Wednesday, March 14, 2007

We Are The Church

Noted Canon Lawyer
to Address Lay Congress
for Valley Catholics

Sister Kate Kuenstler, PHJC, JCD, from the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, will be the featured speaker at We Are The Church, a Lay Congress for Valley Catholics. The Lay Congress will be held from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 17th at the Palm Aire Motor Inn in Weslaco.

Organized by interested laity in the Valley, the Lay Congress is a bringing together of people to learn about their rights as faithful, lay Catholics and so become empowered to impact the Church in the Rio Grande Valley and the world.

Sister Kuenstler will speak on the basic rights of all Catholics in Canon Law. There will be small group discussions and a panel presentation reacting to the main address and to the points raised by the small groups.

The Lay Congress is free of charge and no pre-registration is required. Lunch will not be provided, but will be available at the Palm Aire or nearby restaurants.

For further information, see, or contact the RGV Lay Congress Committee at

1 comment:

Kanickers said...

Fellow Parishioners of Holy Spirit Parish:
I know that this Lay Congress is for all Catholics throughout the Valley area. But after all that has happened at Holy Spirit Parish, I feel that it is high time that the parishioners of Holy Spirit learn what their RIGHTS are as Catholics under Canon Law.

I am so sick of being railroaded by our pastor and bishop. Christ preached against EXCLUSION and all church teachings reflect this.

Please join me in learning what rights we have to FIX OUR CHURCH under Canon Law! Our bishop and our present pastor sure are not doing anything to fix it! Sad, but we have little other choice.
Please join me on Saturday!