Know Your Faith Series

Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Free Will Offering

May 18, 2017 | Father Al Burkhardt, Wausau
“Fatima & Lourdes”
Favorite pilgrimage destinations of Fr. Al, he looks forward to sharing some thoughts in light of his visits to various sites of Mary’s apparitions, especially Fatima and Lourdes.

June 15, 2017 | Father Sam Martin, Marshfield
“Communion of Saints”
Deepen your awareness of how the saints help us from their place in Heaven. It was over a century ago that St. Therese of Lisieux promised to “spend my heaven doing good on earth.” Come hear how such a bold prediction has come true time and time again through the intercession of so many saints.

July 6, 2017 | Father Bob Streveler, Marathon
“Signs of a Dynamic Catholic”
William Lloyd Garrison, a leader in the anti-slavery movement, said once that he needed to be on fire for he had a mountain of ice around him to melt. Learn what we can do to be more dynamic Catholics and to be less cold and more on fire in our faith in Jesus Christ.

August 3, 2017 | Father Bill Menzel, Wisconsin Rapids
“Faith & Science: Friends or Foes?”
Do we need God to explain the existence of our universe? Can science prove the existence of God? Creationism, the Big Bang, and the Theory of Alien School Children. Climate change: real or fake? These are some themes we will explore in this session of the series.

September 7, 2017 | Father Dennis Lynch, Stevens Point
“Authority of the Church vs. Personal Conscience”
At the 2016 World Youth Day Pope Francis stated that believers need to develop a spirit of discernment, that many choices aren’t black and white. We will consider the dynamic between the teaching authority of the Church and a person’s conscience development. What are the extremes to avoid?

October 5, 2017 | Father John A. Schultz, Eau Claire
“What are Homilies Supposed to be?”
Homilies are a part of our sacred Liturgy that people often talk about later, for better or worse. We will talk about the switch 50 years ago from topic based to Scripture based, describe how homilies are prepared, and give practical advice to the person in the pew to listen and reflect more effectively.

October 26, 2017 | Father Steve Brice, Loyal
“Conflict to Communion: 500 Years Since the Reformation”
After 500 years of often bitter division, Catholics, Lutherans and other mainline Christians are reconciling. Our focus will be the movements of the Catholic Bishops and Protestant Leadership and how we can participate boldly and creatively.