Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Diocesan Gathering

The 2010 Autumn Diocesan Gathering will be Saturday. October 23 at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. A registration form and more information is available here.

The keynote address will be given by Brother Mickey O’Neill McGrath, Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, an artist, writer, and speaker who explores the relationship between art and faith. His work and ministry have been featured in St. Anthony Messenger, USA Today, and many Catholic newspaper articles around the country.

Br. Mickey will share the many ways in which beauty heals our broken hearts and restores hope in these troubles times. Staying in touch with beauty reminds us that our God is indeed amazing, and that every ordinary day is filled with extraordinary possibilities for love.

After the address, participants can choose from 25 different workshops, including such topics as the Hebrew Scriptures, Eucharistic Ministry, Re-Visioning Your Parish Pastoral Council, and a Catholic View of End of Life Issues.