Stay-at-Home Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic
Modern Spiritual Classics: Books of Pope Francis
Registration is required. To participate, just send an email to email@example.com with the name of the book in the subject line. You’ll receive a return email before the discussion with a link for the Zoom meeting.
Our Mother Earth: The Challenge of the Environment is available in paperback and electronic formats, which retail at various prices between $13 and $17 at The Book Table, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. The book is not available at the Oak Park Public Library.
The occasion of Earth Day on April 22 (which is a secular commemoration) invites us to contemplate the status of our environmental world, our common global home. More deeply, Pope Francis sets forth a Christian vision of ecology in Our Mother Earth: The Challenge of the Environment. Responding to our global ecological crisis, Pope Francis says, will require a global approach in which the whole human family in the search for a sustainable development unites to protect our common home.
Video Recordings of The Foundations and Future of Ministry 2021
Here are video links for the recordings of three programs on The Foundations and Future of Ministry, provided by Father Bob Hutmacher and Vicky Tufano on April 22, 29, and May 6.
The first session reviews scriptural foundations for service to God’s people and provides a broad understanding of ministry. The next two sessions address the future of ministry and offer new, revitalized ways to view service in ministry. As we begin a process of transformation through Renew My Church and think about new ways of being the Church, we consider the past, present, and future of ministry in service to God’s people. How can we best revitalize ministry today for the Church of tomorrow?
Father Bob Hutmacher, OFM, has been part of the Ascension community since 2012. He is a liturgist, composer, and guardian of the Franciscan community at St. Peter’s in the Loop. Vicky Tufano previously served as pastoral associate and director of liturgy at Ascension. She is a frequent writer and speaker on liturgy and Christian initiation.
Thursday, April 22 – Scriptural Foundations of Church and Ministry
Thursday, April 29 – Ministry in our Post-Covid Church
Thursday, May 6 – Revitalizing Liturgical Ministries