Victoria Garcia 
(201) 497-4189 
For Release: 
February 13, 1997

Understanding the Roles of Religious, Clergy and Laity

The Council of Women and Men Religious of the Archdiocese of Newark will sponsor a day of reflection for the laity, clergy, and religious of the Archdiocese on Saturday, March 15, 1997 from 1:30 p.m. until 4:40 p.m. at the Archdiocesan Center, located at 171 Clifton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey. 

Fr. Gerald Brown, S.S., former President of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men and current Provincial of the Sulpician Congregation, will give a presentation on the documents Vita Consecrata, Pastores Dabo Vobis, and Christifideles Laici

Fr. Brown will define the roles of the Clergy, Religious and Laity in light of these documents and engage the participants in dialogue.

The panel of respondents will include: Msg.. Thomas Ivory, S.T.D., Executive Secretary of Presbyteral Council of Priests of the Archdiocese, Sr. Ellen Joyce, S.C., Ph.D., professor at the College of St. Elizabeth , and Kathryn and Robert Begley. Mrs. Begley was among the first founders of the Spiritual Development group in the Archdiocese and Mr. Begley is the former vice president of First Boston Co. and presently is a volunteer in pastoral care at Hackensack Medical Center. 

Sr. Thomas Mary Salerno, S.C., Chairperson of the Council of Women and Men Religious, said that she anticipates a number of priests, sisters and laity to take advantage of Fr. Brown's Presentation. 


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