Fr. Jim Bacik March Lecture
The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well

The Sylvania Franciscan Village is pleased to present Father Jim Bacik’s March lecture, “The Samaritan Woman at Jacob’s Well: An Inspiration for our Spiritual Life,” Thursday, March 12, 2020, 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Franciscan Center, Sylvania.


This presentation will do a careful reading (exegesis) of John 4:1-42, which portrays the dramatic encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman who comes to recognize him as the Messiah, and shares this belief with others. This passage is the gospel reading for the Sunday after the lecture, the third Sunday of Lent, March 15.


Tickets: $10 reserved; $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online at, or reserve them by leaving your name and the number of tickets required at 419-824-3515 or    


Sylvania Franciscan Village

Formally established in 2009, the Sylvania Franciscan Village (SFV) is comprised of the Sisters of St. Francis and all of their ministries.  The SFV was formed to harness energies for the greater good and benefit of those who share the Franciscan mission. For more information on the Village or future events, visit, or  contact Amy Campbell at or 419-824-3515.


Father Jim Bacik

Father Jim Bacik is a highly regarded theologian, writer, lecturer and pastor who served as campus minister and adjunct professor of humanities at The University of Toledo for more than 30 years. Ordained in 1962 as a priest for the Diocese of Toledo, he served at St. Mary’s Sandusky, St. Thomas More Bowling Green and Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo.


His books include Pope Francis and his Critics: Historical and Theological Perspectives; Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery; Contemporary Theologians; Catholic Spirituality: Its History and Challenge; and A Light Unto My Path: Crafting Effective Homilies, co-authored by Dr. Kevin Anderson. He has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Australia, China, Japan, Latin America, and Russia.


In November 2014, Lourdes University established the Father James J. Bacik Archives as well as an endowed chair in theology in his name. Father Bacik holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford in England and previously taught at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and taught summer programs at both Notre Dame University and Fordham University.

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