|St. Stephen Symposium 2014|
The annual St. Stephen Symposium will be held Saturday, October 25, at Concordia University, 7400 Augusta, River Forest.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI, will join us in the afternoon. Rev. David Meconi, S.J., will be the keynote speaker in the morning and will talk on “The Deacon as Amphibian (and a word or two to those married to these frogs).” The morning also will include workshops.
Participants sign up for only ONE workshop.
The cost of the day will be $15.00 and this will cover your cost of both breakfast and lunch in the university cafeteria, as well as admission to the event, workshops and exhibitors’ tables. The deadline to turn in your workshop registration form is Friday, October 17.
Checks should be made payable to: Office of the Diaconate, 816 Marengo, Forest Park, IL 60130. Registration and payment are also available online at GiveCentral.org.
SEE ST. STEPHEN SYMPOSIUM PAGE (AT THE TAB TO THE LEFT) FOR DETAILS ON WORKSHOPS AND REGISTRATION LINKS.
|St. Francis Day Dinner|
The St. Francis Day Dinner, the Diaconate Community's major fundraising event, will begin at 4 PM on Sunday, October 12, at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Avenue in Elmwood Park.
Cost is $35 per person. To reserve a seat, send in a reservation and check (payable to the Diaconate Council) to: 816 Marengo, Forest Park, IL 60130 or call (708) 366-8900.
Raffle tickets for the dinner are $5 a chance, 6 for $25.
|Women's Day of Reflection|
"Empowerment -- Roles of Women in the Church" hosted by Women of the Diaconate Community and presented by Fr. Bernard Kennedy, OFM, Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Celestine Church, 3020 N. 76th Court, Elmwood Park. (Note change of location).
Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Day will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Feel free to bring a friend. RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information, call Marge Colgan at (708) 456-6787 or Terry Coffey at (708) 442-3345.
|Exploring the Diaconate|
The Institute for Diaconal Studies will be holding Exploring the Diaconate sessions from September to February for men who want to learn more about the discernment process and the Diaconate formation program.
Vicariate II: Dec. 4, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Philip the Apostle Social Room, Northfield
Vicariate III: Nov. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Old St. Patrick's Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Chicago
Vicariate IV: Oct. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Barbara Prairie Rooms A-B, Brookfield
Vicariate V: Nov. 13, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Julie Billiart Great Hall, Tinley Park
Vicariate VI: Oct. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Hall, Chicago
Other: 2 p.m. Jan. 25, Feb. 15 and March 8, University of St. Mary of the Lake Prist Center, Building 201 P
For more information, contact Deacon Gerald Nora, firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 837-4548
Congratulations to all those deacons who are celebrating the 25th and 40th anniversary of their ordination.
Class of 1974
Class of 1989
May God continue to bless your ministry as you serve the Church and its people.
|Diaconate Executive Committee |
The Executive Committee of the Diaconate Council consists of Deacons Chuck McFarland, vice chairman, left; Dennis Robak, treasurer; George Kashmar, chairman; Bill Stearns, immediate past chairman; and John Gaughan, secretary. Also serving on the committee are Deacon Richard Hudzik, Vicar for Deacons; Fr. Michael Ahlstrom, Vicar Emeritus; and Deacon Dave Brencic, associate director.