Sunday, October 25, 2015

Register Now "The Synod and my Family" #Conference in #Ottawa with Archbishop Durocher - Discuss with Key Synod members

Date:  Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 19:30 to Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 17:00

Dominican University College, 96 Empress avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

The Synod & My Family

Eventbrite - The Synod & My Family
The Synod on the Family has had a mixed reception. Some are excited by the chance to increase dialogue with contemporary culture. Others are concerned by the tone and possible misunderstandings that can arise from such dialogue. 
Everyone, however, is asking: “Where are we going? How are we to live the family in today’s Church?”
Dominican University College (DUC) wants to raise these questions head on—so that you can move forward on solid footing. Over three days, we will be hosting a conference where we can learn about the latest outcomes of the Synod. Most importantly, we are going to give you the opportunity to join the discussion and voice your desires about the future of family life in the Church. 
As men and women, young and old, we can gain clarity about current developments in family life and bear witness to the beautiful truths of the family in contemporary times as we reflect and discuss together.
Mass with Choir - Lunch - Workshops - Speakers
Keynote Speakers:
Fr. Peter & Presbytera Olenka Galadza, Sheptytsky Institute of Easter Christian Studies at Saint Paul University
Fr. Peter Galadza, a Ukrainian GrecoCatholic priest, and his wife Presbytera Olenka Galadza are active members within several Christian and educational communities. Father Peter is the Kule Family Professor of Liturgy at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. He is also a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at the University of Ottawa. Presbytera Olenka Galadza teaches within the Religion Department at Immaculata High School, Ottawa, Canada. She supports and fosters pro-life groups within the school as well as activities that aim to deepen the faith life of her students. Together, they offer guidance and direction to a host of families and individuals through various ministries and outreaches. The Eastern Catholic Chaplaincy at Saint Paul University as well as Holy Spirit Seminary communities benefit from their enthusiasm for the faith, their wisdom and their witness.
Fr. Tom Rosica & Sebastian Gomes, Salt and Light Television
Fr. Thomas Rosica is a priest of the Congregation of St. Basil (Basilian Fathers). He holds advanced degrees in Theology and Sacred Scripture. In June 1999, he was appointed by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops as the Chief Executive Officer and National Director of the World Youth Day and the Papal Visit of Pope John Paul II, that took place in Toronto during July, 2002. On July 1, 2003, Fr. Rosica became the founding Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Television, Canada’s first national Catholic Television Network. Since joining Salt and Light as a producer and correspondent, Sebastian Gomes has covered several major events in the Catholic Church, including the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, the 2013 papal transition, and the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization. He has also written, produced and directed such distinguished Salt and Light productions as The Church Alive, a 13-part series on Vatican II and the New Evangelization that won the 2014 Gabriel Award for best religious television series.
Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau
On October 12, 2011, his Grace, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, was named Archbishop of Gatineau. Two years later, he was elected president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, a position he will occupy until September 2015. As the only Canadian bishop that participated in the Synod on the Family in 2014, he is uniquely equipped to shed light on the ongoing dialogue in Rome on the theme of the family and its implications for family life. His blog, “Walk and Sing” (, followed his daily journey during his time at the Synod. Bishop Durocher has also been elected as a delegate to the 14th General Assembly of the Synod which will occur this coming October 4-25th, to discuss the theme “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and in the Contemporary World.” His address at the conference “The Synod & My Family” will incorporate the themes and outcomes of two rich and important years in the life of the Church.
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast s.j., Archbishop of Ottawa

Dominican University College

The Dominican University College, first established in Ottawa in 1900, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital. Its educational roots lie in the studium generale of 1260 at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, Dominican University College is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience.

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