In the Heart of the Church speaker series kicks off its third inspiring season. Lay ministers will enjoy presentations by two Catholic evangelists with dynamic national ministries. Learn new ways to make “intentional disciples” of young people in your parish—and reach Millennials outside of the parish.

The keynote speaker is Fr. Michael Schmitz, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Through his preaching and teaching, Father reaches out to youth across the country about the love of Christ and the call of the Church for new saints to be raised up—and to rise up—right here and now.

Pete Burak will join Father Michael for a lively Q&A session. Pete is director of i.d.9:16, an outreach to Catholic young adults. Pete holds an MA in Theology from Sacred Heart and is a former University of Michigan basketball player. He will address the “crisis of discipleship” (Pope Benedict) in the Church today.

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