The Adult Faith Formation Committee sponsored the Good News program on Tuesday evenings during the Easter Season. Through prayer, reflection, dialogue, and engagement, participants explored the demands of discipleship and what it means to follow Christ today.
Some 40 parishioners and friends enjoyed a pre-Lenten lecture by Fr. Robin Ryan, professor of systematic theology at Catholic Theological Union – and they gave his talk an enthusiastic ‘thumbs up’ in their evaluations.
Fr. Ryan addressed five themes woven into Francis’ vision of Church:
The program included small-group discussions around the Pope’s vision of Church and our own experience of it, as well as considering ways we can make the Church more welcoming.
Participants noted that Fr. Ryan was “knowledgeable, inspiring, humble and gracious,” not unlike our Pope. It was “easy to follow his many stories and examples of Pope Francis’ choice of important themes.”
Participants indicated they would like to hear Fr. Ryan again, and plans are in the work to invite him to discuss the meaning of suffering during Lent 2019.