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September 15, 2000 Issue
Local News

Celebrating the Jubilee Year

All Catholics invited to join in festival of spiritual enrichment at the Eucharistic Congress

By Sara Eliasen
Public Relations Coordinator

In celebration of the Jubilee Year all Catholics are invited to attend a festival of opportunities for spiritual enrichment. The Eucharistic Congress will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 on the St. Norbert College campus in De Pere. The event will include more than 250 workshops for those interested in nurturing the spirit in themselves and others.

The Eucharistic Congress embodies the diocesan theme "Summoned to Serve," said Sr. Pat McCormick, OP, diocesan consultant for administrative development and organizer of the congress.

"The annual diocesan event has always attracted educators, priests, deacons and all parish leaders," Sr. McCormick said. "More recently, leaders from neighboring dioceses and educators from bordering states have actively participated in the presentations and workshops."

Themes highlighted in the presentations and workshops will include Eucharist, Sacraments, parish ministries, social trends and academic issues. Congress participants may also learn about the Internet, money management and how to communicate better with teens.

This year, Sr. McCormick and Sr. Peg Gabik, OP, diocesan consultant for adult and young adult ministries, are extending a special invitation to young adults.

"We'd like to continue the momentum generated by World Youth Day," said Sr. Gabik. "It is our hope that any and all adults would see Congress as an incredible opportunity to hear national and local speakers on a variety of topics in one place. If you look at the featured speakers, there is a professional storyteller, musician, comedian, two bishops and an author, who each in their own unique way share the message of the Gospel."

The featured keynote speakers for both days are Bp. Robert Banks, bishop of the Green Bay Diocese and chairperson of the National Catholic Educational Association; Dr. Michael Corso, coordinator for supervised ministry and continuing education at Boston College's Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry; Peter Ghiloni, assistant chaplain and director of liturgical music at the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.; Dr. Maureen Sullivan, a Dominican Sister of Hope from New York who teaches theology at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and serves as a national religion consultant for the William H. Sadlier Publishing Company; and Bp. Robert Morneau, auxiliary bishop of the Green Bay Diocese, acclaimed poet and writer on prayer and the spiritual life, and a nationally recognized speaker.

A special Eucharistic Liturgy including Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 with Bp. Banks presiding.

Youth Jam, the annual rally for young people ages 12 and older will be held from 6 to 10 p.m.Oct. 14.

Registration for all events is necessary. The registration deadline for the Oct. 13 events is Sept. 22. Register by Sept. 25 for participation in the Saturday, Oct. 14 events.

The fee for Friday only, including lunch, is $27. For Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., which includes lunch and an early evening meal of pizza and soda, the fee is $20. For Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. departure, the fee is $15. The fee for both days, including lunch, is $38. The cost for food and entertainment following the 4 p.m. Mass is $5.

For more information or to register, call the diocesan department of Total Catholic Education at (877)500-3580, ext. 3, or (920)437-7531, ext. 3 or e-mail: [email protected].

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