St. Celestine, St. Cyprian, and St. William Parishes join together to provide “Hot Topics”, a seasonal series of lectures and discussions on topics of importance to Catholics.

Next Hot Topic – “Spiritual Sloth” – April 9

St. Celestine, St. Cyprian and St. William Parishes join together for a fourth year to host a series of lectures to discuss “Hot Topics” in today’s challenging society. Please mark your calendars. We hope you can join us for what we feel will be very attention-grabbing discussion!

Monday, April 9 at 7 pm

“Spiritual Sloth”

Presented by:
Very Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Grob, J.C.D./Ph.D.

Hosting Parish:
St. Cyprian Church at 2601 Clinton in River Grove, Illinois

About the Topic – Spiritual Sloth – sometimes referred to as the “noonday devil.” What is it? Considered by some to be among the greatest modern day stumbling blocks to the spiritual life. Do I have it? If I am inundated by distractions and have lost the ability to care about work, life, faith – how can I overcome it?

About The Speaker – Very Rev. Jeffrey S. Grob, J.C.D./Ph.D. was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1992. University studies include the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio (B.A., 1988); University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL (M.Div., 1992; S.T.L., 1999); Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario (J.C.L., 2000; J.C.D./Ph.D., 2007). Father Grob wrote his thesis on the revision of the Rite of Exorcism. Father Grob has served as Associate Pastor of SS. Faith, Hope, and Charity Parish, Winnetka (1992-1998), Assistant to the Chancellor (1994-1998), Associate Vicar for Canonical Services (2003-2008), pastor of St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park (2008-2013), Judicial Vicar (2013-2015), and Chancellor (2015-2017). Father Grob was appointed Judicial Vicar in 2017 by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

A small reception will follow discussion!