Upcoming Parish Mission – March 22nd-24th, 2020

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Mark Your Calendars Now For Our Upcoming Parish Mission

“Living Mercy and Forgiveness in a Violent, Victimizing World.”

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 22nd–24th, 2020 7PM to 7:45PM

Fr. Brian Carpenter is a graduate of University of Notre Dame and University of St. Mary of  the  Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained a Priest of the Diocese of Rochester, New York in 2009, where he served as Parochial Vicar in several parishes, and taught lower school religion classes. Fr. Brian holds a Masters of Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Systematic Theology. He joined the Society of St. Sulpice in 2015.

Fr. Brian Carpenter, P.S.S., S.T.L., is a Sulpician Priest from the Diocese of Rochester, New York. He is currently working on his Doctoral Dissertation at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. His topic involves the application of René Girard’s Mimetic Theory to the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. Prior to entering Doctoral Studies, Fr. Carpenter served as an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. He taught courses on Homiletics, Sacred Scripture, and Ecumenism.

He has served as Parochial Vicar at Peace of Christ Parish in Rochester, New York, Blessed Trinity, and St. Patrick Parishes. Ordained in 2009, Fr. Brian has been deeply committed and involved in Parish Schools and Adult Education.

His mission talk will explore the fascinating and intriguing thoughts of French Intellectual and Professor of French History and Literature, René Gerard. Gerard posits that people unwitti ngly allow themselves to be seduced by other people’s desires, and seek to possess these desires by subordinating and eradicating the very people whose desires they imitate. Gerard, a one time atheist, converted to Christianity after recognizing the connection between his thought, and the work of Jesus to undo humanity’s predilection for scapegoating and victimizing others. Fr. Brian will take us through the ways in which people unconsciously assess the world around them through myth and misunderstanding. He will then provide the corrective to these myths and misunderstandings, which are found in the teaching, life, and death of Jesus Christ. The Lenten Mission takes place in our Church Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The Mission begins at 7 PM until 7:45 PM. A light reception will be provided every evening, following the Mission in the Parish Center. The Our Lady of Humility Women’s Club will be hosting the Reception each of the evenings.

Please mark your calendars, and plan on joining us for this very spiritually uplifting Mission!