The Pastoral-Evangelizing Ministry Response in Pandemic

May 15, 2020, 9:00am America/New_York

Where there is grief, fear and loss, there too is the grace needed to bring new life…greater life.  This is the Good News in pandemic.  This is our tenacious Christian hope for a world that is suffering.  Let us explore this unique moment of opportunity, envisioning the Church’s pastoral response and how it can unleash the transformational, evangelizing Spirit of God to trigger a New Pentecost.  What if this is the moment of our lifetime as Catholic leaders?


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Tom Quinlan


Tom Quinlan is Ministry Director of the St. Joseph Educational Center in Des Moines, IA. For the past 25 years, Quinlan has served in parish and diocesan catechetical ministry in northern Illinois. He most recently served the Diocese of Joliet as Director of Religious Education for 17 years. He is a published author of two books, Excellence in Ministry (Loyola Press, 2017) and How to Talk to Children about the Mass (Twenty-Third Publications, 2017), and has presented throughout the U.S. and Canada. Quinlan holds a B.S. in Business Administration from DePaul University in Chicago and a Master of Divinity from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.

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