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Council of the Baptized Members 2016-2017

 NORTHEAST QUADRANT-- Deaneries 1, 2, 3, 4
 Dan DeWan 
 651-674-7250                      St. Gregory, N. Branch
Mary Beth Stein                612-805-7091                      St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Rose Marie Assad  651-489-3044  St. Cecilia, St. Paul
 Open Seat
SOUTHEAST QUADRANT—Deaneries 5, 6, 8 
 Michael Anderson  651-301-9559  St. Joseph, Red Wing
 Patty Thorsen  651-222-4986  St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Tom Smith-Myott  612-385-9233  St. Joan of Arc, Mpls
 Open Seat
NORTHWEST QUADRANT—Deaneries 9, 11, 12, 13
 Mary Ellen Jordan  651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Ann Mary Waletko  763-566-5765  St. Williams, Fridley
 Marilyn Wegscheider  651-636-4823  St. Timothy, Blaine
 Open Seat
SOUTHWEST QUADRANT—Deaneries 7, 10, 14, 15 
 Nancy Gotto  651-647-0432  St. Joan of Arc, Mpls

Bonnie Strand

 763-566-5765  St. Edward’s, Bloomington
 Lyn Yount                           651-636-4823  Risen Savior, Burnsville
 Open Seat
Jim Jordan   651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Open Seat
 Open Seat
 Open Seat
 Executive Committee Co-chairs ---
     Lyn Yount  952-686-1931  Risen Savior, Burnsville
     Mary Ellen Jordan  651-647-0432  Basilica of St. Mary, Mpls
 Secretary ---      
     Mary Beth Stein           612-805-7091  St. Frances Cabrini, Mpls
 Media Office ---
 Mary Beth Stein  612-805-7091
 Paula Ruddy  612 315-3599
 Publication Office ---
 Joan Mitchell
     Coordinator  Paula Ruddy  612 315-3599
 Finance Office ---
 Bruce Leier  651 592-9719
 Revised 2016-01-12

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 Council of the Baptized Open Forum, January 9, 2018


The Council of the Baptized will be using the Open Forum time on Tuesday, January 9, to plan its 2018 focus.   You are welcome to join us or to email us your ideas at

Our meeting is as usual at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling, St. Paul, at 7:00 p.m. 

 Deacon Trish Vanni to speak at Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community

 On Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m., Spirit of St. Stephen's Catholic Community (2201 First Ave S, Minneapolis) is excited to host Deacon Patricia Sullivan Vanni, MDiv, PhD, to give a talk entitled "Being the Church Together: The breakthroughs of Vatican II -- and beyond." Ecumenical Catholic Communion Deacon Vanni is a theologian who has explored how prayer and church teaching have shaped the self-understanding of the laity. She has spoken on the local and national level and has written extensively on the Sacraments.


Join us as we explore the evolution of our understanding of what it means to be the Church. Through storytelling and teaching, we will explore the critical changes that shaped us before, during and after the Second Vatican Council. These themes continue to call us, through the Holy Spirit, to live as the Body of Christ. All are welcome.


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CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

to connect  parishes and deaneries

for a strong lay voice on matters of concern in our Archdiocese. 


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We need your home address to place you geographically in the Archdiocese.  Thanks..