Lenten Mission ’19

Save the Date for Lenten Mission ’19

This year St. Julian is teaming up with Queen of the Rosary for a Joint Lenten Mission: Living Mercy and Forgiveness in a Violent, Victimizing World with Fr. Brian Carpenter, P.S.S., S.T.L.

3 Nights | March 25 – 27, 7 – 8:30pm | At St. Julian Eymard Parish, 601 Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village



Countering the notions that hold all religions to be the same and that the Scriptures are simply myth, Fr. Carpenter begins by showing Christianity to be the lens through which all myth, religion and culture must be evaluated.


As Fr. Carpenter tackles the question “How could a loving, peaceful God demand that his own son be sacrificed?” he will lead us through a reflection on the Passion, death and resurrection of Christ. Reconciliation Service Follows.


Mission concludes with a Mass as Fr. Carpenter speaks about the Peace of Christ, explaining that it is necessary for us to imitate Christ if we wish to avoid entering a state of all-against-all violence. Reception in Shea Hall Follows.


About Fr. Carpenter. Father Brian Carpenter, P.S.S., S.T.L., is a Sulpician Priest from the Diocese of Rochester, NY. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary. His topic involves the application of René Girard’s Mimetic Theory to the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. Prior to entering doctoral studies, Fr. Carpenter served as an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. He taught courses on Homiletics, Sacred Scripture and Ecumenism.

Fr. Brian has served as Parochial Vicar at Peace of Christ Parish in Rochester, NYU and Blessed Trinity & St. Patrick parishes. Ordained in 2009, Fr. Brian has been deeply committed and involved in parish schools and adult education.


Contact the parish office (847)956-0130 or download the Lenten Mission ’19 Flyer.