Diocesan Pastoral Council meets

Special to The Message

The Diocesan Pastoral Council met May 7 at the Catholic Center in Evansville. The DPC is a consultative body to Bishop Joseph M. Siegel.

Following Mass, Bishop Siegel welcomed members and led the Council in prayer. Council members received diocesan and deanery Mass-attendance statistics covering the last four years. Small-group discussions followed to generate ideas on how we might begin inviting members back to Mass. 

Father Alex Zenthoefer summarized the Synod on Synodality discussions and gave a brief summary of general topics. Father Alex explained that the next step is to put together an overall synthesis. That 10-page document will be sent to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The meeting concluded with final comments from Bishop Siegel and an opportunity for questions and answers.  The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 20.