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October Tough Topic by Fr. Ron

BANG.  Are we talking Genesis, as in the first book of the Bible, or are we talking theory, as in the Big Bang Theory.  Both talk about the beginning of creation.  “The theory that the universe began … and has been expanding since some particular instant that marked the origin of the universe.”  (McGraw-Hill Scienc3e & Technology Encyclopedia).  Or “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth.”  (Genesis 1:1).  The reality is so far back that the credibility of the assertions rests not on documentation but on the belief system to which the readers adheres. 

What I basically said just there was that the words we find in the Bible relating to the creation of the world in general and to Adam and Eve in particular flow out of our faith and that reading the Biblical account of that same creation cannot be taken as literal proof of the details of the origin of the world.  The Pontifical Biblical Commission (The Pope’s Commission on the Bible) tells us that these chapters which relate the beginning of the world and of humans “relate in simple and figurative language, adapted to the understanding of a less developed people, the fundamental truths presupposed for the economy of salvation, as well as the popular description of the origin of the human race and of the Chosen People.” 

In other and clearer words, no, Catholics do not take the creation story of Adam and Eve literally.  I apologize for what must be some unfamiliar language, but it was necessary to quote the official teaching first and then try to explain it.  No scholar today would hold that Genesis presents history in the modern sense of the word.  The sacred writers, inspired by the Holy Spirit, were interested in the “facts” of history only in so far as they illustrated the divine plan.  So what are the “facts” of the history as narrated by the Book of Genesis that the sacred writers want to convey.

And what are the “facts” of the divine plan as the Church, and, therefore, Catholics understand them?  First, the world, no matter its age, nor the manner in which it came about and developed, was created by the word of God so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.  In simpler words, no matter the time or the process, God made the world out of nothing.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches this very directly, “God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity, and order.  Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine ‘work,’ concluded by the ‘rest’ of the seventh day.” (CCC; #337). 

Secondly, God created the world out of love, and to show His glory and, therefore, all creation, the world and all the creatures in it, were created to share in that love and in God’s goodness. This is especially true of “man,” humankind.”  Man is the only creature that God has willed for its own sake, made in the “image of likeness of God.”  By this will, everything was created for man, but man in turn was created to serve and love God.  In creating man in His image, God established him in friendship and in freedom, the freedom to respond to God and God’s love.  But, tempted by the devil, man let his trust in his Creator die in his heart and, abusing his freedom, disobeyed God, preferring himself to God.  And sin entered the world. 

In this whole exposition of Catholic theology on creation, man and sin, the Catechism of the Catholic Church continuously uses references to ADAM.  At the same time, this ADAM is broadened to refer to humankind in general.  “The whole human race is in Adam, ‘as one body of one man.’”  So, which is it?  One man, or one body of one man?    No definitive answer is given.  Sometimes as the proper name and sometimes as the name of humankind in general, the Church sees Adam as having broken the bond of friendship with God, losing the privileged place in the world, being the agent of sin, and responsible for the consequences of suffering and death visited upon the whole created world.  The conclusion to be drawn from all this, the Church isn’t putting all her eggs in one basket or the other, neither teaching that one specific individual whose name was ADAM was the first, nor that he was not.  ONLY THAT ADAM SINNED, and all suffering and death followed.

ART OF THE MONTH

THE CREATION OF ADAM
Adam&God

LOCATION:
Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
Artist: Michelangelo (1475-1564)

The Creation of Adam is the most famous of the frescos painted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

In 1508 Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint a series of frescos for the Sistine Chapel.  It is believed Michelangelo finished this particular fresco somewhere between 1511 and 1512 illustrating the biblical narrative from the Book of Genesis in the Bible.

The image of the near-touching hands of Adam and God  has become one of the most widely reproduced images of art.

