Below are the notes from the Lay Ministry Day held on Saturday May 13, 2017 in the Fr. George Hagenbach Room. We also wish to thank Father Dominic Rossi, O. Praem., Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish and founder of The Bethesda Project in Philadelphia. He provided a tremendous presentation on: “Parish Renewal: Do We Really Need It?” Several of his reflections were from his book, Listening To God’s Whispers which was also featured in this article in Catholic Philly.