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Current Studies

 

 

 

Dynamic Catholic: The Sacraments

Time/location: Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m./Upper Room B. Dates: Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20; March 13, 20.

Facilitator: Dcn. Richard Dodd.

In this course, we study the book The Sacraments: Discovering the Treasures of Divine Life. In this book, Fr. Matthew Kauth presents the Church’s seven sacraments in such a way that no reader will ever again take them for granted. Fr. Kauth brilliantly illuminates not only the scriptural foundation and profound spiritual realities of each sacrament but also the necessity of each as a means to living a happy and fulfilled life that leads to heaven.

You received this book at Christmas time as a gift from the parish.

Contact Brenda Johnston at bj34786@gmail.com if you have questions.

Tuesdays with the Lord

Time/location: Tuesday mornings, 7:20-8:20 a.m. Jan. 29-April 16, General Flynn Hall's north side

Facilitator: Dcn. Spencer Silvers.

Dcn. Spencer will take this group through several books.

The journey begins with the book “The Sacraments” that we received this past Christmas as a present from our pastor, Fr. John. As we “discover the treasures of the Divine Life”, we will practice Lectio Divina, reflecting on the readings of the Sunday Mass.

We also will complement our sacramental journey following the presentation of the program “Presence, the Mystery of the Eucharist” from Augustine Institute. The materials for the “Presence” is available on line, we will provide paper copies when you attend the class for those that need it. These material is meant to accompany our spiritual journey as we journey with the Holy Spirit to a more clear and communal understanding of the Sacraments and the Eucharist at these classes.

Beginning March 12, the focus will turn to a new study entitled Forgiven, which is available through Formed.org. Then on the week after Easter, we will engage the Sacraments of Service.

The dates for this journey are 1/29/19 -4/16/19.  Every Tuesday in the General Flynn Hall, North side from 7:20-8:20 am. Click here to register.

 

 

The Book of Isaiah

Time/location: Thursday evenings, 7:15-9 p.m. March 7 through September (breaks for Easter from Holy Thursday to mid-May and in late summer, Upper Room B.

Facilitator: Dcn. Larry Brockman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26-week study. St. Jerome likened the book of Isaiah as the gospel of the Old Testament because Isaiah prophesied more about the Messiah than any other book in the Old Testament. He also described in great detail the blessings of the future kingdom of the Messiah. His coming would be as a lion bringing the day of God's wrath, but first He would come as a Savior who would die for the sins of the people. Isaiah focuses on the salvation that will come through the Messiah. Some examples include:

– Isaiah, chapter 9, where we’re told that the Messiah will one day rule in justice and righteousness;

– the 11th chapter states that during the reign of the Messiah there will be peace and safety for Israel;

– Isaiah 42:6 and 55:4, through the Messiah, Israel will be a beacon of light to all the nations.

The Messiah’s kingdom on earth (Isaiah chapter 65-66) is the goal towards which all of the Book of Isaiah points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Dcn. Larry for this 26-week study. The book will be available in the Holy Family Gift and Book Store, but registration is required to get the book there. Click here to register and reserve your book.

Dynamic Catholics

Time/location: Wednesday evenings, 7-8:15 p.m. April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, PLC Rooms 4-5.

Facilitator: Dcn. Richrd Dodd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-week study. When Henri Nouwen stumbled across a poster of Rembrandt's Return of the Prodigal Son he began a spiritual journey that would help him understand the biblical parable as well as the story of his own life. Take this opportunity to join Henri as he leads the wayward prodigal and judgmental sibling who reside within each of us towards the open-handed, overwhelming compassion and eternal love of the Father. The Return of the Prodigal Son will transform your reading of the parable and the way you understand your life story.

Join Dcn. Richard Dodd in this five-week study. Registration is required to get the book in the Holy Family Gift and Book Store. Click here to register and reserve your copy of the book.

If you have questions or to register, contact Brenda Johnston at bj34786@gmail.com.

 

Future Studies

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays with the Lord

Time/location: Tuesday mornings, 7:20-8:20 a.m. April 23-May 28, General Flynn Hall's north side

Facilitator: Dcn. Spencer Silvers.

Understanding the true meaning of marriage is one thing, living it out is another task. Beloved: Living Marriage examines the day-to-day challenges of being united as husband and wife, while maintaining individuality.

 Beloved shows how to put faith at the center of your marriage. Learning to effectively communicate, turn conflict into understanding, avoid the pitfalls that wreck relationships, are among the topics presented for helping relationships to thrive. Six sessions from trusted experts work for both marriage preparation and marriage enrichment opportunities

The Sacrament of “Holy Matrimony” is our next class topic.

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