Tue, Feb 16th 2016 01:00 pm
Members of the faculty of
Christ the King Seminary will be offering a series of lectures at parishes
throughout the diocese this spring.
While there are always opportunities for people to visit the seminary
for classes, workshops, retreats, and lectures, the new lecture series brings
the extensive knowledge of the seminary faculty, many of whom hold
doctorate degrees in sacred theology or related fields, out into the diocese.
Fr. Joseph Gatto,
President-Rector of the seminary, who holds a doctorate degree in systematic
theology, will be offering a Lenten
Evening of Reflection on Monday, March 14, at 7:00 pm at Queen of Heaven church
in West Seneca. All are welcome.
Fr. Gatto will also be
offering a Day of Recollection on God's
Name is Mercy for St. Philip parish in Cheektowaga on Saturday, March 19,
from 9:00 am to noon in the parish center. Please call St. Philip parish office
if you would like to attend on March 19th.
Rev. John Staak, OMI, who
holds a doctorate in systematic theology and currently teaches theology of
Eucharist and Trinity courses, will be offering a lecture at St. Christopher
parish on Tuesday, March 15, at 7:00 pm. His presentation, entitled Encountering and Engaging God's Mercy,
will address how simple everyday encounters offer us an open door to the
transcendent God. The challenge for us is to recognize God's presence and mercy
in these encounters, hear God's will, and then accept it in faith. Only in
having experienced God's mercy at a deep level can we then engage the world as
agents of that mercy. To learn more plan
to attend on March 15th.
Fr. Staak will also be
presenting a Day of Reflection at St. John Paul II parish in Lakeview on Sunday,
April 3rd on the topic of The
Dynamics of Conversion and God's Mercy.
Fr. John Mack, who serves as
the Director of Pre-Theology and teaches courses on sacramental theology, has
been offering lectures on the Gospel call to a revolution of tenderness as it
relates to God's mercy, and most recently presented at Immaculate Conception
Parish in East Aurora.
Dr. Dennis Castillo, Professor
of Church History, recently offered a lecture addressing Catholic social teaching
at Annunciation Parish and is available to offer presentations for other
parishes as well. Dr. Castillo will also
be offering a presentation and discussion on Bishop Timon and Fr. Baker, which
is planned for May 27th at St. Joseph University parish in Buffalo. All are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Eileen Warner, Director of Mission and Pastoral Outreach at 716-652-1127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.