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Year of Encounter with Pope Francis

Year of Encounter with Pope Francis

April 4, 2018 - June 20, 2018

Each of these 6 Session Dates are divided into 3 parts, reflecting the 3 steps that Catholic Social Teaching recommends when we are reading “the signs of the times”:
See, Judge, Act.

As following the commandments or even going to church regularly is an important part of our Christian lives, being a Christian is way more than that; it ought to be a way of life. That includes our responsibility for others, especially the folks who are marginalized in our society or “excluded” in so many ways.

Over the centuries, our Church, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, has clarified just how we are to act in a society that excludes so many because of race, lack of money, incarceration, immigration, the sick and infirm. Because we may not often have an opportunity to talk to folks of other races, those in deep poverty, those in prison or immigrants, we tend to not understand, and often shun them.

The Year of Encounter with Pope Francis is designed to help us all, in a non-threatening way, to begin to understand more deeply the life situations of those excluded from mainstream society. Our Church leaders call this dimension of our Faith “Catholic Social Teaching” which is an essential part of our Faith. If we ignore this part of our Faith and live as though there are no challenges for the poor, the powerless, and the people who are considered a burden on society, we will be missing out on the essential part of our life in Christ.

Year of Encounter with Pope Francis

6 Session Dates - attend one or as many as you are able

Each session is free but registration is appreciated

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Location: Sacred Heart Church, Hospitality Room,
200 S. Peters Avenue from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

To register or for more information, contact Fr. Carl Diederichs at 414-550-5829, or by email at fathercarldiederichs@mac.com.


Director of Human Concerns
(920) 921-0580 ext.139