First Friday Forum 2017 – October
October 6, 2017 ▪ 11:30am -1:00pm
“The Spirituality of the Vatican II Documents:
55 years of Challenge and Formation”
Rev. Mark Latcovich, Ph D.
Saint John Paul II referred to the Second Vatican Council as “the Event of the Century” for the life of the Church. For many of us, the Council’s vision truly mapped our roles in the Church as Laity, Religious and Ordained. Fr. Latcovich, an avid student of Vatican II, will highlight select documents produced by the Council that provide sign-posts that offer a lived–perspective for being a disciple of the Lord and a member of a faith community that is both local and universal. The council’s call to holiness continues to breathe life into the church. The documents still offer a fresh perspective for all Christians today.
Fr. Latcovich holds a baccalaureate degree in English Literature from Borromeo Seminary and two master’s degrees (MDiv and MA) in theology from Saint Mary Seminary. He earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in Sociology with specializations in family studies. Fr. Latcovich teaches courses in Ecclesiology, Theological Anthropology, Eschatology, and an overview of the Creed and Catechism, as well as the history and documents of Vatican II. He has served as chair of the Pastoral Theology Department teaching seminars on Assisting Families with Addictions, Pastoral Skills for Parish Ministry. He served as President of the Midwest Association of Theological Schools and was on the Board of Commissioners for the Commission of Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
Lorain County Community College
Spitzer Conference Center in Elyria, Ohio
Luncheon Buffet: 11:30 am ▪ Speaker: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
$18.00 per reservation
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