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The total requested stipend for all Retreats for Priests is $525.00.
October 7 – 11, 2019 ~ Presenter: Fr. Edward Maristany
Fr. Edward Maristany was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1955. After studying in Rome, he was ordained a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei in 1980. In 1982 he completed his doctorate in Theology from the University of Navarre and came to the United States. He has carried out his pastoral in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Berkeley, where he now resides. He is the author of Loving the Holy Mass.
October 14 – 18, 2019 ~ Retreat in Spanish – Presented by Fr. Ariel Suarez
Padre Ariel Suarez nació el 12 abril de 1973. Fue ordenado sacerdote el 7 agosto 1999. Hizo su bachillerato en teología y la licenciatura en filosofía en la Pontificia Universidad Gregoriana de Roma. Lleva 20 años ejerciendo la docencia en el Seminario y el Centro Varela para laicos. También he enseña filosofía y teología en el Centro de los padres Dominicos y a muchas congregaciones religiosas femeninas. Actualmente es el párroco de la Basílica Menor y Santuario Diocesano de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad en La Habana. También el Asesor de la revista diocesana Palabra Nueva y el presidente del Departamento de Ecumenismo de la COCC.
October 21 – 25, 2019 ~ Presenter: Fr. Quan Tran
Fr. Quan Tran is a Parochial Vicar at Christ Cathedral Parish. He is also the Episcopal Vicar of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Diocese of Orange. Prior to coming to Christ Cathedral Parish, Father was Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newport Beach for three years. Father was ordained a priest in June of 2011, after attending the Pontifical North American College and receiving his Sacred Theology Bachelor and Sacred Theology Licentiate in Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
Prior to entering the seminary Father was an attorney for 12 years, 10 of those as a Deputy District Attorney for Orange County. In 1975, when Father was six, his family came to the United States from VietNam and he grew up in Denver. In 1985 his family moved to Orange County and Father graduated from Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach. He then attended the University of California at Irvine and then Baruch College in New York, where he received his bachelor degree in Business Administration. Father then attended Pepperdine University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor.
February 17 – 21, 2020 ~ Presented by Rev. Scott Seethaler, OFM, Cap.
Fr. Scott Seethaler OFM Cap. (Capuchin Franciscan) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He made his religious profession in 1967 and was ordained in 1969. He has a Masters Degree in Religious Education. He has taught at Slippery Rock University and Duquesne University. He has spoken in both religious and secular settings in the United States and Canada. For twenty years, his radio program “Joyful Reflections” aired six days a week. In 1999, he founded a clinic/hospital for the poor and sick in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Title: Gleaning Secularism for Religious Fruit
Preacher: Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph.D.
Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph. D., will identify some trends that will occur in American religious circles, as Christian values are replaced more widely with secular values. He will offer some helps in recognizing these trends, as well as offer some measures to offset their effects through the New Evangelization, so that a priest can grow more in depth in his awareness of God and in his prayer life. He will use biblical, cinematic, and other resources to try to adapt secular understandings to Christian ones.
This retreat will benefit any priest in parish ministry looking for ideas to implement the New Evangelization. As the demographics in our churches shift, forewarned is forearmed.
Brief Bio of the Preacher: Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph. D.
Fr. Marc Lanoue, Ph. D., is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, ordained in 2009, originally from Western Massachusetts. He has served as a hospital chaplain and in various parochial assignments. He currently serves as Associate Pastor at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Forest Hill, MD, where he has served since 2017. He attended Williams College (BA-Religion, 1988), the University of Notre Dame (MA-Biblical Languages, 1996), the Catholic University of America (Ph. D.-Biblical Studies [NT], 2006), and St. Mary’s Seminary & University (STB-2009). He is the author of three books on the interaction among psychology, spirituality, and general human development. He is working on a broader-based book which encompasses the New Evangelization and these other topics as well.