We frequently meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month near the medical center at 6:30 pm. Dates and times may change.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 17: Trisha and Nick LaRocca, Adjusting to the Unexpected, St. Vincent de Paul, Msgr. Jamail Family Center

Saturday, October 19: White Mass, Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


National Events

Catholic Medical Association Conference
Physician, Heal Thyself: Living the Fulfilled Life in Medicine, Nashville, TN, Sept 26-28, 2019 

CMA Student & Medical Student Boot Camp
June 9-16, 2019, at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois


Previous Events


Tuesday, August 20: Student and Resident Social at St. Arnold’s Brewery
Tuesday, July 16: Monica Ashour, Theology of the Body

Tuesday, June 18: Journal Club

Saturday, May 11: Marian Pilgrimage
Tuesday, April 16: Supporting Couples with Infertility; Leonora Butau, PhD
Saturday, March 30: Converging Roads: Dignity and Disability
Tuesday, February 19: A Journey Through Cancer: A Priest’s Perspective; Fr. Richard Hinkley, our chaplain


December: Retired Priest Dinner
November: Journal Club on the Feminine Genius – article
October: Annual White Mass and Reception with Dr. Michael Brescia “The Nature and Treatment of Human SufferingRecording
2018 Catholic Medical Association Conference
Student Meet and Greet
Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Dr. Mark Regnerus
Recording| Slides
Annual Marian Pilgrimage
April: Converging Roads 2018
St. John Paul II and the Redemptive Power of Human Suffering, Rev. Joseph Pilsner – Recording
February: Journal Club – Female Mutilation and the Natural Law
January:  Forgiving from the Heart, Fr. Francis Frankovich



December: Retired Priests Dinner
Medical Marijuana: The Colorado Experience, Dr. Kenneth Finn – Download MP3
October: White Mass & Reception, “Seeking God in the Clinic or at the Bedside: Ignatian Spirituality for the Practicing Physician” by David De Marco, SJ, MD (Sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s)
September: A New Community: Mission in Guatemala by Rev. Linda McCarty
August: Journal Club on “Growing Pains: Problems with Puberty Supression in Treating Gender Dysphoria” from The New Atlantis
July: St. John Paul II on the Gospel of Life, John Hittinger, PhD
Presentation, Denice Foose, Director of Spiritual Care, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Marian Pilgrimage
Beginning Life Issues Medical Ethics Conference
Catholic Perspectives on End of Life Care: A 2017 Update
February: Where Human Trafficking and Medicine Overlap, Elise Griesmyer, JD – Download MP3 
January: Reflections on Amoris Laetitia, Mr. Christopher Stravitsch


December: Guadalupe Dinner for Retired Priests
Challeging Conversations: A Roundtable Discussion on Medical Apologetics
White Mass – Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – Cardinal DiNardo, Celebrant
Authentic Freedom: Freedom For or Freedom From? By Mary Caprio, RN
August: Accompanying Patients Who Experience Same Sex Attraction, Fr. Philip Bochanski – Download MP3

July: Current Controversies in Organ and Tissue Donation, Denise Hunnell, MD
June: Marian Pilgrimage to Galveston
May: Converging Roads
April: Journal Club discussion of “Professing Faith, Professing Medicine” by Fr. Bochanski
February: Complimentary Nature of Men and Women, Msgr. Bill Young
January: A Severe Mercy: Role of Mercy in Christian Life, Mr. Roland Millare


December: Liturgy of the Hours, Fr. Richard Hinkley
November: Hippocratic Oath Banquet, Conscience Protection in Medicine: A Personalist Defense, Ashley Fernandes, MD
October: White Mass and Reception
September: Physicians and the Unborn, Tony Joseph, Ph.D
August: Crash Course in Catholic Medical Ethics, Mr. Arland Nichols
July: Journal Club discussion of “The Catholic Physician in an Era of Secular Bioethics” by Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD
May: Marian Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Walsingham
April: Beyond the Limits of the Human Mind, Mr. Steve Bollman
March: Reflections on the Redemptive Meaning of Suffering, Mary Caprio, RN
February: The Order of Malta, Mr. Bob Signorelli
January: Abortion and the Law: Looking Back and Looking Ahead, Prof. Hadley Arkes


December: Mass & Fellowship in Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Fr. Alvaro Interiano
November: The Holy Family as a Model of Families, Maritza C. Roman-Pavajeau, Ph.D.
October: White Mass and Reception
September: Hippocratic Oath Banquet, The Practice of Virtue in the Practice of Medicine, Sr. Mary Diana Dreger, OP, MD
July: Homosexuality and Hope, Group discussion
June: Dinner and Mass
May: In Celebration of Mary: The Miracle of Lourdes, Fr. Alvaro Interiano
April: Religious Liberty under Assault, Mr. R. Randall Rainey
March: Sex, Marriage and Family: Contraception and NFP, Mr. Chris Stravitch and Kathryn Karges, MD
February: Tour of San Jose Clinic
January: John Paul II on the Family in the Modern World, John Hittinger, Ph.D


November: The Catholic Art of Medicine: Reflections on the Writings of our Recent Popes, Mr. Arland Nichols
October: A Catholic Approach to Promote Human Dignity in Medicine, John Brehany, Ph.D