“Instruct a wise man, and he becomes still wiser; teach a just man, and he advances in learning. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the LORD, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. “
Proverbs 9: 9-10
Adult religious education opportunities take a variety of forms and change from year to year. Special classes, workshops and days of prayer are announced in our Sunday bulletin, The Reporter. This is a good place to look for special offerings. We invite special-topic facilitators who might like to share their particular area of research or interest with other Catholic Christians to call the religious education office. Some classes offered this year include:
R.C.I.A.: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
“I have called you by name and you are mine.”
Isaiah 43: 1
A journey of faith for adults who wish to join the Catholic Church. You may be from another faith, no faith at all, baptized, unbaptized, Catholic with minimal or no religious upbringing, or an adult Catholic seeking to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. All are welcome to attend! If you choose to enter the Church, reception of the Sacraments will take place at the Easter Vigil Mass. We meet Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm beginning in September and attend Sunday Mass together. Please call Michelle Anderson at 303-442-6158 ext.112 for more information.
Classes to prepare parents for their child's baptism are held the first Monday evening of each month at 7pm in the Parish Center. Attendance is required for parents and godparents who wish to baptize their child at Sacred Heart of Jesus. Registration for the class is necessary.
“For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.”
Romans 15: 4
Sacred Heart of Jesus Scripture Study Classes
Using lessons on MP3 from Logos Ministries, this Bible group began studying the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Kevin Saunders, a Roman Catholic Christian with a master’s degree in Theology from Notre Dame University, lectures for this study. He brings many unique insights gained from living and working with the Arab Christians in Israel, studying the Bible at Ecole Biblique and leading tours of Jerusalem as the Christian Chaplain for the Hebrew University. This year, the study begins again with Genesis! Meets Thursdays from 8:15—9:45am in the Parish Center. All are invited. Please call the Parish Center 303-442-6158 for a start date.
8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Center
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Father Terry's Talks
Watch the bulletin for announcements of talks by Father Terry Ryan, our Paulist priest in residence. A nationally known speaker, Father Terry presents the teachings of the mystics of the Western Tradition, especially from the Catholic Christian perspective. This rich perspective opens us to a deeper understanding of our contemplative roots and a contemplative understanding of the Gospels.
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Please contact Michelle Anderson at 303-442-6158, ext 112 for more information on any of these programs.
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