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LG-01 Catholics and Jews: Common Roots, Current Practices

Back again for the fourth year, Fr. Dave Heney and Rabbi Michael Lotker explore the similarities and differences in beliefs, traditions, and practices of these two ancient faiths. This is not a debate, but a clear and concise comparison of the main issues and traditions of both faiths. After each topic, we will open the floor to questions or comments.

Heney/Lotker - LG-01 - Thurs., March 16 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

LG-03 The Mass Changes Everything: Top 13 Reasons Why

Paul Ford returns to us with his top 13 characteristics of the Mass. Here are just a few: The Mass: 1) is boring…until it bores through; 2) is better than sex; 3) changes the past; 4) pierces the present; 5) predicts and secures the future. Come to see these in greater detail, along with eight more!

Dr. Paul Ford - LG-03 - Tues., March 7 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Padre Serra, Serra Center

LG-05 How Do Catholics Read the Bible?

Was the Universe really created in six days? Did the sun really stand still? These and many other questions can be easily answered once we understand how the Catholic Church reads Scripture. Learn how to read the Bible, pray with it, and discover deeper meaning in it.

Dcn. Guillermo Rodriguez - LG-05 - Tues., March 21 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross Dining Room

LG-07 How Can Christians Live in a Secular World? Part I

What is a sacramental life? How does it fit in today’s secular society? Reconnect to the meaning of your Baptism and learn how to live this sacrament in your daily life. Discover how faith connects us to daily life in a secular world.

Dcn. Don Huntley - LG-07 - Wed., March 22 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross, Rms. 21 & 22

LG-09 How Can Christians Live in a Secular World? Part III

Even if you missed the first two parts, come tonight to learn how to live the sacrament of Confirmation. Learn how the sacraments of Matrimony, Holy Orders, and Sacrament of the Sick sustain our community and enrich your life.

Dcn. Don Huntley - LG-09 - Wed., April 5 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross, Rms. 21 & 22

LG-02 Liturgical Symbols of the Mass Explained and Experienced: Why Do We Do What We Do at Mass?

The Church maintains many traditions through symbols and gestures. This class explains and then offers a chance to experience them through a prayer service. An excellent resource for anyone to better understand the signs and symbols of the holy Mass. Recommended for RCIA Candidates and Catechists alike.

Fr. Tom Elewaut - LG-02 - Mon., March 6 - 7:30-9:00 pm - San Buenaventura Parish Center Auditorium

LG-04 Finding God in All Things: An Ignatian Approach to Prayer for Daily Living

Want to see God’s presence in your daily life? Come and learn about a way of praying that has formed and shaped the spiritual lives of Jesuits and countless Christians through the centuries – including Pope Francis. The Awareness Examen, a prayer taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola, offers us a valuable spiritual tool.

Fr. Marc Reeves - LG-04 - Thurs., March 9 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Jude the Apostle

LG-06 Getting to Mass: How Do We Reach the Mystery of Our Faith?

In the Old Testament temple, and in classical churches, worshippers approached the altar through courtyards and vestibules. How is the Holy Mass set apart from our secular world today? How do we progress in the Sacred Liturgy to enter through stages to the central Mystery of our faith?

Fr. James Fryar - LG-06 - Thurs., March 30 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Jude the Apostle

LG-08 How Can Christians Live in a Secular World? Part II

Even if you missed Part I, come tonight to learn how to live the sacrament of Eucharist, and how Reconciliation fits into a faith-filled life in a sometimes hostile world.

Dcn. Don Huntley - LG-08 - Wed., March 29 - 7:30-9:00 pm - Holy Cross, Rms. 21 & 22