On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. The celebration is an example that at least we still have a Christian memory in the West, but as we tumble toward, what many are calling, a post-Christian culture, the heritage of this apostle to Ireland might be lost, if we don't stop and consider his message and his mission.
So, who is this Saint named Patrick, whose feast we celebrate during Lent? And why does it even matter? Because just like Patrick, we're called to be missionaries in our own age. Only our mission field is right outside our windows.
Objective: In this course, students will learn about St. Patrick's return to Ireland and the great work he accomplished with his powerful mission.
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Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.
Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.
Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.
Deacon Keith Fournier
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