the book we received from Bishop Malesic at Christmas, From Christendom to Apostolic Mission, there is a quote from Archbishop Fulton Sheen: “we are at the end of Christendom. Not of Christianity, not of the Church, but of Christendom. Now what is meant by Christendom? Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending— we’ve seen it die” But he went on to say, “These are great and wonderful days in which to be alive...It is not a gloomy picture— it is a picture of the Church in the midst of increasing opposition from the world. And therefore live your lives in the full consciousness of this hour of testing, and rally close to the heart of Christ.

Dan Cellucci will reflect with us on our own Diocesan responses to the Disciple Maker Index and how this tool might best be used for our parishes. Deacon Greg Kandra with his years of experience in media and now with the Deacon’s Bench will offer us an opportunity to reflect on how our witness has the power to draw people to Christ.

Along with the eight main sessions, we will have a variety of afternoon optional workshops on Preaching, Engaging the Arts, making the most out of the Technology available to us as well as focusing on our personal Resiliency in our Ministry as we move forward in a spirit of Hope and optimism.

For double occupany rooms, you are required to find your own roommate, please list their name when registering. Mobility rooms are limited.

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Event Contacts:

Fr. Thomas Dragga

Sr. Dianne Piunno


Priest Convocation - Single Occupancy - $730


Priest Convocation - Double Occupancy - $530


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