Catholic Education Parent Presentation
author: Gerard Sullivan
On Monday, March 25. St Patricks College will be hosting a presentation exploring the distinctive nature of Catholic Education. This presentation supports one of our goals to engage with our families about the heritage of St Patrick’s College and how our relationships develop with our families, within our Catholic tradition. The details are listed below:
A Parent Presentation
Professor of Theology; James Nickoloff
The Distinctive Nature of Catholic Education
St Patrick’s College OCA Pavilion
Monday, March 25, 2019
6.30 pm-8.00 pm
The theme of Catholic Education will be explored for parents and allow us to reflect upon our own story as St Patrick’s College. James is a very experienced international presenter and lecturer who offers a great depth of knowledge on theology (as summarised below). This presentation will be the beginning of opening the conversations about our Catholic education with both staff and parents. We hope you can find time to hear from someone who has so much to offer in this important area of our Catholic tradition.
‘James B. Nickoloff has been teaching at Barry University in Miami, Florida since Fall 2009.
Nickoloff previously taught at Boston College, Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, Santa Clara University in California, the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and the Jesuit Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. He is Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he taught Catholic systematic theology from 1989 to 2009.
With 30 years’ experience teaching theology, Nickoloff summarizes his major focus and life trajectory as follows: “The reasons for my choice of work are simple. Teaching is one of the best jobs in the world, as nearly all teachers will tell you, because of the meaningful relationship that can grow between teacher and students. Theology - putting religious experience into words - is ultimately an impossible task but well worth the effort. Theology wrestles with some of the most important questions of human life. And for me, the Catholic theological tradition is like a well from which I drink, quenching my thirst for meaning, inspiration, challenge, and community.’
We sincerely hope you can make the night and be a part of this important, ongoing conversation with your sons and the staff of St Patrick’s College. Please RSVP on the Trybooking link below: www.trybooking.com/BBJXC
Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Gerard Sullivan
Domain Leader Staff Formation