SOJOURNERS (Adult Faith Formation)

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What is Adult Education & Faith Formation?
Why is it for you?

(from the Archdiocese of Atlanta)

 “The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.”

Three major goals guide and direct efforts in adult faith formation: 
1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
2. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
3. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.  

We have been challenged by this mission statement.  Join us on our in "Our Great Journey" in Faith and let us know how we are doing and how we can better serve you in the future.

Sojourners in Christ,
Therese and AmyK

The Adult Faith Formation Team

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Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule
Weekly Book Studies & Bible Studies

Weekly classes meet throughout the year.

Please check the class description for meeting times and dates.

Attendance is not mandatory every week, but suggested.

Some classes may require that you purchase a book.

Please feel free to drop in and try a class ANYTIME!


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Bible Study in Plain English

with Karla Colman
Sundays, 8:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
continuing study-join us anytime!

No book purchase or homework required.

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. Meet every major character and revisit every sacred story of scripture. How is it still relatable today in our homes and with our families, our workplace, and in our world?

Class Schedule: We will follow the Cobb County School Calendar and our children's Journey class calendar. If the children meet, we will meet.

 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Jerusalem, the Holy City written by Stephen Binz

with Bev Sauer & Kathy Van Leuven
Begins January 27
Sundays, 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room


Our rich Catholic Tradition revolves around the history of the Jewish Faith. Please join us for an in depth study of the feasts celebrated by our Jewish relatives as found in the Old Testament. This study will give us a greater understanding of our Catholic-Christian beginnings.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture/Church History-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Women of the Torah by Stephen Binz

with Heather Parker
Mondays, 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
continuing study-join us anytime.

Ancient-Future Bible Study incorporates contemporary study of the Bible with an experience of the church's most ancient way of reading Scripture, lectio divina. This time honored practice consists of five basic movements: biblical study (lectio), reflection (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative action (operatio). In six clearly written volumes, bestselling author Stephen Binz helps readers study the Bible in a way that leads to spiritual transformation and brings them closer to God. Binz leads readers in a vivid study of key biblical characters, including Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the women of the Torah, and the women of the Gospels. He shows all Christians who desire to have a transforming experience with the inspired Word of God how studying Scripture through lectio divina can enrich their discipleship. This ecumenical Bible study, designed for use by individuals or groups, includes questions for personal reflection and suggested action. Each volume includes leader's notes for guiding a study over the course of six sessions.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Tuesday Morning Spirituality: Grace Revisited, Memorial Edition: Epiphanies from a Trappist Monk

with Maureen Ingalls & Kathy Van Leuven
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
begins January 7

Father James Stephen Behrens was a unique observer of the human condition. His artful writings and intriguing photographs reflect on the significance of the ordinary the sacredness of what comes our way every day and seems to recede from our grasp. His fresh, down-to-earth reflections show how modern monasticism can have a powerful impact on the lives and spirituality of people living far beyond cloister walls. This memorial edition includes all the stories from his two major collections, Grace is Everywhere and Memories of Grace, as well as his seminal essay Andy s Diner and excerpts from his award-winning book of photographs Portraits of Grace.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Seniors Spirituality: The Book of Revelation:  The Lamb and the Beasts

with Marjie Schutz and Margaret Shugart
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
 continuing study-join us at anytime.

Revelation may not be what you think!  Stephen Binz states "The Book of Revelation is not about what the future holds, but about who holds the future. It lays out contrasting visions of the world: the world of the Lamb and the world of the beasts, and expresses the magnitude of our choice with inspired imagery. "   The enduring message of Revelation, according to the NABRE, is "a message of hope and consolation and challenge for all who dare to believe" in Christ the victor. 

About Senior Spirituality

Are you 50 or older? Join our "motley" group of seniors for fellowship and study of our Catholic faith. We open our meetings with a discussion on Fr. Fernando's Sunday reflection and homily. Then we delve into the "meat and potatoes" of our study. We never know what side topics on our Catholic faith and teachings will surface. We guarantee you that our discussion is lively, varied and interesting.  The study material is provided.

