You might have heard a couple of weeks ago that Pope Francis asked Catholic lay people to share their experiences at the grassroots level on some of the most difficult issues we face as a Church in the modern world. Many dioceses are choosing to do this in a centralized fashion, coordinating with parish councils and pastors, but not with the laity.
Bishop Gaydos, however, has asked the faithful of the Jeff City diocese to weigh in directly. Please take time to do this! The diocesan staff has posted a 15-question questionnaire to their website. This is your chance to share what you wish the clergy (of all levels) knew about trying to live the faith in the real world, and the support needed by the faithful.
The deadline is Dec. 18th. Please take time to share your thoughts!