Lorenzo Sanchez, from Assumption Parish in Morris, felt the V Encuentro process help him to be able to re-encounter with Christ and know that he is alive, reaffirm his baptismal commitment to be disciples of Jesus and bring the good news to everyone.
“She inspires me to accept the crosses that we have and to try and inspire others to do the same” said Chuck Koetter, a nephew of Sister Adelaide.
Kay King, a community educator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Minnesota, spoke at the annual parish social ministry gathering Oct. 13 at St. Louis Church in Paynesville on mental health and the role of faith communities in helping individuals and families struggling with those issues.
In the 12 months leading up to the 2018 Synod of Bishops “on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment,” which began Oct. 3 in Vatican City and will conclude Oct. 28, The Visitor recognized youth and young adults from across the diocese through its Youth and Young Adult Awards program.
Victim assistance coordinator Roxanne Storms talks about her role in supporting and advocating for survivors of abuse.
In a celebration at St. Therese of the Little Flower Church in Vineland, Sept. 30, both the Benedictine sisters and St. Kateri Tekakwitha were honored.
Much loved custodian, Jeff Schilling, saw Jesus in everybody and was remembered by the community as the soul of Mary of Lourdes school.
To strengthen and support young people in the faith, members of the Synod of Bishops will need to listen to their real-life stories, interpret what they hear in the light of the Gospel and make decisions that will lead to an authentic renewal of the Catholic Church, said Brazilian Cardinal Sergio da Rocha.
People waited in lines that stretched down the main aisle of the church and out the door to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sept. 25.