2017-18 Meeting Schedule

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 2017-18 IVC Chicago Meetings

Theme: Contemporary Theology

Book: Go into the Streets: The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis, edited by Thomas Rausch, SJ and Richard R. Gaillardetz

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Wednesday, September 20 – Opening Meeting

Location: Old St. Pat’s, Chicago

Speaker:  Fr. Robert Oldershaw, “Vatican II: Response to a Century of Crisis”

 Wednesday, October 18 – Fall Day of Reflection

Location: Old St. Pat’s, Chicago

Speaker: Miguel Diaz, PhD, Loyola University Chicago, “On Recipes, Ingredients, and Chefs:  What does Contemporary Theology have to do with The Art of Cooking?” and  “Liberating God and Liberation Theologies:  God and the Preferential Option for the Marginalized”

Wednesday, November 8 –St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale or

Wednesday, November 15 – Old St. Mary’s, Chicago  or

Thursday, November 16 – St. Alphonsus Ligouri Parish, Prospect Heights

Wednesday, December 6 – St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale or

Wednesday, December 13 – Assumption Church, Chicago or

Thursday, December 14 – St. Alphonsus Ligouri Parish, Prospect Heights

Wednesday, January 18, 2018 – Winter Day of Reflection

Location:  Old St. Patrick’s Church

Speaker: Sister Kathleen Mitchell, University of St. Mary of the Lake, “Polarization and Dialogue in the Church”

Wednesday, February 7 – St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale or

Wednesday, February 14 – Old St. Mary’s, Chicago or

Thursday, February 15 – St. Alphonsus Ligouri Parish, Prospect Heights

Wednesday, March 7 – St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale or

Wednesday, March 14 – Old St. Mary’s, Chicago or

Thursday, March 15 – St. Alphonsus Ligouri Parish, Prospect Heights

Wednesday, April 18- Spring Day of Reflection

Location:  Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago

Speaker:  Janet Sisler, Loyola University Chicago, “The Role of the Laity”

Overnight Retreat – May 15 – 17, 2018

Jesuit Bellarmine Retreat House, Barrington, IL

Retreat Director:  Father Michael Sparough, SJ

Final Meeting – Wednesday, June 13

Old St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago

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Meeting Times, Locations and Logistics

 

Combined Meetings (September, October, January, April, and June) will feature presentations and/or guest speakers and will be approx. 10am-3pm.

Split Meetings (November, December, February, and March) will usually focus on the year’s selected book and reflection/discussion on contemporary theology.  Different types of prayer will also be introduced at these gatherings.  These split meetings run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All meetings include Eucharist and lunch.

You are always encouraged to come early (9:30) for coffee and conversation!

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WEDNESDAY MEETINGS:

St. Isaac Jogues Church: 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, IL 60521

Old St. Mary’s Church1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL  60605

Parking may be available in the school parking lot to the north of the school.  Street parking is also an option.

Old St. Patrick’s Church: 703 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, 60661

Pay public parking lots available around the church (no validated parking available through OSP).

Public transportation: 2 blocks west of Union Station

THURSDAY MEETING:

St. Alphonsus Ligouri Church411 N. Wheeling Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Please park at the back of church complex and walk through rear entrance (by main church).