On April 13 during their monthly meeting, St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, PEI collected the following written anonymous responses to share about Fasting and Feasting:
The St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, PEI focussed on Pope Francis' fourth goal in his vision for the Church: A Church that is ‘Messy” and Goes Outside the Sacristy.
Pope Francis wants us to be "radically disobedient". Just as St. Francis renounced worldliness and set about building God's church, Pope Francis wants a decentralized, less bureaucratic church where parishioners are involved in decision-making. He wants the church to be love in action for everyone and most especially the marginalized, for us to go out and spread the faith rather than to be concerned with administration.
With this in mind, the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity action for April will focus on reading passages 1-39 of The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis. Each member has purchased their own copy with a view to studying the 60-page document before their retreat next October 2014.
From the St. Francis of Assisi JPIC Comm.
(Mike C., Doug H., Louise L., Marion M.)
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