Emmanuel: How Jesus is “God with us”

While generously committing ourselves to the joys and challenges of ministry, we can sometimes feel disconnected from Jesus’ presence even though He is always with us. In preparation for Christmas, we will contemplate the different ways we encounter Jesus in our lives in order to be strengthened and affirmed in our ministries. To aid this reflection, we will consider some texts describing the birth of Jesus. In particular, we will see how Gospel writers understood this event as fulfilling Old Testament expectations regarding Divine Presence (i.e. the desert Tabernacle, the Temple and personified wisdom).

Evening Highlights:

  • Dinner
  • Talk by Fr. Nick Meisl
  • Time for prayer
  • Confessions
  • Adoration and Benediction

Fr. Nick was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Vancouver in 2013. As part of his formation, he spent several years with the Missionary of Charity Fathers, serving in various ministries in Tijuana, Mexico City and Rome. Fr. Nick currently teaches at Corpus Christi & St. Mark’s College and is involved in both parish and high school ministry. He is also pursuing his doctorate, researching Paul’s views on sexuality, marriage and singleness under the supervision of Professors John Barclay (primary supervisor, Durham) and Harry Maier (secondary supervisor, Vancouver School of Theology).

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