Georgian Court Welcomes Bishop O’Connell for Talk on Faith, Holiness

Georgian Court University’s Year of Faith Continues with Bishop’s Public Lecture

Bishop O’Connell will discuss the role of faith in our lives during his Jan. 29 public lecture at Georgian Court University in Lakewood.


Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013—Georgian Court University’s Year of Faith observance continues Tuesday, January 29 when Bishop David M. O’Connell of the Diocese of Trenton delivers a free, public lecture on the “The Call to Holiness.” His talk, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre on GCU’s historic Lakewood campus. A brief reception will follow the lecture.

In addition to his public lecture, Bishop O’Connell will spend time with Georgian Court faculty and students earlier in the day during the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The bishop, also a former president of The Catholic University of America, continues to be actively involved with GCU, the only Catholic institution of higher education in Central and South Jersey.

Members of the community are welcome to attend the bishop’s January 29 lecture, but reservations are required and seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Bishop O’Connell’s 2013 discussion is part of GCU’s Year of Faith, as declared internationally in October 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. In October 2012, Bishop O’Connell led thousands of area parishoners and others (including GCU students, faculty and religious staff) in an official kickoff at the PNC Arts Center. Since then, the university has held other Year of Faith events, sponsored, in part, by a $50,000 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges’ NetVUE initiative.

About Georgian Court University
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court will become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court’s main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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