Jordan Ministry Team Lectures – Spring 2019

Lüthen Lecture Series

Spring 2019
Presented by Jordan Ministry Team

Each event begins at 7:00pm with reception to follow. The lectures are free and open to the public.


Living and Ministering Authentically Within an Intercultural Context

Father Eddie de León, CMF

Wednesday, February 20 at St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church • 4725 E. Pima Street, Tucson, Arizona 85712
Thursday, February 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church • 502 South Ave. B, Yuma, Arizaona 85364

Unless we develop a sensitivity to the particular cultures and languages present in our local parish communities when we gather for liturgical celebrations, social gatherings, meetings, and ministries, we risk having our outreach limited, ineffective and lacking authenticity. Father Eddie de Léon, CMF, Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Preaching, Director of Intercultural Outreach, and Department Chair of Spirituality & Pastoral Ministry at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, will provide anecdotes, mural art, and real life practical application to assist participants to move forward in faith. Fr. Eddie has served in campus ministry for 17 years and later served his congregation as provincial minister, before being appointed as an NGO representative for the Claretians to the United Nations.

The Sacred Balancing Act: Busy Lives and Family Spirituality

Lisa Hendey

Thursday, March 28 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church • 5150 N. Valley View Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85718

Today’s families are busier and more in need of the graces of the Church and the promise of the Gospel than ever before. Lisa Hendey, founder of, delivers a model for busy families partnering with their parish, school and communities, providing tools to more efficiently form the faith of their children, including how to relate lovingly with teenage, young adult, and adult children who separate themselves from the Church. Lisa is a bestselling author of books for adults and children and serves as editor-at-large for Ave Maria Press. Her “Chime Travelers” fiction series is being read and studied nationwide and she is a frequent television and radio guest. She has traveled worldwide with non-profit organizations to support humanitarian missions and has spoken internationally on faith, family, and technology.

Film: The New Stained Glass Window

Brother Antonio Sison, CPPS

Thursday, April 4 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church • 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd, Tucson, Arizona 85748

What if film, as the new stained glass window, can help us to see the mystery of faith within the contradictions of the world, and to rouse our passion for worship, reconciliation, and greater human flourishing? Brother Antonio “Ton” Sison, CPPS, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, introduces us to the imaginative and thought-provoking inter-discipline of Theology and Film where image births into insight. Br. Ton has given lectures and presentations both within the US and internationally (Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, among others). He has served as co-chair and member of the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and as co-editor of New Theology Review. Paying attention to “what the world is watching,” Ton also serves as film critic of world cinema for the National Catholic Reporter.

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Jordan Ministry Team is a collaborative ministry of the Salvatorian Family.

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