Two Monday Opportunities

For Those Who Like a Challenge During Lent

Monday #1: February 19, 7 PM, St Pius X Church

Come to hear Fr. Paul Soper, who is orchestrating the entire Collaborative process in the Archdiocese of Boston. He will bring us to a deeper understanding of why collaboration? What do we mean by the New Evangelization? And why all of a sudden are we Disciples in Mission. It no longer is enough to come to church; we are expected to develop a relationship with Christ. Is it true that you can’t have one without the other? Bring yourself, your opinions, your questions and a friend. This is a great opportunity to do something above and beyond during Lent. Let’s fill St Pius X church on a Monday night. Wouldn’t that be impressive?

Father Paul Soper is the Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Boston, as well as the Director of Pastoral Planning.  He lives in the Hingham Collaborative (Saint Paul and Resurrection Parishes).  Ordained in 1990, he served in a variety of Parish and Campus Ministry positions until 2012, when he was called by Cardinal Seán to lead the consultation around Disciples in Mission, and, eventually, its implementation.

Monday #2: February 26, 7 PM, St Anne Church

The question of how we understand ministry, both ordained and non-ordained, is ancient in our history, in fact it is in our story of origins; it is also perpetually new with a Church that is always in motion, always pilgrim—even when its institutional face does not at times suggest such. The decision of Pope Francis to convene a commission on the question of women and the diaconate has brought to new levels of visibility the need to rethink and explore with new eyes the relationship of women to the Table of the Lord. Our evening will examine the variety of possibilities that await the Church as well as the controversy such a topic inevitably entails. Come join us and meet Ernest Collamati a well-educated and respected philosophy and theology professor. Let’s join him for what promises to be a challenging and animated discussion. Let’s fill St Anne church on a Monday night. Wouldn’t that be impressive too?

For over twenty years, Ernest Collamati served as the Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Regis College, Weston, MA. Currently he continues his work as Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Prior to his appointment at Regis, Dr. Collamati was Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at St. Mary of the Woods College, Indiana. After receiving his BA in Humanities at Providence College, he went on to graduate study in theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his master's and doctoral degrees.


Fr. Paul Soper

Dr. Ernest Collamati

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