Lutheran + Roman Catholic Dialogue

In 2017, Catholic and Lutheran Christians will most fittingly look back on events that occurred 500 years earlier by putting the gospel of Jesus Christ at the center. The gospel should be celebrated and communicated to the people of our time so that the world may believe that God gives Himself to human beings and calls us into communion with Himself and His church. Herein lies the basis for our joy in our common faith (From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation)

On October 31, 2016, Pope Francis joined with The Lutheran World Federation President Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan and its general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Martin Junge in Lund, Sweden, to launch a year-long commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Locally, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Southern Ohio Synod and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are recognizing this anniversary as an opportunity to advance our ecumenical efforts toward unity in Christ.

Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation - Oct. 31, 2016

Dialogue Sessions

We will be gathering with three local Roman Catholic parish's, Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. John the Fisher and Guardian Angels. We hope that by gathering together to reflect on and discuss various topics of faith, we will foster the church's unity on a grassroots level and grow in their awareness of the ways that unity already exists.

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Re-Membering the Body of Christ: A Call to Unity


7:00 PM

Immaculate Heart of Mary - Deacon Dave Shea

The Refomation/Praying + Breathing


7:00 PM

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection - Pr. Henry Zorn

Eating + Drinking


7:00 PM

Guardian Angels Church - Deacon Paul Feie

Singing + Worshiping


7:00 PM

St. John Fisher - Pr. Nicole Kelly

Forgiving + Reconciling


7:00 PM

Immaculate Heart of Mary - Jack Newfield

Serving + Seeking Justice


7:00 PM

Guardian Angels Church - Paula Yerke

Dying + Grieving


7:00 PM

St. John Fisher - Deacon Tom Gaier

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The series will conclude with a joint worship service at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Lutheran and Catholic clergy will join together in Commemoration of 500 years of the Reformation.​

October 30 - 7:00 p.m.