First up is a session that encapsulates the theme of this year’s event, Pope Francis’ Theology of Accompaniment: The Church Serving the Peripheries. This workshop will be led by Most Reverend Mark Rivituso, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The workshop will celebrate Pope Francis’ vision of the Church who humbly serves those on the peripheries by accompaniment. The Church, modeling herself after the very example of Christ, goes out and accompanies all in their poverty and need with Christ’s compassion, advocates their God-given dignity and serves them with Christ’s love. Living the call to be the Catholic Church, as well as being faithful in the Lord’s call for our advocacy and legislative efforts, is truly fulfilled as we put into practice Pope Francis’ Theology of Accompaniment.
This week kicks off the series highlighting a different workshop from the strong lineup at the 2018 Annual Assembly.
Join other Catholics from around the state during this workshop to participate in the celebration of five years of Pope Francis! Descriptions for other workshop offerings can be found on the MCC website. If you haven’t yet registered for the event, be sure to do so at no cost by calling (800) 456-1679 or by registering online.