New Activities Starting Saturdays after the 4 PM masses:
October Respect Life Talks (audio) Series:
During the month of October, which is Respect Life Month, we will listen to the following audio presentations in the Social Hall after the 4 PM masses. We will start the talks promptly at 5 PM so other parishioners from other masses can attend if they want to. These talks are one hour long and are from Formed.Org. (Please note that we will not be having videos after the other masses anymore due to low turnout):
Saturday October 12 – There is life in the womb by Archbishop Fulton Sheen
This is a talk by Archbishop Fulton Sheen from about thirty years ago but is still relevant today.
Saturday October 19 – The New Conversation -Changing Hearts and Minds on Abortion by Stephanie Gray
Saturday October 26 – Why I Left Planned Parenthood: From Death to Life by Abby Johnson
November Video Series:
During the month of November we will show the following videos in the Social Hall on Saturdays after the 4 PM masses- each video is one hour long and will begin at 5PM:
There will not be a video on November 2 since the Picnic is on Sunday November 3
These videos are from Bishop Robert Barron’s Pivotal Players Series:
Saturday November 9 -Archbishop Fulton Sheen – The Communicator
Long before the Internet and social media, Fulton Sheen pioneered Catholic evangelization through the media. At a time when most preachers spoke only from pulpits, Sheen used electronic media as a means to reach far beyond the parish walls. His innovative radio and television programs, beamed out to believers and skeptics alike, reached upwards of 30 million people per week. Sheen had a gift for spreading the faith clearly and persuasively, and he paved the path for today’s media evangelists.
Saturday November 16- Flannery O’Connor – The Storyteller
The Flannery O’Connor’s influence on contemporary culture, particularly literature and film, is profound. Her novels and short stories have been described as shocking, convoluted, funny, and violent, and they are filled with unforgettably strange characters. But they are also, from beginning to end, haunted by Christ. O’Connor radically changes our idea of what religious fiction can be. Her startling prose awakens us to sin and, consequently, to the need for salvation.
Saturday November 23- St.Benedict The Monk
Many would argue that St. Benedict, the Monk, contributed more to saving western Christian culture than anyone else. Born just after Rome fell, Benedict founded the religious community that would, in time, preserve the best of the old and allow for the emergence of an authentic, Christian way of life.
Saturday November 30 – St.Augustine – The Teacher
St. Augustine, the Teacher, is possibly the best example of how faith in Christ changed a person. Augustine’s narrative of personal transformation in his book Confessions provides a template for life in Christ that still rings true today.
Watch the Bulletin for information on the December Movie series