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Archbishop Hebda to Hold Listening Sessions

Pope Francis has emphasized the importance of dialogue in the life of the Church. And in the spirit of speaking and listening in charity, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is hosting a series of listening sessions. Archbishop Hebda will lead the sessions to hear your input on our strengths, our challenges, and what characteristics are important in a new archbishop. Feedback gathered during these sessions will be shared with those responsible for advising Pope Francis as he makes this important choice and with the new Archbishop whenever he is named. Summaries will be published in The Catholic Spirit.

Monday, October 5:
1 – 3 p.m., Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University, St. Paul
7 – 9 p.m., St. Stephen, Anoka

Tuesday, October 6:
1 – 3 p.m., For women and men in consecrated life, Carondelet Center, St. Paul
7 – 9 p.m., Pax Christi, Eden Prairie

Monday, November 2, 7 – 9 p.m., Saint Peter, Forest Lake

Tuesday, November 3, 7 – 9 p.m., Divine Mercy, Faribault

Wednesday, November 4, 7 – 9 p.m., Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul
Additional listening sessions are being scheduled for Latino Ministry parishes (in Spanish) and priests.



It appears there are no listening sessions scheduled for Minneapolis--all are either in St. Paul, the suburbs, or Faribault. Can we get one at the Basilica, or some other Minneapolis venue?

Donald, Thank you for your message. The Archdiocese works hard to host listening sessions that not only accommodate Archbishop Hebda’s schedule but also are convenient for parishioners living in our diocese. Unfortunately, for this round of sessions, Minneapolis wasn’t included but, as you mentioned, there are sessions throughout the metro and in greater Minnesota. As always, if you are unable to attend a session, we would be happy to pass along your feedback to the diocese. Please contact Stacy if you would prefer to leave a message. Otherwise you can leave a message for the Archdiocese on their website.


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