Luncheon Series

Meet on the First Thursday of each month except where noted by *. Meetings are at Avion on the Water Banquet Center, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

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  Thursday, September 7, 2023, Dr. Helen Lafferty, Ph.D., Interim President, Youngstown State University, “Touching the Future as I Live, Teach and Serve”


Thursday, October 5, 2023, The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, “You’ve Got Mail: My Pastoral Letter”
  Thursday, November 2, 2023, Daniel Laginya, DMA, Retired Director of Music at Saint Columba Cathedral, “A Retrospective on Music and Worship: Five Bishops & Five Rectors Later”
  Thursday, December 7, 2023,
Joseph Torma, Ph.D., Retired Professor, Walsh College, “The Domestic Church: Becoming Renewed Catholics”
  Thursday, January 4, 2024, Guy Burney, Executive Director for the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence for the City of Youngstown, “Managing Complex Change and Reducing Violence”
  Thursday, February 1, 2024, Jimmy Sutman, Director of ISLE, Inc & The Purple Cat, “The Washing of Feet in Youngstown, Ohio”
  Thursday, March 7, 2024, Sr. Janet Burkhart, HM, Presenter at VMESC, “Look at the Land! Sacred Experiences of Earth”
  Thursday, April 4, 2024, Sr. Melanie Svoboda, SND, Retreat Director, “Mary: One of Us, A Woman of Hope”
  Thursday, May 2, 2024, Most Rev. Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M., Conv., Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington, “What’s Going on with the Synod and What Can We Expect”
  Thursday, June 6, 2024, Brenna Moore, Ph.D., Professor Fordham University, “Spiritual Friendship and a Forgotten Catholic History: Insights for Today”

Thursday, July 11, 2024*, Fr. George Balasko and Rabbi Joseph Schoenberger, Presenters at VMESC, “Jesus Took the First Selfie”
  Thursday, August 1, 2024, Gabriel Said Reynolds, Ph.D., Professor, University of Notre Dame, “The Qur´an and the Bible”