Jan 13

Engaging Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent at Brebeuf Jesuit

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

Join us as we take a walk through the Scriptures assigned for Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent.

Fr. Bill Verbryke, S.J., Brebeuf Jesuit’s president, will be our host, and Fr. Chris Johnson, S.J., Brebeuf Jesuit’s vice president for mission and identity, will facilitate our time together. We will also be joined via video conference by Fr. Michael Simone, S.J., a Scripture scholar at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, who will help guide us along our way.

The gathering is open to all with an interest in enhancing their experience of the Lenten liturgies and the season preparing us for Easter — students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, religious leaders from the communities where our students worship, the general public.

Participants will play an active role.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the start of the program.

Please share the invitation to participate broadly and R.S.V.P. by Thursday, January 30.

If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Fr. Chris Johnson, S.J. at cjohnson@brebeuf.org.


The Rev. Michael R. Simone S.J.

Michael R. Simone is a Jesuit priest of the USA Midwest Province. After undergraduate studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduate theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he attended Johns Hopkins University where he studied Northwest Semitics and Assyriology. He currently teaches Scripture at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and his research focuses on ritual and imagination in the religions of the ancient Near East. Fr. Simone has pastoral experience at the VA Hospital in Perry Point, Md., and at Boston area substance-abuse treatment facilities. He is currently a Sunday chaplain at a state prison in Walpole, Massachusetts.