Over the past couple of weeks we have heard from many people about their experience of this year’s 2017 Assembly of the People of God that was held November 3-4. Participants shared comments like:
This past Friday and Saturday over 400 people came together for our 6th annual Assembly of the People of God. This is an increase of 15% over last year’s attendance which is fantastic and also means we’ve met one of this year’s goals in our three year diocesan pastoral plan, Equip the Saints. Thank you for helping us to achieve this goal. Now let’s not lose momentum!
This year’s Assembly is fast approaching. When else can you gather with hundreds of ministry leaders like yourself from accross our diocese to get inspired, empowered, and celebrate the good that is happening n the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth? This is our sixth gathering and we’d love to have you join us. We have some great people coming to share their wisdom and their witness of how Christ has moved in their lives:
It’s less than two weeks to the 2017 Assembly of the People of God! Are you coming? We hope so because it’s going to be a blast! Hear from and be inspired by our chief shepherd, Archbishop Anthony Mancini, as he shares his hopes and dreams for our diocese. Get the chance to learn from our special guests Dr. Ralph Martin, Dr. Carole Brown, and Mr. Michael Gromley. Pray together with your hundreds of your Catholic brothers and sisters for the renewal of our local with music ministry lead by Canadian Christian musician Mr. Joe Zambon. And more importantly get the chance to listen and learn from local ministry leaders just like you during the workshops and other times of fellowship and prayer.
In recent weeks a notice has appeared in the newspaper making note of bill introduced at the current Session of the Nova Scotia Legislature which, if passed would re-organize the civil structure of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. What does this mean exactly?
This year we are pleased to welcome several special guests to our 6th Assembly of the People of God.
Dr. Ralph Martin, President, Renewal Ministries
Ralph has been a leader in renewal movements in the Catholic Church for many years. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he did graduate work in philosophy at Princeton University and holds an MA in Theology from Sacred Heart School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the “Angelicum”) in Rome.
2017 Assembly Early Registration extended – temporarily!
Due to forces beyond our control the registration system for this year’s Assembly as well as the archdiocesan website were down and not accessible for a period of time over the weekend. We apologize for this inconvenience and have extended the early registration until tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11 at 12 noon for those who couldn’t register over the weekend.
After this time, registration for the 2017 Assembly of the People of God will be $25.00.
We look forward to seeing you November 3 at the Assembly!
Over the past several year Archbishop Mancini has spoken about formation, that is, that ways and means that we can develop and grow our faith. By investing in ourselves we are able to find ways to help one another equip ourselves for the work of ministry (Eph 4. 11-16).