Know Your Faith Series
Thursdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Free Will Offering
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.