INTERESTING LINKS ABOUT THE CREATION OF ADAM:
Vatican Museum Sistine Chapel website
Sidewalk Chalk Michelangelo (video) - MUST SEE!!!
How To Draw the Hands of Creation (video)

MORE IMAGES

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SAINTS OF THE MONTH

StJerome2SAINT JEROME: Born: 345 Died: 420 Canonization Date: Unknown Patron Of: Librarians

When we think of saints, we think of how holy the must be. However, Jerome was known for his bad temper! He would easily give someone a tongue lashing or use his pen to write them a strong letter, but many times he would also be swift to seek forgiveness for being too harsh.

Jerome is best known for translating the Hebrew Scriptures from Greek into Latin and his handwritten copy of the Bible, known as the Vulgate, became the official text used by the church.

ST. JEROME LINKS:
Saint of the Day (Be sure to listen to the audio biography.)

StKateri2SAINT KATERI TEKAKWITHA: Born:1656 Died: April 17, 1680 Canonization Date: October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI Patron Of: Ecology; Ecologists; Those Persecuted or Mocked for their Faith; Native American Indians and Protectress of Canada.

ST. KATERI LINKS:
Short Biography by RomeReports (video)
Canonization excerpt - Pope Benedict XVI gives the reasons why Kateri is named a saint. (video)

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION OF THE MONTH

“ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” –Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah29 11As Jr. High students, sometimes, it can seem like everyone around you is obsessed with your future. Your parents are concerned about you getting good grades so you can get into higher level classes, and then get into better colleges, and finally get great jobs, so you can be successful. Your teachers tell you constantly that you will “need this information in the future”, and your coaches push you hard to perform well in practice and games if you want a “future” in your sport. Sometimes, it seems like everyone around you is a whole lot more interested in what will happen in a future that seems decades away than they are in what is going on right now.

While the people in your lives are trying to prepare you for the best possible future, you are trying to figure out what you want that future to look like yourself. “Where will I go to high school?”, “Will I get into a great college?”, “What do I want to do when I get older?”, “What kind of job do I want?”, “Do I want to get married?”, “Will I still be close with my friends?”… The whole idea of your future can be STRESSFUL! Sometimes, you feel like all you can do is worry about what might come to be.

Don’t stress. Chill out. There’s good news. In the above verse from Jeremiah 29:11, God takes all the questions that everyone is asking you about your future and says, “Don’t worry… I’ve got this.” He reminds you that your future is in HIS hands. This is awesome news. God loves you more than your parents, your friends, even more than you love yourself. He is in control of your future, and since He is in control, you can rest assured that His plans are even better than your own! Your future has been mapped out since before you are born, and the path God has chosen for you is the one that will make you even happier than you could imagine… happier than a Division I scholarship, happier than a 6 figure job, happier than an Ivy league school, happier than a supermodel spouse. His plans are what you are created for!

It’s great to know that while you may not know the future, you know who is in control of it, a God who loves you and wants what’s best for you. All you have to do is work hard,  do your best, stay in close relationship with Him, and let Him take care of the rest!

GLOSSARY

SACRED SCRIPTURE: Means "Sacred Writings". In the Christian faith our sacred writings are contained in the Bible.  

GOSPEL: Translated means "Good News". A gospel can be either oral or written and typically announces a positive event of public importance. Therefore, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is announcing the importance of His life to all of us. 

HEBREW SCRIPTURES: The sacred writings for both the Jewish and Christian faiths. It is split into three sections: the Torah, the Prophets and  the Writings. The Hebrew Scriptures form the Covenant between God and the Jewish People.   

CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES: Also known as the New Testament, it is the name given to the second major division of the Christian Bible. It begins with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and includes the Acts of The Apostles, letters written to various Christian communities and individuals and the Book of Revelation.   

PENTATEUCH: The first five books in the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. When first found, all five of these books were found on one scroll. In the Jewish faith, These five books still remain on the same scroll and is known as the Torah.   

PROPHETS: A person who speaks by divine inspiration or as the interpreter through whom the will of God is expressed. The Prophets of the Bible are categorized as Major Prophets and Minor Prophets.  

SALVATION HISTORY: Refers to the history of salvation of human beings which cuts through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. There are eight stages in Salvation History; five in the Hebrew Scriptures and three in the Christian Scriptures. This history begins with the fall of Adam & Eve.

