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Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Faith is like WiFi—it's invisible but it connects you to what you need.
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Inspirational Programming

The Adult Faith Formation team has scheduled several events in the coming months. Please mark your calendars now to attend one or more of these events, all of which will be held here at St. Pascal's.  NOTE: Check out the videos from some of our past programs below.

 

Fall 2017 Programming 

 

Thursday, November 9, 6:30-9pm in Brioschi Hall

St Pascal's Women’s Retreat “Food for the Soul: Wine with Jackie Witter

In this retreat we will sample a variety of wines as we explore the spirituality of wine and consider its relationship to our experience of the Sacred.  Appetizers and non-alchoholic beverages also provided.

FREE but reservations are required by Monday, November 6.  Sign up online or call the parish office.  For more information, check out the flyer.

For more information and registration

December 12 7-9pm

Advent Reflection with Fr. Mike

 

September 19 7-9pm Brioschi Hall

Immigration: A Catholic Response      Watch Video      Handout

Dr. Bernie Evans

Today millions of people are on the move as immigrants and refugees throughout the world. In search of a safer, better life many hope to enter the United States. Too often that hope runs into a growing anti-immigrant sentiment. What responsibilities does our nations have toward immigrants and refugees? What should a Catholic response to immigration look like?

Dr. Bernie Evans recently retired from the faculty of St. John’s University where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty in the School of Theology. Evans also occupied the Virgil Michel Ecumenical Char in Rural Social Ministries teaching courses on Christian social ethics, environmental theology, and ministry in rural communities.

 

Thursdays, September 28 and October 5 7-9pm Brioschi Hall

The Stories Jesus Left Behind: Parables in the Gospel of Luke

Art Zannoni

In the Gospels, Jesus is portrayed as the story teller of God. The stories he tells are known as parables. These are stories with meaning thrown alongside and deal with believers’ relationships to God and to one another. The largest number of parables are found in the Gospel of Luke. This program will look in detail at the Gospel of Luke’s parables on treating the poor and prayer as well as Luke’s two most famous parables, “The Prodigal Son” and “The Good Samaritan.” Participants are asked to please bring a Bible to each session. The parish will have some for use at each session as well. Books by Art will be available for purchase both evenings, ranging from $12-$15.

Art Zannoni is an award winning free-lance writer, scripture scholar, teacher, theologian, workshop leader and consultant in the area of biblical studies and Christian-Jewish relations. He taught on the faculty of the School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas from 1984-1991 and in its Murray Institute from 1991-1994.


6 Week Fall Bile Study, October 3-November 9  (All sessions meet in the Parish Conference Room)

Jonah and Ruth: Love Crosses Boundaries (Fee: $15 per person)

Two of the the most beloved Old Testament stories are the stories of Jonah and Ruth. In Jonah/Roth: Love Crosses Boundaries, you'll discover how God breaks down barriers between people as you see these Old Testament Stories through new eyes. 

Spring 2017 Programming

 

Reflection on Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love

with Fr. Mike Byron

Tuesday, January 24, 7:00 -8:30 PM

Breaking Bread with Jesus: Meals in the Gospel
with Art Zannoni
Tuesday February 9, 16 & 23 from 7:00-9:00 PM (A three week bible study)
 
A Walk Through the Jewish Feasts, Video
with Rabbi Barry Cytron
Monday, March 6, 7:00-8:30 PM

Six Weeks with the Bible—Matthew 26-28: Jesus' Life-giving Death
Small group sessions begin the week of February 27

Men’s Retreat: Led by the Spirit
with Deacon Richard Moore
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 AM-12 Noon



Fall 2016 Programming


What Might Women Deacons Mean for the Church: An Open Conversation
with Connie Walsh and Luke Hansen, SJ
Wednesday, August 3, 7:00-8:30 PM

Voting in the Absence of of a Perfect Candidate: Catholic Perspectives on Faithful Citizenship
with Dr. Bernie Evans, SJU
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00-8:30 PM
Watch video from this evening here.

Six Weeks with the Bible—Matthew 5-7: How to Be Happy
Small group sessions begin the week of October 11

Women’s Retreat:  Food for the Soul—Bread
with Dr. Jackie Witter
Thursday, November 17, 6:30-9:00 PM

Advent Reflection on The Annunciation: How Do We Know God’s Will? How Do We Say “Yes” to God?
with Fr. Mike Byron
Tuesday, December 13, 7:00-8:30 PM
Watch video from this evening here.