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Great news! Authenticum has resumed monthly lectures in person at Sacred Heart Cebelak Hall in Grand Rapids, MI for 2021-2022.

We have a great line-up of topics and speakers and hope you will attend in person to socialize, reflect, discuss, and learn from some exceptional speakers. See Upcoming Scheduled Lectures for our next Authenticum!

In the meantime, looking for some good theological lectures? We are now posting our most recent lectures on Anchor! Take some time and check them out, or visit our YouTube channel for past videos of Authenticum lectures and enrich your knowledge of all things True, Beautiful and Good. 

Listen NOW to the most recent Authenticum Lecture Series Podcasts on ANCHOR

Listen NOW on SPOTIFY

By the way, do you use myParishApp? We’ve added an Authenticum button on the Sacred Heart of Jesus page so you can listen to recent audio podcasts quickly from your devices! If you don’t have the app but would like to, just download myParishApp and select Sacred Heart of Jesus as. your home parish or one of your preferred parishes. You will be able to hear Authenticum lectures as well as Sacred Heart weekly homilies, view the bulletin, receive occasional important announcements from the parish and more at the touch of a button! 

Would you like to get myParishApp? Just text APP to 88202 to download the free myParish App. Or visit myParishApp website.

Watch NOW past Authenticum Video Recordings on YouTube


2021 Promotional Flyers

Authenticum Flyer_February 2022 – Wagner

Authenticum Flyer_January 2022_Fr Ripperger

Authenticum December 2021 – Pearce The Wisdom of Hilaire Belloc’s A Path to Rome

Authenticum November 2021 – Whalen Death of Christian Culture


What Is Authenticum?

Authenticum seeks to awaken as many people as possible to the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic Faith by sponsoring ongoing exciting lectures on the humanities (history, literature, music, philosophy, liturgy, patristics, theology, catechesis, etc.) in the spirit of Philippians 4:8 -“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence,

if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Authenticum is hosted by Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Grand Rapids Michigan. It is dedicated to the New Evangelization and is one of our region’s most distinguished Catholic lecture series.

Lectures take place on the first Thursday of the month, August through May. Authenticum begins with a wine and cheese social at 6:30 p.m. and continues with talks by important Catholic thinkers at 7:00. Authenticum begins with a wine and cheese social at 6:30 p.m. and continues with talks by important Catholic thinkers at 7:00. Convivial discussion continues after the lectures and usually lasts well into the evening.

Recent speakers have included Anthony Esolen, Father John Zuhlsdorf, Patrick Deneen, Duncan Stroik, Dennis Marshall, Father Robert Sirico, Jared Ortiz, John Pinheiro, Sister Mary Angelica O.P., David Whalen and others!

Questions about Authenticum Lecture Series should be directed to Michael Tober, Director of Religious Education at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish.