On September 25, more than 1400 of our priests, deacons and parish leaders gathered for an Archdiocesan Day of Renewal. Keynote speakers, including Cardinal Cupich, shared their vision for renewal in our local and global Church. Additionally, panelists from across the archdiocese shared testimonies describing their personal call to discipleship and the gift of building a culture of evangelization in their parishes. The energy in the room was palpable, and the Holy Spirit was truly with us, providing hope and inspiration for the future.
Videos from the event are available on our website at https://www.renewmychurch.org/dayofrenewal/videos. Please view them, use the reflection questions and share the link with others in your parish. And together, let us ask God to reveal the next steps He is calling us to take.
Only God can bring unity, because of Him we have become brothers and sisters. - Fr. John Riccardo, Keynote speaker, Day of Renewal, Sept. 2023
Renewal efforts have underscored the need to meet people where they are and accompany them to grow in their discipleship.
Many people today are in a stage of exploring the meaning of life, others need a fresh encounter with Christ before they can grow in their faith. Still others are ready to go on mission to invite people onto the "discipleship pathway." The pathway image is circular representing a continuous deepening of our discipleship and mission throughout life. Click here to learn more.
Are you exploring life's big questions? Are you in search of a personal encounter with Christ? Are you growing in your own faith or do you feel ready to invite others on the journey? Prayerfully consider those questions then click here to take our anonymous poll.