The following announcement was released today by Sr. John Mary Fleming, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, announcing me as the new Assistant Director for Certification of Ecclesial Ministry and Service effective July 16, 2018.
The following is the text I prepared and shared – in truncated form – with family and friends at Ventura’s Restaurant in my hometown of Utica, New York on Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016. They had gathered to celebrate the conferral of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Historic and Systematic Theology upon me by the Catholic University of America.
On Trinity Sunday, May 22, family and friends from the Central New York area gathered to continue the celebration of the conferral of my doctoral degree and the launch of my ministry consulting services and website.
The weekends of May 13-15 and May 21-22, 2016 marked the conclusion of one journey and the beginning of another as I participated in commencement at The Catholic University of America for my doctoral degree in theology, celebrated with family and friends and formally launched my ministry consulting service and new website.
This recent paper sought to illustrate the affinity of Franciscan spirituality & theology with elements of certain contemporary peacemaking methodologies.
As a professional liturgical composer, Marty’s impact on liturgy in the United States is already profound. But his book, “To Serve As Jesus Did,” moves beyond the choir and into the whole of parish life, integrating a rich biblical and pastoral theological vision with insights drawn from concrete experience.