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SMYPP Supper and Speaker 9/21

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On Sunday, September 21st SMYPP held a Supper and Speaker event, where member Cecil Coutinho, PhD gave a talk about Science and Christianity. Cecil has been a member of our group for about six months, and has quickly become an integral part of SMYPP. This talk revolved around questions he has been asked as he has gone through his life as a Catholic and a scientist. Some highlights of his talk included a discussion on the beginning of the world, the story of 3’s and how he finds ways to evangelize in the workplace. This event also featured a delicious dinner and some networking before and after the talk.

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Ways to Evangelize in the Workplace

 Attend daily mass during lunch hour 1x a week (invite a coworker to join you!)
 Carry a rosary on you, or in your car and don’t be shy about answering when someone asks about it.
 Behave in a Christian way, and lead by example.
If anyone has any other techniques or ideas, feel free to share them!

 

The Story of 3’s

In the Bible, and in our faith, we learn about the Trinity of the Lord, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are all part of one Trinity and yet different from each other. This can be analogized to the coordinate systems used in mathematics and engineering, such as Cartesian (x, y, z). To learn more about the story of 3’s, feel free to ask Cecil when you next see him, or do your own research.

 

Summary by Cait McRae
Photos by Carla Spitelle

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Upcoming Events

Supper and Speaker
Sunday, September 19th 4:00-7:00
Our monthly Supper and Speaker series will continue this Sunday with SMYPP member Dr. Cecil Coutinho who will examine the role of science in society and the presence of God within the scientific realm. While theology and science are two different disciplines, he will highlight numerous ways in which they are complementary. The talk will examine how God directs nature which has in turn directed multiple scientific achievements. Cecil will also discuss common misconceptions which aim to replace God with science and will arm the audience with intellectual scientific and theological facts.

About the speaker: Dr. Cecil Coutinho is currently a senior engineer at Ashland and an active young adult at SMYPP. Before moving to Delaware, Dr. Coutinho worked on staff at EINK-MIT in Cambridge, helping to develop the next generation Amazon Kindle E-readers. He will detail the role faith has played in his life throughout his scientific career.

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Discussion Group
Monday, September 20th 7:00 PM
We will continue the discussion of the relationship between faith and science in a small group setting.

Liturgy and Lunch
Sunday, October 5th 12:00 PM
We will attend the noon Mass at St. Mary’s as a group. Afterward, we will enjoy lunch, fellowship, and board games in the St. Mary’s room.

Swing Dance 
Friday, October 10th 8:00 PM
Lessons begin at 8:00PM (doors open at 7:45). Open Dancing from 9-11 PM. Admission is $8 which covers lessons, beverages and snacks. No previous experience or dance partner necessary.