8/23/19 St. Nicholas News - Letter to a Suffering Church #5
What’s the way forward after scandal?
This is the fifth and final video in our study of Bishop Robert Barron’s new book,
Letter to a Suffering Church
, which we’ve been reading as a parish.
The book closes with an important question: What’s the way forward?
According to Bishop Barron, we need three things. First, we need institutional reforms, building upon the changes put in place in 2002, which have reduced cases of sexual abuse down to a trickle.
Second, we need a deep and abiding spiritual reform, beginning with the priesthood but including lay men and women.
Third, we need movements of renewal and reform—new orders, new groups, and new works of the Spirit.
As Bishop Barron concludes, “I know many Catholics are sorely tempted just to give up on the Church, to join another religious group, or perhaps to become one of the religiously unaffiliated. But this is not the time to leave; it is the time to stay and fight.”
Watch this short video to find out why:
SHEET METAL WORKERS, IT’S TIME TO SHARE YOUR TALENT!
We are looking for parishioners who are sheet metal workers. If you are skilled in this area and would like to share your talent on a small project here at St. Nicholas, please contact Karen in the parish office, 952-461-2403 x3 or
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PROGRESSIVE DINNER GROUP EVENT
9/6/19, 6:30 P.M. -
3 SPACES AVAILABLE!
We have room for a few more to join us!
$70/person, Limited to 12 Adults
Fun and fellowship are what group events are all about!
You'll start out the evening with appetizers and the main course at Dywane and Maggie Schumacher's home and end the evening with desserts and cordials at Shawn and Alice Overgaard's home.
YOUNG ADULTS GATHERING, 8/23, 6:30 P.M.
There are some college-aged and recent college graduates who are interested in meeting to discuss how the young adults of St.Nicholas could meet up and maybe join in on some other Young Adult events in our surrounding communities.
They have some great ideas they want to share.
Let's meet on Friday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. on the St. Nicholas patio for some social time, games, and more.
YOUTH GROUP END OF SUMMER BASH,
8/25, 6:00 P.M.
Attention ALL 9-12th Graders! If you never attended youth group, no worries! No time like the present and we would LOVE to have you here. For all who have attended youth group, we are excited to see you! Let’s catch up about our summer joys, play some games, have some SMORES after the CORE TEAM grill some hamburgers and hotdogs for us!
FOOD SHELF WEEKEND, 8/24 & 8/25
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