Lecture: 'Gospel as Call to Mission'
MADISON -- "The Gospel as Call to Mission" is the topic of the next St. Thérèse of Lisieux lecture that will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here.
The featured speaker is Fr. Donald Senior, a Passionist priest, biblical scholar, president of Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, and editor of The Catholic Study Bible.
Senior's lecture will highlight various unforgettable "calls" as captured in the Gospels and underscore their common threads: call, follow, and participate. He will stress that the life of discipleship begins with a call from Christ.
Senior has served as a professor of New Testament studies since 1972 at CTU, where he has served as president since 1987. Full Story ...
Using stock in gift annuity:
Can benefit donor and church
MADISON -- St. Thomas Aquinas parishioners Gini and Bob Kraft recently established a charitable gift annuity (CGA) with the Diocese of Madison.
In doing so, the Krafts became one of the first couples to use appreciated securities as a basis for the CGA.
It was their wish to do something for the church. After early contacts with Jay Conzemius, director of stewardship and development for the Diocese of Madison, it became obvious that setting up the CGA was not only a good solution, it was an excellent idea, said Bob.
Married over 55 years, the Krafts are third generation lifetime residents of Madison and products of parochial grade schools and Edgewood High School in Madison. Their roots in Catholicism were firmly entrenched within their bones, said Bob.
Self-employed for years prior to his retirement, Bob owned and operated Architects-Engineers-Inc. of Madison, a small firm responsible for the design and development of several churches in Wisconsin and Iowa. Full Story ...