Great Preachers: Lenten Vespers Series

February 23, 2012

The Church of St. Catherine will be presenting a Lenten Preaching series within the context of the liturgical office of Vespers.  The season of Lent is a time not merely of penance and fasting, but a deeper encounter with the Lord Jesus — that is, prayer.  And it is the sacred prayer of the Church, and the preaching of her sacred pastors, that can provide the means for a greater entry into this time of prayer.  Below is the schedule of Vespers and Preaching at St. Catherine’s this Lent:

First Sunday of Lent ~ Inaugural

Sunday, 26 February 2012, 4pm

His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. Cardinal-Archbishop of Chicago

Francis Cardinal George was installed in May 1997, as the thirteenth Ordinary for Chicago. He is a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and is the sixth Cardinal to lead the Chicago Archdioceses. He served as the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2007 to 2010.

Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 4 March 2012, 4pm

Reverend Father Jordan Kelly, O.P. Pastor, The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena Interim Director, Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York

Father Jordan Kelly, O.P. is a Dominican Friar of the Province of Saint Joseph, ordained on 1 June 2003. Father Jordan was assigned to The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in July 2009, and was appointed Pastor on 1 August 2010. Father Jordan served as the Director of Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 2007 to 2009.

Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 11 March 2012, 4pm

Father Jay Scott Newman Pastor, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Greenville, South Carolina

Father Jay Scott Newman is a native of North Carolina, studied at Princeton, the Catholic University of America, Belmont Abbey College and the Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome) before ordination to the priesthood in 1993 for the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Greenville, South Carolina and serves as a Dean in his diocese and is well-sought-after preacher South Carolina and around the US.

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 18 March 2012, 4pm

Father Joel Warden, C.O. Administrator, Oratory Church of Saint Boniface Brooklyn, New York

Father Joel Warden, C.O. has been a member of the Brooklyn Oratory for almost twenty years and currently serves as Administrator of their parish of St. Boniface in downtown Brooklyn. He hails from Buffalo New York and holds degrees in music performance from SUNY Buffalo, theology from Oxford University and a PhD in Systematic Theology from Fordham University.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 25 March 2012, 4pm

Reverend Allan White, O.P. The Church of Saint Joseph, Greenwich Village

Father Allan White, O.P. entered the Dominican Order in 1973. He has served the Master of the Dominican Order as the Socius (assistant), responsible for northwest Europe and Canada. Fr. White holds a doctorate in theology and church history from the University of Edinburgh. He’s served as university chaplain at both Oxford and Cambridge, and as Provincial of the English Dominican Province. Currently, Father White is the head chaplain at New York University.

Passion/Palm Sunday

Sunday, 1 April 2012, 4pm

His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, JCD Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of New York

His Eminence, Edward Cardinal Egan, JCD was ordained in 1957 and spend many years in Rome and the US focusing on Canon Law and social issues. He was consecrated as bishop in 1985 in Rome. Cardinal Egan returned to the US serving in various roles in New York and Bridgeport. In 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Egan Archbishop of New York. And in 2001 he was appointed to the College of Cardinals.

The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena is located at 411 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065.  They can be reached at 212-988-8300 or through its website:  Liturgical singing during this Lenten Vespers series will be provided by the Schola Dominicana.

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