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THE CHAUTAUQUA CATHOLIC COMMUNITY.
Reverend Kenneth Schmidt
Father Ken Schmidt, the pastor of St. Tom's, celebrates the sacraments, as well as coordinates the strategic planning and financial aspects of our vibrant student parish and has led student delegations to our sister parish in El Salvador on spring breaks. Ken works with the other Pastoral Team members in most aspects of the parish life, oversees parish administration, and also is a co-founder and facilitator of the diocesan Trauma Recovery Program. He and Sharon Froom have taken the Trauma Program to many dioceses across the USA and internationally, to Rwanda, Kenya, and Ireland.
Father Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, a Masters degree in Divinity, a PhD degree in Canon Law, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. He is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor. He is also a certified member of Catholic Campus Ministry Association, sponsored by the USCCB, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. He also works in theTribunal.and as director of Priestly Life for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.
Father Ken was named pastor at St. Tom's in 1995 and continues to serve the many student members and permanent residents of the parish with great faithfulness and joy.
Reverend Hugh Burns, O.P. Dominican Preacher
Commentator on WBGO and NPR
"Lighten Up! - The Spirituality of Humor"
Friday. August 22nd
Methodist House Chapel
"I am a Catholic priest of the Dominican Order living in Jersey City since 1995. Before that, I lived in Washignton DC and Puerto Rico. I am originally from Boston and a graduate of Boston College 1975. My ministry is that of a preacher or Evangelist, visiting parishes all over the country and preaching retreats, conferences Or "revivals" in both English and Spanish.
I have also been a commenter on WBGO and NPR since 2001. Thanks to WBGO I got an introduction to the editors at NPR's 'Morning Edition.' My commentaries on NPR have focused on issues related to religious aspects of 9/11 and its aftermath and on issues related to the Church's abuse scandals. I have also covered those issues for WBGO, but also some more whimsical and humorous topics - 'Ode on an SUV,' 'Bathroom Meditations,' and noisy new restaurants - all of which have a spiritual/ethical angle. 'Fruitcake' in which I talked about an old family recipe won a PRNDI Award.
I use humor a lot in my preaching. I believe that the most serious of topics can only be treated with a certain amount of humor. Through humor we can look at our foibles, incongruities and uncertainties, which would otherwise be overwhelming if we were to look at these areas head on."
Howard Hubbard was born in Troy, New York, to Howard and Elizabeth Hubbard. He attended La Salle Institute, and entered Mater Christi Seminary in 1956. He furthered his studies at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers and the Pontifical North American College and Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. While in Rome, Hubbard was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Martin O'Connor on December 18, 1963.
Upon his return to the United States, he served as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Schenectady and at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. He then did his graduate studies in social services at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
On February 2, 1977, Hubbard was appointed Bishop of Albany by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 27 from Cardinal Terence Cooke, with Bishops Edwin B. Broderick and Edward Joseph Maginn serving as co-consecrators.