By Lourdes Silva
GOSHEN — A full day of workshops were facilitated to the students of “Educación para el Ministerio” at St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, on Oct. 31, the vigil of All Saints Day.
This event was conducted in collaboration with the diocesan Office for Hispanic Ministry, director for Hispanic Ministry Enid Roman De Jesús, and the main presenters, Dr. Peter Casarella from the University of Notre Dame, and Fred Everett, diocesan director for the Office of Family Life.
The Office for Hispanic Ministry and the Educación para el Ministerio students were appreciative for the full day of workshops. Themes presented included “La Familia” (Family) Year of Mercy, and communication of parents with their children on the delicate theme of virtues.
Another segment provided preliminary information of the diocesan sites designated by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades for the opening of the Holy Doors with special celebrations on Dec. 13. The Jubilee Year of Mercy, promulgated by Pope Francis, commences Dec. 8, on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Spiritual and corporal works of mercy can be done to gain indulgences during the year.
An initial inauguration for the year will be held at three sites: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame. Information about the opening of the Holy Doors will be announced at a later date.
Formation offered at Our Lady of Hungary
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