Study Group: Christ Is Alive: “What Things?” Pope Francis

  • 10:00 AM
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church; 402 Nelson Ave Brandon, MN 56315-4522
  • 320-251-0111 ext. 4











About Study Group

Any parish ministry leader wishing to participate in these sessions are welcome to be a part of our learning for 1 or all sessions. The study group will be facilitated by Kent Schmitz and/or Kristi Bivens. Sessions will be based on content from recent Conference Speakers and Webinars related to our Ministry.  Each session will include: Prayer, Video Content, Reflection, Discussion, Learning, Lunch, Fellowship and Networking.  These sessions are in addition to other workshops listed in our overall schedule. 


Synod Series 3: “What Things?” The Sacred Act of Listening
Just as Jesus listened to the disciples on the way to Emmaus, the Church is called to listen to youth and young adults. Throughout the Synod process, church leaders heard from young people and sought to respond to them. What does “listening” mean in our local communities? This session will explore strategies for listening with compassion and for offering hope. The presenters for this session feature Roy Petitfils, Ansel Augustine, Chika Anyanwu, and Gabriela Karaszewski Moderated by Darius Villalobos This is the third of a four-part series entitled Synodality: Unpacking the Universal Church’s Recent Work on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. The series is hosted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the Southeast Pastoral Institute for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (SEPI), the Catholic Apostolate Center (CAC), in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.


10:00 AM Gather and Introductions and prayer

10:45 AM Presentation and reflection

12:00 PM Lunch and Discussion

12:45 PM Suggested Next Steps

1:15 PM Recreation

2:00 PM Closing Prayer and dismiss


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