18.04.2007, [18:47] // UGCC //www.risu.org.ua
Ternopil – On 14 April 2007 in western Ukrainian Zarvanytsia, the Committee of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) on Lay Issues conducted its first extended meeting. Discussed were issues of more coordinated cooperation, exchange of experience, the organization and conduct of projects, and the missionary work of lay organizations and individual laypeople was reviewed.
During the session the committee suggested the idea of conducting the Second Lay Congress of the UGCC under the title “My Part in the Life of Parish, Church and Nation” in 2008 in two stages: general Ukrainian first and then eparchial.
Also, the participants of the meeting worked on a handbook about the organization of lay life in the parish and started to discuss and prepare the round-table discussions “The role of Christian churches in building civil society” and “Business and morals: Social stereotypes and the church’s vision,” to be held in Kyiv.
The members of the committee and the heads of eparchial committees on lay issues from the Ternopil-Zboriv, Sokal, Buchach, Kolomyia-Chernivtsi, and Lviv eparchies participated in the session.