Adult Faith Enrichment Event
The Ministry Center is at 750 Seagate Drive (across from Saks) and the Church Hall is behind the main church at 650 Seagate Dr (across from the elementary school).
Both of these performances will help you see the Gospel in a new light. Freewill offering (donation) for admission. Invite your friends.
LUKE: STORIES ON THE ROAD (Frank Runyeon Gospel Drama) - Thursday, January 10 at 10am in the Church (about 90 minutes long)
They're some of the most famous stories ever told: The Prodigal Son ... the Good Samaritan ... The Sower of Seeds...
...Stories we have heard many times... --Or have we?
Join Jesus on the road and be as surprised as the disciples were to hear the stories that Jesus is telling
--and what you've been missing.
SIGNS: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (Frank Runyeon Gospel Drama) - Sunday, January 13 at 5pm in the Church (about 75 minutes long)
- Every Christian has wondered what it would have been like: to have been there, in Galilee, and met Jesus… SIGNS is an effort to help those in the audience have that encounter.
How? By doing exactly what the evangelist John did: by telling the story in the present tense, here and now, from beginning to end, in everyday language—and by making the audience members part of the action…
Audience members are invited to “come and see.” They become part of the crowd witnessing the signs...
By the time the last candle is blown out, each audience member has a sense that they are part of the story that God is writing—not simply spectators. That Jesus is a very real Presence among them.
And they have been called not only to witness these signs, but to respond to the Word they have heard, like Lazarus, by becoming a sign of that Life themselves.
Below is an example of Frank Runyeon's performance ministry...
AFTERNOON OF REFLECTION
Spirituality of Retirement (Jim & Maureen Otremba sponsored by Diocese of Venice)- Wednesday, January 16 from 1-3 pm in the Ministry Center Hall
Beginnings & Endings: Genesis & Revelation (Lectures by Fr. George): January 24 to February 7 at 9:15 am in the Ministry Center Hall
Where we come from and where we are going are two important "signposts" for our identity as a Catholic Christian people. In this 3 part series, we'll look at the biblical books of Genesis and Revelation. Our aim is to unpack the messages and meanings that Scripture and our tradition give us about our beginning and our end, as individuals and as a community.
MORNING OF REFLECTION
The Best is Yet to Be, a Spirituality for our Maturing Years (Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP): February 21 from 9am- 12noon in the Ministry Center Hall
If we don’t listen to the world’s stereotypes, myths and jokes about getting older, life is filled with possibilities, growth, depth, and joy, particularly in the things that matter.
This morning is for you: you who are maturing persons of integrity, touching the world with your tremendous love. We will explore ways to deepen the gift you are, to enjoy the precious moments we each have been given, to continue to develop relationships with the many loved people in your lives, and to celebrate the ways you give your special way-of-being to others which makes this world a more caring place.
The World of Evil (lecture by Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS): February 27 from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Church Hall
In light of all that is happening in the Church and the world, this lecture will consider the reality of “evil” in our midst. Three key questions will be addressed: what is evil? where does evil come from? what, if anything, can we do about it?
MOVIE NIGHT AND LECTURE
An Introduction to Henri Nouwen: Film on March 13 and Lecture on March 20, both at 7pm in the Ministry Center Hall
Lecture by parishioner Resa Quinn Pearson, who is a board member of the Henri Nouwen Soceity and earned an MA in Pastoral Ministry with a focus in spirituality in 2012.
The Catholic Movement toward Nonviolence (lecture by Dr. Laurie Gagne): March 27 at 9:15 am and 7pm