Dear Parishioners, Our retired Pastor, Fr. Brian Joyce, strongly values quality Adult Education in a parish. He knew that a community who is inspired and informed together will take what they learn and build a vibrant parish. So of course we were thrilled when Father Joyce volunteered to serve on our adult ed committee and attend our meetings as an advisor. We have created a wonderful fall program and really hope to see many of you there, because without YOU our community isn’t really there, and if the community isn’t getting inspired and informed TOGETHER, then we can’t go on to build a vibrant community together! So no matter your age, if you have been to a million parish events, or never come before, we need YOU! Save these dates and lets learn together!
This Saturday September 24th: CTK Lawn
Free screening of the incredible documentary film “RWANDA AND JULIET” Bring blankets and lawn chairs to see this exclusive screening under the stars on CTK’s lawn area. There will be a super cool inflatable screen with professional sound and FREE POPCORN! Though the film is unrated it is appropriate for children 12 and up. The lawn will open at 7:30 and the movie starts at 8:00 pm (run time is an hour and 20 minutes.)
Three Thursdays in October: THE HEAD AND THE HEART: Witnessing and Practicing Love in our Church Church 7:30- 9:00 pm Childcare available (call Kate D. 246-1128)
Thursday October 6th: Marriages Die………………….And we care.
ivorce/Separation is a shattering experience. There are two losses. One loss is the loss of a person and the other is loss of a dream. Last year Pope Francis turned some heads when he told the people gathered for his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square that sometimes divorce is “inevitable”. “Sometimes it can become even morally necessary,” he said, referring to cases of domestic violence. Some marriages have serious challenges that make it impossible for spouses to stay together .Come and join us for an evening of growing in our understanding of divorce and its physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual impact on the person. The evening will be facilitated by Fr. Padraig Greene who has worked in Family Life Ministry for over thirty years, especially with hurting families. Presently he is Parish Relationship Director for Catholic Cemeteries with the responsibility for the development of Grief Ministry. This discussion will be followed on Tuesday October 11th at 7pm with a practical “how to” guide to annulments with Father Paulson.
Thursday October 13th: The Ministry and Leadership of Women in the Church.
Luke Hansen S.J. and Kelly Miguens will invite dialogue through personal reflection and critical engagement with church tradition and contemporary movements. What are your hopes, concerns and questions about the ministry and leadership of women in the church? Are these treated with respect and reverence in the church? The papal commission on women deacons, among other topics, will be explored. Luke and Kelly are Masters of Divinity students at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley. Kelly has worked as a campus minister at a Catholic university and a Chaplain Intern at the Federal Correctional Institution for Women in Dublin. Luke, a Jesuit, has worked as an Associate Editor of America Magazine and an intern for FutureChurch.
Thursday October 20th: Contraception with Dr. Lisa Fullam
Dr. Fullam is an Associate Professor of Moral Theology at The Jesuit School of theology. She teaches courses such as Fundamental Moral Theology, Sexual Ethics, Luther and Ignatius: Conversations Ethics, and Spirituality of Pastoral Ministry, and Issues in Virtue Ethics. Dr. Fullam's research interests include virtue ethics, Thomas Aquinas, biomedical ethics, Ignatian spirituality, and the relationship of spirituality and ethics.
8:00am, 5:00pm (vigil)
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 6:00pm (youth mass)
8:00 am, 7:00 pm;
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 12 noon-7:00 p.m. (except summer)