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Gratitude is the foundation for “A Steward’s Way” study series

While studying Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel,” LeAnn Korsmeyer was struck by his notion that church buildings should never be sterile places.

“A church is better when it’s a little messy, because that means we’re using it for what it’s built for,” said Mrs. Korsmeyer. “The lights should be on and the chairs and the kneelers should be worn.“And we need to be rising up, going out and doing the work God has in mind for us,” she said.

Mrs. Korsmeyer, diocesan coordinator for Women’s Ministry, previously a parish director of religious education and faith formation, helped compose the materials for the four-part “A Steward’s Way” Advent study program for the diocese.

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging Catholic men and women of all ages to take part in weekly study groups involving “A Steward’s Way” — not only in preparation for Christmas but also as part of the formulation of a new diocesan pastoral plan.

-Catholic Missourian

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