The Hesburgh Lecture is the first in the Vincent de Paul Parish Monsignor Benvegnu Lecture series. Lectures will take place at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month for the next six months at the parish, 1375 E. Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. The lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule follows.
Nov. 4: “Living Family Life in a Chaotic Age” – Jason Caywood, St. Vincent de Paul parishioner
There are more distractions today than ever before. Investing in our families and our Christian faith is always worthwhile and a true source of joy. Join Jason Caywood as he discusses some simple and practical ways for people to invest in their families and deepen their Christian faith.
Dec. 2: “Saints Were People Too” – Rev. John E. Norman, pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Parish
Saints are often thought of as people who lived holy and blessed lives somehow protected from the pressing cares and concerns of daily responsibilities. Many saints struggled with challenges similar to our own. Fr. Norman will examine the lives of a number of saints to gain insight into each of their faith responses regarding vocation and discernment.
Jan. 6: “What Is Christian Spirituality?” – Msgr. M. Francis Mannion, pastor emeritus, St. Vincent de Paul Parish
This lecture will set forth an analysis of lay spirituality and also offer a critique of various trends in this area. It will examine the varied spiritualties of Catholicism and suggest relevant resources and books.
Feb. 3: “The Healing Ministry in the Church: A Lay Approach” – Rosemary Barron, Chaplain, Intermountain Medical Center
Rosemary Barron serves as a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain at Intermountain Medical Center. In this lecture she presents an integrated look at how healing is possible in all areas of our lives, physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
March 2: “Priestly Formation in a Time of Crisis” – Rev. Joseph Delka, Diocese of Salt Lake City
This lecture will examine the process of priestly formation in light of the recent sex abuse crisis. The talk will look at the high standards in seminary formation today and how the Church prepares its seminarians for the Church of tomorrow.