Lenten Day of Reflection and Reconciliation
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. * 8:30 a.m. check-in, coffee

What if the Paschal Mystery isn’t something that Jesus went through a couple thousand years ago, but rather is something that we’re all invited to live every day?

What if the invitation to follow Jesus means considering our own experience within the framework of our most basic Christian belief and remembering that resurrection always follows death?

What if Lent is like training for a big race?

Using a marathon metaphor and compelling stories from Scripture and our own lives, Terry will challenge us to run our own Paschal Mystery by teaching us how to look at life through the lens of Holy Week.

Please join us as we pray our way to Easter.

Presenter: Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson

Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson’s art is the written and spoken word. His passion for narrative theology expresses the yearning of 2,000 years to connect our life stories with The Story of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through storytelling, poetry, and humor, Dr. Nelson-Johnson challenges us to enter more deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of spirit, the mystery of God.

Enjoy this preview.

Author and leader of the acclaimed Beloved retreat, Dr. Nelson-Johnson works with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and faith communities to design and conduct formation programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire.

Dr. Nelson-Johnson is Founder as well as Creative & Animating Partner of Soul Play LLC, which can be found at He is also Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Dr. Nelson-Johnson served on the faculty of the Loyola Academy Jesuit High School for eighteen years. He holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He and his wife Holly are the parents of Ian and Clare.


Morning Prayer


Reconciliation Service with Examination of Conscience

Individual Confession

Please click here to see a short video by Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson about the program.

$25 Registration due by Wednesday, April 1, includes lunch.  3 Ways to Register:

Call 312.421.3757

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Please contact Cathy Lentz at 312.421.3757 ext. 306 or for more details or to register.