Niagara Catholic To Celebrate Class of 2017

WELLAND  –  Niagara Catholic District School Board  tomorrow (May 18) will
celebrate the 2,000 members of the Class of 2017 during the annual
Graduation Celebration.

This event, led by the Student Senate, is a time for the board to bring  together students from all eight of its Catholic secondary schools for a day of faith and fellowship. Later that evening, Niagara Catholic will bring together stakeholders for the annual Partners in Catholic Education dinner.

Guest speaker Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson’s art is the written and spoken word. His passion for narrative theology  expresses the yearning of 2,000 years to connect our  life stories with The Story of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Through storytelling, poetry, and humor, he challenges us to enter more
deeply into the mystery of grace, the mystery of spirit, the mystery of God.
Author and leader of the  acclaimed Beloved retreat, Dr. Nelson-Johnson
works with parents, teachers, pastoral staff and members of faith
communities across the country to design and conduct formation
programs that encourage, affirm, and inspire. A prolific
writer, his reflections and essays have been widely published in local and
national publications.

Nelson-Johnson served on the  faculty of the Loyola Academy Jesuit High
School for 18 years and is Founder and Executive Director of Soul-Play, LLC,
an experiential, theological, educational enterprise serving congregations,
families, schools, and adult retreats.

He is Resident Theologian and Animator of Faith at Old St. Patrick’s
Church, holds a Master’s degree from the Institute of Pastoral Studies,
Loyola  University; and a Doctorate of Ministry from the University of St.
Mary of the Lake.

Grad Celebration is held at Gale Centre, Niagara Falls.

(Source: news release)

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