|Hello everyone – I have exciting news! This Sunday evening, April 15th, we will be hosting a nationally revered Catholic speaker by the name of Tom Nash for two presentations starting at 6:00 pm. I realize it’s extremely short notice, but the speaker unexpectedly had time come available while he was already in the area, presenting a lecture at Benedictine College. He availed himself to any parish that would welcome him, so we snatched him up. He will briefly speak after Communion at all Masses this weekend so you can get a taste of what to expect. Click here to see the flyer and nature of the event. You can also see a more full description of his work & bio by clicking here: work & biography. You do not want to miss this! All are invited, so tell your friends. The two presentations being given are listed below. God Bless!
What Did Jesus Do?: The Biblical Roots of the Catholic Church
If you want to know “What would Jesus do?” (WWJD) to guide your life today, you must first accurately answer the question “What Did Jesus Do?” during his earthly ministry. Drawing on the Bible and other historical evidence, Tom provides an incisive and ecumenical argument that Jesus founded—and continues to sustain—the Catholic Church as his instrument of worldwide salvation and life-transforming love.
God Will NOT Abandon You: Finding Consolation and Encouragement Amid Trials and Tragedies
Tom reflects on the mystery of suffering and how we can grow closer to Jesus through trials and tragedies, including sharing wisdom gained from his own trials with clinical depression and from saints who had similar trials, e.g., Ignatius of Loyola and Thérèse of Lisieux. He’ll also share poignant examples of lesser-known holy people he’s been blessed to know who have triumphed over great trials and tragedies in their own lives.