Gathering on parish renewal full of enthusiasm and hope
I was so moved when I entered a large conference room at Seton Hall on April 19 and found it brimming with priests, deacons, pastoral staff, and lay leaders, and also with a hopeful feeling of energy and enthusiasm. The occasion was a symposium, named to honor the founders of RENEW and dedicated to exploring plans, ideas, and dreams of parish renewal.
Monsignors Thomas Kleissler and Thomas Ivory launched the RENEW process 40 years ago through a deep faith commitment, a willingness to take a risk, and holy innovation. We at RENEW are determined to continue their legacy of parish renewal and revitalization in today’s cultural context.
Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP
President and Executive Director