Exciting news for us here in and around Big D!
Mark Shea will be at St. Anthony’s in Wylie on January 24.
Festivities commence at 9:45 with 101 Reasons NOT to be Catholic.
Continuing at 10:45 with This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence.
Lunch (hotdogs…nothin’ too fancy) at 11:30.
The final talk is at 11:45 – Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did.
More info to come soon!
I’m so excited! I’m especially excited that Mr. Shea is appearing at my childhood parish! It will be nice to go back there, even though it’s grown considerably since I grew up there. This is the St. Anthony’s Church we attended:
This is St. Anthony’s Church now:
It’s huge, and quite different, physically. I have attended Mass at the new church a few times in the past. A very different kind of space, but it still felt like home, and it will indeed always be a spiritual home to me.
I am thankful that the little white church I remember has been lovingly preserved, along with the St. Anthony statue. At my first Communion, I came up to about St. Anthony’s waist… and now I’m taller than him! That’s always such a strange experience.
ANYWAY… Pardon my waxing nostalgic… I am very much looking forward to visiting my old parish and hearing Mark Shea in person! It will be such a great day! :D If you’re in the Metroplex, come on out!