Lenten Lecture Series 2019

Lenten Lecture Series – 2019

Wednesdays at 7:00pm in Geenen Hall


March 6th                                               Br. Raymond Papenfuss, C.S.C.

Praying with and to the Cosmic Christ: Entering into and Becoming One with a Universal Approach to God

Brother Raymond spent 28 years working in Ghana, West Africa until cerebral malaria made him return to the U.S. He was Assistant Provincial for 12 years and has been Mission Promoter for West Africa for 30 years. He enjoys tennis and teaches Tai Chi at Notre Dame and the Riverbend Cancer Center. He is also part of Mosaic and Luvability, two organizations that serve the multiple handicapped.


March 13th                                       Fr. Tom Bertone, C.S.C.

Praying Outside the Box

This presentation will look at different ways of praying outside the “normal” types of prayer we all know. The emphasis will be on using more of our senses and our creativity to get in touch with God’s presence in our lives. Hopefully participants will come away with some ideas of how to enhance their prayer lives during this Lenten season.


March 20th                                       Jessica Brock

Letting God be God

Jessica Brock is a local attorney and graduate of Notre Dame. She worships and plays clarinet at the Church of Loretto.


March 27th                                          Fr. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C.                  

Wounds in a Resurrected Body: Discovering Our Forgiven Self in Christ

Fr. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C. is a priest and religious in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He currently serves as Postulant Director at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame.


April 3rd                                               Fr. Bob Loughery, C.S.C.

Bridging Lenten Practices and Renewal: We are in this Together


April 10th                                             Sr. Veronique

Triduum and Transforming Grace

Sister M. Veronique has a wealth of mission experience including many years as a high school and college teacher. She served in ministry with the Brothers of Holy Cross at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA and credits the Brothers with helping her grow as a teacher. As a diocesan administrator, she worked as Director for Women Religious in San Diego, CA and served on the Liturgical Commission in Boise, ID. She has been involved in Vocation/Formation ministry for her congregation for over 30 years. She serves as a board member for Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and Holy Cross Health, Silver Spring, MD as well as being a member of the Finance Committee of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently serves as President of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.


Upsize Your Life

Quarterly HCV Foundation Lecture Series

Local Estate Planning Lawyer, Greta Roemer Lewis will present: “Create Your Own Legacy.” This will be on Friday, March 9th at 2:00 P.M. in Geenen Hall.  Please click on the information sheet to learn more about the different ways to give to charity.  To find out more information on our Holy Cross Village Foundation, contact Barb Cassady, Director of Development, at 574-239-2410 or email: bcassady@holycrossvillage.com. Create Your Own Legacy

Lenten Lecture Series 2018

This series will take place on the Wednesdays of Lent at 7:00 P.M. at Andre Place, Geenen Hall


February 14                                                     Br. Raymond Papenfuss CSC                                         “How Good Do We Have To Be?” We can reenter Paradise.

Brother Ray  spent 28 years working in Ghana until 1987 when cerebral malaria made it impossible for him to stay in Africa. He taught briefly at Holy Cross College and St Mary’s. He was Assistant Provincial for 12 years and development person for Africa for the past 30 years. He is an advocate and friend of a disabled man. He has a great interest in Tennis and Tai Chi which he teaches to various groups in the South Bend area.


February 21                                                 Dr. Carolyn Yauyan Woo

Lent: A Time to Listen”

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo currently serves as the Distinguished  President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University.   From 2012 to 2016, Carolyn served as President & CEO of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Before coming to CRS, Carolyn served from 1997 to 2011 as dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

Carolyn was one of five presenters in Rome at the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment in June 2015. Her faith journey and work at CRS are recounted in her book, Working for a Better World, published in 2015 by Our Sunday Visitor.


February 28                                                             Dominic Vachon

“How Jesus Saves Us by Awakening Our Compassion:  A New Way to Understand Lent and the Easter Triduum”

Dominic Vachon is currently the Director of the Ruth M. Hillebrand Center for Compassionate Care in Medicine at the University of Notre Dame.  He has been involved in the training of physician residents in patient-physician communication and professionalism.  He is also a practicing psychologist.

March 7                                                                     Fr. David Farrell            

“Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC – Educator in the Faith”

A native of Pittsfield, MA, David Farrell studied in public schools and then political science at Williams College before entering the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1961. He has degrees in philosophy from Stonehill College, theology from la Pontificia Universidad Catolica en Santiago, Chile and was ordained a priest in 1968. Fr. David received a Masters of Science in sociology with special reference to education from the University of London in 1983. King’s College awarded Fr. David a degree of Doctor Honoris Causus in 1995.


March 14                                                                    Br. Douglas Roach

“A Spirituality of the Cross”

Doug Roach, CSC, has spent most of his life in Holy Cross as a teacher and administrator in secondary education.  He also served on the provincial administration as personnel director and councilor.  Prison ministry, parish administration,  province formation and out reach services to the elderly has occupied his post high school era.  He is a native of Detroit, MI., and a graduate of St Edward University, Austin, TX., De Paul University, Chicago, IL., Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA; and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.  Doug presently resides at Columba Hall.


 March 21                                                                      Fr. Mike Connors

“Walking with Jesus through Holy Week”

Mike Connors is the Director of the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics, University of Notre Dame.  His scholarly interests include pastoral ministry, preaching, and spirituality.




Veterans Club

Holy Cross Village will be hosting a Veterans Club meeting periodically that is open to anyone interested in attending.  Our next meeting will be announced at a later date.  If you are a Veteran and you are interested in attending please check back in the near future for more details on who our speaker will be and what topic they will be speaking about.

We thank all Veterans for their service!

Caregiver Support Group

Holy Cross Village has a Caregiver Support Group that meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:00 – 10:00 am.  If you are interested in attending this support group please contact Laurie McFadden at 574-251-3246.

Movie Day

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Please join us in the Club room at Andre Place for popcorn and a movie.