The St. Thomas Aquinas Society has an impressive history of bringing the finest speakers for conferences, Masses, retreat days, Divine Mercy weekends, and evenings of concert and testimony.
We invite you to read about our history and learn about our mission. Most importantly, we invite you to join the enthusiasm in sharing and experiencing our Catholic Faith.
19th Annual Conference
August 4-7, 2016
Presented by the
St. Thomas Aquinas Society
Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
August 4, 2016 at 7:00pm
John Michael Talbot
It All Began With A Vision
"God gave me a mission of itinerant ministry going from parish to parish in a time of great need in our culture. I believe that our current ministry is fulfilling that vision. We are bringing REVIVAL to Catholics and Christians of all faiths throughout the world!"
The path our Lord has guided John Michael on has uniquely prepared him for this time in the Church. After responding to the Lord's call, God used John Michael to bless millions of lives through his unique and multi-faceted ministry.
John Michael Talbot is considered a "Christian Music Legend" being one of the pioneering artists of what has become known as Contemporary Christian Music. He is recognized as Catholic music's most popular artist with platinum sales and compositions published in hymnals throughout the world.
John Michael is a best-selling author and television host of "All Things Are Possible" which premiered in April, 2014. John Michael leads his very active ministry from the Little Portion Hermitage in AR and St. Clare Monastery in TX where he is the Founder and General Minister of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity.
His artistic and humanitarian efforts have been recognized with multiple awards including the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Gospel Music Association, Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International, Mercy Corps and the Mother Theresa Award!
John Michael Talbot is one of the most active ministers traveling throughout the world inspiring and renewing the faith of Christians of all denominations through sacred music and inspired preaching. Like a modern St. Francis, John Michael Talbot's ministry is bringing revival to God's Church, "one parish at a time, and renewing hearts one life at a time."
John Michael will also be a speaker at our Jesus, King of All Nations Conference.
August 5-7, 2016
Bishop Michael Sheridan
Bishop Michael Sheridan was born in St. Louis, MO on March 4, 1945. He was ordained as a diocesan priest by Cardinal John J. Carberry on May 29, 1971. On September 3, 1997 Bishop Sheridan was ordained as an auxiliary bishop of St. Louis by Archbishop Justin Rigali. On December 4, 2001 Bishop Sheridan was appointed coadjutor bishop of Colorado Springs and became the bishop of the diocese on January 30, 2003.
Bishop Sheridan has received several graduate degrees in theology, including a Doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas [Angelicum] in Rome. We are honored to have Bishop Sheridan celebrate our opening Mass this year. www.diocs.com
Fr. Bill Casey, C.P.M.
Father of Mercy
Father Bill Casey is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a 1979 graduate of Temple University. After graduating from college, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. Upon leaving the Army, he entered the Congregation of the Fathers of Mercy. He studied Philosophy at Christendom College and Theology at Holy Apostles Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1991. In 1997, Fr. Casey was elected the Superior General of the Congregation. Father attributes his call to the priesthood to the Mercy of God, his love for the study of Sacred Scripture, and his strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Father Casey is a nationally renowned speaker and a frequent guest on EWTN. www.fathersofmercy.com
Fr. Bill Casey on Spiritual Combat
Fr. Bill Halbing
God's Word Alive Today
Fr. Bill Halbing, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, is known for his gift of bible teaching. Fr. Bill, attended the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Mahwah, New Jersey, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark on October 30th, 1982. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and received both his Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewish-Christian studies and his Master of Divinity degree at Seton Hall University.
Active in Charismatic Renewal since 1975, Fr. Bill has been a guest speaker at national charismatic conferences in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Denver, Florida, New Hampshire and Idaho and has traveled as far as Canada, Guyana, Eastern Europe and the Philippines to preach God's Word. He is also involved in door-to-door evangelization, Catechism for Filipino Catholics, Bookas Loob Sa Diyos and Hispanic ministry. He has been a featured guest speaker at conferences, retreats, days of renewal, parish missions and youth bible conferences.
THE GIFT OF THE INDULGENCE
The celebration of the Jubilee Year is not only an extraordinary occasion for benefiting from the great gift of indulgences which the Lord gives us through the Church, but it is also a fitting opportunity to recall the catechesis on indulgences to the attention of the faithful. The Apostolic Penitentiary is therefore publishing this sacred notice for the benefit of all who will be making Jubilee visits.
To My Venerable Brother
Archbishop Rino Fisichella
President of the Pontifical Council
for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
With the approach of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy I would like to focus on several points which I believe require attention to enable the celebration of the Holy Year to be for all believers a true moment of encounter with the mercy of God. It is indeed my wish that the Jubilee be a living experience of the closeness of the Father, whose tenderness is almost tangible, so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened and thus testimony to it be ever more effective.