Saturday, April 26, 2014

On the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday, 2014 and the Canonization of Pope John Paul II, come and explore his vital legacy to the world through his rich teachings on the life, calling and destiny of the human person.


Fr. John Linden: Ordained in 2007, Fr. John has a Masters in Divinity from Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  He enjoyed three years as a parochial vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Ann Arbor before becoming the Chair of the Formation Department for the Diocese of Lansing as well as the Director of Seminarians.  Fr. John travels throughout the diocese giving presentations on topics including vocations and vocational discernment as well as Theology of the Body and its connection to both marriage and consecrated life.  

Dawn Hausmann is the Director of Consecrated Vocations for the Lansing Diocese.  She has a degree in Social Work from Michigan State University and a Master in Theology from the Pontifical John Paul Institute for the Studies of Marriage and Family in Washington D.C.  She has a passion for spreading John Paul II's Theology of the Body and helping people journey in vocational discernment.  Her interests outside of these are in anything that has to do with enjoying the outdoors: hiking, biking, and being in nature.

Steve and Nancy Hilker:  Steve and Nancy have been married for 34 years and have nine children and three grandchildren.  They have taught various marriage courses throughout the Diocese.  Steve has served as a Deacon in the Diocese of Lansing for 24 years and is completing a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry at the Josephinum Pontifical College in Columbus, OH.  Steve recently retired from the State of Michigan.  Nancy is a Senior Catechist, is certified for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, teaches at St. Mary's School in Williamston, and has been teaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body for ten years.

                                                                                                                                                                      Andrea Gleason is a Catholic speaker and singer/songwriter from Mid-Michigan. After graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2010, she worked as a youth minister coordinator for two years and is now working as Director of Sacred Music at St. Mary's University Parish in Mt. Pleasant. 


Dan Spitzley is an instructor at Lansing Catholic High School where he teaches courses in Faith and Spirituality, Philosophy, Christian Leadership, and World Religions. He has been intensely involved in Catholic education for the past ten years both at the Catholic school and parish level, and by speaking at various retreats and events throughout the year. He graduated in 2005 from Madonna University with a Master's degree in Pastoral Theology.

Dan and his wife Melissa live in St. Johns, MI with their five children: Christi, Mary, Augustine, Thomas, and Sophia

Fr. Dan Kogut was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lansing in 2011.  For the past three years, he has served as Parochial vicar at St. Mary Queen of Angels in Swartz Creek, Michigan, and as Chaplain at Powers Catholic High School.

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8:00 a.m. -  Mass with Bishop Boyea

8:40-9:10 a.m. - Breakfast/Registration

9:15-10:15a.m. - Overview/Session#1: Theology of the Body & God's Original Plan
Presented by:  Rev. John Linden and Dawn Hausmann


10:25-11:25a.m. -  Session#2:  Fallen & Redeemed Man
Presented by:  Mr. Dan Spitzley


11:35-12:35 p.m. -  Session#3:  Celibacy for the Kingdom
Presented by:  Rev. Dan Kogut & Dawn Hausmann

Lunch 12:35-1:35 p.m.

1:35-2:00 p.m. -  Resources

2-3:00 p.m. -  Session#4:  Sacramentality of Marriage & Law of Life
Presented by:  Steve & Nancy Hilker

3-4:00 p.m. -  Holy Hour/Reflection/Closing

Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 08:00 AM Start
Sat, Apr 26, 2014, 04:00 PM End
St. Patrick Catholic Church
711 Rickett Road
Brighton, USA
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  • When: 26 Apr 2014, 08:00 AM to 26 Apr 2014, 04:00 PM. Where: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Brighton.