Winter/ Spring Bible Studies:
EPIC: A Journey Through Church History
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Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine
Family Learning Center
Mondays January 8, 2018- May 21st, 2018
DVD Series and discussion with Steve Weidenkopf and Alan Schreck
Epic: A Journey through Church History
A DVD Study by Steve Weidenkopf and Alan Schreck
Epic: A Journey through Church History. Epic provides Catholics with a fast-paced, panoramic understanding of Catholic history, instilling in participants a greater sense of meaning and identity as heirs to two-thousand years of Catholic heritage.
Epic, as the name suggests, takes on one of the most fascinating subjects in history—the rise and impact of Christianity on the world—and delivers it to participants in bite-size format. “From humble beginnings in the remote Roman province of Palestine to its now global presence, the story of the Catholic Church is a triumphant story of hope,” says Professor Steve Weidenkopf, co-author and presenter of Epic. “This is not just any story, it is our story. This is our family history.”
Presented by Weidenkopf and co-authored by fellow Catholic historian Dr. Alan Schreck, Epic demonstrates how the Church, endowed with the Providence of God, empowered by the merits of Christ, and guided by the working of the Holy Spirit, has become the instrument of hope and salvation for countless men and women throughout history. In Epic, history is not only an interesting subject; it becomes a living reality. This “journey through Church history” is the story of the People of God. It is the story of God’s family on Earth.
“If Catholics understand this story, they will be better equipped to live out their faith in the world,” says Weidenkopf. “By recognizing the beauty and the glory of the Catholic Church, they will be inspired to live their lives with a greater sense of mission and purpose.”
6:30-8:15pm – Spanish and English Parent Classes (Family Learning Center gym)
7:15-9:00pm – English CFF (Catholic Faith Formation)
Available to everyone. Father Anthony Hernandez teaches the class with a variety of topics regarding the Catholic Faith (Family Learning Center Room #1101)
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7:00-9:00pm – Young Adult Events
English and Spanish
6:30-8:15pm – RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and ASP (Adult Sacramental Prep)
For those who would like to enter the Catholic Faith, or receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion or Confirmation for Adults.
Registration and Fees are necessary for these classes. Contact Adult Education for costs.
6:30-8:15pm – Spanish and English Parent Classes (Family Learning Center gym), Free
English and Spanish
Friday Family Nights
6:30-8:30 pm. Family Learning Center.
Activities/ Catechism for the whole family with Prayer, Games, Snacks…
English and Spanish, Free Class
9:00am-10:40am & 11:00am-12:40pm – Parent Formation Classes
A variety of topics regarding Parenting and the Catholic Faith.
(Spanish class – Family Learning Center Gym and the English class – Family Learning Center Room #1101)
About Adult Religious Education
As Catholics, we have the privilege and the responsibility to educate ourselves and our children in the faith. We can take our example from our Blessed Mother Mary, as Pope Saint John Paul II wrote in Catechesis in Our Time No. 73…
…By a unique vocation, she saw her Son Jesus “increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor.” As He sat on her lap and later as He listened to her throughout the hidden life at Nazareth, this Son, who was “the only Son from the Father,” “full of grace and truth,” was formed by her in human knowledge of the Scriptures and of the history of God’s plan for His people, and in adoration of the Father. She in turn was the first of His disciples. She was the first in time, because even when she found her adolescent Son in the temple she received from Him lessons that she kept in her heart. She was the first disciple above all else because no one has been “taught by God” to such depth. She was “both mother and disciple,” as St. Augustine said of her, venturing to add that her discipleship was more important for her than her motherhood. There are good grounds for the statement made in the synod hall that Mary is “a living catechism”…
At Our Lady of Peace, we offer many opportunities for you to receive the lessons of Jesus…
The Adult Religious Education program includes Continuing Education classes for the faithful…
- Parent Catechism classes,
- Catholic Faith Fellowship,
- The Great Adventure Bible Study Series,
- EPIC Church History Studies,
- and other faith studies.
and, Christian Initiation classes
- Inquiry, for non-Catholics who want to inquire into the Catholic faith,
- Adult Sacrament Preparation, for baptized Catholics who desire to complete their initiation into the Church through the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion,
- And Baptism Seminar, for Parents and Godparents preparing for their child’s Baptism.
Mother Bon Secours, SSVM
(408)-988-7543 Ext. 3
Tuesday to Friday: 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Or by Appointment