Vatican II Lecture Series

Special regional lecture series, to be livestreamed via the Internet and viewed in parishes.

  • Adults
  • 1-hour course is offered over four Tuesdays during Lent 2013
  • The live course will be filmed at Holy Spirit Church in Overland Park and broadcast live over the Internet. Viewing sessions will be held in individual parishes by request.
  •  Livestreaming will take place at

As the Year of Faith commemorates the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, this lecture series is designed to introduce Catholics to the key documents and themes of the Council. Join Archbishop Emeritus James P. Keleher and Father John Melnick, Donnelly College chaplain and theology faculty member, for a live course on the Second Vatican Council. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact and implications of the teachings of Vatican II, and see how they affect the Church today. The coursework includes reading documents from the Second Vatican Council and will include lecture notes from each evening's presentation. Parishes, small groups and individuals outside of the area are invited to participate in the lecture series via live stream at


Date Time Live Location

February 19, 2013
Archbishop Keleher
Lumen Gentium - official Church document

Lecture Notes - Lumen Gentium

7-8 PM         

Holy Spirit (Overland Park, KS)

March 5, 2013
Father Melnick
Sacrosanctum Concilium - official Church document

Lecture Notes - Sacrosanctum Concilium

7-8 PM


Holy Spirit (Overland Park, KS)


March 12, 2013
Father Melnick

Gaudium et Spes - official Church document

Lecture Notes - Gaudium et Spes

7-8 PM


Holy Spirit (Overland Park, KS)


March 19, 2013
Archbishop Keleher

Dei Verbum - official Church document

Lecture Notes - Dei Verbum

7-8 PM


Holy Spirit (Overland Park, KS)






















Click on the name of each document above to link directly with the complete text of that Vatican II document.

Click HERE for a link to all of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.

For Parish Leaders:

  • Promote the Vatican II Lecture Series in your own parish or school! Click here to download the PDF flyer.
  • This series will be conducted entirely in English.  Please note that we will host a Spanish language workshop on Vatican II on Sept 14-15.


Holy Angels - Basehor
Sacred Heart - Emporia
St. Dominic's - Holton
Corpus Christi - Lawrence
Immaculata High School - Leavenworth (sponsored by St. Joseph/Immaculate Conception)
St. Joseph's - Shawnee
Mother Teresa - Topeka
Most Pure Heart of Mary - Topeka

Pictured at right, top, presenter Archbishop Emeritus James P. Keleher; below, presenter Father John Melnick.


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