2022 Chaplains
& Seminars

Our Catholic Seminars are held on Thursday and Friday

afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

in the Methodist House Chapel

14 Pratt Avenue on the Brick Walk between Waugh and Bowman Avenues

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Our Chaplain Selection Committee will invite two distinguished priests to serve our Catholic Community during each week of the 2022 Chautauqua Season. Last season's Priests in Residence are listed below with the Seminars that they offered.

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Week 1: June 26 - July 3

Rev.  Hugh Burns, OP

Administrator:  St Theresa and St. Anthony of Padua Churches, South Ozone Park, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 1 at 1:00 PM

“Stranger at the Manger:”

A Catalan interloper in Bethlehem / a curious creche figurine highlights the Incarnation.

Rev. Gerald Bednar, J.D., Ph.D.

Retired Professor of Systematic Theology,  Diocese of Cleveland’s St. Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology. Professor of Systematic Theology St Mary’s Seminary, Wickliffe, OH

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 2 at 1:00 PM

“Is the Pope Catholic?”

The Controversy over Amoris Laetitia

Week 2: July 3 - July 10

 

Rev.  Mark Nowak

Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Cambridge Springs, PA

 

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 8 at 1:00 PM

“Jesus Behind Bars”

Spirituality and Prayer within the State Prison System.

 

Rev. Gerald Bednar, J.D., Ph.D.

Retired Professor of Systematic Theology,  Diocese of Cleveland’s St. Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology. Professor of Systematic Theology St Mary’s Seminary, Wickliffe, OH

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 9 at 1:00 PM

“The Role of Artists in Theology”

 

Week 3:  July 10 - July 17

 

Rev.  Robert Kennedy, Ph.D.

Retired Pastor, Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface, and St. Mary's Churches, Rochester, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 PM

“Is Confession Dead?  A Proposal”

Rev. Paul Milanowski

Retired Priest, Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI, Retired

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 15 at 1:00 PM

“Praying and Singing the Psalms”

Week 4:  July 17 - July 24

 

Rev.  Scott Vanderveer

Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, Coxsackie, N.Y., and St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena, N.Y.

 

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 22 at 1:00 PM

“Building Bridges During Divided Times”

Rev. James Kane

Retired Ecumenical/Interreligious Director, Diocese of Albany, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 23 at 1:00 PM

“The Christian Family”

The denominations of the 3 branches of the Christian family:

Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant

Week 5:  July 24 - July 31

 

Rev.  James Daprile, Ph.D.

Pastor Emeritus, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish,  Aurora, OH

 

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 29 at 1:00 PM

“23andJesus: The DNA of Faith”

How does our understanding of our ancestors kickstart and/or

enhance our faith identity?  Let's take a biblical DNA test.

Rev. William Donnelly

Retired Pastor: Diocese of Rochester, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 30 at 1:00 PM

“Unbound: Hope Alive in Guatamala”

Week 6:  July 31 - August 7

 

Rev.  Michael Driscoll, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Theology and Sacred Music, University of Notre Dame

CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 8 at 1:00 PM

“Evangelizing through the Sacred Arts”

The role of music, as well as the other sacred arts, 

in forming our Christian beliefs.

Rev. Jacob C. Ledwon, Ph.D.

Pastor, St. Joseph University Parish, University of Buffalo, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, August 9 at 1:00 PM

“The Last Novices of Cluny”

Week 7:  August 7 - August 14

 

Rev.  Michael Bausch

Retired Pastor, Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, NY

CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 12 at 1:00 PM

“Benedictine Spirituality”

Rev. Edward Palumbos

Pastor Emeritus, Churches of the Assumption & Resurrection, Diocese of Rochester, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, August 13 at 1:00 PM

“The Challenges and Blessings of the ‘Clergy Crisis.’ ”

Week 8:  August 14 - August 21

Rev.  Francis Gargani, CSsR

Member of "the Evangelization Team" of the Redemptorists’ East Coast Province.

CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 19 at 1:00 PM

“Racism & White Privilege, Yesterday and Today”

Rev. Dr. Robert J. Perelli, CJM, Ph.D.

Pastor Emeritus, Churches of the Assumption & Resurrection, Diocese of Rochester, NY

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, August 20 at 1:00 PM

“Thinking Systems”

The Sex Abuse Crisis in The Roman Catholic Church.

Week 9:  August 21 - August 28

 

Rev.  Donald Cozzens, Ph.D.

Retired writer-in-residence, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 26 at 1:00 PM

“Holy Humor: Laughter and the Spiritual Life”

 A serious look into the cheerful corners of the soul.

Rev. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

Vice President for Mission Integration, Ministry and Multicultural Affairs and

Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies,  Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

 

CCC Seminar: Friday, August 27 at 1:00 PM

“Finding Peace and Hope in this Time of Transition”

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