March 10, 2018 8:00AM
The Aquinas Institute
1127 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613
Traveling Eucharistic Miracles exhibit of 180 panels
To enhance Bishop Matano’s Year of the Eucharist
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of our Diocese
Dr. Edward Sri
Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author and well-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on EWTN. Each year he speaks to clergy, parish leaders, catechists and laity from around the world. He has written several best-selling books, including A Biblical Walk through the Mass, Walking with Mary and his newest release, Who Am I to Judge?–Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love.
Edward Sri is also the host of the acclaimed film series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained (Augustine Institute) and the presenter of several faith formation film series, including A Biblical Walk through the Mass (Ascension Press), Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother (Ascension Press); Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John (Ascension Press).
He is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and serves as a professor of theology and Vice-President of Mission and Outreach at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Sri leads pilgrimages to Rome and the Holy Land for lay people each year. He holds a doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He resides with his wife Elizabeth and their eight children in Littleton, Colorado.
Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is the former editor-in-chief of Catholic Digest, the most popular Catholic magazine in the United States with over 1 million readers. Danielle is also creator and host of The Gist, a weekly Catholic women’s television talk show in production of its seventh season on CatholicTV.
Danielle is author of several books, including Momnipotent (Ascension Press 2014), a book, a parish study, and a movement to reclaim a vocation that helps women find peace, balance, and joy in their roles as mothers. Her most recent book is a study of women in the Gospels entitled You’re Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself by Discovering How Jesus Feels About You.
Danielle has a special heart for mothers, particularly those who struggle. She encourages women of all ages and stages of life to find humor in daily challenges and the joy God intends for every one of us. It is in her primary vocation to marriage and motherhood that Danielle finds the inspiration for all of her work.
Each year the RCWC encourages attendees to meet a need in our community that corresponds to our conference theme. For our Fifth Annual Conference, we will be accepting financial donations for two ministries. The Blessed Sacrament Supper Program, which feeds people physically, and the Knights of Columbus Chalice Restoration Fund, which provides for us spiritually.
Blessed Sacrament Supper Program
Since 1992, Blessed Sacrament Parish and countless volunteers have provided a supper program to some of the most vulnerable in their neighborhoods. The problems are many for most of their guests, but their mission is simple – to feed them a warm, nutritious meal and provide the nourishment of safe and hospitable social interaction.
When the program first started, most guests were homeless. Today, many have housing and are working, but their limited income means assistance with a healthy meal is needed and appreciated. More than 300 volunteers help prepare and serve meals to 450 guests every week.
Knights of Columbus Chalice Restoration Program
Many long-serving priests designated their chalices to be handed down to new priests after their passing. Since a new chalice can cost thousands of dollars, this is truly a precious gift. The restoration, however, is also very costly and that is where this program comes in. Best of all, when a new priest receives a restored chalice, he receives not only an heirloom but a sacred vessel already in service to our Church for decades. This legacy of service is a beautiful reminder of the constancy of our faith and how we are just links in the two thousand year history of our Church. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus, these chalices, in the hands of their new owners, can continue for decades more, their mission for the faithful in our Diocese.
|7:00 – 7:55 am||Registration, Vendors, Eucharistic Miracles exhibit|
|7:55 – 8:00 am||Welcome Remarks|
|8:00 – 9:00 am||Mass, celebrated by Bishop Matano (Concelebrated by Diocesan priests)|
|9:00 – 9:20 am||Adoration, Benediction and Eucharistic Procession to Aquinas Chapel|
|9:20 – 9:30 am||Welcome, Announcements|
|9:30 – 10:15 am||Refreshments, Vendors, Eucharistic Miracles exhibit, Book Signing||9:30 am – 2:00 pm
|10:15 – 10:20 am||Announcements and Introduce Dr. Edward Sri|
|10:20 – 11:05 am||Dr. Edward Sri|
|11:05 – 11:10 am||Dr. Sri to introduce Danielle Bean to lead us in the Rosary|
|11:10 – 11:30 am||Recitation of the Rosary|
|11:30 – 11:35 am||Danielle Bean to Introduce Dr. Sri’s second talk|
|11:35 am – 12:20 pm||Dr. Edward Sri|
|12:20 – 12:25 pm||Announcements|
|12:25 – 1:55 pm||Lunch, Vendors, Eucharistic Miracles exhibit, Book Signing|
|1:55 – 2:00 pm||Announcements and Introduce Danielle Bean|
|2:00 – 3:00 pm||Danielle Bean|
|2:45 – 2:55 pm||Announcement of prize winners, Closing/Closing Prayer|
|3:00 – 3:10 pm||Closing Remarks, Prize Announcements, Closing Prayer|
|3:10 – 3:15 pm||Closing of Eucharistic Adoration|
|3:10 – 3:30 pm||Vendors, Eucharistic Miracles exhibit|