Learning to live our lives in the world
as faithful disciples of Jesus!
On-Site Classes for the Fall:
Father Joseph’s Study Sunday Scriptures –
EVERY Monday night in the Library from 6-7pm….Drop by anytime!
David the King
Fridays 9:45 – 11:45 AM Room 5/7
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 Adams 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.
Winter Class schedule to come shortly.
Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life
Tuesdays 7:30-9 PM Room 5/7
Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life.
Winter class schedule to come shortly!
James: Pearls for Wise Living
Thursday 9:45 – 11:45 AM Room 5/7
James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. This study offers “pearls for wise living” by applying the wisdom of James to the present day. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.
Winter Class schedule to come shortly!
Walking With Purpose
The study we are doing this year is Discovering Our Dignity.
Discovering our Dignity gives us modern-day advice from women of the Bible.
Ancient wisdom, sage advice, sorrowful failures and woundedness…
In Discovering our Dignity, we learn that women of the Old and New Testament were sometimes as flawed and broken as we can be. Yet, the power of God worked in their lives.
Through their stories recorded in Scripture, they reach out to touch our “present” in a tender, honest and loving way – woman to woman.
Wednesday mornings 10:00AM-12:00PM starting September 13th. Questions about the study? Contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild Goose Series
Tuesday Morning 9:45-11:45AM, OR Thursday evening 7-9 PM Room 5/7
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.
Winter class schedule to come shortly!
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 starting on Wednesday, Sept. 13th from 9:45 – 11:00 AM in Room 9. We will continue 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 Rosemarie Turner in the Faith Formation office.”