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2022 Chaplains
& Seminars

Our Catholic Seminars are held on Thursday and Friday

afternoons from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

in the Methodist House Chapel

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

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We invite distinguished priests to serve our Catholic Community during each week of the Chautauqua Season. Our 2023 priest chaplains and the dates and titles of their seminars will be announced in April 2023.  We are grateful to the 2022 priests who provided the programs described below.



Week 1: June 25 - July 2

Father Paul Morrissey, OSA 

Priest In Residence

St. Augustine Parish, Philadelphia, PA


CCC Seminar: Thursday, June 30 at 12:45 PM

“The Gift of Forgiveness"

Father Mark Nowak

Pastor: St. Anthony of Padua Church, Cambridge Springs, PA, and St. Bernadette, Sagetown, PA. / Chaplain:

State Correctional Institution, Cambridge Springs, PA  

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 1 at 12:45 PM

"Deepening One's Awareness of God's Presence:

The Value of Spiritual Direction."


Week 2: July 2 - July 9

Father Tony Rigoli, OMI

Pastor: Our Lady of Guadalupe and ST Jude, New Orleans, LA

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 7 at 12:45 PM

Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos" 


Father Raymond Guiao, SJ

President and Chief Mission Officer

St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, Ohio

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 8 at 12:45 PM

"If Today You Hear God's Voice, Harden Not Your Hearts: Tuning in to the Voice of God."


Week 3: July 9 - July 16


Father Christopher Welch   

Pastor: St. Cecilia in Fonda NY, Sacred Heart in Tribes Hill NY.


CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 14 at 12:45 PM

       “Friends in High Places”

Father James Daprile

Retired Pastor, Diocese of Youngstown, OH.

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 15 at 12:45 PM

“Hyper Disciples!"

Week 4: July 16 - July 23


Father Ray Kemp

Special Assistant to the President,

Georgetown University Washington DC


CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 21 at 12:45 PM

“Keeping it Real with the kids in their twenties who haven't been to church lately.” Or “Could the unchurched save the church?”  Or “For Crying Out Loud! The kids who we don't count.”

Father John Mudd

Retired priest, Archdiocese of Washington, DC

CCC Seminar: Friday, July 22 at 12:45 PM

“Can the Pope’s vision be realized?

Can we live as brothers and sisters?"

Week 5: July 23 - July 30


Father Michael Driscoll

Professor Emeritus of Theology and Sacred Music,

University of Notre Dame

CCC Seminar: Thursday, July 28 at 12:45 PM

“The Eucharist and Social Justice”



Father Jacob C. Ledwon

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


CCC Seminar: Friday, July 29 at 12:45 PM

“Technology as an Analogy for Theology”

Week 6: July 30 - August 6


Father Robert Kennedy

Retired Pastor, Diocese of Rochester, NY


CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 4 at 12:45 PM

“Light in Darkness—Biblical and Liturgical Images"

Father John Loncle

Pastor: Southeast Rochester Catholic Community Cluster

Blessed Sacrament, Saint Boniface, and St. Mary’s

Rochester, NY


CCC Seminar: Friday, August 5 at 12:45 PM

 “Finding Light in Darkness”

Week 7: August 6 - August 13


Father Kenneth Miller

Pastor Emeritus, Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Austintown. Ohio


CCC Seminar: Friday, August 11 at 12:45 PM

“Synodality and the Papacy of Pope Francis”

Father James Daprile

Retired Pastor, Diocese of Youngstown, OH.

CCC Seminar: Friday, August 12 at 12:45 PM

              “Need a Fire Extinguisher?”

Week 8: August 13 - August 20

Father Paul Milanowski

Retired Priest, Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI, Retired


CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 18 at 12:45 PM

   "The Art of John August Swanson"

Father James Daprile

Retired Pastor, Diocese of Youngstown, OH.


CCC Seminar: Friday, August 19 at 12:45 PM

“A Sermon on Hold"

Week 9: August 20 - August 28


Father Daniel Schlegel

Secretary and Vicar for Clergy and Religious

Diocese of Cleveland, OH.

CCC Seminar: Thursday, August 25 at 12:45 PM

“Stories – A Fundamental Way of Connection"


Father Ed Palumbos

Pastor Emeritus, Churches of the Assumption and

Resurrection, Diocese of Rochester, NY


CCC Seminar: Friday, August 26 at 12:45 PM

“Eucharistic Renewal – what does it mean

for people formed by Vatican II”

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