Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
This event is scheduled for: Friday, February 1, 2019, 1:00 pm to Saturday, February 2, 2019, 5:00 pm
DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94708

You Too Go into My Vineyard - A Look at the Role of the Laity in the Church

The 10th Annual Convocation of the College of Fellows

Please join us for a 2-day conversation among lay and religious of all backgrounds. Together we will take a look at Saint John Paul II’s Cristifideles Laici. We’ll discuss how it has or has not been heeded and identify ways in which we, as the body of Christ, can answer it today.

RSVP on this page for either or both days. Please include a name for any guests you RSVP for so we may provide a nametag for all who attend.

Guest Speakers Include:

Most Rev. Bishop Jaime Soto, Diocese of Sacramento
Gil Bailie, DSPT Fellow, Writer
Paolo Carozzo, Director, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Ned Dolejsi, DSPT Fellow, past Director of California Catholic Conference
JD Flynn, Editor, CNA, Chief Editor
Elizabeth Garlow, Lumina Impact Ventures
Dana Gioia, DSPT Fellow, Poet, writer
Michael K. Grace, KM, Order of Malta, DSPT Alumnus
Russell F. Hittinger,  DSPT Fellow, William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Tulsa
Anna B. Moreland,  Villanova University
Michael Sweeney, OP, Lay Mission Project

Event Schedule

Friday 1pm - 5pm

1:00 pm – Opening Prayer and Welcome, Fr. Peter Rogers, OP

1:15 pm – Session 1: Is the call of Christifideles Laici being heeded today?  

Michael Sweeney, OP: The Secular Character of the Laity (30 min)
Response by Very Rev Bishop Jaime Soto (30 min)

2:30 pm – Session 2: The Mission of the Lay Catholic Faithful

Anna B. Moreland, Villanova University - The Problem of a Pluralistic Society for the Lay Mission (30 min)
Michael Grace, KM (30 min)
JD Flynn (30 min)

3:45 pm – Session 3: DSPT Fellows Perspectives

Opening Remarks: Russ Hittinger, Gil Bailie (30 min)
Attending Fellows - multi-disciplinary reflections (45 min)

5:00 pm – End

Saturday 10am-5pm

9:30 am – Coffee and Pastries

10:00 am - Fr. Peter Opening Prayer and Welcome

10:15 am - Russ Hittinger - Summary Overview of Prior Day Discussions

10:30 am Session 1: The Lay Movements in the US and Abroad

Paolo Carozza: Lay Movements in US and Europe (30 min)
Elizabeth Garlow: Focolare and other Lay Movements (30 min)
Response by Fr. Joe Boenzi, SDB: Laity, Movements and an Apostolic Church (15 min)

12:00 Lunch provided

1:00 pm Session 2: DSPT Fellows Perspectives

Opening Remarks: Fellow TBD, Dana Gioia (30 min)
Attending Fellows - Multi-disciplinary Reflections (45 min)

2:30 pm Session 3: DSPT Student Panel Reflections   

Opening remarks: DSPT Students (40 min)
Attending DSPT students - Reflections (30 min)

3:40 pm Q&A

4:30 pm Reception

5:00 pm End

Excerpts from the 2018 Convocation of the College of Fellows: 

Watch the individually recorded talks from Convocations in 2017 and 2018.

This event was made possible in part by support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. 

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