Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hope in shared community

Hi -

I saw this video posted on the Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic page recently and wanted to write a response.

I'm a campus minister who lives in the Midwest and loves connecting via technology.

Share your own thoughts - joy and hope in church today?

The hope I feel and express is often in the shared community I turn to each Sunday for my own renewal as a college campus minister. Each Sunday I gather in a diverse community of worshipers in Chicago's South Side to break bread and to listen to the Word of God but also how it moves my heart in new ways.

I found that my own spiritual journey is as integral to my ministry along with those whom I serve. They walk alongside me but in a different way. My own hope is renewed in prayer with my parish community, which is intentionally a place far away from my place of ministry each weekend.

Clarissa Aljentera

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