50th Anniversary of Vatican II: Gold Tested by Fire

April 28, 2012

Vatican II: Gold Tested by FireOctober 11, 2012 | 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saint Patrick's Catholic Church,
Edina, MN

On October 11, 1962 Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this occasion, we will reflect on the work completed-and the work yet to be done-in the Church. Dr. Susan K. Wood, SCL, Professor of Theology at Marquette University, will present the keynote, "The Vision and Legacy of Vatican II". Facilitated discussions of Vatican II documents will follow. Two Distinguished Alumni Awards will be presented.

Contact Mary Wolff  at mwolff@csbsju.edu | 320-363-3570 for more information or Register online.

Seminar Schedule

2:00 p.m. Registration (Celtic Center)
2:30 p.m. Welcome and Prayer (Main Church)
3:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker - "Gold Tested by Fire" - Dr. Susan Wood, SCL
4:15 p.m. 

Facilitated Conversations by School of Theology·Seminary alumni and friends: (space is limited - all sessions)

  • Pope John XXIII's Vision of Pastoral Leadership
    -Jackie Witter, EdD
  • What happened then? Where are we now?
    -Fr. John Schultz, Diocese of La Crosse, in Rome during Vatican II
  • Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
    -Jackie Graham, MME
  • Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
    -Fr. Michael Byron, STD, BA St. John's
  • Decree on Ecumenism/Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions
    -Judy Doonan-Twohy, BA Theology St. John's, MARE St. Paul's Seminary
  • Decree on the Church's Missionary Activity
    -Fr. Paul Feela, MDiv 
  • Influence of Saint John's Abbey and Minnesota Churches on Catholic Life
     -Carol Frenning, Liturgical Design and Presentation Consultant
  • Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World
    -Lisa Murphy, MA St. John's
  • Decree on the Renewal of Religious Life
    - TBD
  • Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation
    -Travis Salisbury,
  • Decree on the Apostolate of Lay People
    -Barb Orzechowski, MARE St. Paul's Seminary
  • Declaration on Religious Liberty
    -Fr. Bob Flannery, BA St. John's, MA, MDiv St. John's


Social & Awards

(Mahon Center)
5:20 p.m. Social
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Awards Presentations
Jean Marie Heisberger Victor J. Klimoski
Jean Marie Heisberger
S. Mary Anthony Wagner
Award Recipient
Victor J. Klimoski
Ezekiel Award Recipient
7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer