Fr. Joshua Caswell, currently the Superior General of the Canons of St. John Cantius here in Chicago, held his audience spellbound as he described the unexpected but wholly positive impact of the COVID virus shut-down on St. John Cantius and its mission, “to help Catholics rediscover a profound sense of the sacred.” Whether you were able to attend or not, to hear the remarks of Fr. Joshua, go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtHiVCEhKxxv0yr0HnKVQFQ
A the back drop for his appearance, and as we’ve previously noted:
Our beloved Catholic Church has never been without crisis. But, she also has never failed to evangelize. In His own evangelizing, Jesus embraced the diseased, faced deeply conflicted religious Temple leadership, and with prudence advised His followers how to fulfill their civic duties to their pagan and oppressive overlords, but without violating their religious beliefs.
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What lessons do we take from these and other powerful examples from our Lord’s own ministry, to make the most of our evangelization, in these times of disruption and crisis? Please join us on March 12, 2021 to hear Fr. Joshua Caswell on “Letting No Crisis Go to Waste: New Opportunities for Evangelization in Disruptive Times.”
A native of Saskatchewan, Canada, Father’s evangelical Protestant parents were bringing Catholics into the Church even before their own conversion to the faith. While still Pentecostal missionaries in 1996, they founded a Catholic mission school – Notre Dame du Nord – on an Indian reservation.
The family’s great faith and zeal for the Gospel truth led them to their reception into the Church in 1997 and to the ordination of two of their sons and to their daughter’s vocation as a Sister of Mary Mother of the Eucharist.
Fr. Joshua, who discerned a call to serve God as early as the age of 7, graduated from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a Masters degree in Divinity.
Fr. Joshua and his brother Nathan were ordained to the Holy Order of the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago as members of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius by Cardinal George on May 27, 2014. Father currently serves as Pastor of St. John Cantius Parish and in December of 2019 was installed as the first elected Superior General of the Canons of St. John Cantius.
Father will be speaking on the topic of the heightened challenges and opportunities for lay Catholics in the wake of the disruptions of the coronavirus and other events of the past year.
Our luncheons sell out quickly. Seating is limited. OUR ALL LUNCHEONS ARE ALWAYS COVID COMPLIANT.