“We’re on a Mission from God:” A Theology of the Church and Her Missionary Activity

Pope Francis named October 2019 as the extraordinary Missionary Month calling the whole Church to “revive her missionary awareness and commitment.” Diving into the mystery of the Church and her missionary activity with the help of some saintly missionaries and a portly Italian priest named St. Thomas Aquinas, Fr. Philipp will help us fulfill the Pope’s call and better understand the origins of “mission,” the nature of the Church, and how that mission falls to each one of us.

Fr. Philipp is currently the Associate Pastor of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Oakville and chaplain at St. Mary’s High School in South City. Ordained in 2017, he spent his first year of priesthood finishing a license in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. In his free time, he enjoys a good book, coffee, and a glass of bourbon with friends.