Monday, January 1, 2018

Tim Tarpey 'Society of St. Vincent de Paul' January 5th 2018

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is January 5th.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). Our celebrant will be Fr. Joseph Mueller, S.J., of the Marquette University Theology Department.

After the Mass we will have a gathering with light breakfast, and a speaker. Our January speaker is Tim Tarpey, a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for 20 years, and who has for the last seven years served as Vice President of the Milwaukee District Council of the Society. Tim has learned throughout his life that we are all created with dignity, in God's image, and that it is our role to recognize God in others' dignity.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Christian community, founded in Paris in 1833 by a group of Catholic lay people (mostly law students) who joined together to create the first Conference. We currently have conferences in 52 parishes in Milwaukee County. Tim will share with us some of the trends Vincentians see in the city at a macro level, with some statistics and at a micro level by sharing the stories of some of the people Vincentians visit. Please get your New Year off to an inspiring start by joining us for Mass and Tim's remarks.

Limited complimentary visitor parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure, 11th Street level, between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn. There is a new parking system that will require two tickets to exit. Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, follow signs to the elevator. Take the elevator to the main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the Welcome Desk to get your "chaser" ticket so that you will not have to pay for parking when exiting. In other words, for free parking, when you exit you will need both the ticket you pulled when you entered and the "chaser" ticket the Welcome Desk gave you. You will be given instructions.

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