On Saturday, October 2, 2010, the Institute for Christian Spirituality at Seton Hall University will present a full-day retreat on the topic of the Holy Spirit. This will take place at the Institute’s STEPS (Seminary’s Theological Education for Parish Services) location in Ridgewood at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish where theology courses are regularly held.
In addition to prayer and private reflection time, the day is comprised of three talks that address the questions:
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- What does the Holy Spirit do?
- How can I be filled with the Spirit?
The first and third talks will be presented by Monsignor Thomas P. Nydegger, M.Div., Ed.D., Vice Rector of the Seton Hall’s Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. Biblical references to the Holy Spirit in both the Old and New Testaments, the role the Holy Spirit in the history of our Church, and how we may experience the power of the Holy Spirit will all be a part of Msgr. Nydegger’s commentary.
Deacon Andrew Golden of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in River Edge will speak on the ability of the Holy Spirit to change and influence our lives. Our Protestant brothers and sisters often speak of being “born again,” but it is perfectly valid in our Roman Catholic faith tradition to speak of the role the Holy Spirit plays in spiritual rebirth.
The day will be facilitated by Julie V. Burkey, MAPM, Coordinator for the Center for Workplace Spirituality at Seton Hall. She will share church teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Holy Spirit and end the retreat day by addressing the question: How can we make the most of the rest of our life?
A prayer service will focus on the readings for the next day, Sunday, October 3, the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Msgr. Nydegger will give a “preparatory” homily to assist retreatants to enter more fully into the Sunday readings, encouraging them to reflect on the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives beyond the retreat.
All are welcome to join us for this very special day focused on the Holy Spirit!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
One Passaic Street
Cost: $20 per person and includes a light breakfast and lunch.
Please contact Kristine Hudak at (973) 761-9633 by September 28, 2010