Friday, April 25, 2014

Friends of Theology! End of Year Theology Gathering

Thursday, May 1
In the Theology suite
Snacks, Refreshments, Celebration provided

We'll take the time to honor our graduating senior major, Charlie Keyes.

Mark your calendar and come be with us!

Catholics on (Last?) Call

August 5-9, 2014

Catholics on Call 

Young Adult Discernment Retreat

Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL

From the website:
This is what participants say about the conference:

“It was an amazing experience, one that I cannot fully express the enormous impact on my life and my relationship with God.”

“It gave me time to intentionally reflect, in community with others, on God's will for my life--where I've been, where I'm going.”

“Catholics on Call allowed me, for the first time, to be open to God's call in my life and not be afraid of what that could mean.”

Register soon!  This is only $100 for everything for a week, and we have had two alums attend and say great things about the experience.  Contact them (or Dr WD) for more information.

Collegeville Conference for Music, Liturgy, and the Arts

Collegeville Conference on Music, Liturgy and the Arts-CCMLA

CCMLA 2014

2014 Conference highlights:

  • Keynotes and breakouts by Steve Warner, Chris de Silva, Alan Hommerding, Rita Ferrone, Johan van Parys, and Walter Tambor.
  • Workshops on cantoring, organ and keyboards, choral directing, and Gregorian chant. 
  • Choral reading sessions with GIA, WLP, and Liturgical Press
  • Conference Eucharist with musicians from the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, MN

Student conference registration fee: $199 (includes free housing and meals, sponsored by Saint John's School of Theology/Seminary.There is also a possibility to be a student intern (you participate for free!).  More here.
Apply online by April 30.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Celebration of Scholarship: April 11, 2014

Come and support the research of some of our upperclass students in Theology and Pastoral Ministry!

Saint Mary’s Hall
Room 202
1. Ashley Walz: “‘Ordain a Lady?’ An Analysis of the Ordination of Women”
This presentation takes a critical approach to discussing the history, differing viewpoints and arguments made in the discussion of female ordination.
2. Charles Keyes: “Iconography in the Time of Iconoclasm”
Iconoclasm acted as a major controversy in the 8th and 9th centuries. This presentation considers its causes and effects.
3. Ashley Cermak: “The Theology of the Body in the Liturgy of the Eucharist: a Key to Active Participation in the Mass”
This paper examines John Paul II's Theology of the Body to better understand the hermeneutic of the gift and spousal implications of the eucharistic liturgy.

Save the date! Theology End of Year Gathering....

Thursday, May 1 (study day)
Time to be announced
Snacks will, without question, be provided

Discerning your life in the Church this summer? Go to "Catholics on Call"!

Young Adult Conference 2014
Aug 5-9, 2014
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL 
$100 registration (that's everything except travel!)
Application deadline: May 5

Kelsi Watters and alum John Uhal have done this conference and speak very highly of it.  Please consider learning more about it and applying to attend.  If the $100 is holding you back, talk to CoC or perhaps Campus Ministry for financial help.  The cost is frankly a real bargain given what you are getting.

See more here: