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FutureChurch announces 23rd Annual Fall Event
Living the Legacy of Vatican II
with Jamie L. Manson and Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

Friday evening, October 4 and
Saturday morning October 5, 2013

Jamie L. Manson Jamie L. Manson

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

On October 4th and 5th FutureChurch celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council with two very special programs. The Friday evening “Directors’ Reception” features a keynote by well-known journalist Jamie Manson who reflects on living the legacy of the Council in today’s world. And we will meet our new Executive Director,  [still to be announced] while giving a warm send off to Sr. Chris Schenk, our retiring Executive Director as she begins a new adventure in her work for the Church.  Join your friends, fellow members and guests at the Airport Marriott Hotel around 6:00 p.m. for heavy hors d’oeuvres from the renowned Amp 150 Restaurant. Single event tickets start at $60.

Saturday morning is a panel presentation by Cleveland’s “Vatican II Veterans” and “Next Generation Vatican II leaders.”  The “Veterans” will tell the story of how priest and lay leadership were key to making Vatican II happen in the Cleveland diocese, and the “Next Gen Leaders” will cover what Vatican II means to them and to the Church today.  Jamie Manson and Bishop Gumbleton will be on hand as reflectors and animators while table groupings offer their own insights. Saturday’s program goes from 8:30- noon and is being held at River’s Edge, a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Tickets start at $35 and include a continental breakfast.

Jamie L. Manson is an award-winning columnist at the National Catholic Reporter.  As a lay minister she has served two Manhattan churches as director of faith formation and director of social justice ministries where she worked directly with New York City’s homeless and poor populations.  She is a nationally sought-after speaker, retreat leader, and media commentator on issues related to young adult Catholics, LGBT Catholics, and the future of the church. An archive of Jamie’s articles is available at http://ncronline.org.

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton is no stranger to Cleveland or to FutureChurch. Gumbleton, a retired auxiliary bishop of the Detroit archdiocese, has long been a leading voice for peace, justice, and civil rights in the United States and in the Catholic Church. For more information visit www.bishopgumbleton.com.

Details, including two-day ticket prices and guest accommodations, will be available at futurechurch.org on July 1. Invitations will mail mid-August. Friends and non-members are welcome.

Reservation information for guest rooms will be published soon.
Airport Marriott, 4277 W. 150 St., Cleveland, OH 44135, 216-252-5333, marriott.com/cleap
River’s Edge, 3430 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH  44111, riversedgecleveland.com

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