Nearly 100 Redemptorists and young adults from the North American Conference came together to “Live the Mysteries” at Dialogue 2014. The annual meeting took place July 28-August 1 at Notre Dame Retreat Centerin Canandaigua, NY.
Fr. John Kingsbury, North American Conference Coordinator, gave a presentation about the Incarnation. Fr. Bruce Lewandowski (Baltimore Province) discussed the Passion, and Fr. Michael Smolinski, director of the Welcome Home program (Yorkton Province) discussed the Resurrection. General Consultor Jeffrey Rolle provided a general overview of the C.Ss.R. mission. On behalf of the General Government in Rome, he thanked the participants and asked for their continued support and work with the Redemptorists at the local level.
Dialogue 2014 provided the young adults and Redemptorists with time to share their experiences and hopes. Representatives from each province gathered to discuss young adult ministry at their individual parishes. Denver Province representatives included Remy Muneza and Giselle Pagan from Holy Ghost Parish in Houston, and Mario Chavez from St. Alphonsus Parish in Minneapolis. The young adults hope to strengthen relationships with the Redemptorists in their parishes.
Fr. Tat Hoang, CSsR