Learning to live our lives in the world
as faithful disciples of Jesus!
Father Joseph’s Study Sunday Scriptures –
EVERY Monday night in the Library from 6-7pm….Drop by anytime!
Ephesians– starting on March 5th, Mondays at 9:45AM room 5/7
Discover Your Inheritance
Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it. Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out.
- Discover what it means to be not just a son or daughter of God, but an heir to all he has to give.
- Learn about the great mystery of how we can love one another as Christ loves the Church.
- Find out that you have a place in God’s “plan of sheer goodness”
Bishop Robert Barron’s David the King–
New class starting March 2018, Tuesdays 7:30-9PM
David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.
Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.
The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation.
King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.
A Biblical Walk Through The Mass
This class begins April 5th, on Thursday’s 9:45 to 11:45AM
This five-part program takes participants on an exciting tour of the liturgy as it explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. See, perhaps for the first time, why we say what we say and do what we do every week at Mass. The words and gestures will be seen in a new light, giving new life to the liturgical experience.
Wild Goose Series
The Wild Goose is a work of the Holy Spirit, which is awakening in the hearts of all those participating, God’s love and transforming power. This is a love that has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and that leads us to our heavenly Father. As you walk through this series we will continually be praying that you will encounter the Holy Spirit and that the Spirit will breathe life into your very being.
If you allow him, the Wild Goose will lead you on an adventure greater than you can imagine. The Spirit will lead you to a place of mercy, healing, peace, and presence. The Holy Spirit has been given to us not as a possession to be tamed or controlled, but rather as a Person that will lead us to the Heart of God. The Wild Goose series will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and as you come to experience God’s presence and power this very same Spirit will transform you and bring you freedom.
Our on-site classes have begun, but this series is always available FREE on the internet at www.thewildgooseisloose.com
Women of the Spirit –
Beginning in the 1990s, a group of women at St. Benedict’s decided to start meeting twice a month to discuss spiritual books which they have read. The group is fortunate to have Sister Barbara Young, a Cenacle sister who recently celebrated her 55th anniversary, as their guide and facilitator for many of these years. The friendship, support and love that this group embodies is very special and we would love to welcome other women to join us on Wednesdays, from 9:45 – 11:00 AM in Room 9.
We are currently reading The Divine Dance by Fr. Richard Rohr.
A few of the other books we have read include The God Who Won’t Let Go” by Fr. Peter Van Bremen, “Women of the Old and New Testament” by Pia Septien, and “Open the Door” by Joyce Rupp.
For further information please contact Ann Shevlin in the Faith Formation office.