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“70x7: Faith, Family, & Forgiveness” Returns to Immaculate Conception Seminary  

hands healing forgiveness lecture Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, in collaboration with Relevant Radio, has once again launched its successful retreat series, “70 x 7: Faith, Family, & Forgiveness, Part IV,” back by popular demand.

The six-part series focuses on forgiveness and how one can take part in the journey of healing. It runs through February 2018 and is open to the public. To register for any of the retreats in the series, please click here or contact Theresa Miller at or (973) 761-9575.

The retreat schedule is as follows:

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Forgiveness: The Way to Freedom in Christ

Rev. Mariusz Koch, C.F.R.
7-8:30 p.m. / No cost
Assumption Parish, Morristown
Father Koch is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal who served for many years as its Community Servant (superior) and frequently appears on Eternal Word Television Network.  Known for his inspiring and priestly ministry, Father Koch will offer an evening of reflection along with a prayer service of healing and a litany of forgiveness.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Forgiveness and Affirmation: The Road of Recovery and Healing

Suzanne Baars, Ph.D.
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$15, includes continental breakfast
Mass will be celebrated

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As a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist, Baars will speak on the power of affirmation and how it is related to healing and forgiveness. Using her background in psychology and the teachings of her father, Dr. Conrad Baars, she will integrate her understanding of emotions and spirituality into the Christian teaching of forgiveness.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Shooting of a NYC Police Officer: How One Family Chose Forgiveness

Patti Ann McDonald and Fr. Peter Le Jacq, M.M., M.D.
7-8:30 p.m. / No cost
Assumption Parish, Morristown
Patti Ann McDonald, widow of the late Steve McDonald, an NYPD detective who passed away in January 2017. Steve was well known for his heroic forgiveness of the man who shot him while he was on duty, paralyzing him for the rest of his life. Patti Ann, a nationally known speaker, will share profound insights on the healing process. Accompanying McDonald for her talk will be Fr. Peter Le Jacq, who received his medical education from Cornell Medical School and is actively involved in missionary medical efforts in Tanzania.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Forgiveness and the Journey of Recovery 

Gregory Tobin, D.Min (Cand.)
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
$15, includes continental breakfast
Mass will be celebrated

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Tobin will discuss the relationship of forgiveness with self-knowledge, healing, prayer and making amends with those we have hurt. He is chief executive of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., a global non-profit publishing and services organization headquartered in New York City.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Massacre in El Salvador: A Priest Remembers and Forgives

Rev. Raimundo Rivera, M.Div. 
7-8:30 p.m. / No cost
Assumption Parish, Morristown 
Father Rivera was born and raised in El Salvador and became a U.S. Citizen in 2006. His journey to the U.S. was dangerous and difficult. Extremists in El Salvador murdered his family during the country's civil war in the 1980s. With his experiences, Father Raimundo has an incredible witness of forgiveness to share.

Immaculate Conception Seminary is a House of Formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood and the School of Theology of Seton Hall University. As a House of Formation, the Seminary offers men preparing for the priesthood the personal, academic, ministerial and spiritual formation essential for their conversion to Jesus Christ and for their commitment to a life of service to the Church. As a School of Theology, the Seminary provides: a theological and philosophical foundation for men and women pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies; a theological foundation and a pastoral and spiritual formation for men and women preparing for ministries among the people of God; a theological foundation for men and women desiring to pursue doctoral studies; and varied opportunities for continuing theological education.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Theresa Miller
  • (973) 761-9575
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