 

Interested and/or have questions? Contact Marjie Schutz, or drop in anytime.

 

 


 

 

 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Barking at the Choir by Fr. Gregory Boyle

with Suzanne Fragale & Megan Stuckey
Begins January 22
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m-5:15 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

 After the expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how com­passion is transforming the lives of gang members. In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. 

Read the book in class with others and experience the stories together. Chapters are followed by discussions, and sometimes tissues.  Please feel free to join any time.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Angels of God by Stephen J. Binz

with Heather Parker
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
continuing study-join us anytime.

This study enhances today's fascination with angels with an overview of the Bible's presentation of God's angels as guardians and messengers. Understanding their presence throughout biblical history will enhance your awareness of their invisible presence with us today.

 

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Pathfinders

Jeremiah - a Little Rock Scripture Study

with Ruth Elsbree
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
NEW! Begins January 9.

This study has 11 sessions. The study set includes the Study Guide by Clifford M. Yeary and Collegeville Bible Commentary Volume 14: Jeremiah, Baruch by Pauline A. Viviano. With the exile of many in Judah on the horizon, the prophet Jeremiah spoke on God's behalf using words and symbolic actions to condemn the idolatry that was rampant in Judah. His prophetic ministry was deeply misunderstood and his subsequent arrest was the source of personal anguish for this prophet who also announced a new covenant to be written on the hearts of God's people. Pauline A. Viviano is an associate professor of theology at Loyola University Chicago. She received her doctorate in biblical languages and literature from St. Louis University. Besides articles in academic and popular journals her publications include reading guides for the books of Joshua Judges First and Second Samuel First and Second Kings and Ruth for the Catholic Study Bible published by Oxford University Press and Collegeville Bible Commentary Volume 2: Genesis (Liturgical Press 1985). In addition to university teaching she often lectures at parishes in and around Chicago.

Weekly Sessions – start date is January 9th

  • January 9: Lesson 1—Jeremiah 1:1-1:35
  • January 16: Lesson 2—Jeremiah 3:6–6:30
  • January 23: Lesson 3—Jeremiah 7-10
  • January 30: Lesson 4—Jeremiah 11-15
  • February 6: Lesson 5—Jeremiah 16-20
  • February 13: Lesson 6—Jeremiah 21-25
  • February 20: Lesson 7—Jeremiah 26:1-31:30
  • February 27: Lesson 8—Jeremiah 31:31-35:19
  • March 5: Lesson 9—Jeremiah 36-45
  • March 12: Lesson 10—Jeremiah 46-52

 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form by M, Basil Pennington OCSO

with Susan Sexton and Rena Cresman
meets Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. or Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., FLC

The practice of prayer and meditation in modern Western Christianity is rooted in the Eastern tradition of early Church prayer as well as the wisdom of early Church fathers. In Centering Prayer, M. Basil Pennington, the author of the highly acclaimed Daily We Touch Him, returns to these roots, offering contemporary Christians a new approach to ancient prayer forms. Pennington combines the best of the Eastern spiritual exercises (such as the Jesus Prayer) with a spirituality for today's world.

Addressing the obstacles that discourage people from praying well, he explains how to relax for prayer, how to listen to and be directed by the Other, and how to handle the pain and distractions that can stifle attempts to communicate with God.

Centering Prayer has sold more than a quarter million copies since it was first published in 1982. In this eminently practical book, simple, inspiring instructions will help readers find the comfort and the guidance they seek through prayer.

We will be using the book, "Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form" by M, Basil Pennington OCSO for both the Wednesday and Thursday classes.

. For more information, contact Rena Cresman at renacresman(at)mindspring.com. 

