Lay Enrichment Series

Lay Enrichment Series at Notre Dame Seminary


Location: Notre Dame Seminary Pastoral Center
2901 S. Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118

Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Doors open at 6:15 PM

The Lay Enrichment Series at Notre Dame Seminary (LES@NDS) is a lecture series created to provide our community with an opportunity to continue their faith formation. LES@NDS is a free lecture series that is open to the public, but donations will graciously be accepted at the door to help cover the cost of the series.  For more information, please contact the MA office by phone at (504) 866-7426, ext. 742 or by email at

Download LES@NDS Flyer HERE.

Grasping Pastoral Theology of the New Evangelization
Fr. Jim Wehner, Rector/President of Notre Dame Seminary
Wednesday, September 5th
The concept of “evangelization” is as ancient as the Church yet it seems to bring hesitation among many Catholics. What does this word mean? What does the “new evangelization” mean? Father Wehner will trace the theological foundations of evangelization and challenge us with its pastoral implications.
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The Nuclear Sacrament: Harnessing the Power of Baptism in Life
Dr. Tom Neal, Professor of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary
Wednesday, October 10th’
Dr. Neal will unseal the mystery of Baptism and its dynamic effects in a way that will revolutionize the way you view your spiritual life, prayer, work, suffering, and life in the secular world.  Are you aware that in you is an infinite treasure? Come and see!
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Weathering the Storms of Life: Marriage as a Rock of Security
Dr. Mario Sacasa, Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor
Wednesday, November 7th
Dr. Sacasa will examine Marriage as a tangible icon to the parable of building a house on a rock found in Matthew 7 and offer an introductory exploration of how to build security in marriage from the ground up and how to repair the foundation if it is fractured.
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Catholicism and the Saints: What, Why, and How?
Dr. Susie Veters, Director of Stewardship and Parish Services at The Catholic Foundation
Wednesday, December 12th
Dr. Veters will explore the Catholic Theology of the communion of saints, why saints’ stories are relevant and helpful to contemporary believers, and how the saints assist us in discerning our own individual call to holiness.
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