8TH ANNUAL HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATION
by Lore McFadden-Westwood / firstname.lastname@example.org / January 7, 2013
Center Valley, Pa., -- The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture will host the 8th annual Heritage Week at DeSales University, a series of events celebrating the legacy of St. Francis de Sales, patron of DeSales University. All events are free and open to the public and run Sunday, January 20 through Thursday, January 24. No tickets are required.
“Each year during Heritage Week we honor St. Francis de Sales and celebrate his lasting legacy and ongoing impact in today’s culture,” said the Rev. Thomas Dailey, OSFS, director of the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture. This year we also celebrate the Year of Faith according to Pope Benedict XVI.
The lineup of speakers and events for Heritage Week begins with the Mass of St. Francis de Sales at 8 p.m., on Sunday, January 20, in the Connelly Chapel at DeSales University in Center Valley Pa. Our guest celebrant and homilist will be Rev. James Chern, Archdiocese of Newark, NJ and DeSales alumnus.
On Monday, January 21, at 7:30 in the University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley, the Baranzano Society on Bioethics will present a public forum on faith and medicine with guest speakers and DeSales alumni Peter Cochrane, MD; Clare Laracy Grubb, PA-C; John Lanzilotti, BSN.
Tuesday, January 22, we welcome Rev. Peter John Cameron, O.P.; artistic director of the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre, for a town hall discussion on faith and the arts. This will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley.
On Wednesday, January 23, we celebrate St. Francis de Sales as the Cathedral Provost with a St. Thomas More Society legal seminar on faith and the law. Our featured guest will be Rev. David T. Link, dean emeritus and professor emeritus, Notre Dame Law. This event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley
The week closes on Thursday, January 24, at 8:00 p.m. in the University Center on the DeSales campus in Center Valley with the R. Wayne Kraft Memorial Lecture on faith and culture. Our special guest will be the Most Reverend Kevin Rhoades, D.D., Bishop of Fort Wayne, South Bend (IN).
For more information, contact the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University at 610-282-1100, ext. 1244 or visit us at www.desales.edu/salesian.
Established in 2000, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture’s mission is to promote the interaction of faith and culture, in a mutually beneficial engagement, through academic initiatives that focus on the authentic integration of social concerns and gospel values. The Salesian Center supports intellectual activity in research studies, dialogue events including public forums and lectures and partnership programs.