Catholic Times 02 07 2016 E Edition Page 1

This issue was mailed on Feb. 3, 2016 ct.dio.org Vol. 120 No. 3 February 7, 2016 CRS Lenten calendar and recipes PAGES 12-14 March for Life coverage PAGES 11, 15, 23 Index Missions insert highlights Bolivian village PAGES 1A-4A Bishops column page 2 News Roundup page 3 Comment & Dialogue pages 4-5 Word & Worship page 6 Next Generation page 7 Diocesan Life pages 8-11,15-16 Datebook page 16 World/National pages 18, 21 Arts & Entertainment pages 17 Classifieds -----------page23 The journey continues: 'Discipleship as a Way of Life' discussed at Cathedral Photo by Scott Mulford KICKOFF PRESENTATION - Father Charles Edwards addresses more than 350 parishioners, along with priests, deacons, and religious fromthroughouttheDioceseofSpringfieldinIllinoiswhogatheredattheCathedraloftheImmaculateConceptionJan.30tobegintheir work toward stewardship and discipleship as a way of life. By FATHER CHARLES EDWARDS The four pillars of Stewardship/ Discipleship are hospitality, prayer, formation and service. Our diocese has put together a 28-page document focusing on these four pil- lars as well as a strategy to implement these pillars into the life of all 128 parishes of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. Over 350 lay "disciples" joined a number of religious women and religious brothers, approximately 50 priests and 10 deacons of our diocese, and our shepherd, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki as they gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to formally "kick off" our diocesan effort and mission to make "discipleship as a way of life" for all Catholics of our diocese. Our first year goal is to seek out five to six representatives from each parish and spend 2016 living out the four pillars as we gather for six sessions of formation to learn and embrace this call to make discipleship a way of life for all Catholics in our diocese. We were reminded that Sacred Scripture is the textbook to learn about God's daily call to live a discipleship life. As Jesus called the original disciples to come and follow me" so, too today, he is calling us. Not just to be Catholic. Not just to be members of a particular parish. Not just to be one who goes to any Sunday Continued on page 10: DISCIPLESHIP

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