For other Centering Prayer opportunities take a look at the following link:

https://www.contemplativeoutreachatlanta.com/

 

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Thursday Evening Men’s Bible Study

Scripture Study: The Gospel of John

Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., FLC
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  • In John's Gospel is the simplicity of the message. I Am who I Am – I came from where I came from.
  • John's Gospel only seems hard because it's so simple.
  • The Gospel of John Chapter 15 “I Am the Vine My Father is the Vine Dresser”.
  • We will see the powerful message expressed in this teaching of Jesus.
  • How our union with him is assured by our living in him and him living in us.
  • In this union fruit is produced by him in us for the benefit of others and the building up of our everyday lives.
  • We will know his confession of love for us and his desire for us to share his love with each other.
  • We will experience true “Joy“ which is us coming into a binding relationship with Jesus.
  • This is not only our need and desire but his promise to all of us.
  • Come and see how the “tree“ stories in Jesus teachings are connected.
  • How this teaching connects all the way back to the 1st Chapter of Johns Gospel.
  • In this teaching from Jesus is the revelation of “Peace with Our Father, Grace, Salvation, Love and Joy.
  • The Gospel, our relationship with Jesus and his teachings are meant to be a direction for our everyday lives.

 

An open invitation to all Men of Transfiguration, come join us.

Interested? Contact Joe Floccarior drop in at your convenience.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Threshold Bible Study:  Acts of the Apostles - Church of the Holy Spirit

Fridays, 7:00 a.m., FLC
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Author: Stephen J Binz

The most thrilling and adventurous book of the Bible, Acts shows us Christianity being lived for the first time. It takes us to some of the great cities of the ancient world. It introduces us to all kinds of people: apostles, prophets, martyrs, philosophers, governors, kings, merchants, jailers, and sailors. It narrates for us a variety of events: dramatic spiritual experiences, missionary journeys, trials and imprisonments, powerful speeches that provoke dramatic responses, sea voyages and a shipwreck, and the clash of ancient cultures. And it invites us to see the adventure continuing on and on in our lives.

 

Interested? Contact Rick Kime, or drop in anytime.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

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Friday Women in Faith

Fridays, 9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Bishop Hall
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Women in Faith begins at 9:45 a.m. in Bishop Hall with opportunity for prayer, reflection and fellowship with our larger group.  We then break into our groups of studies. 

This winter/spring we will offer 6 studies from which to choose:

  • SUNDAY SCRIPTURE
    Reflecting on Sunday's Readings (Scriptures) is a small-group Bible study on the Sunday Mass readings. The study introduces participants to small-group discussion materials based on the Scripture passages used in the upcoming Sunday's Mass. Each weekly study provides an introductory reflection on some aspect of the readings or on personal spirituality. Each passage is printed along with a few questions designed to engage the heart and stimulate discussion.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

  • SEARCHING FOR AND MAINTAINING PEACE: A SMALL TREATISE ON PEACE OF HEART by Fr. Jaques Philippe
    We live in an age characterized by agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of head. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit. From Amy: This is a short but powerful book that happens to be a lovely companion to your Lenten Journey. I love it so much! PLUS!! There will also be Audio Podcasts available to go along with your class discussions! It is useful if you would like to have a thoughtful listening partner when we are not together. Great extra content. (Podcast Link Will Follow)

    Click HERE to buy the book. 

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality/History-intermediate/advanced certification]

  • FEASTS OF JUDIASM (a Threshold Bible Study) By Stephen Binz
    An appreciation of the feasts of Judaism will help Christians understand modern Judaism and the faith of Jesus. The biblical festivals are celebrations of God's saving actions for all generations. In the Jewish rituals, the past becomes present and all partake of the saving graces of God's redemption. Here you will study the pilgrim feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Booths, the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, the minor feasts of the Ninth of Ov, Purim, and Hanukkah, and the Sabbath and Jubilee Year. Understand the roots of the Christian faith in the faith of our elder brothers and sisters in Judaism. From Becky: This is a chance to learn about our roots! The best way to understand why we have our traditions, is by knowing where they came from. 

