a young adult (21-39) in the Twin Cities who was baptized Catholic and…
... loves the Church.
... hates the Church.
... feels indifferent about the Church.
… is trying to figure out what to think about the Church.
We want to hear
so that this Archdiocese will hear
Join us for a discussion on the state of the Church. Tell us what’s right, what’s wrong, and what we need to be more open about discussing. We're not here to evangelize you. We're here to hear you. We’ll take notes and share your thoughts with the Archdiocese.
This event is sponsored by YArespond, which is…
… not formally affiliated with this Archdiocese.
… responsible for the 8 recommendations in the wake of the clergy abuse crises sent to the Archdiocese in 2018, which resulted in a number of responses from the Archbishop and concrete local change.
… a group of local Catholic young adults invested in real dialogue and empowering every voice.
What to expect
a brief overview of YArespond
what's happening in the local Church
(including the Synod)
a survey on your perspectives
time to discuss and take account of each voice
This event and the Synod
This event is not affiliated with the Synod currently underway in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, though its goal, in part, is to gather and hear voices that may not be inclined to attend Synod events so that they may be heard and accounted for. We recommend that participants, in addition, attend one of the Synod listening sessions.