Backyard Theology 2021
The Ascension Lifelong Learning and Adult Faith Formation Committee invites you to
Finding God: Many Journeys to the Same Source
Join us as we gather outdoors for this three-part series.
Part Three of this 3-Part Series:
Fulfilling the Promise “I Am With You Always”
with Father Carl Morello
July 20 at 7:30 pm at the Ascension Parish Green
Bring a lawn chair and beverage
“Backyard Theology” 2021 concludes on Tuesday evening, July 20, with a summer series on Finding God: Many Journeys to the Same Source. This series is presented by the Lifelong Learning and Adult Faith Formation Committee at Ascension Parish in Oak Park.
Bring your portable chair and the beverage of your choice and come join other members of our Oak Park Parishes for some spiritual enrichment, interactive discussion, prayer, and fellowship.
Fr. Carl was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1983. A Forest Park native, Fr. Carl currently serves as Pastor of St. Giles Parish and Administrator of Ascension.
On July 6, Jennifer Delvaux of the Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization spoke on Real Holiness. Being called to be holy can seem overwhelming when we have to juggle work, family, friendships, hobbies, and the joys of Chicago traffic. What does it mean to be holy as a normal person in the world today? Come explore what a few saints may have to offer, a few pearls of wisdom from Pope Francis, and the chance to reflect on your own holiness.
Jennifer Delvaux attends Ascension and is the Senior Coordinator for Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship.
On July 13, Ashraf Amaya spoke on Mary and Jesus: Companions on the Journey. Ashraf discussed how his daily walk as a disciple of Jesus includes these two important people.
Ashraf attended Ascension school through 7th grade before graduating from Percy Julian. A professional basketball player for the Seattle Wizards and other teams, Ashraf has traveled extensively carrying his Catholic identity to all countries. Currently he coaches and mentors young people in the sport and serves as a life coach and personal trainer for adults. Ashraf is a member of Ascension Parish and recently completed his confirmation.