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Council of the Baptized Members 2016-2017

 NORTHEAST QUADRANT-- Deaneries 1, 2, 3, 4
 Dan DeWan 
 651-674-7250                      St. Gregory, N. Branch
Mary Beth Stein                612-805-7091                      St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Rose Marie Assad  651-489-3044  St. Cecilia, St. Paul
 Open Seat
SOUTHEAST QUADRANT—Deaneries 5, 6, 8 
 Michael Anderson  651-301-9559  St. Joseph, Red Wing
 Patty Thorsen  651-222-4986  St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Tom Smith-Myott  612-385-9233  St. Joan of Arc, Mpls
 Open Seat
NORTHWEST QUADRANT—Deaneries 9, 11, 12, 13
 Mary Ellen Jordan  651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Ann Mary Waletko  763-566-5765  St. Williams, Fridley
 Marilyn Wegscheider  651-636-4823  St. Timothy, Blaine
 Open Seat
SOUTHWEST QUADRANT—Deaneries 7, 10, 14, 15 
 Nancy Gotto  651-647-0432  St. Joan of Arc, Mpls

Bonnie Strand

 763-566-5765  St. Edward’s, Bloomington
 Lyn Yount                           651-636-4823  Risen Savior, Burnsville
 Open Seat
Jim Jordan   651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Open Seat
 Open Seat
 Open Seat
 Executive Committee Co-chairs ---
     Lyn Yount  952-686-1931  Risen Savior, Burnsville
     Mary Ellen Jordan  651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Secretary ---      
     Mary Beth Stein           612-805-7091  St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Media Office ---
 Mary Beth Stein  612-805-7091
 Paula Ruddy  612 315-3599
 Publication Office ---
 Joan Mitchell
     Coordinator  Paula Ruddy  612 315-3599
 Finance Office ---
 Bruce Leier  651 592-9719
 Revised 2016-01-12

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Council of the Baptized Open Forum, March 13, 2018


Join the discussion of our Vatican II orientation with theologian Catherine Michaud, C.S.J. on Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.  It is at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. 

Deepening our Vatican II Spirituality

Like many church councils before it, Vatican Council II effected an enormous change in the spiritual identity of Catholics. Still, fifty-six years later, Catholics feel insecure about what the Council has called us to embrace. Questions still nag at us. We are asking, among other things:

  • *How did this enormous change happen?
  • *Why did it happen?
  • *Why, over five decades later, does there seem to be such resistance to this Council? 
  • *What exactly does it mean to be a Vatican II Catholic? What is a Vatican II spirituality?


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