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Bridgefolk Conference 2010

Mennonites and Catholics – Practices for Our Life Together in Christ

July 22 – 25, 2010

Saint John’s Abbey  Collegeville, MN

Thursday, July 22

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Arrival, Registration and Room assignment, St. Mary Hall, Basement

5:30 Dinner – Cook out Abbey Chapter House Lawn

7:00 Opening worship, Abbey Chapter House

  • Conference worship and music led by Ken Nafziger and Marlene Kropf

7:30 Opening session

  • Welcome and Introductions to Bridgefolk Practices
  • Led by Abbot John Klassen & Marlene Kropf

8:30 Evening Prayer

8:45 Social Gathering in the Great Hall

Friday, July 23

7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Abbey Church (optional)

7:30 Breakfast, SJU Student Refectory

8:45 Opening Worship and Haiku, Abbey Chapter House

9:15 Morning Session, Abbey Chapter House

  • Why Footwashing? Biblical teachings and liturgical practices
  • Presenters: Mary Schertz, Abbot John Klassen

10:15 Break

10:30 Open discussion on Footwashing

12:00 p.m. Midday Prayer, Abbey Church

12:15 Lunch, SJU Student Refectory

1:45 Afternoon Session, Abbey Chapter House

  • Footwashing as Prayer
  • Presenters: George Dupuy, Theresa Schumacher

3:00 Break: Time for personal prayer / preparation for Agape Meal & Footwashing

5:00 Evening Session, Quadrangle Room 264 –

  • Agape Meal and Footwashing

Saturday, July 24

7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Abbey Church (optional)

7:30 Breakfast, SJU Student Refectory

8:45 Opening Worship and Haikus, Abbey Chapter House

9:15 Morning Session I, Abbey Chapter House

  • Footwashing and Simplicity: What It Means and How We Live It
  • Presenters: Doris Murphy, Mary Lehman Yoder

10:15 Break

10:30 Morning Session II, Abbey Chapter House

10:30 Open Discussion on Footwashing & Simplicity

11:00 Presentation

  • Centering Prayer: The Practice
  • Presenter: S. Kate Howard, OSB

11:30 Centering Prayer Time

12:00 p.m. Lunch, SJU Student Refectory

1:45 Open time: Affinity groups/Recreation/Rest

3:30 Afternoon Session, Abbey Chapter House

  • Footwashing and Non-violence
  • Presenters: Eric Massanari, Margie Pfeil

5:30 Dinner, SJU Student Refectory

7:00 Evening Prayer, Abbey Church (optional)

7:45 Evening Session, Emmaus Chapel / Emmaus Hall Dining

  • Hymn Sing followed by Ice Cream Social

Sunday: July 25

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check Out, Mary Hall Basement

7:00 a.m. Morning Prayer in Abbey Church (optional)

7:30 Breakfast, SJU Student Refectory

9:00 Morning Session, Abbey Chapter House

  • Reflection and Evaluation

10:15 Break

10:30 Worship, Saint Francis House Chapel

12:00 p.m. Conference closes with lunch, SJU Student Refectory

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