Fall Theology Series

Fall Lunchtime Theology Series

All members of the McQuaid Jesuit Adult Community (staff, faculty and administration) are welcome to attend our lunchtime series. Bring your lunch and an inquiring mind!  Attendance at all three sessions is preferable, but sometimes the demands of our mission prohibit full attendance. Come when you can!

LGBTQ Persons, the Church and Us
Session 1: What the Bible Says – and Doesn’t Say
Session 2: What the Church Teaches and Why
Session 3: Accompanying One Another

Fr. Kennedy will employ Fr. Martin’s book throughout, but especially in the last session which will look at pastoral approaches. In the first two sessions questions will be solicited and reserved for the third session. Fr. Kennedy will provide one-page handouts for each session as reference pages for the first and second session.

Fr. Robert Kennedy is a priest and retired pastor in the Diocese of Rochester. He has served as director of liturgy and of continuing education for the diocese, and was professor of liturgical studies at Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry. He has ministered with gay and lesbian Catholics for forty years.

Presenter:         Fr. Robert Kennedy
Place:                 Wahl Room
Dates:                Wednesdays, October 17, 2018 (Assembly Schedule)
Times:               MS lunch: 11:10-11:35
HS 1st lunch: 11:50-12:15
HS 2nd lunch: 12:30-12:55
                         Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (XED)
MS lunch: 10:40-11:05
HS 1st lunch: 11:00-11:25
HS 2nd lunch 12:15-12:40
                          Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (4ED)
MS lunch: 11:20-11:50
HS 1st lunch: 12:05-12:35
HS 2nd lunch: 12:50-1:20

Text to accompany this series: Fr. James Martin SJ, Building A Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Center into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity. Available on line. Please note the book does not need to be read prior to the series.