Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Announcing an "Evening in the Park" Fundraiser with Roy Bourgeois, MM

DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2009

TIME: 7:30 p.m. (Music starts at 7:00 p.m.)

LOCATION: Park Pavilion at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve (North Picnic Shelter), Washington County Parks. (Map and directions below.)

Important Update: A bus has been secured to transport folks to and from Lake Elmo Park Reserve. It will leave from and return to South Minneapolis. For further details and to reserve a seat on this bus, please call Tom Sullivan at 612-823-7541. There will be no charge for this bus service.


Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest and founder of SOA Watch, is a nationally recognized advocate for peace and justice. He will share with us his perspective on the social injustices within Roman Catholicism, and offer a clear and hopeful vision of what has been termed the “emerging church” – a growing grassroots expression of church that is participatory, collaborative, and valuing of dialogue and diversity.

The Catholic Coalition for Church Reform (CCCR) is sponsoring this event as a major fundraiser for its Synod of the Baptized (“Claiming Our Place at the Table”) scheduled for September 18, 2010. Your generous contribution will help keep our costs (including admission) low. Donations are tax deductible.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is at picnic tables. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if that would be more comfortable. This site has been reserved for the day, so you are welcome to arrive early and enjoy the park.

Please note: Although this event is free and open to the public, a $5.00 (per car) parking fee is in effect at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution to the 2010 Synod planning effort, make your check payable to CCCR and mail to:

CCCR, 2080 Edgcumbe Road, St. Paul, MN 55116

1515 Keats Ave. N.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Located 1 mile north of Interstate 94 and 2.5 miles east of Interstate 694 at the intersection of County Road 19 (Keats Avenue North) and County Road 10 (10th Street North) in the City of Lake Elmo, Minnesota. (NOTE: We’ll be gathering at the North Picnic Shelter.)


· From Interstate 94, take exit 251/County Road 19. Follow County Road 19 to the north for one mile to County Road 10. Cross County Road 10 and proceed into the park.

· From Interstate 694, take exit 57 or County Road 10 (10th Street North). Follow County Road 10 east for 2.6 miles. Turn left (north) into the park.

· From State Highway 5 in downtown Lake Elmo, follow County Road 17 south for 2.5 miles to County Road 10 (10th Street North). Turn right (west) on County Road 10 for one mile. Turn right (north) into the park.


  1. I have quoted your announcement in my own blog, Spirit of a Liberal, and linked to your post.