Presbyteral Convocation

“Like a Fire Burning in My Heart… Jer 20.9; Preaching in the Spirit of the Prophets”


Dr. Gina Henz-Piazza    January 14-17, 2019 
St. Meinrad Retreat Center

Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza holds the Joseph S. Alemany Endowed Chair in Biblical Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She received her MA from Vanderbilt University in Hebrew Bible and was granted the PhD in Hebrew Bible from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

This past year, Professor Hens-Piazza was elected as Vice President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and in 2020 will become its President. She was just in Nairobi at Hekima Seminary giving two weeks of lectures on “Preaching Violent Prophetic Texts” and am currently one of the four editors for the New Jerome Biblical Commentary and of course my area is all the Prophetic texts and how this volume serves the work of preachers and teachers.  

  • Eucharistic Holy Hour & Prayer of Lament: In the past, our Eucharistic Holy Hour at Presbyteral Convocation was dedicated to praying for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. This year, our time of Adoration will employ the psalms of Lament to express our anger, fear, bewilderment and sorrow at the sexual abuse crisis.  This is, indeed, a time to weep. Benedictine Confessors will be available for individual Confession and Absolution during this time.
  • SentryHealth(formally Edumedics): SentryHealth will be set up for screenings from 10:00am-4:00pm Tues-Wed. Located in the Newman Flexible Conference Center.
  • Jubilarians: 60 Years: Fr. Richard Powers – 40 Years: Fr. Robert Drury – 30 Years: Fr. Richard Cash, Fr. Dave Johnson, Fr. Tony Jones, Fr. Bruce McCarty, Fr. Darrell Venters
  • Pictures: It’s time to get your pictures updated.  Please come to room ? on Tuesday, January 15th from 12:00-3:00.  Make sure to bring your clerical suit with you to Convocation.

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