Date: 7/8/2003 11:10:21 AM
Name or Pseudonym: A Martha
In 2000 Our Bishop called a Synod in our Diocese to mark its 100th anniversary in 2002, he called all catholics "to the table" via Parish Speak-ups across the Diocese.
During months of dialogue across the Diocese time and the lack of it and how that was affecting families/parishes/church was a topic at every gathering, one parishioner shared a term he had heard used when discussing this phenomenon "TIME POVERTY".
This name stuck and in the final Synod Session our Diocese made a committment to call families to face the issue of "Time Poverty" and to help families regain their right to establish boundaries AND priorities around the issue of their God-given gift of "time".
Many years ago the supper table was our families sharing place too, 7 children and Mom and Dad, I liked the other persons reference to it as the Family Eucharist, a wonderful image and Gods truth.