Fr. Bill Stang OMI, vicar and chancellor of our archdiocese, leads the gathering in prayer to start the day.
Gail works with a group from God's River as they discuss the plan that they want to take home to their community.
John Henry and Sherry Menow from Norway House share some thoughts with their pastor, Fr. Noel Boulanger OMI. Fr. Noel covers Cross Lake, Norway House, Grand Rapids and Waboden.
Madeleine Spence, lay presider from Nelson House, talks over some points with Gail during a break.
A view of some of the participants doing some personal work at their tables during the workshop.
Natalie Tays, school principal; Audrey Rose, a teacher, and Karen Spence are from Nelson House. Natalie and Karen are new lay presiders, under the guidance of Srs. Susan Gardner and Ellen Kennedy, Dominican sisters who are lay formators based in Nelson House and reaching out to the larger area of Leaf Rapids and South Indian Lake.
A group of parishioners from Thompson and the United Church minister made up one of the tables.
Sr. Carmen Catellier snjm, pastoral minister in Cross Lake, re-connects with Kerrie Samuel from Lac Brochet, who is doing her best to minister to youth in that community. Sr. Carmen used to minister in Lac Brochet and Brochet some years ago.
James Hickey of Thompson and Fr. Eugene Whyte OMI, pastor or St. Lawrence parish in Thompson, listen intently to the presenter.
Sr. Andrea Dumont csj of Thompson, Miles Bighetty from Pukatawagan and another participant work on the plans for their respective communities.