Fr. Don Wolf

Father Don Wolf
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Cousin of Blessed Stanley Rother

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Biography: Father Don Wolf

Fr. Don Wolf is a native of Wheatland, Oklahoma. He graduated from Western Heights High School in 1973 and attended Oklahoma State University. In 1975, he entered St. Meinrad Seminary. He earned a BA in Philosophy in 1977 and an MDiv in Theology in 1980. In 1981, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City by Archbishop Charles Salatka.

His parish assignments have included St. Peter’s in Guymon and St. Francis Xavier in Enid as associate pastor. He has also been pastor at Sacred Heart in Mangum, Prince of Peace and missions in Altus, Holy Angels and Sacred Heart parishes in Oklahoma City, Assumption Parish and missions in Duncan, St. Benedict Parish and missions in Shawnee, and now at St. Eugene in Oklahoma City. Fr. Wolf was a National Board Member of the NFPC from 1988 to 1997. He was elected president of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils and served in the national office in Chicago from 1997 to 2000.

During the years of his priesthood, Fr. Wolf has served in a variety of archdiocesan roles including many terms as a member of and Chairman of the Priests’ Council, fourteen years on the Vocations’ Board, as a member of the Board of Catholic Charities, three years as President of the Board, the Spiritual Moderator of the Cursillo Movement and as a founding member and Chairman of the Commission for Justice and Human Development. He served eight years on the Board of St. Gregory’s University, seven years as Chairman. He was named Director of Hispanic Ministry from 1992 to 1997. For seven years he hosted and produced a weekly radio program La Voz Católica. Fr. Wolf earned a Doctorate in Preaching in 2003 from Seabury-Western School of Theology at Northwestern University. He was also a member of the Princeton Center of Theological Reflection Pastor-Theologian Project from 2005 to 2007.

Currently Fr. Wolf serves on the Priests’ Continuing Education Committee and produces and hosts a weekly program on Catholic Radio, Living Catholic.

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Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Ph.D.

 Sister Katarina Schuth

Presentation: “Looking Forward: Ministry Preparation for Priests
in the Church of the 21st Century”

Ministry in the life of the Church during the past half century has evolved and developed according to the conditions of the people being served and the culture in which it exists. Since Vatican II, awareness of the close connection between Church and society has called forth creative response from priests and others serving the needs of the faithful. This talk examines the requirements of preparation for priests who will serve the Church as it exists in reality these days and also take into account the impact of secular culture on the Church today.  Among the questions to be explored are: What are the realities of the present day and what changes are ongoing or likely to affect ministry in the future?   What is happening to the strength of Catholic identity and church attendance in recent years? On the whole, is polarization a factor among parishioners, priests, and lay ministers? What shifts in parish life have taken place recently?

Biography: Sister Katarina Schuth, O.S.F., Ph.D.

Sr. Katarina Schuth has been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis, Rochester, MN, from 1960 to the present. Her career as a faculty member in higher education spans four decades. Since 1991 she held an Endowed Professorship for the Social Scientific Study of Religion at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. In 2017 she retired from teaching, but continues to do research, write, and give presentations. Along with numerous articles, she has written six books on and well over 100 articles and book chapters. Her most recent book, Seminary Formation: Recent History, Current Circumstances, and New Directions, published in 2016 by Liturgical Press, covers the last thirty years of education and formation for ministry. She also authored Priestly Ministry in Multiple Parishes, published by the same press in 2006, for which she surveyed and interviewed a 1000 priests who are pastoring more than one parish.

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Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, S.T.L., S.T.D.


Bishop Arturo Cepeda

Presentation: “A Band of Joyful Missionary Disciples:
International Priests Serving our Multicultural Church”

In the light of the New Evangelization, this presentation will explore the blessings and the opportunities our fellow international priests bring to the unique makeup of the multicultural U.S. Church.

Biography: Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Bishop Jose Arturo Cepeda Escobedo, STL, STD, 41, was born in San Luis Potosi, SLP, Mexico on May 15, 1969, to Jose Cepeda and Maria del Socorro Escobedo. He received his elementary and high school education in Catholic schools in San Luis Potosi under the direction of Hermanas and Hermanos Josefinos.

Cepeda then completed a year of spiritual formation, followed by philosophy studies at Seminario Arquidiocesano Guadalupano Josefino in San Luis Potosi. After moving with his family to San Antonio, Texas, Cepeda continued his seminary studies at Our Lady of the Lake University, later earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies with a minor in psychology from the College Seminary of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Returning to San Antonio’s Assumption Seminary, Cepeda received a Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Patricio Flores on June 1, 1996, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas.

After earning a Master of Arts degree in Biblical theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio while assigned as parochial vicar of San Antonio’s San Fernando Cathedral, Cepeda was asked to study at St. Thomas Aquinas “Angelicum” Pontifical University in Rome, where he was awarded a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD), defending his dissertation in Spiritual Theology in 2005.

In April 2011, Pope Benedict XVI named Cepeda as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit. One month later he was ordained by Archbishop Allen Vigneron, becoming the youngest bishop in the United States at age 41.

Bishop Cepeda serves as episcopal vicar and regional moderator for the Northwest Region of the archdiocese.  He is also the episcopal liaison to the NFPC.

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Fr. Allan Deck, SJ

Fr. Allan Deck, SJ

Presentation: “Re-configuring the Priesthood in Times of Epochal Change”

The ministerial priesthood is at the forefront of ecclesial reform today in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. Pope Francis has vigorously taken up the mantle of reform insisting on one common identity for all the baptized, namely, that of “missionary disciples.” The ministerial priesthood is thus being invited to develop spiritually and to reconfigure itself in ways that reflect its missiological and evangelizing character in a time of unprecedented “epochal” change. With more than forty years of background and service in the U.S. Church as pastor, writer, and theologian–and building on the NFPC’s central role in the lives of priests and the local church over five decades– Father Deck will seek to illuminate the nature and implications for the ministerial priesthood of the emerging vision of the priesthood suitable for an extroverted Church that is at once evangelizing and being evangelized, and siempre en salida, that is, “always reaching out.”

Biography:  Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ, PH.D., S.T.D.

Jesuit Father Allan Figueroa Deck is currently Rector of the Jesuit Community and Distinguished Scholar of Pastoral Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He holds doctoral degrees in Missiology and in Latin American Studies. As a newly ordained priest he served as administrator of a barrio parish and as first diocesan director of Hispanic Ministry. He taught pastoral theology and Latino studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University where he established the Instituto Hispano. Father Deck was a co-founder and first president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry (NCCHM). In 1997 he established the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, CA and served as its first Executive Director. In 2008 he was named first Executive Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Father Deck has authored or edited nine volumes on pastoral ministry, faith and culture, and spirituality. His latest book is titled Francis, Bishop of Rome: The Gospel for the Third Millennium and is published by Paulist Press. This year in cooperation with the USCCB he edited a manual for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities titled Building Intercultural Competence for Catholic Colleges and Universities which will be published in 2018.

 

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