    Click HERE to buy the book.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Prayer & Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

  • WALKING WITH MARY: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross. By Edward Sri
    In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri looks at the crucial passages in the Bible concerning Mary and offers insight about the Blessed Mother's faith and devotion that we can apply in our daily lives. We follow her step-by-step through the New Testament account of her life, reflecting on what the Scriptures tell us about how she responded to the dramatic events unfolding around her. Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human being--a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties and endured her share of suffering. Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn from WIF: We will try to offer A Marian Study every session of Women in Faith. This will be a good next step if you read the Rosary book by Sri OR the Women in the Gospel book; He says it is about a Mother's Faith. So, this one is for everyone, But Reading outside of class is crucial to participating in the discussion. 

    Click HERE to buy the book.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Scripture-intermediate/advanced certification]

  • REDISCOVER THE SAINTS by Matthew Kelly
    We are capable of so much more than we think. You have no idea what you are capable of. None of us do. God is constantly trying to open our eyes to the amazing possibilities that he has enfolded in our being. The saints continue this work, encouraging us to explore all our God-given potential, not with speeches but with the example of their lives. When we have the courage to collaborate with God and pursue our truest self, he lights a fire within us that is so bright and warm, it keeps shining long after our days on this earth have come to an end. The lives of the saints have captivated the people of every age for this very reason. There are two questions that confront the people of every place and time, questions that confront you and me today: Are you satisfied with the direction the world is moving in? Are you satisfied with your life? These questions are always before us, within us, around us. They are part of our spiritual quest and part of our human quest. These questions linger in our minds when we read the news of happenings in our own country and around the world. They tickle our souls when we witness the battle between good and evil, however it manifests in our own lives. Are you satisfied with the direction the world is moving in? This is one of life's inescapable questions, and we each respond with passionate action or selfish indifference. Our collective dissatisfaction with the direction of the world leads to the consensus that the world needs changing. And yet, we seem gripped by exasperation and paralyzed by the false belief that we can't do anything about it. The saints dispel that exasperation and inspire us to bold action. They remind us over and over again: We can change the world.

    Click HERE to buy the book.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for History-intermediate/advanced certification]

  • MISERICORDIA- a "BLESSED IS SHE" Conversation study
    MISERICORDIA means “mercy” in Latin. This is a quarter-long (three-month) deep dive study on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy and modern lay holy women, split among four authors. This study is going to be Reflective and Motivating. It covers the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy. A basics of Catholic life. If you are curious or if you are not very familiar with the idea - this study will teach you, expand you, allow you to seek new ways of acting in your life and how your life can impact the lives of the people around you. During Lent, this study will help you along your Journey. In class you will read & discuss, and also have the chance to reflect and journal! You'll take those opportunities home with you to prompt your journaling, prayer time, and give you a weekly check in with your Lenten Journey. No book required. Facilitators will have the materials available for reading and working In Class, week to week. HOWEVER! The study is available for you to purchase as a book or a digital download. IF you would like to have everything at once or would like to revisit this journey in the future- we would encourage you to grab your own copy! Link to Misericordia: https://blessedisshe.net/product/misericordia-blessed-conversations/ From WIF: This theme is going to be something you will see coming down the road for Adult Faith Formation, you can get ahead by jumping in now. AND, if you've never had the opportunity to prayer journal or journal your thoughts on prayer - it's a new way to pray that might draw you closer to Jesus. You do not have to attend week to week to participate. We would strongly encourage this study for you.

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-intermediate/advanced certification]

You can choose a study at our meetings or by emailing us,. Books for the studies can be purchased on your own through Amazon, or other outlets. If you or someone you know needs help purchasing a book please let us know.

 

Love, and be Loved,

2019-2020 Leadership 
Becky Jaracz, Amy Krakauer 

Contact Information:  

Email:  wif.friday(at)gmail.com

2019-2020 Leadership 
Becky Jaracz beckyjaracz(at)yahoo.com 
Amy Krakauer amymkrakauer(at)gmail.com

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2019-2020 Schedule

Catholic Social Teachings Presentations

 


 

Our Catholic Social Teachings Ministry is led by Chris Offen and features a new perspective from guest speakers monthly. The topics are timeless in the teachings of the Catholic Church and current in our world today. Take a fresh look at our church and it's teachings regarding the marginalized.

Please scroll down for a description, date and time for each of our upcoming presentations.


