This week’s “Parish Table Talk”: Update – Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan; Essential figures in Catholicism; The mystical body of Christ; plus this Thursday’s blog post.
Watch for this Thursday’s Post:
How’s Your Elevator Speech Coming? by Julie St. Croix, Coordinator of Pastoral Leadership Formation
• Update on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan: The Archbishop has released a new video message about the Be Missionary Disciples Pastoral Plan and a document that outlines the current draft of the plan, including the proposed reorganization of parishes into “pastorates”. Visit the Be Missionary Disciples website for more information
Remember: this document is subject to change and your input is crucial for this process, now more than ever. Consult with your pastor about upcoming regional consultations on Nov. 9-11. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns.
• CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players: In this multi-part film series, Bishop Robert Barron focuses on a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. Among those essential figures: St. Francis of Assisi, G.K. Chesterton, St. Catherine of Siena, and Michelangelo.
• De Lubac and the Mystical Body of Christ: Explore this article by Joseph Wagner that analyzes the thoughts of French Jesuit priest and theologian Henri de Lubac in relation to the “bond of charity” and the whole human family. “Charity has not to become inhuman in order to remain supernatural; like the supernatural itself, it can only be understood as incarnate,” said de Lubac. In the post-modern era, how do we serve the Mystical Body of Christ?