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Lay Ministers: Get Revved Up at New Speaker Series Lay men and women pursuing a degree at Sacred Heart receive more than just academic training. For one example, spiritual formation is part of all pastoral ministry degree programs. Building on this tradition of ongoing formation, the seminary has just launched an exciting new speaker series. “In the Heart of the Church” is designed to bolster the spirituality, strengthen the faith, and jumpstart the enthusiasm of lay ecclesial ministers in the Archdiocese of Detroit and neighboring dioceses. Even more, the speaker series—including lunch—is free of charge. “In the Heart of the Church” will feature presentations from well-known Catholic leaders who are experts in their fields. The first talk is on Thursday, November 5, from 12:00-3:00 PM. ValLimar Jansen is a dynamic conference speaker and workshop facilitator who has been moving audiences across the country for years. Tapping into her experience as a recording artist, professional actor, Grant Eternal Rest to These Sacred Heart Alumni Thomas Butler SHHS 1963, SHS 1967 R.I.P. August 14, 2014 Fr. Donald Dacey SHHS 1945, SHS 1949 R.I.P. June 25, 2015 Daniel Webb SHHS 1961, SHS 1965 R.I.P. August 4, 2015 Correction: The last name of Fr. Ronald Alder was misspelled in the spring 2015 Mosaic. and cantor, ValLimar combines music and song with a lively Christian message of faith in God and love of neighbor. On Thursday, April 7, 12:00—3:00 PM, Deacon Ralph Poyo will deliver a message that will surely move the crowd. Deacon Poyo is the founder of New Evangelization Ministries, whose mission is “Training Saints to Lead Hearts to Christ.” He travels to scores of parishes and dioceses per year giving seminars, speaking at conferences, and leading parish retreats with a special emphasis on helping parishes to become radical centers of re-evangelization. All “In the Heart of the Church” presentations will be held at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Anyone involved in lay ministry is welcome, not just graduates of the seminary or current students. And don’t forget: There is no admission charge and lunch is on the house! Register online or learn more at shms.edu/ministry. But hurry. Space is limited. Msgr. Daniel Trapp House by House Msgr. Daniel Trapp has watched the neighborhood of Pingree Park surrounding his parish decline since the economic crisis of 2008. Two years ago, Monsignor Trapp, graduate spiritual director at Sacred Heart, decided to push back against the decline. He has been acquiring abandoned homes and renovating them, and cleaning up the weedy lots with volunteer help. He has plans to convert the overgrown lots into urban farming plots that will help to provide jobs. Monsignor Trapp’s efforts have been recognized in a recent Detroit News article. Read more about his exemplary work at mosaic.shms.edu. A Good Time for a Great Cause Thirty-one teams. 138 golfers. Sunshine and short-sleeve weather that felt more like San Diego than Plymouth, Michigan. It was another day of camaraderie and friendly competition at the Desert Classic Golf Outing. The annual fundraiser was held on Monday, September 21 at the Inn at St. John’s golf course. Why is it called the “Desert” Classic? Founder Edward Bovich gave the outing its name because all entry fees donated by the golfers support the seminary’s Desert Formation Experience. This is the thirty-day spiritual pilgrimage first-year graduate seminarians make each year to the Holy Land. There, they experience firsthand the places Christ walked and taught, suffered and died, while seeking his guidance in their own walk toward the priesthood. Desert Classic participants enjoy more than just golf. A pastry bar opens an hour before tee time, a box lunch is delivered