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Thursday, January 30, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI
Pro-Life Alignment with Catholic Social Teaching
with Amy Edwards
Catholic Social Teaching advocated an integral Christian humanism seeking to protect basic human dignity in all its manifestations.  We are called to protect the dignity of the child in the womb, the dignity of the mother with child, as well as the dignity of all children (and indeed all people) born into the world.  What does this mean in relation to legislation such as the "heartbeat bill," the detention of immigrant children, and the pervasive abject poverty and violence in the world?  Amy will facilitate this important discussion relating to key tensions and potential solutions.  

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Catholic Social Teaching Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

 

Thursday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. [notice different starting time], Adult Ed/OCI Room
Healing Justice
with Mark Harding & Bert Skellie
This discussion will offer a new personal, social and legal paradigm of justice. It focuses on accountability driven by those who have been harmed with an emphasis on healing and restoring healthy relationships between victims, perpetrators and community. Heavy use of videos will help us to address all these issues. We will be led by Mark Harding of St. Joseph’s and Bert Skellie, a veteran presenter of restorative justice topics.

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Catholic Social Teaching Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

Monday, March 9,7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
The Common Good. 
with Father Brian McNavish
Father Brian will be sharing his experiences, as a CRS Fellow, when he visited the Camps in 2019. Fr. Brian will describe his encounters with young adults and families; and make the case that in the spirit of Solidarity we, as Christians, should stand up and take notice.

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Catholic Social Teaching Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

Saturday and Sunday, March 14th & 15th
Parish wide Fourth Annual “Welcoming the Refugee” Weekend
All parishioners who come to Mass are asked to consider offering an item or money to assist Catholic Charities of Atlanta in their Re-settlement of refugees in the Atlanta area. The gifts will be collected at each Mass. More information will be available as we come closer to the event.

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Racial Justice, Part Two
with Breon Haskett
Most of us can identify racial injustice when it is demonstrated by the spoken word. These situations are obvious and overt. Do we recognize the challenges associated with the subtle and insidious racial bias found in some institutions of this country? Breon Haskett, a long-time social justice advocate, and a colleague will be addressing some of these areas of racial injustice.

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Catholic Social Teaching Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Mental Health Care in today’s Society
with Amy Krakauer 
Amy and a representative from the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Mental Illness will be discussing how our society is delivering healthcare to people with mental illness and how can this delivery system be improved.

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Catholic Social Teaching Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-intermediate/advanced certification]

 

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Facebook 
Live! Series


 "Like" our Transfiguration Catholic Church Facebook page and join us online as we unpack subjects concerning our different journeys in faith. These presentations will be broadcast on their given dates via Transfiguration's Facebook page and are interactive.  You are welcome to join us with your physical presence in the Adult Ed classroom. Turn your notifications to ON and tune in from wherever you are.  Don't forget to bring your questions


 

Laudato Sí Yourself in the World

with Karen Paonessa
WATCH THE REPLAY ON THE TRANSFIGURATION FACEBOOK PAGE

We learned from the Care of the Earth presentation the hope we as Catholics can be and the standards our Pope has put before us in his encyclical Laudato Sí.  But, what can we do at a local level?  How about here at Transfiguration?  Can we have a positive affect by making a few changes in our homes?  The information can be overwhelming.  Join Karen as she breaks down resources and programs available in our community, what WE can do and what YOU may already be doing. We look forward to an engaging discussion and hope you will be a part in it. 

 

 [Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-Intermediate/Advanced certification] 

 

 

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 Guest Speakers & Events

 

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Conversations with Father Brian


with Father Brian McNavish
Mondays, January 6, February 3, March 2, April 6
10:00 a.m., FLC

Enjoy a REAL conversation about faith and faith matters.  Father Brian will unpack topics in the Catholic Church that may surprise you.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee and make sure to bring your questions.

Bring your own mug (BYOM) and enjoy a beverage in your FAVORITE mug.

