Bishop Barron's CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players showcases a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of western civilization. We are offering both morning and evening sessions of this engaging video series. Morning Sessions meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 10am-Noon. The evening sessions meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm. All sessions meet in the parish hall unless otherwise noted. Each of the Pivotal Players are showcased in two parts.
Blessed John Henry Newman The Convert Is there any truth in matters of religion? Should the Church simply retreat in the face of the challenges of culture? John Henry Newman came into the Church as a convert and used his prodigious intellectual gifts to help the Church better understand its identity and mission and engage the challenges of a secular age.
Evening Sessions: June 8th and July 6th, 7pm.
G.K. Chesterton The Evangelist How does one engage a culture that is befuddled by Christ and suspicious of the Church? The life and witness of this nineteenth century literary convert shows that the fundamental disposition of effective evangelization is joy, and life in Christ is a day-to-day encounter with an abundant and surprising offer of grace.
Evening Sessions: August 10th and September 14th, 7pm
Michelangelo The Artist The Master of sculpture and painting is not as saint but serves as the privileged representative of the creative potential engendered by the Catholic Faith. The Church professes that beauty is a route of access to God, and through humanity's creative artistry we glimpse the power and glory of the Lord.
Evening Sessions: October 12th and November 9th, 7pm.
Questions? Contact Michael Smith in the parish office-910-488-1797 or email@example.com