Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
Join the Institute for Christian Spirituality's STEPS Program on Saturday, April 25, for "Our Catholic Treasures: Discovering Holy Orders."
This one-day conference -- titled "Go Forth and Teach All Nations" -- will explore the call and role of priests and deacons as they minister to the people of God. You will discover how the universal call to holiness of all Christians is reflected in the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
The event will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (One Passaic Street, Ridgewood) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with Mass celebrated at 2 p.m. The cost is $20, and seating is limited. R.S.V.P. to Jo-Anne Lieder, D.V.M., M.A., STEPS coordinator, at (973) 313-6331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Go Forth and Teach All Nations" will feature Monsignor Thomas P. Nydegger, M.Div., Ed.D., Vice-Rector/Business Manager/Director of Formation at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. Ordained to the priesthood in 1992, Monsignor served in the Archdiocesan Office of the Vice-Chancellor as Assistant to the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia; Director of Vocations at the Vocations Office; Secretary to the Archbishop in the Office of the Archbishop; and Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, NJ. In Spring 2005, Monsignor Nydegger was named Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor. He earned his Ed.D. from Seton Hall University’s College of Education and Human Services in September 2008.