Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of January 31, 2000
Archbishop to talk on vision for local Church
By WCR Staff
Archbishop Thomas Collins will outline "what I see as a vision for the archdiocese" in a series of three talks beginning in late February at St. Andrew's Church.
The archbishop's Tuesday talks will be on the Church in the new millennium.
They will focus, not on possible projects or specific issues facing the archdiocese, but on "the underlying spirit" of an archdiocesan vision, Collins told the WCR.
The archbishop said the first talk will be on the Church as a family of faith on a journey through time.
The Church, he said, is a community or a communion. "We're not just individuals. But we're a family of faith on a journey through time."
The second talk will focus on the Eucharist, on how the Lord is present with us every step of our journey, Collins said. He will use the example of how the disciples on the road to Emmaus found Christ revealed in the Word of God and the breaking of the bread.
"That is what gives them life on their journey."
The final talk will illustrate how Catholics not only must experience the Lord, but also move outwards in mission.
The early Church, the archbishop said, succeeded despite enormous challenges - a shortage of apostles, persecution from outside and difficulties within the Church.
The three talks will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 29, March 7 and 14 at St. Andrew's Church, 12810-111 Ave.