Gathering on Hope

February 15, 2011

“Gathering on Hope” with Bishop Clark

The “Gathering on Hope with Bishop Matthew Clark” will offer an opportunity for participants to reflect on the topic of hope in a quiet, sacred setting and become renewed in the spirit.

The program will be presented in two locations:

§ 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Mary Our Mother Catholic Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, N.Y.

§ 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, N.Y.

Along with reflections from Bishop Matthew Clark on the topic of hope, the evening will include spiritual readings on hope and time for individual and group reflection. Participants will develop individual action plans on the topic of hope to help guide them in daily living. There will also be a question-and-answer period with Bishop Clark and time for refreshments.

The event is a unique opportunity for women and men to take time away from the pressures of life to reflect and recharge in an evening mini-retreat. The program is free; no advance registration is required.

The evening is sponsored by the Women’s Commission of the Diocese of Rochester. The mission of the Women’s Commission is to lead, educate and voice issues in church and society that impact women and girls. The commission serves as an advisory board to the bishop on issues of concern to women in church and society. There are 18 members, including two college students, from a vriety of parishes in the diocese.

For more information, contact: Sarita Arden, Women’s Commission leadership team, or Shannon Loughlin, director of Young Adult and Catholic Ministry, Diocese of Rochester, (585) 328-3228, ext. 1218,