The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed common pastoral ministry experiences and expectations. Most of the faithful have been unable to experience the rituals and Sacraments of the Church, which offer hope in times of great stress and grief. With emerging sets of new social regulations and a sense of caution and anxiety, it is important for pastoral ministers to learn from the wisdom of Scripture and theologians to engage the future with hope. This workshop will examine the experiences of the lockdown from a critical lens to explore a compassionate response for post-pandemic pastoral ministry. Key themes of authentic living, human fragility, and the foundations of community, connectivity, hope, and mercy will be examined throughout the lens of Scripture, Doctrine, literature, social media, and Change Theory. The workshop will be online Wednesday, August 12.
The Emerging with Grace Workshop will be 8:30am – 11:00 and 12:00-2:45 pm (CST) on Wednesday, August 12th.
Online Workshop participants are invited and encourage to join us online with the Monastic Community:
7:30 am Mass on Saint Meinrad Facebook
5:00 pm Vespers on Saint Meinrad Facebook
This workshop is not offered for credit. If you have questions about this workshop, please contact Morgan Simon at email@example.com.