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2020 Preaching Conference

Hearing the Hebrew Scriptures with a Heart for Homiletics

Join us at Sacred Heart’s Third Annual SHSST Preaching Conference, “Hearing the Hebrew Scriptures with a Heart for Homiletics”

Presentations and Topics by:

  • Cantor David Barash, Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun (Milwaukee) along with Dr. Benjamin A. Stone, Director of Music and Organist at Sacred Heart
    • “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Preaching through Scripture’s Songbook”
  • Dr. Sherry H. Blumberg, Adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart
    • “Listen to Women: What can we learn from the Women of the Hebrew Scripture?”
  • Rabbi Steven H. Adams, Director of Pastoral Care for Ovation Communities in Milwaukee and President of the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis along with Dcn. Steve Kramer,Director of Homiletics and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies at Sacred Heart
    • “The Binding of Isaac – Did Abraham Pass the Test? Homiletic Insights on Genesis 22”
  • Dr. Richard C. Lux, Professor Emeritus of Scripture Studies at Sacred Heart
    • “The Homiletic Challenge: Fidelity to the Message of the Hebrew Scriptures and our Christian Identity”
  • Rabbi David Cohen, Congregation Sinai, Milwaukee, WI
    • “Eilu v’eilu Divrei Elohim Khayim: These Words and these Words are Words of the Living God”

When: Monday Evening, January 6 through Tuesday Evening, January 7, 2020

Where: Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, 7335 S Lovers Lane Rd, Franklin, WI 53132

Schedule of the Conference:

2pm-5pm Registration
5:15pm Evening Prayer
5:45pm: Dinner
7:00pm: First Presentation

7:30am Mass
8:15am Breakfast
9am Second Presentation
10:45am Third Presentation
12:00pm Angelus Prayer and Lunch
1:30pm Fourth Presentation
3:00pm Fifth Presentation
5:15pm Evening Prayer
5:45pm Reception
6:15pm Dinner

Wednesday: Optional (For those who are staying in house or who would like to return)
7:30am Mass
8:15am Breakfast

Cost: $125 per person (includes all presentations , Monday evening dinner, all meals and reception on Tuesday, Wednesday breakfast.)

Housing: There are limited rooms available at Sacred Heart. It is first come, first serve. If you need a room, please email Jean Carlo Mercado at JMercado@shsst.edu and specify you need a room for the Preaching Conference. Otherwise, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee/Franklin until December 7 for $99 per night. The hotel group code is: PRC
Hotel Website

Hotel Address: 6901 S 76th St, Franklin, WI 53132
Hotel Phone: (414) 427-4800

For more information contact Deacon Steve Kramer, D.Min.
Director of Homiletics
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies
skramer@shsst.edu, 414-858-4767

Note to Clergy: Please ask your chancery office to email an electronic file (JPG or PDF) of your letter of suitability, with the letter addressed to the Most Rev. Jerome E. Listecki, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 3501 South Lake Drive, PO Box 070912, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912. Both the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology need to receive the letter. Email: CusackB@ArchMil.org and ENollge@shsst.edu.