This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: A New York Times article on covenants, contracts, and repairing the social fabric; Immediate preparation for Spring Adult Confirmation; Discussing Amoris Laetitia in your parish; Symposium for Catholic medical professionals; plus this Thursday’s Blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
Why – and How – We All Need to Read ‘Amoris Laetitia’ by Edward Herrera, Director of the Office of Marriage and Family Life.
- Immediate preparation for Confirmation: The Department of Evangelization and The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen will be offering a seminar to those parishioners who would like to receive the sacrament on Pentecost Sunday. Ximena DeBroeck, Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s Seminary, will be in charge of the classes which will take place on Saturdays April 30, May 7, and May 14 from 2:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m at the Cathedral’s Parish Center. To register parishioners for this seminar, please contact Alex Danter, bilingual administrative assistant of the Office of Worship at 410-547-5403 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How covenants make us: This article by journalist David Brooks focuses on how the “big forces of modern society” are shaking the concepts of social solidarity and covenants, human intrinsic pacts that are “sealed by love” and considered necessary to reweave our world’s damaged social fabric. Food for thought for marriage ministry.
- Amoris Laetitia resources: Whether you are approached by a parishioner or a journalist, these comprehensive documents will help you better relay the message of the Pope’s Apostolic exhortation on love in the family. Also, why not take the opportunity to discuss it in-depth at one of the four Town Hall meetings hosted by Director of Marriage and Family Life, Edward Herrera, starting TODAY at St. John (Frederick) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Mercy and medicine: Archbishop William E. Lori cordially invites the public to join the 6th Symposium for Catholic Medical Professionals which will take place on Saturday April 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Canticle Room. Inspiring speakers will address issues related to the practice of medicine (grief, pastoral care, family crisis, community support, and more) with a special focus on mercy. This event is FREE and will start with a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop Lori.