Catholic Watchmen Gathering
2/18/2020, 7:00 PM
- St. Mary's Great Hall
Men, Join Us Tuesday, March 17, 7-9 p.m., St. Mary’s Great Hall
Monthly meetings call men in the Stillwater parishes into community, formation, and equip them for discipleship and mission. We gather to build fraternity and to zealously live the Catholic faith. The topics will have an explicit focus that relates to masculine spirituality, particularly that of fatherhood, and being a Watchman. Gatherings consist of social time, presentation, small group discussion, and prayer.
The next gathering will be Tuesday March 17th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in St Mary’s Great Hall. Ron Snyder D.D.S., MA will be presenting on ‘A Layman’s Odyssey with St. John Henry Newman. Ron is a husband, father, orthodontist, active member of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Edina, and a sought-after speaker throughout the archdiocese. He has his master decree from University of St Thomas in Catholic Studies. Ron has actively professed the works of St John Newman to area high schools, young adults and various parish events, including “Newman on Tap”, a monthly reading group for young adults. St John Henry Newman was 19th century English convert and considered the most influential theologian since St Thomas Aquinas, the father of Vatican II and so influential on Catholic higher education that all “Newman Centers” are named after him. Newman wrote several Catholic classics including masterpieces on Faith and Reason and the definitive text on why and how our minds assent to an transcendent God. His 8 volumes of sermons are considered the best homilies ever written in English – rich in prose and Biblical insights. Ron’s presentation will be aimed at displaying the broad thought of this recently canonized saint who most consider to be our next Doctor of the Church, and provide practical day to day applications of his teachings. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period and personal witness. You will not want to miss this one!
“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often”
St John Henry Newman