Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of June 7, 1999
Prepare for jubilee, say archbishops
Dear Friends in Christ:We are on the threshold of a new millennium, the dawn of a whole new era of Christianity. For the past number of years, we have been invited to prepare for this Great Jubilee by our own conversion and renewal on many levels.
Our Holy Father has given us a magnificent pastoral plan and our archdiocesan Jubilee Committee has offered us many suggestions over the past three years. A parish check-list has already been forwarded to all pastors, pastoral teams and councils, in order to reflect and evaluate the parish Jubilee journey.
How did your parish score? Were you pleased with your results? What areas still need attention?
We still have half a year of continuing preparation and celebration. Some parishes have their action plans in full swing and are looking forward to truly celebrating our faith with renewed vigour and hope. Other parishes are only now beginning.
We invite every parish to join in celebrating this jubilee of Christianity both locally as well as in the archdiocesan, civic, provincial and ecumenical initiatives.
The archdiocesan Jubilee 2000 Committee has fulfilled its mandate of preparation by offering resources and experiences enabling growth in awareness, theological formation and celebration. In the light of these suggestions, we now look forward to local parish celebrations as well
as upcoming jubilee initiatives:
1) Catholic Education Conference 2000, March 17-19, 2000.
2) Edmonton Area Jubilee 2000 Committee Initiatives: New Year's Eve First Night; Gala Festival at Pentecost, June 11, 2000.
3) Archdiocese of Edmonton Pastoral Assembly 2000, Sept. 14-17, 2000.
The archdiocesan Jubilee 2000 office will remain open and available to be of ongoing assistance into the new millennium.
We pray that our gracious God will bless each and every one with a heart of reconciliation, a new heart, a heart of jubilee.
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