Sr. Terry Rickard on the New Evangelization
in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface
Sr. Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director of RENEW International, was invited to speak on the New Evangelization at the Archdiocese of St. Boniface General Assembly of Priests in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) on October 25-26, 2011. This gathering marked the first time lay pastoral leaders were invited to join the priests in their study days. Because of the topic, Archbishop Albert LeGatt felt it was important that they attend.
More than 125 priests, diocesan staff, and parish leaders attended. Sr. Terry's presentation, Partners in the New Evangelization, was divided into three parts: The Call to the New Evangelization on Tuesday morning; The Evangelizing Parish on Tuesday afternoon; and Effective Methods of Evangelization on Wednesday morning. The priests and other pastoral leaders responded enthusiastically to this call to a New Evangelization. The morning sessions concluded with Eucharist and lunch, and on Wednesday afternoon, the clergy continued with a business meeting.
On Wednesday evening, Sr. Terry presented The Call to a New Evangelization at a session for the general public where it was also well-received.
The slideshow of photos from the General Assembly of Priests was produced by Fr. Robert Campeau.