WHAT "ALIVE IN CHRIST" IS ALL ABOUT...
The "Alive in Christ" national event is the culmination moment in a multi-year intercultural and intergenerational synodal process convened by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) through its Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church in collaboration with the USCCB Secretariats of Catholic Education; Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations; Evangelization and Catechesis; and Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.
The process - and this event - is a chance to explore what it means to implement Pope Francis apostolic exhortation on young people, Christus Vivit, in a richly diverse country like the United States of America - by listening, accompanying, and pastorally responding to young people of all cultures and communities and their dreams and hopes for the Church and the world.
The "protagonists" (cf. Christus Vivit no. 174) of this event are the participants themselves. This is not a typical conference, but a summit where the young adults, ministry leaders, and bishops who are present are enthusiastically engaging in an intercultural action planning process, working side-by-side with those of other cultural families, listening to one another's prophetic voices while always rooting themselves in Jesus Christ and the accompaniment of the Blessed Mother, so that they may be sent forth in the Holy Spirit. What emerges from this moment is yet to be seen.