No class registration required.
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Family Safety Series


with guest speakers
See individual class description for dates, times and locations

What would you do in the case of an emergency?  How would you react?  How can we as parents, catechists, parishioners of this parish arm ourselves with the important tools of awareness?  Help protect the most valuable treasure in our parish, the children.  Join us for these very informative sessions.

Virtus Training
hosted by Transfiguration’s Staff
Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m. Adult Lounge

Become trained in the same ways our Teachers and Volunteers are.  This session is for anyone who is interested, and those who would like to be certified to work with children and vulnerable adults.  Pre-register at virtus.org

CPR
with Donna McNulty
Thursday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. Adult Ed/OCI Room

This class is for anyone who wants to learn the life savings measure. It is not a certification class.  There is no fee to attend. We encourage families to attend together. 

 

"Be Smart" about Gun Safety.

with Adriana Matthews & Maggie Zwettler

Thursday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. Adult Ed/OCI Room

The "Be SMART" program started by Moms Demand Action is going to be presented here at Transfiguration.  It is an effort to educate our community about the need for gun safety and the importance of sharing that education with all families.  Join us for this informational session.

 

 

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CHILDCARE is offered FREE of charge for this series. 

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Vatican II

with Marie LaSalle
Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 2, 16, 23, 30
7:45 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

Description coming soon!

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Learning with Fr. Brian Series

with Fr. Brian McNavish
Thursdays, March 19, April 16
7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room

More information coming soon!

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Understanding Our Faith: 8 Simple Building Blocks

 


 

To know your faith is to understand your faith.  How well do you know your faith? Brush up on the basics of our Catholic faith.  Transfiguration's Adult Faith Formation Team offers eight (8) classes throughout the year that cover the basic tenants of our faith.  Join us for one or all classes offered.  Join us for one or all classes offered.

Preview a digital format of our classes.  Click HERE.

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Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
How to Avoid Hell:  Morality and the 10 Commandments
with Bill Garrity

Let’s focus on the basic concepts of Catholic Moral Theology and how the Ten Commandments are the foundation of these concepts.  How are they relevant today?

Let us know you are coming. Sign up for class HERE!
Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Understanding Our Faith Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for Morality-basic catechist certification] 

Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
God Promised/God Revealed: Scripture & Divine Revelation
with Jean Sherwood

God reveals Himself to us through both Holy Scripture and Tradition handed down to us from apostolic times.  Divine Revelation was completed at the death of the last apostles, and since then no new revelation has been made.  How does the Church use these tools to decide on points of faith?

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Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Understanding Our Faith Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church Scripture-basic catechist certification] 

Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
History of the Church and its Development
with Tom Welch

Learn the role of the Church and how it developed from the times of the apostles to modern day.

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Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Understanding Our Faith Classes.  Sign up HERE!

[Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for Church History-basic catechist certification] 

Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Adult Ed/OCI Room
Ages and Stages:  Faith & Moral Development
with Joyce Guris

The stages of faith are like rings of a tree.  Just like a tree adds one ring on top of another, we do not leave the needs of the earlier stages behind after we expand into the next stage.  We continue to need the faith experiences of the earlier stages throughout our lives.

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Childcare is offered FREE of charge for our Understanding Our Faith Classes.  Sign upHERE!

[Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for faith and morality-basic catechist certification] 

 

Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. Adult Ed/OCI Room
A Pathway to God: Prayer and Spirituality
with Bev Sauer

This class will focus on the various ways we pray and the rich diversity of Catholic spirituality.  We invite you to grow in your prayer life, and to more fully understand your spiritual walk.

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[Catechist credit  earned: 1.5 hours per class for Spirituality-basic catechist certification]  

 

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Holy Name Society

Holy Name hosts a full Breakfast Buffet and brings in Guest Speakers to talk on various topics of interest in and around the Catholic Church. Tickets go on sale two weekends before the event after all mass times and are available through the front office as well. Check the schedule below and mark your calendars.
Ticket cost: $5/person

Speaker & Breakfast Schedule

Saturdays (see below for specific dates), 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
join us for mass in the Chapel at 9:00 a.m.

February 1, 2020
FATIMA

with Greg Northway

May 5, 2020
History of the Church

with Terrance Glamp