Saturday, October 31, 2015
It was a fun and sticky way to learn about math.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Beloved Trailer from Augustine Institute on Vimeo.
In 6 sessions, Beloved explores the true meaning of Marriage. Here you’ll discover the deepest spiritual, emotional and practical realities of Marriage through Scripture, Tradition and Church Teaching. You’ll see first-hand how to experience the wonder, mystery and joy of this Sacrament – from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives.
Mondays November 2nd to December 14th
At 7 p.m.in the Steinhausen Center
We will be presenting a series on Marriage running for 6 weeks. The Beloved program will begin with a prayer and brief introduction to the evening's video (about 10 min) followed by a 30-35 minute video. The video will be followed by a short break with refreshments and then we will pose a series of questions for each table to briefly discuss. This discussion will be followed by a fostered Q and A surrounding those discussed questions. We'll close with a prayer and give a real quick intro (1 min or less) on the following week's topic. Weekly topics are as follows:
Session 1: Does Marriage Matter?
Session 2: Entering the Story of Marriage
Session 3: Love Revealed
Session 4: The Total Gift of Self
Session 5: A Sacramental Bond
Session 6: Real Challenges Real Love
Registration is not required. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Basic handouts will be available and student workbooks can be ordered at a cost of $10. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire a workbook.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
They even got to wear costumes!
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Jesus was at the center for a great celebration.
Our Sixth Grade Class represented us well!
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Well, just last night a little mixed-breed dog named Laika (named after the Soviet space dog and pronounced Lie-ka) had me lying awake pondering God's love.
It all began when I woke up and realized the dog had climbed into bed and curled up for sleep with her head and fuzzy muzzle on my face.
It's her habit to sneak into beds in the middle of the night, probably because she finds little resistance from people who are asleep. Though I'm not so certain why she thinks it's okay to rest her head on my face.
I think her goal is to snuggle in as close as possible. After I gently pushed her off my face, she rested at my side -- or more like attached to my side, with every inch of her touching me.
So where's the theology lesson?
It's easy to see how dogs, renowned for their faithfulness, mirror God's love. And our Lord famously has been called "The Hound of Heaven" for the way He relentlessly pursues us.
Like Laika, He will do anything He can to get our attention. And He desires to be close to us -- as close as possible. That's why Christ became one of us and remains with us in the Eucharist.
And He not only pursues us. Like Laika and other playful pups, He wants us to chase Him, and find Him, in the adventure of a lifetime.
"Come, follow Me," Jesus says.
And in dog-like obedience, we should run to Him, our Master.
Inspired by the Year of Faith, Susan Szalewski began writing weekly columns for us. Although that year is over, we liked them so well that we asked her to keep writing. Thankfully, she said yes. So watch for these on Thursdays and see the Year of Faith Blog here.