Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rich Harter 'Work and Faith' December 6, 2013

The St. Thomas More Lawyers Society will have its monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting December 6, 2013.

This month’s speaker is Rich Harter, Director of the Office of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, who will speak on "Work and Faith: Living as Disciples in Our Everyday Lives."

What does my work have to do with my faith? How can I connect the two? For many Catholics, these questions are at the forefront of their minds. And yet, for most, the answers do not come easily. Based on some simple math, we can see why bridging faith and work is so critically important. 120 total hours (5 days) minus 40 hours for sleep leaves 80 hours for everything else. Of these 80 hours, most of us work about 50 hours in a given week, which translates into 63% of our waking hours being spent on work. This presentation will explore how we can live our 63% discipleship at work.
Rich Harter holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee. Rich also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Diaconate Formation Program of the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and the Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee. Rich is a popular speaker and retreat facilitator for parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Rich has worked as a full-time lay ecclesial minister in a variety of pastoral roles for the past 34 years. Rich lives with Georgia, his wife of 33 years, in Menomonee Falls.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall. Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). Parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure. (Enter from North 10th Street and proceed to the lot entrance, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, take the elevator to main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the welcome desk to get your parking ticket validated.)