As part of our adult formation efforts St. John of the Cross Parish sponsors a number of programs at The Well Spirituality Center located at 1515 West Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park. Our sponsorship helps The Well bring many inspiring speakers to our area and allows for our parishioners to attend special programs free of charge. Mark your calendar to attend the next program sponsored by our parish. Register by calling the parish center office.
Untying the Knots – Polarization in America
Saturday, June 2, 9am-12:30 pm
Facilitator: Mike McGillicuddy
Mike is convinced that there is an accelerating crisis of polarization in American society. There is evidence that trust is eroding, lifelong friendships are fraying, families are becoming estranged and faith traditions are impacted by polarization, as well.
In this interactive workshop, Mike will invite participants to step outside their comfort zones, explore the worldviews of others with curiosity and humility, while refraining from persuasion and judgement. The focus is on identifying and building upon what we have in common rather than debating the contested issues that divide us.
Mike McGillicuddy holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola Univ. of Chicago, and master’s degrees in both Sociology and Social Work from the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers.