September Offers Three Presentations by Father Jim Bacik

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by: Sr. Janet Doyle | Category: Events

In September, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) is pleased to offer three events featuring Father Jim Bacik at the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Book Discussions Father Bacik will offer a brief presentation and lead discussions on his latest book Humble Confidence: Spiritual and Pastoral Guidance from Karl Rahner. Cost for the two-part series: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; Each day: $10 at the door Wednesday, September 9 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Chapter 1 – “Christian Anthropology: Cultivating Dialectical Virtues” Chapter 2 – “Doctrine of God: Deepening Our Prayer Life” Thursday, September 10 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Chapter 3 – “Christology: Betting Our Lives on Jesus” Chapter 4 – “Church: Renewing Ecclesial Life” Monthly Father Jim Bacik Lecture Series Monday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. “Thomas Merton on Peace Making” Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. RSVP at or call 419-824-3515. Father Bacik is a widely-regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. Ordained in 1962 as a priest for the Diocese of Toledo, he served at St. Mary’s Sandusky, St. Thomas More Bowling Green and Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo. As pastor of Corpus Christi, he led several important initiatives including establishing a Chair of Catholic Studies at The University of Toledo; building a new church and parish facility; organizing the nationally acclaimed Christian Leadership Program; and promoting an extensive Christian Service Program for students and permanent community members. His books include Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery; Contemporary Theologians; Catholic Spirituality: Its History and Challenge; and A Light Unto My Path: Crafting Effective Homilies (co-authored by Dr. Kevin Anderson). He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Japan, Latin America, and Russia. In November 2014, Lourdes University established the Father James J. Bacik Archives as well as an endowed chair in theology in his name. Father Bacik holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and previously taught at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and taught summer programs at both Notre Dame University and Fordham University. Formally established in 2009, the Sylvania Franciscan Village is comprised of all the ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis, including Lourdes University. The SFV was formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission. Visit for more information. To learn more about this and future events, contact Sr. Janet Doyle, OP, Sylvania Franciscan Village Administrator, at 419-824-3533 Rooted in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium, the Center for Science Education & the Environment, and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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