Archdiocese of Hartford to Send Delegates to Historic Church Convocation – Your Prayers are Needed
Guided by the missionary vision of the Holy Father’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Guadium or Joy of the Gospel, the Archdiocese of Hartford is sending delegates to participate in the Convocation of Catholic Leaders. The purpose of the national meeting is to discuss the issues facing Catholics in the 21st Century, and to ultimately equip delegates with tools and resources they can use to evangelize in their respective dioceses.
The convocation will take place in Orlando, FL from July 1-4. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, who as the chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis played an important role in planning the historic gathering, will lead a delegation of 25 people from throughout the Archdiocese.
“My hope is that these delegates will bring back to the Archdiocese innovative and creative ideas to share with parishioners. For a parish to grow and thrive, the challenge is for every parishioner to realize that being Catholic also means being evangelical, a missionary, and a witness for the faith. This is what Pope Francis is asking of all of us,” says Archbishop Blair.
The Archbishop asks everyone to pray for the success of the convocation and for the Archdiocesan delegation who will be participating.
For more information about the Convocation of Catholic Leaders visit: usccb.org.