I hope you’re having a great week. I write today to invite all of you to attend a special presentation on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM in the main church. Dr. William Stevenson, assistant professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Saint Paul Seminary, will be coming to Saint Timothy’s to speak to us on “The Cross and the Mercy of God”.
Looking for a quick spiritual “shot in the arm”? Want to be renewed by a greater understanding and appreciation of God’s merciful love? Don’t feel like you have time to commit to a weekly program but can spare an hour to grow in your faith? Want to better understand the role of the cross in our faith and receive what you need to help carry the crosses in your own life, which we all have? This would be a great opportunity for you. Dr. Stevenson is known as a good speaker who can apply the principles of theology in a relatable way. The presentation will conclude before the evening faith formation sessions conclude. Make plans to attend and invite your friends. The parish advisory council will be hosting a reception following the presentation with juice, coffee, and desserts.
Dr. Stevenson has a Ph.D in systematic theology and political philosophy from Boston College, Massachusetts. He serves as a writer and consultant for the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. In the past, he has worked as the Director of Theology at Providence Academy, Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Saint Thomas, Adjunct Professor for the Institute for Pastoral Theology for Ave Maria University, and more. Among many other publications, he recently wrote a study guide to Dives in Misericordia for Catholic Rural Life Publications to help people explore the Pope’s writings on mercy. He also currently serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Dialoague with Evangelical Churches and the Archdiocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
We hope to see you on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM.