The Diocese of Youngstown will send five delegates to participate in the Convocation of Catholic Leaders
Monday, 19 June 2017 00:00


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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor


FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT  June 19, 2017
SUBJECT         The Diocese of Youngstown Will Send Five Delegates to Participate in
                          the Convocation of Catholic Leaders


MORE INFO     Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning 330.744.8451  x289

The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown will send five delegates to the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, FL, from July 1-4.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene this unprecedented gathering of key leaders from dioceses and Catholic organizations from across the country in order to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in the context of the Church in the United States. The gathering will assemble Catholic leaders for a strategic conversation, under the leadership of the bishops, on forming missionary disciples to animate the Church and to engage the culture. 

Inspired by Evangelii Gaudium, this Convocation will form leaders who will be equipped and re-energized to share the Gospel as missionary disciples, while offering fresh insights informed by new research, communications strategies, and successful models.  Over 150 dioceses have committed to send a delegation.  Bishop Murry will be attending and presenting a workshop. 

The delegates from the Diocese of Youngstown will be Cindee Case, Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Adrienne Curry, Director of the Office of Social Action, Rachel Hrbolich, Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities, Pete Schafer, Director of the Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning and Director of Lay Ministry Formation, and Barbara Walko, Director of the Office of Religious Education.  Please keep the convocation and all the delegates in your prayers! 

For more information on the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website at www.usccb.org/convocation

Follow updates from the Convocation through the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Youth-and-Young-Adult-Ministry-Diocese-of-Youngstown-155428204509463/

For more information on the Diocese of Youngstown delegation, call 330-744-8451 ext. 289.

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