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Advent Mission

Start:
December 3, 2014 7:30 pm
End:
December 3, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue:
St. Boniface Martyr Church
Address:
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145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY, United States, 11579

Our Parish Will be hosting an Advent Mission on two days in December, December 3rd and December 10.  The Mission will be led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter of St. John’s University.  Each day will have its own theme:

December 3 – “Mary: A role model for all Christians who wait in hope”
This presentation will focus on Mary’s unconditional “yes” to God, and her willingness to wait for God’s will to be realized in her.  How do we say yes to God, and how do we grow as hopeful disciples this Advent season?

December 10 – “Becoming Families of Faith – What the Synod can teach us about our families and our parish family this Advent”
The Synod on the Family provided us with some central perspectives on the meaning of family.  These insights certainly apply to our individual families.  I also ask the question:  How can the Synod help us reflect on our parish family?  What does it mean to say a parish is “a family of faith?”  How can we grow as a family this Advent season?

The Mission will be led by Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter.  Dr. Joann Heaney-Hunter serves as an Associate Professor of Theology at St. John’s University. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. She is licensed to practice Mental Health Counseling in the State of New York, and is Board certified as a professional counselor.  Dr. Heaney-Hunter is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on marriage and family ministry in the Catholic Church and is an award winning teacher. Most recently, she has served as a lecturer at the Pontifical North American College in Vatican City, and as a retreat director at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat House in Morristown, New Jersey. She has co-authored two books on marriage preparation; a Leader’s Guide and Couple Guide entitled Unitas: Preparing for Sacramental Marriage (Crossroad Publishing Co.), and has published numerous scholarly and pastoral articles in various journals and edited volumes. Last June, she presented a paper entitled “Positive Psychology and Ministry to Families” at the Society for Pastoral Theology in Atlanta, Georgia.

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