Every Relationship Matters and Mercy is Essential to All Relationships!
Deacon Timothy Dolan will lead educators through reflections from the Confessions of Saint Augustine tying the reflections to the essential marks of a Catholic school as well as the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy. Educators will leave appreciating the importance of relationships and cultivating the seeds of mercy planted in the field of their hearts.
And what place is there in me into which my God can come? And yet the consolations of your mercy have sustained me from the very beginning. For it is from you, God, that all good things come--and from God is all my health.
Confessions, Saint Augustine Book 1
If God indeed has mercy on us, should we not endeavor to do the same for all others?
Deacon Tim is currently the director of the Office of Social Concerns for the Diocese of New Ulm. He most recently also served for ten months as the interim principal for St. Mary School, Tracy. Deacon Tim was ordained to the diaconate in April 2012. Prior to his service with the diocese Tim held a variety of positions: an extension educator with the University of Minnesota, a community education director with the Hancock school district where he also taught Agriculture, Industrial Arts and Portuguese, and an agricultural extension agent for Peace Corps Brazil. Tim has completed several foreign assignments as a consultant with USAID in Africa. Tim is married to Debra, his wife of 37 years. The two of them live on a farm outside of Winthrop. Deacon Tim currently serves the area faith community of Saints Michael, Mary, and Brendan.
Timeline of the Day's Events (Tentative):
8:45 Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by Mass - Church of St. Mary
10:00 Morning Break
10:30 Session with Deacon Timothy Dolan in School Auditorium
1:00 Teacher Grade Level and Content Area Meetings
2:30 Closing Video Program in School Auditorium
2:45 End of Program
Perhaps Deacon Tim will share his most recent experiences in Washington, D.C.