Luke Carey is the director of the young adult office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Luke Carey is co-host of the podcast Catching Foxes and has a church job; his employer shall remain unnamed. He once worked for a Catholic record label with rapper Righteous B.
Fr. Steve Dos Santos is the vocations director for the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has been a priest for 12 years, grew up the youngest of nine children in California, and says he was brought to Dayton out of obedience.
Trevor Gundlach is a native of Wisconsin who loves to hike, bike, drink beer, and explore God’s creation. He holds degrees in Theology and Philosophy from Marquette University and a M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. Trevor acted as the founder and director of Totus Tuus in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and recently worked in Campus Ministry at the University of Dayton, where he taught a class titled “A Theology of Alcohol: Learning How to Celebrate.” He is currently editing a book on the subject and is on track to have it completed in 2018. Trevor lives in Dayton with his wife, Kayla, and works as a Project Manager for Kettering Health Network. He is a lighthearted and thought-provoking speaker who loves to ask ethical questions about daily life. Cheers!
We’ve always celebrated but never thought about why.
It’s right in front of us, but we misunderstand it.
What do we celebrate?
Why do we celebrate?
Replace “what” with “who.” Who do we celebrate? It’s easy for our celebration to become self centered without another face to put on it
Why do humans need to celebrate?
Celebration is a balance to the suffering
Celebration is a season of sorts
Why do Christians celebrate?
Scripture is a series of celebrations
Renounced his wealth (textiles) so that he could announce the good news
Canonized streaker — if you hear just this part of the story, Christianity sounds miserable
We fast so we can feast
If celebration is an art, who is the artist of celebration?
Those around you who give of themselves.
The saint asks these questions:
What can I give to you?
What can I bring to this?
Putting into practice:
Modern day saints celebrate not actions, but the people around them
Don’t only look at what suffering is going on now; look back at what good has happened to you (chirological)