Pastoral Studies Institute – September Classes

Pastoral Studies Institute
September Classes

Diocesan Women’s Bible Study
The Eucharist in the Scriptures emphasizes the importance of meals shared in faithful fellowship as part of our covenant relationship with God. Old Testament meals and promises provide the foundation for gospel meals with Jesus.
Dates/Time: Wednesdays, Sept 16 – Oct 22, 9:00 a.m.-11:15a.m.
Cost: $20.00
Location: Church of the Madalene

The Joy of the Gospel Join us as we read and discuss Pope Francis’ papal letter Evangelii Gaudium/Joy of the Gospel.
Dates/Time: Wednesday, Oct 28 – Nov 18, 9:00am – 11:15am.
Cost: $5
Location: Church of the Madalene

The Theology of Beauty in J.R.R. Tolkien and St. Thomas Aquinas
J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout Catholic, and his writings reflect a Catholic understanding of God and creation. In this class we will look at St. Thomas’ theology of beauty in order to arrive at a deeper appreciation of the poetic vision of J.R.R. Tolkien.
Day & Time: Mondays, Sept 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: William Dunn, S.T.L.
Location: Chancery Office, “A” Building, 12300 East 91st Street, Broken Arrow

Divine Mercy
On April 11, 2015, the Vigil of the Feast of Divine Mercy, Pope Francis proclaimed an Extraordinary Jubilee or Holy Year of Mercy to run from the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2015 through the Liturgical Year beginning with Advent and concluding on the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 20, 2016. This short course will look at what the Holy Father’s Papal Bull, Misericordiae Vultus, announcing the Holy Year, summarize the history of the Divine Mercy devotion originated by St. Faustina, nutured and incorporated into the Liturgical Calendar by St. John Paul II, and explore some questions about God’s unlimited mercy which is an integral part of the Catholic Church’s 2,000 year old understanding imparted to it in the person of her Founder, Jesus Christ.
Day & Time: Thursday, Sept 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Deacon John Donnelly, J.D.
Location: Aquinas Hall, Church of the Madalene


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