When: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 9am - 12pm
Where: Church of St. Francis Xavier
Details: Pope Francis has called the Third Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be held during the month of October in Rome to address the following topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. The meeting will be followed by an Ordindary Synod in October 2015. In light of the critical importance of this issue to the Church, both local and universal, the Church of St. Francis Xavier is organizing an event to raise awareness and understanding of the Synods and the issues they will address. A panel discussion will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 9am to 12 in the main church, located at 46 West 16th Street. Through the facilitation of Clare Ferraro (President of Viking, Plume, Hudson Street Press/Penguin Random House), a panel of distinguished speakers will address the topic(s) of the Extraordinary Synod from different perspectives before opening the conversation to the parish at large. Featured panelists are: Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee (Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College), Dr. Linda Lemura (President of Le Moyne College) and Rev. James Keenan, S.J. (Professor of Moral Theology at Boston College). The panel will also include representatives from traditional and non-traditional families of the parish. You are invited to this panel discussion. Please RSVP at 212-627-2100 ext. 207 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flyer: Panel Discussion