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           A Church fully alive, locally and universally, that radiates Jesus’ core teaching of radical equality, unabashed inclusivity and transforming love.


Council of the Baptized Mission Statement

  • Provide a forum for people to raise concerns of conscience
  • Listen and deliberate on these concerns
  • Communicate these concerns to all Catholics – laity and ordained
  • Encourage Catholic Lay people to claim their voices
  • Build up our local Church in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis



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Council of the Baptized Open Forum, April 10, 2018


The Vatican II discussion with theologian Catherine Michaud, C.S.J. on March 13 was inspiring.  We will be continuing our discussion of Vatican II spirituality on April 10.  Joe Reid will be talking about freedom.  Find out more details here after March 19.  It is at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. 


Join the

CCCR/Council of the Baptized Lay Network

to connect  parishes and deaneries

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


Please register your name, email address, home address, and parish (if any). 

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