Calendar of Events
March 12, 2014
“Michigan to Florida – AMU from Then to 10!” Presented by Michael Dauphinais, Ph.D., AMU Dean of Faculty and VP for Academic Affairs. Dr. Dauphinais, who has been with Ave Maria University since its founding in 2003, will share the interesting pilgrimage from Michigan to Naples, and finally to the town of Ave Maria. He received his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of the American Academy of Religion and is the author of several books. RSVP with Veronica at 239-228-7089.
Join us for Noon Mass then come to the Parish Center for the Lenten Luncheon Series:
March 12 “Biblical foundations of Catholic Social Teaching” with guest speaker, Matthew Caes, Director of the Office of Peace and Justice, Diocese of Venice. March 19 “Interpretation of Scripture for Catholics” Reading the Bible through the Lens of our Tradition. March 26 “Synoptic Summary” An Overview of Mark, Matthew and Luke (April 2—-No session due to the Parish Mission on 3/30—4/2) April 9 “Who is Jesus Christ?” Comparing Paul’s Writings & the Synoptic Gospels with the Gospel of John. April 16 “Pope Francis and Scripture” Our Holy Father’s Living Example. Presented by Dr. John “Jack” T. Conroy, Jr. Dr. Conroy received his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2008. The focus of his study was on Hellenistic Judaism and Christian Origins. As a professor for the Rice School, he teaches extensively in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures. He and his wife, Joan, live in Naples and
attend St. Ann Parish.
A former mobster with a life full of revenge and hatred shares how he was transformed by an encounter with Jesus and has been on fire ever since. Through his conversion, Tom received from the Holy Spirit the powerful gift of healing, which he shares generously with those in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort. Mass is at 6:00 pm, with Tom’s testimony and healing service at 7:00 pm.
Lent invites us to silence in God’s presence. It is a time to recognize and be present to God “the Other” in the depth and silence of our hearts. In that stillness awaits the mystery of the Resurrection. There will be the opportunity to venerate the Holy Shroud.
Steve Ray will present his conversion story, From Baptist to Catholic: the Unintended Journey. Light refreshments will follow the presentation.