Several Bruins had the opportunity to hear Bishop Nelson Perez address the First Friday Club of Cleveland on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Bishop Perez, who is in his third year leading of the Diocese of Cleveland, spoke about a number of topics, including his December trip to the Vatican, where he had the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis. The Holy Father spoke of his love for young people and how youth is a state of mind, not just a period of time.
The bishop was named to a three-year term as episcopal liaison to the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. He began his term in November at the national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, which was attended by more than 20,000 high schoolers.
Bishop Perez reminded attendees that they should never underestimate the power of God working in them, through them and sometimes despite them. There is an amazing spirit at work in the Church, he said. “And you’re all here because you were touched by Christ.”
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