From Dr. Kuhner
I am excited to invite you to a unique event for teens and parents on the topic of Theology of the Body and Fertility Awareness, taking place at Saint Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry! Recognizing the ever-increasing challenges posed by cultural trends, a highly qualified team of medical professionals and catechetical leaders will provide an evening of education and discussion, firmly grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church, that will explore the significance of our sexuality within God’s plan and what it means to live free and healthy lives with regard to our sexuality and fertility.
What: Fully Alive! Health and Freedom: Understanding the Body. An Introduction to Theology of the Body, Health and Fertility Awareness
Who: Fr. Peter Van Lieshout (Pastor, St. Peter’s Parish)
Mrs. Rebecca Mitrousis (Youth Minister, Church of the Holy Spirit, Penfield)
Mr. David Klosterman (Catholic School Teacher)
Dr. Angela Kristan (University of Rochester Medical Center)
Mrs. Anne Olek, (Family Nurse Practitioner and Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner and Educator)
Dr. Paul Carpenter (Medical Director, Gianna Center of Long Island for Women’s Health & Fertility at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center of Catholic Health Services)
Mrs. Jaqueline Tomko (Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner)
When: Friday, April 26th, 6-9pm
Where: St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, 120 French Road, Rochester, NY
The speakers will address the following questions (and many others):
- What is the relationship between sexuality and the sacred?
- Why did God create us as body and soul?
- What does it mean to live a healthy life with regard to sexuality?
- How do nutrition and lifestyle affect my body and my fertility?
- How can learning about how my body and my fertility work help my overall health?
The event will include a taco dinner. There will be a $10 fee per family, to cover the cost of food and speakers.
Please register online before April 24th via the following link: https://www.stbernards.edu/news/fully-alive-health-and-freedom-event/