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Adult Enrichment Sessions

For those interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith. Sessions are held Monday and Wednesday evenings or Friday morning.

Church History

Sessions begin April 2017
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Previous sessions

The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater can be Thought

 

Fr. Barron's Meditations: The Glory of the Incarnation

 

Fr. Barron's "Priest, Prophet, King" series

 

Theology of Angels

 

World Without End:  The Last Things

The Catholic Faith offers a vision of life directed by a supernatural destiny. In this series Fr. Barron journeys to Florence, Ireland and Rome to illustrate how this life is a preparation for an extraordinary world yet to come.

The Indispensible Men: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure

This episode of Fr. Barron's Cathoilcism Series will present the Church's missionary endeavor, which begins with the adventures of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  Fr. Barron traces the influence of these two great apostles and their enduring legacies in the life of the Church.

Following the Call of Christ

In this video, Fr. Barron presents five Biblical stories of true conversion. They are people just like you who were called by Christ to become better.

The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit

In this lesson, Father Barron explores Catholic spirituality, which is centered on prayer. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states: Prayer is the lifting up of the mind and the heart to God.

On pilgrimage to the places where the great saints and spiritual masters lived, Father Barron explores the different types of prayer: contemplation; adoration; petition; and intercession. In telling the stories of Catholics like Thomas Merton, St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, Fr. Barron demonstrates how the human person can be transformed through prayer that manifests a deep, spiritual commitment centered in Christ.

A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints

The revelation of Jesus as God is accompanied by a stunning invitation to a unique new way of life, explained in the teachings of Jesus.  To every generation, the words of Jesus have proven fascinating, disorienting, sometimes confounding, deeply transformative, and always unforgettable.

Father Barron highlights the Beatitudes, the path of non-violence and lessons of forgiveness, care for the poor and our relationship with God as presented in the parables.  Jesus’ teachings are illuminated during Fr. Barron’s pilgrimages to Poland, Germany, Spain and New York City.  Commentaries at these sites also show how the Catholic Church is a living culture, which gives witness to the inviolable dignity of the human person.

Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven the Mystery of the Church's Sacrament and Worship

Father Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church s worship that endure to this very day, and the notion that all value is summed up in the liturgy, the supreme act by which we commune with God.

Considered by the Catholic Faith to be the source and summit of its identity and mission, the Eucharist is the central practice of the Church s culture. Father Barron describes all the parts of the Mass, and shows how the Sacred Liturgy embodies the whole of the Faith in such diverse places as Jerusalem, Rome, Chicago, Orvieto and Mexico City

Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast  - Mary, The Mother of God

In this episode, Father Barron masterfully correlates the Catholic Faith’s testimony to the revelation of God in Christ with the vivid practices of reverence offered to his Mother. Mary is explained as an on-going presence, an actor in the life of the Church.

Father Barron journeys to the humble remains of Mary s house in Nazareth, to the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus and to the great Marian shrines of Lourdes and Guadalupe to explain the Church s teachings about Mary as the Mother of God, the Immaculate Conception and the dogma of the Assumption.

Happy are We:  The Teachings of Jesus

The revelation of Jesus as God is accompanied by a stunning invitation to a unique new way of life, explained in the teachings of Jesus.  To every generation, the words of Jesus have proven fascinating, disorienting, sometimes confounding, deeply transformative, and always unforgettable.

Father Barron highlights the Beatitudes, the path of non-violence and lessons of forgiveness, care for the poor and our relationship with God as presented in the parables.  Jesus’ teachings are illuminated during Fr. Barron’s pilgrimages to Poland, Germany, Spain and New York City.  Commentaries at these sites also show how the Catholic Church is a living culture, which gives witness to the inviolable dignity of the human person.

Contact

Lorie Crepeau, Director of Adult Faith Formation, email