Service As Preparedness – 10.23.18 – Daily Mass
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St. John Paul II shared the love of Christ and graces he received from God. We are not called to hoard that love or those graces ourselves, but rather to share them with others.
A look at how we can follow the example of St. Isaac Jogues in both our personal spiritual lives as well as our involvement in our parish community.
After a great turnout Monday night for the first session of “Foundations of Faith,” it is now time to turn attention to next week.
While this week we covered Faith and Reason, next week we extend that philosophical conversation to a more practical conversation regarding the relationship between faith and science.
For this week, instead of a collection of excerpts, I have selected a single letter composed by St. John Paul II in 1988 to the then director of the Vatican Observatory.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday night, feel free to invite a friend!
If you missed the reading packet or slides from any week, all resources can be found at this hub.
For those that weren’t able to make here are the PowerPoint presentation slides. The readings can be found on this page. As the weeks go on, all resources (readings and slides) will be found at this hub.
My homily yesterday reminding us that faith is a gift from God, one which parents can help to transmit through Baptism.
My homily for the students of our school, encouraging them to act cooperatively on the playground, in the classroom, and at home.
Looking at what those called to the active life in the Church can and should do in response to today’s Gospel in relation to the contemplative life.
My homily this morning examining how we have to put the story of the Good Samaritan in its context, with our relationship with God.
The first class is Monday October 15, at 6:30 P.M. in Kertz hall at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The class is open to all adults.
The first week’s topic: Faith & Reason
Every week on Wednesday (this time on Monday) I hope to write a short post such as this introducing the topic and providing a .pdf with some readings to look at in advance if you are so inclined. It is by no means necessary to read the packet before the class. If you do have a chance to read it, please come ready with questions. If you can’t make it a given week, or you want to browse through other topics they all we available at this hub.
Faith & Reason: Reading Packet
Each of these packets will contain excerpts from various Church documents. Most of them should be available in their entirety at the Vatican’s web site: www.vatican.va
This week’s excerpts come from the following documents:
- Sacred Scripture (the Bible)
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Vatican I, Dei Filius (1870)
- Vatican II, Dei Verbum (1965)
- St. John Paul II, Fides et Ratio (1998)
- Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (2013)
Lastly a few quick housekeeping notes as they are questions I’ve been asked a lot:
- The class is FREE
- You DO NOT need to register (though there will be chance to sign up for e-mails)
- Catholic teachers of any Catholic school in the Diocese of Jefferson City who are Level III Catechists can count these hours towards their ongoing formation. (There will be a special sign-in form for you to sign)
- Permanent deacons of the diocese can likewise count these towards ongoing formation.
See you on Monday!
As always, feel free to contact me with any questions.