Study Group: Christ is Alive: “He Walked with Them.” Pope Francis

  • 10:00 AM
  • Christ Our Light - Princeton 804 7th Ave S, Princeton, MN 55371












About the Study Group

Any parish ministry leader wishing to participate in these sessions are welcome to be a part of our learning for 1 or all sessions. The study group will be facilitated by Kent Schmitz and/or Kristi Bivens. Sessions will be based on content from recent Conference Speakers and Webinars related to our Ministry.  Each session will include: Prayer, Video Content, Reflection, Discussion, Learning, Lunch, Fellowship and Networking.  These sessions are in addition to other workshops listed in our overall schedule. 

About Topic

Synod Series 2: “He Walked With Them”: The Art of Accompaniment
Throughout the Synod process, young people repeatedly expressed a desire for accompaniment and mentors. What does “accompaniment” mean in the local community, especially as youth and young adults are increasingly disconnected from the life of the parish? This session will explore how we can respond to the need for mentors and ministers. The presenters for this session feature special guests Jonathan Lewis, Brian Rhude, and Brenda Noriega Moderated by Katie Prejean McGrady and Paul Jarzembowski This is the second of a four-part series entitled Synodality: Unpacking the Universal Church’s Recent Work on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. The series is hosted by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM), the Southeast Pastoral Institute for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (SEPI), the Catholic Apostolate Center (CAC), in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.


10:00 AM  Gather and Introductions and prayer

10:45 AM  Presentation and reflection

12:00 PM  Lunch and Discussion

12:45 PM  Suggested Next Steps

1:15 PM  Recreation

2:00 PM Closing Prayer and dismiss


Questions can be sent to: Kent Schmitz @

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