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St. Joseph: A Man Who Followed His Dreams

Presenter: Barbara Paleczny, School Sister of Notre Dame, PhD/SThD.

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About our presenter:

Sister Barbara Paleczny is a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Sister Barbara has a doctorate in systematic theology and in theological ethics. She has engaged in education and faith development for many years. As an educator, she has taught all levels, from Elementary grades through University and graduate schools.   As a spiritual leader, she was one of the active coordinators for the Inter-Church Social Justice Coalitions (now known as KAIROS) in Canada for many years. She later continued her work in the States as Founder and Coordinator of the South Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking.  For the twelve years until the pandemic, Sister Barbara was principal and tutor for a program that trains teachers and leaders for  Healing from Trauma/Psychosocial Support Workshops in South Sudan. Sister Barbara enjoys accompanying seekers as they discover how God is working in their lives. Sister Barbara is also an accomplished artist and author. She recently launched her own website  www.artoflivingpeacefully.com , where you may read about her interest, philosophy, and art.

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PAST EVENTS in 2021:

September 25th, 2021  A Day of Healing with Sister Barbara Paleczny, SSND

April 17th, 2021 The Call of Hope with Sister Eileen Power, CND

February 20th, 2021 to March 27th, 2021  Six Lenten Circles for Six Saturdays with guests: Andrea Di Giovanni, Catherinanne George,  Teresa Hartnett, Barbara Paleczny, Paula Rush. 

February 6th, 2021  “Full of Grace,” fingering the beads  with Sister Eileen Power, CND

***Excerpts of the above presentations are posted on our Latest-Video page.

***Disclaimer: The content, views and opinions expressed at WHY@Breakfast presentations belong solely to the invited speakers. Views or methods expressed at the day of presentation do not imply endorsement by WHY@Breakfast or the organizer of the event.

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Welcome to WHY@Breakfast!

I love to learn and to discover with others on how to deepen our relationship with Christ!

A few years ago, while sipping my coffee in a local cafe on a Saturday morning, I saw a few fellow parishioners who were enjoying their cup of Joe, reading the local paper.  I had this aha moment of why weren’t we all sitting in our church Parish Centre, sharing information with each other?

As a cradle Catholic, I have always felt that I adopted a lot of “traditions” without asking, going along with the motions.  I am pretty sure there are meanings behind a lot of those traditions.  If they were taught to me when I was in elementary school, I am sorry to say I did not retain much from those years.  I was also confident that I was not the only Catholic in this predicament of ignorance.  If professionals need to take courses or attend seminars for continuing education points for the renewal of their status every year, it makes sense to me that Catholics should have some good system for their “continuing education.”

In December of 2011, with the question “Why does the church talk about Mary if Jesus is our Savior?”, I organized the first WHY@Breakfast talk in Waterloo, Ontario.  It was a very enjoyable experience where everyone learned something new, cleared some myths, and all the while having a good breakfast!

I hope WHY@Breakfast presentations and events may be useful for us to build our relationships with Christ. Some presentations under the label WHYforChristians are suitable for all Christians.  Other presentations from WHY@Breakfast will focus on Catholic church teachings or perspectives on current Catholic Church issues.

I hope you will join me at a WHY@Breakfast event soon!

It’s fun to learn and it’s so much more enjoyable to learn with others!

Peace,

Therese