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Adult Religious Education

 

2018

SUMMER ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

A TOUR OF ST. PETER'S SQUARE AND BASILICA 

In this course, Father Kirby takes a look at the history and artwork of St. Peter's Square and Basilica through the light of faith.  This comprehensive tour explains why St. Peter's Basilica was significant to the early Christians, and why it is still significant today. 

Just as the ancient pilgrims exclaimed, "Ecco Roma" (Latin for "Behold Rome"), so too does this course begin with wonder at beholding the Eternal City.  Aside from visiting Italy in person, this tour will take you as close as possible to experiencing the splendor of Rome, Vatican City, and St. Peter's Square.

Beginning with the First Pope rather than starting this tour with the Basilica's construction, Fr. Kirby begins with the basilica's namesake - St. Peter himself - as well as the origins of Christianity.  With this great historical context of the first pope, one can come to more fully appreciate the treasures contained within Rome and within St. Peter's Square.

This is a tour for our times - Given in light of the New Evangelization - this tour is not just a tour of Rome's essential history and its artistic masterpieces, but rather one that begs a certain spiritual awareness.  St. Peter's is a sacred place, and its basilica is like a living catechism, inspiring us to ask ourselves profound questions and deepen our faith.

A TOUR OF ST. PETER'S SQUARE AND BASILICA BROCHURE:
Click here -https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c5309/a_tour_of_st_peters_square_and_basilica_brochure_2018.pdf

 

FALL 2018 ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

THE MYSTERY OF GOD:  Who God is and Why He Matters

What do we really mean by "GOD"?

Atheism is on the rise.  Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous.  The so-called New Atheism has attracted millions of young people thanks to bestselling books such as The God Delusion and God is Not Great.

How should Christians respond?  How can we turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God?

In this six-part DVD series and study program, Bishop Robert Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition to teach us how.  Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, he uncovers a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by "God".

Who is God?  And why does he matter?  Watch this series and you'll not only learn the answers yourself, but you'll discover how to share them with others - especially those who no longer believe. 

THE MYSTERY OF GOD BROCHURE:

click here:  https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c5309/the_mystery_of_god_brochure_2018.pdf

 

WINTER 2018 - 2019 ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

FULFILLED:  Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part One)

Have you ever been unable to explain the "why" of Catholic beliefs?  Have you ever wondered why the Old Testament sounds so different from the New Testament?  In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith.  That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament.

Fulfilled:  Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism is an apologetic approach to sharing the Catholic Faith using the Old Testament Tabernacle as a blueprint for God's plan.  While it is designed as a faith-sharing Scripture study, you will also gain an understanding of some of the most questioned Catholic teachings.  Fulfilled:  Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism will reignite your love of Scripture and help you share and defend the Catholic Faith with the Word of God.

Part One focuses on the elements found in the outer sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the liturgical calendar, the priesthood, purgatory, baptism, and more.  Part Two (coming soon) focuses on the elements found in the inner sanctuary of the Tabernacle and how they connect to the Magisterium, the Eucharist, incense, Mary and more.

FULFILLED:  Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part One) Brochure:

Click here: https://mychurchwebsite.s3.amazonaws.com/c5309/fulfilled_brochure_2018.pdf

 

 

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