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Building Our Roman Catholic Life at Elmhurst U.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Elmhurst University

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Office of the Chaplain

A day of activities and reflection by members of the campus community as we prepare to launch the University’s Newman Center for Catholic campus ministry.

What the Catholic Faith Means to Me

With Martin Gahbauer, executive director of the Russell G. Weigand Center for Professional Excellence

10:00 a.m., Weigand Center for Professional Excellence, A.C. Buehler Library, Lower Level

Catholic Mass in the Chapel

With Father Tom Paul, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and Elmhurst University Catholic chaplain

12:00 p.m., Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

What the Catholic Faith Means to Me

With Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Ed.D., dean of the Department of Education

2:00 p.m., Koplin Hall, Room 133

The 2024 Cardinal Jospeh Bernardin Lecture: The Idea of a University

Members of the campus community and the greater Catholic community will talk about building Elmhurst University’s Roman Catholic life, and will offer responses to Cardinal John Henry Newman’s book The Idea of a University. Speakers include:

  • Justin Reyes, director of the Department of Catechesis and Evangelization, Diocese of Joliet
  • Elaine Fetyko Page, head of technical services, A.C. Buehler Library
  • Mike Murray, head football coach
  • Joan Vilim, Elmhurst University trustee
  • Nick Behm, professor and chair, Department of English
  • Students from Fenwick High School and Elmhurst University

5:30 p.m., Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

For more information, please contact the Office of the Chaplain at or (630) 617-3025.

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