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The Holy Family Church in Jasper will be featuring Fr. Michael S. Driscoll, PH.D. for a special program titled, The Eucharist as the Embodiment of Love. The special is being hosted by The Notre Dame Club of Southwest Indiana Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.

The lecture being presented is part of the Hesburgh Lecture Series. The Hesburgh Lecture Series are a portfolio of 245 topics that encourage intellectual dialogue between community members and is a way to bring the Notre Dame campus to its alumni and friends across the country. The Hesburg Lectures began in 1986 and are inspired by the late Father Hesburgh’s example of lifelong learning.

In the past fifteen years, the Eucharist has been a prominent theme. Pope Francis in his exhortation Gaudium Evangelii writes: “God’s word, listened to and celebrated, above all in the Eucharist, nourishes and inwardly strengthens Christians, enabling them to offer an authentic witness to
the Gospel in daily life.” This lecture attempts to find the connection between cult, creed, and code, to the extent that how we pray shapes what we believe and how we act as Christians living in the world.

Michael Driscoll is a priest of the Diocese of Helena, a member of the theology department and the founding director of the Master’s Program in Sacred Music. His scholarly interests are in the area of liturgy and sacramental theology, co-authoring a book with Michael Joncas entitled, The Order of Mass: A Roman Missal Study Edition and Workbook. In 2013, he finished his three-year term as president of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.

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