2017 FALL SPEAKER SERIES

The Chapel + Cultural Center (2125 Burdett Ave, Troy, NY) is proud to announce its Fall Speaker Series. Beginning in October of this year, the C+CC will be celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the building. As part of the celebration, a number of new programs are being added to our schedule. Our Fall presentations begin this celebration and will be a permanent feature in the future. Each of our speakers has a national reputation for their expertise. Please join us for one or all.

CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC MORALITY AND HEALTH ISSUES
FATHER DAVID FULTON, PhD AND JD
ST MARY’S SEMINARY AND UNIVERSITY
WEDNESDAY – 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM

DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS:
WIZARDRY & THEOLOGY IN HARRY POTTER
FATHER WILLIAM REISER, SJ
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS
WEDNESDAY – 27 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM

RELIGION AND THE ARTS, A PANEL DISCUSSION
JOSEPH DALTON,
CRITIC FOR THE TIMES UNION
www.josephdalton.net
WEDNESDAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM

“WHY DO WE GET SO RELIGIOUS ABOUT STAR WARS?”
ALISSA WILKSON, RPI CLASS OF ‘05
KING’S COLLEGE
http://www.alissawilkinson.com
TUESDAY – 5 DECEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM


RELIGION AND THE ARTS, A PANEL DISCUSSION

WEDNESDAY – 15 NOVEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM

PANEL:

KIMERER LaMOTHE is a dancer, philosopher and scholar of religion. She is the author of five books, most recently Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming. She earned her PhD in religion from Harvard and has taught at Brown and Harvard Universities. For her work on dance and religion she has received fellowships from the Radcliff Institute and the Center for the Study of World Religions. She lives on a farm in Hebron, Washington County with her husband and five children. The family recently collaborated on a new musical, written by Kimerer, titled Happy If – Happy When.

JO PAGE is a widely published writer of fiction and nonfiction and also an ordained Lutheran pastor. Her 2017 memoir Preaching in My Yes Dress was a finalist for the 2017 Chautauqua prize. She has been a writer-in-residence for the New York State Writers Institute and for over 20 years she has been a columnist, first for Metroland and more recently for the Times Union. She is the interim pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Albany.

MARINA PETRO is an artist and clairvoyant, who presents workshops in intuitive painting and in developing intuition. As an artist she is primarily self-taught and works in a variety of styles and subject matter. Her artwork has been published on CD covers, wine collections, book and magazine covers, and in a variety of publications and national magazines. Her original paintings and prints are being enjoyed daily in private collections all over the world.

HILARY TANN is a Welsh-born composer who lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga County. She chairs the Music Department and is the John Howard Payne Professor at Union College in Schenectady. Recent residencies include at the Eastman School of Music, the 2013 Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and at the Welsh Music Center. Her music is influenced by a strong identification with the natural world and it has been widely performed and recorded. She also studies shakuhachi and writes haiku for the journal Upstate Dim Sum.

MODERATOR

JOSEPH DALTON has been writing about classical music and the arts for the Times Union since 2002. He has also contributed to Opera News and Time Out New York, among other publications. He received a first place award for arts and entertainment writing from the New York State Associated Press and has twice received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Music Journalism.


– “Crafting” –

Did Someone Say “Crafting”? Please join Christine Relyea and Jean Francois with a new social group to share ideas and make items to be sold at our craft fair in November to benefit St. James School in Kalk Bay South Africa. No prior experience is necessary, just pure fun for all ages. We will be making Christmas ornaments and wreaths, cards and jewelry. Wednesdays, at 6:30 pm, in the C+CC Lounge: 20 Sept, 4 Oct, and 18 Oct. Any questions, contact Jean.


CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC MORALITY AND HEALTH ISSUES

Please join us this Wednesday, 13 September, at 7:00 pm, for our first speaker in our Fall Speaker Series. REV. MSGR. DAVID FULTON and RICHARD & BARBARA FISHER, Professor of Social Thought and Associate Professor of Moral Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University will be our speakers on “Contemporary Catholic Morality and Health Issues.”

WEDNESDAY – 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 7:00 PM
FATHER DAVID FULTON, PhD AND JD
ST MARY’S SEMINARY AND UNIVERSITY


WELCOME PICNIC 2017:

Please join us next TOMORROW (rain or shine) Sunday, 3 September, after the 5:00 pm evening Mass as we celebrate the art of celebrations. Teams will take on the challenge of re-creating celebrations from other cultures in the hope of winning the top prizes for their creations. Sign-up sheets are available in the hallway. Contact Jean F. if you have questions. After the long summer away, we encourage all returning students and parishioners to attend to welcome new friends and reconnect with old ones! Don’t forget that we are COLLECTING SCARVES at the picnic for the less fortunate
in our community. The scarves are distributed as part of the Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner in December at the ICC and we will need about 100 scarves total for the event.


Mass Schedule

This week we resume our Full Mass Schedule
MONDAY thru THURSDAY: 5:15 PM; FRIDAY: 12:10 PM SATURDAY: 5:15 PM VIGIL MASS
SUNDAY: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM AND (WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION) 5:00 PM HOLY DAYS: AS ANNOUNCED IN THE BULLETIN
MEMORIAL MASSES: FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH @ 10:30 AM


NYC BUS TRIP: BACKBEARD THE MUSICAL

NYC BUS TRIP: BACKBEARD THE MUSICAL is an original stage production written by Sage Colleges faculty Michael Musial and Matthew McElligott, with music directed by Barbara Musial. It is based on the popular children’s books by Matthew McElligott. Backbeard was chosen for the New York Musical Festival’s Next Link Project (NYMF) to be staged this summer at The Acorn Theatre at 410 West 42nd Street. For more information, go to www.Backbeard.com. The NYC Theater Bus Trip to Backbeard The Musical will be on Saturday, 5 August, for the 1:30 pm matinee performance at the Acorn Theatre. The bus departs at
9:00 am from Sage College in Troy and will return at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $80 adults and $70 children. To reserve a seat please call