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Maybe the Greatest Change in How the Church Operates

November 12, 2021

Dear Companions on the Journey,

5pm Liturgy, Saturday, Nov 13:
Join us — in person or on YouTube — for the 2020 Hecker Award for Social Justice, this year going to Fr. Bryan Massingale. Fr. Massingale has been a vocal advocate for both racial justice and the Catholic welcome to LGBTQ persons in our Church. Read about him in this week’s bulletin.

One of Pope Francis’ most signifcant initiatives and perhaps what may prove to be the greatest change in how the Church operates is “synodality.” Here is a brief description of “synodality,” and here is a 20 minute interview with Sr. Nathalie Becquart about the process. She is the first woman with a right to vote in the Synod. A small step…but all long journeys begin with a step.
The Pastoral Council will be discussing how we can, as a community, go forward with Synodality at our own level.
Go here to speak your truth.

What do you think?

November is Black Catholic History Month. I will be sharing short stories of extraordinary American Black Catholics over the month of November. Learn about a truly great Afican American saint Thea Bowman.

Action Needed: Please advocate for stopping the executions of David Cox, Julius Jones, and Gerald Pizzuto, Jr. Click the names to learn how.

The Sunday bulletin is online at the Paulist Center website. We hope that you will open it with these links to see more about what is happening now at the Paulist Center Community.

We conclude with the prophet Micah 6:8:
Our Faithful God has told you, O mortal, what is good;
   and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, to love kindness,
   and to walk humbly with your God?
And let us pray for/with one another.
Michael McGarry, C.S.P.
Director, the Paulist Center

Along with Patty, Chuck, Susan, Norm, John, Dorothy, Barbara, Rob, Alvaro, and Sal. Please feel free to call upon your Pastoral Ministers if you wish.