Posted on March 03, 2017 07:37

We are starting a brand new effort that is completely aligned with our parish, our Diocese, and the teachings of the Catholic church.  We have coordinated with the Archdiocese to present a Lenten Speaker Series that is focused on Catholic Social Teaching.  Each Lenten Friday at 7:30 PM, a 30 minute talk will be given in our church to address important areas where our Catholic faith provides guidance on how we can employ that faith.  These talks immediately follow Stations of the Cross at 7:00.  We encourage you to attend both since the Stations of the Cross are such a wonderful way to observe Lent and prepare for Easter.  Stations will also help us mentally prepare for our speaker as we consider how to follow Christ's journey.

Our schedule of speakers is:

Mar 3:   An Overview of Catholic Social Teaching
            Speaker:  Fr. Bob 

Mar 10: A Catholic Perspective on Poverty: 
            Opening our Hearts to Santa Fe (Holy Faith)
            Speaker: Ness Sandoval, Fellow Parishioner and  Associate Professor, 
                           Sociology, Co-director PhD program in Public and Social Policy, SLU

Mar 17: We Were All Immigrants Once
               Marvin Doerhoff, Fellow Parishioner and
                   Deputy, MO District 32, Knights of Columbus
               Marie Kenyon, Director, Peace and Justice Commission of 
                 the Archdiocese, and a Parishioner of Christ the King, University City

Mar 24: Race, Racism and the Catholic Church
              Cheryl Archibald, Pastoral Associate 
                 and a Parishioner of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, St. Louis
              Joyce Jones, Director of Administration, St. Joseph Parish,Manchester, 
                 and a Parishioner of St. Alphonsus “Rock” Church, St. Louis

Mar 31: Family and Wealth Issues

            Speaker: Ray Boshara, Director, Center for Household Financial Stability,
                             Federal Reserve Bank St. Louis, 

                             and a parishioner of St. Peter Parish, Kirkwood

Apr 7: The Impact of Addiction

           Speaker:  Nancy McCarthy, Regional Administrator, MO Probation and Parole
                            Services, Class A Trustee, Alcoholics Anonymous, 
                            and a parishioner of St. Raphael Parish.

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