First Guest Speaker for CTK’s Reformation 500 Celebration

On Sunday, September 3, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis will be the first in a series of outstanding guest speakers for Christ the King Lutheran Church’s Reformation 500 observances. Msgr. Mikulanis will preach at both services on Sunday morning (8:30 and 10:50), speak at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday Forum, and address a luncheon following worship at 12:15 p.m. The luncheon will be open to the public as well as to those unable to attend the morning’s Sunday Forum. An informal luncheon conversation for area clergy and lay leaders is also scheduled for Saturday, September 2, at 11:30 a.m.

Fr. Mikulanis is the diocesan ecumenical officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego and Pastor of San Rafael Catholic Church in San Diego, CA. Having served as the diocese’s ecumenical officer for four decades, he is the longest serving such diocesan officer of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Msgr. Mikulanis holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University in Rome, has written and spoken often on ecumenical and interreligious matters. He is also a lay expert on the American Civil War. Msgr. Mikulanis’ topic for the Adult Forum and luncheon presentation will be “What this Roman Catholic Priest Has Seen of and in Lutherans these Past Forty Years.”

The public is welcome to attend any of the presentations.

Future Reformation 500 at Christ the King Church speakers include Reformation scholar Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert (September 22-24); Rev. Martin Hundertmark from St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany (October19-20); and Bp. Michael Rinehart on Reformation Sunday, October 29.