Mysteries of the Kingdom: A Bible Study on the Parables

 

Marye Pat Skinner and Pat Bradley, Thursdays at 9:00 am in Church Library, Aug 31 – Oct 5

Mysteries of the Kingdom is a Bible study written by the Office of Adult Formation. This study explores the parables of Jesus - delving into their historical context, exploring why He spoke in parables, examining the lessons the parables have to teach us, and ultimately discovering the Kingdom He came to bring. The six sessions combine both prepared content and group discussion, making it perfect for small groups in your parishes, whether they exist already or not!

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CATHOLICISM: Pivotal Players

 

Mike Tant, Sundays at 6:00 pm in the PCC, Oct 8 – Nov 12

CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

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Happy Together: The Catholic Blueprint for a Loving Marriage

 

Dcn. Dan Pyles, 2nd Sundays of the month, beginning Sept 10th, PCC, 9:45-10:45 am

Every couple hopes to have a happy marriage. Why then do so few reach this goal? Author John Bosio believes that it is only achievable when God and faith are part of the mix. Here he offers couples a blueprint for happiness based on the wisdom of the Christian Tradition. He challenges couples to overcome selfishness by learning to love each other as Christ loves. He identifies and focuses on six key aspects of a loving marriage, and he uses stories and examples to illustrate each.

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Women's Book Study: My Sisters the Saints

 

Erin Stracener, Mondays at 8:15 am in the Church Kitchen, beginning September 11th

Jenn Donaldson, Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the School Library, beginning September 14th

 

In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.

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Men's Book Study: Wild at Heart

 

Wild At Heart by John Eldredge

Dcn. Bill Forte, every other Wednesday at 6:30 am in the Parish Conference Center, beginning Sept 13

Every man was once a boy.  And every little has dreams, big dreams,  dreams of being the hero, of beating the bad guys, of doing daring feats and rescuing the damsel in distress. Every little girl has dreams, too: of being rescued by her prince and swept up into a great adventure, knowing that she is the beauty.

But what happens to those dreams when we grow up? Walk into most churches, have a look around, and ask yourself: What is a Christian man?  Without listening to what is said, look at what you find there. Most Christian men are . . . bored.

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Monthly Movie Series

 

Please join us on the 4th Sunday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Parish Conference Center for our monthly movie series. The schedule for this fall is as follows:

           

Sept 24 – A Man for All Seasons

Oct 22 – canceled b/c of Pivotal Players

Nov 19 – The Mission

Dec 17 – The Nativity Story

Jan 28 – Joan of Arc

Feb 25 – The Robe

March 25, Palm Sunday – The Passion of the Christ

April 22 – Shadowlands

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Lecture Series

 

Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month, in the Parish Conference Center, at 9:45 a.m. to hear more about our faith. This year our intention is to discuss different holy days and seasons of the liturgical calendar and to help our parishioners understand what is expected of us as Catholics during these days and seasons.

 

Sept 17 – Holy days of obligation

Oct 15 – All Souls/All Saints/Halloween

Nov 19 – Advent

Dec 17 – Christmas/Epiphany

Jan 12 – Lent

Feb 18 – TBD

March 18 – Triduum

April 15 – TBD

May 20, Pentecost – Pentecost/Holy Spirit

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Other Resources

 

If you aren’t able to join us for one of the Adult Faith Formation opportunities or are interested in some resources you can access from home, please refer to the list below to help further your understanding of our faith. Many of these websites will send you daily or weekly reflections on the readings of the day.

https://blessedisshe.net/

https://www.wordonfire.org/

https://stpaulcenter.com/

http://www.ewtn.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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