The Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is pleased to present our Fall Catechesis Series, focusing on the Second Vatican Council. Fifty years after it started, the faithful still debate what the changes wrought by the Council mean for the Church today. This series of seven talks will provide you with the perspective of people who have lived the unfolding of Vatican II in our Archdiocese. After setting the scene in the first talk, we will take a user-friendly look at six of the Vatican II documents.


Lectures will be presented on Wednesday evenings, 7- 9 p.m. and webcast live on our WebcastCatechesis page. Archived recordings of all seven sessions will also be posted there.

Tonight's Presentation, 7 p.m. September 19

Setting the scene for Vatican II: What was the world like in 1959 when the Council was called?

Presenter: Rev. Don MacDonald, OFM