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Sundays at CTU


Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:00 PM

5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)

Rev. Donald Senior, C.P., invites you to attend a Sunday afternoon experience of liturgy and learning.

On the Second Sunday of Advent, we will hear from Sr. Laurie Brink, O.P., Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies about, "The 'Good Enough' Family is the Holy Family: Reflections on Joseph in Matthew's Gospel."

The lecture will be followed by Sunday Eucharist with presider Rev. Roger Schroeder, S.V.D., Professor of Intercultural Ministries and Bishop Francis X. Ford, M.M., Chair of Catholic Missiology.

All are invited to stay after Mass for a reception.

About the lecture:

Matthew’s Gospel begins with the genealogy of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and as the reader knows, the foster father of Jesus.  Why mention Joseph’s lineage at all if Jesus is not his biological son?  as the evangelist goes on to demonstrate, Joseph is very much a main character in his Infancy Narrative.  In this day when hyphenations describe family relationships, step-, foster-, and half- often do more to separate us than connect us.  Perhaps by refelcting on Matthew’s portrayal of Joseph, we can come to understand that what makes the family “holy” has less to do with biology and much more to do with love.

Additional information:
Please RSVP by December 1. To RSVP by phone, call 773.371.5411. Complimentary parking is available in the CTU garage.