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77. Transforming Parish Communities

Published: November 16, 2020

How do we transform our parish communities in the season of Advent? What would it take for our parishes to be communities where divine mercy is experienced and shared? How do we engage our parishioners in this sacred season of preparation for the birth of Jesus? Join Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend and Anna Vallez with special guests Annie Sarlo and Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., for a stimulating conversation about the Pastoral Conversion Advent Conference 2020 scheduled for December 6-10, 2020.

About Our Guests

Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B. is the General Manager, Programming Manager and an On-Air Host of We Are One Body® Catholic radio (WAOB®), Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Vincent Seminary and co-author of a book with Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB called Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love.

Annie Sarlo is the Deputy Secretary for Evangelization and Formation in the Diocese of Allentown. Annie is an Apostle of Jesus Christ with over 27 years of experience in Catholic ministry; Annie has a contagious joy and passion for evangelization.

The Pastoral Conversion Advent Conference 2020. Join Fr. James Mallon, Msgr. Brian Bransfield, Jonathan Reyes, Brandon McGinley, and many more as they teach and share their experiences regarding the pastoral conversion of the parish. Mark your calendar for Dec 6-10, 2020! For more information, visit

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