The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was a watershed event in the history of the Church. The Council ushered in many unprecedented reforms and its effects still influence the church today.
The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) was a watershed event in the history of the Church. The Council ushered in many unprecedented reforms and its effects still influence the church today. Join us at 7PM, Wednesday, October 16, Gym of the Religious Education Center to listen to Dr. Joan Kelly address the parish on one of Vatican II’s most significant documents titled the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium. Viewing the Church as the People of God this document had a major impact on the role of the laity in the Church and called all of us to a renewed appreciation of our Christian vocation rooted in the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
Dr. Joan Kelly is a professor in the Catholic Studies Department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. She is a graduate of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford (now the University of Saint Joseph) and received a master’s degree in Theology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Foundation at Notre Dame in Indiana. Dr. Kelly also teaches in the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Deacon Formation Program and is engaged with the theological formation of the seminarians at St. John Fisher Seminary in Stamford. She received the Papal Cross from Pope John Paul II in recognition of her commitment to the teaching mission of the Church. Dr. Kelly has many fond memories of Saint Pius X Parish where she served as Director of Religious Education for many years in her early career.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm