Each year during Lent, it has been our custom to invite distinguished preachers to share their reflections on the season with us. Whether through a Lenten Mission, Liturgy, or Evening of Reflection, Old St. Patrick’s has been proud to host some of the finest preachers throughout the city and country. For Lent 2012, Old St. Patrick’s continues this tradition.
For the Sundays of Lent leading up to Palm Sunday, Old St. Patrick’s is honored to host an extraordinary opportunity to hear five outstanding, thought-provoking, and inspiring preachers.
In the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, as we approach the 50th anniversary of its commencement, Old St. Patrick’s will honor the Roman Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism, biblical scholarship, and social justice in the celebration of our Sunday Liturgy, as these five guest preachers break open the Word.
In order to accommodate all members, visitors and guests who wish to witness this Series, we will host extended seating in the Church Hall with a live-feed from the Liturgy in the Church.
After more than a decade of experience in university ministry, young adult faith formation, and social justice education, Dr. Claire Noonan now serves as Director of the Siena Center at Dominican University. In addition, Dr. Noonan serves on the board of Catholics on Call and the advisory committee for JVC Magis. She holds degrees in religious studies from Catholic University of America, the Jesuit School of Theology and Catholic Theological Union.
The Rev. Bonnie A. Perry is the rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, where she combines her passion for preaching and worship with her commitment to service and justice. In 1993, she and parishioners began distributing groceries to neighbors in need on the front steps of the church. By 2001, All Saints launched Ravenswood Community Services, a non-profit organization which provides hunger relief, health services, and life skills education in the Ravenswood and Uptown neighborhoods. These days, more than 400 neighbors make their way to All Saints’ for food, volunteer opportunities and community each week.