Saturday, February 16: The religious studies department of Mount St. Mary's College is sponsoring a three-year sequence of symposia on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The event will be held at the Doheny Campus on Feb. 16th. Richard Gaillardetz, currently the McCarthy Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College, will present the keynote speech. The event is free, but reservation is required. For more information, please click here: Vatican II @ 50
Saturday, February 23: See President Ann at the yearly Religious Education Congress. Members of the Mount Community, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Alumnae and Friends of the College are invited to a reception hosted by MSMC President Ann McElaney-Johnson. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 7:30 to 10 pm at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel, Platinum Ballroom 4. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by February 11. Contact Leilani Ford at 213.477.2767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 10: The Face of Child Slavery 2012 Human Trafficking Symposium on the Trafficking of Children was held in the Rose Hills Auditorium, Doheny Campus.
November 9, 2011: The 9th Annual Pat Reif Lecture Series returned to MSMC. Internationally renowned activist and theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye spoke in the Donohue Center at the Doheny Campus. Oduyoye is a widely known African theologian, author of Daughters of Anowa (Orbis, 1995) and, with Musimbi Kanyoro, The Will to Arise (Orbis, 1995).
I have been recently hired as Youth Ministry Leader at Blessed Junipero Serra Parish in Lancaster. Youth ministry has been my passion for the past several years, and following graduation in May of 2010 I continued as a volunteer the program at Blessed Junipero Serra. This spring, following a staff restructure, our pastor began recruiting for a new Youth Ministry Leader.
Among the qualifications, he wanted a person with a minimum of some academic course work from an accredited institution in Catholic theology/religious studies/catechesis, with a preference for at least an associate’s degree. Not only did my BA in Religious Studies more than provide me with the necessary education requirements, it also expanded and deepened my knowledge of the Catholic faith so that I am able to firmly grasp the theology behind Church documents that guide every parish’s youth ministry efforts. Positions such as this are few and far between, and I have no doubt that the quality education I received at the Mount is what made the difference as to my being selected. Never in a million years did I ever think I would have such an amazing opportunity as this – thank you Mount St. Mary’s! --Cathy Moreno '10