The Diocesan Pastoral Council, an advisory council to Bishop Donald Kettler, met Sept. 1 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belgrade.
The Diocesan Pastoral Council met Nov. 5 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Elrosa where Bishop Donald Kettler shared troubling statistics about young people leaving the church.
Young people are leaving the church at an alarming rate and this has Bishop Donald Kettler troubled. He voiced his concerns at the Diocesan Pastoral Council meeting Sept. 10 at St. Louis Church in Paynesville.