STARTS: Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM ENDS: Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM
5416 South Cornell Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Please join us as we address the nature and future of the Church as “missionary”, exploring theological, social trends and other factors that have most influenced the Church’s missionary institutions and activities over the past century. Lend your perspective as we strive to grasp the direct and indirect ways these trends impact those around the world, many of them desperately poor and vulnerable, who have welcomed missionaries into their communities and their lives. Help us as we seek a better understanding of the ways in which mission is expected to shape the Church’s witness of the Go
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, 60615 (see map)
Join us on Sunday, June 12, at 3:00 p.m. for “Creation: An Exposé of Wonder,” a lecture by Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F., Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics. The presentation will be followed by Sunday Eucharist and a reception.
Using St. Francis of Assisi—Patron Saint of Ecology—as guide, Nothwehr will address questions such as, “What does ecology have to do with Pentecost?”, “Why is Benedict XVI known as ‘The Green Pope?’”, and “How can Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Environmental ethics help us find our way in an environmentally threatened world?”
If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. by June 8 by phone at (773) 371.5411 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year Earth Day falls on Good Friday. During our Penitential Service, we will examine our consciences about how we may have contributed to the suffering of God’s Creation. We will reflect upon our answer today to Jesus’ question, “Who is your neighbor?” We have an opportunity to repent of our environmental sins, ones we have been considering during the course of reading our weekly Lent 4.5 pamphlets. We will praise God’s abundant mercy.
Join us on Sunday, February 27, at 3:00 p.m. for “Franciscan Spirituality: Contributions of the Franciscans to the Life of the Church,” a lecture by Most Rev. Dennis Corriveau, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop of Nelson, BC. The presentation will be followed by Sunday Eucharist and a reception.