Today we started the “Stage One” training at the Pastoral Center. The day was excellent. We had about 120 participants, despite the early morning snow.
We started the day with Mass. Then the Chancellor, John Straub, gave us a witness talk. Drs. Angela and David Franks, from TINE and Saint John’s Seminary, followed that with a talk called “The Founding of the Church and the Beginning of Evangelization.” Bishop Kennedy came next, with “The History of Evangelization.” Then the Franks again, with “Holy Scripture: Testimony to Faith and Human Reason.” Then, after a lunch break, Michael Lavigne spoke on “Keeping Christ at the Center.” Finally, Mary Ann McLaughlin spoke on “Prayer, Sacraments, and Grace.”
Here are some photos. Sorry about the quality – I’m no George Martell. Later in the process, after the repeat session of this day, we’ll post the PowerPoints of each presentation, and maybe the videos as well.