Monsignor Benvegnu Lectures at St. Vincent de Paul Parish

Lectures will take place in St. Vincent Parish Church at 7:00PM. All are scheduled for Monday evenings.

DATE CHANGE! January 15, 2018: Are Catholics and Protestants Coming Together?

Deacon Scott Dodge, St. Olaf Parish, Bountiful, Utah

Recently Christians observed the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. This is a good time to assess how far Catholics and Protestants have come toward achieving unity. Do Lutherans and Catholics now have a common belief in the Real Presence? What do Protestants think of the ministry of the Pope? Has Protestantism been influenced by Vatican II, and in what way? These topics are both of historical and contemporary interest.

 March 12, 2018: Understanding Holy Week

Ruth Dillon , Director of the Office of Liturgy, Salt Lake City, Utah

The center of the liturgical year is the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday). This lecture, designed to help prepare parishioners to celebrate the Triduum, will examine the rites, history, and spirituality of Holy Week. When Catholics are more attuned to the meaning of Holy Week, there will be more interest in celebrating the rich Easter Triduum with a greater devotion.

May 7, 2018: Controversies in the Early Church

Rev. Christopher Gray, Parochial Vicar, The Cathedral of the Madeline, Salt Lake City, Utah

The history of the early church was not always calm and peaceful. There were often severe controversies even violence and murder around theological matters. Yet the Church survived because of the fact that is was inspired by the Holy Spirit. This lecture will examine particularly the controversies around the Nicene Creed, which we profess at Mass every Sunday.

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