(Online session AFTER attending your October session)

WORDS CAN BE POWERFUL THINGS....

Can you imagine finding out all about the major stories that are part of our salvation history in less than 16 minutes?

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That's what Mark Hart does in this great video... See how much you already know!

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THE PRESENTER:
Mark Hart serves as Executive Vice President for Life Teen International and is affectionately known to millions across the world simply as the "Bible Geek®". An award-winning author and producer, Mark is one of the most sought after speakers in the Catholic Church today. A graduate from the University of Notre Dame  

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THE BIG BANG THEORY

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By Christina Mead | OCTOBER 9, 2012

 

The TV show The Big Bang Theory is, in my mind, three things:

  •  Occasionally hilarious
  • Nerd Stereotypical
  • Often inappropriate

If you’ve never seen the show, it’s about four nerdy, brilliant guys navigating their way through life in a very socially-awkward manner. Normal life is the most difficult for brainiac Sheldon Cooper (who’s also, in my mind, the funniest).

 

Sometimes I’m still laughing about something Sheldon said hours (. . . or days) later.

 

I don’t want to review or analyze the show. I hope that if you watch it you’re able to discern for yourself the immorality of some of their actions. Don’t turn off your mind and morals when you turn on the TV.

The Big Bang?

Besides being a TV show, the “Big Bang theory” is a hypothesis about how we were created. Sheldon could tell you all about it. Here’s a boiled down explanation:

“According to the Big Bang theory, the Universe was once in an extremely hot and dense state which expanded rapidly. This rapid expansion caused the Universe to cool and resulted in its present continuously expanding state.”

 

  • Did creation start with a “big bang”?

  • What does the Catholic Church say about that?

  • Have you ever wondered if the creation story in the book of Genesis is real?

  • Are we supposed to take it literally and leave science behind?

No way!

 

The Church is all about us using our faith and our reason. Just because science explains the natural world around us, doesn’t mean it disproves that God created the world.

The Bible isn’t a Textbook. We’re not supposed to think of the Bible as a science or a history textbook. (There’s no pictures!)

The Bible was inspired by God, written through the hands of men, and passed on to us to teach us about God’s plan for our salvation.

 

The Bible tells us about who God is, who we are, and what we were made for. It isn’t all supposed to be read as literal facts.

So About Genesis . . .

If the Bible is not all literal, then the story of creation in the book of Genesis can fit with explanations like the big bang and evolution so long as you still believe that God was the one who first caused the creation of world. He’s the one who got the ball rolling and had a plan for what the world would be like, and how He would save us and open heaven to us.

The Catechism says:

“Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine ‘work,’ concluded by the ‘rest’ of the seventh day. On the subject of creation, the sacred text teaches the truths revealed by God for our salvation, permitting us to ‘recognize the inner nature, the value and the ordering of the whole of creation to the praise of God.’”

 

Divine Design:

The most important teaching of the Church about creation is that no matter if we evolved or not, at one point when humans were created, God infused them with souls. We were made in the image and likeness of God.

 

The scientific details of creation fall short when they abandon the belief in a Divine Creator. Have you been outside lately? Look at everything from the tiny bugs to the tallest trees. Look in the mirror – the human body is magnificent! Can you imagine atoms crashing into each other and randomly resulting in something as amazing as the human eye?

That’s like saying Vincent van Gogh didn’t paint “Starry Night” but someone tripped and spilled paint onto a canvas and it landed in this fashion:

 

Would you believe that?

Starrynight

Big bang?

Evolution?

Seven days of creation?

Don’t stress over the technicalities. God made you and I and desires for us to be in heaven with Him. That’s what’s really important.

 

I don’t know about you, but I feel better knowing I was designed and planned with a purpose and not a result of random, swirling matter.

Sheldon would definitely disagree. But no matter how smart Sheldon Cooper is, I’ll still believe my wise, 2000 year old, mother Church.

Bazinga.
Source: http://lifeteen.com/the-big-bang-theory/

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JUMPING AHEAD....

Who is FR. ROBERT BARRON?
A priest for the Archdiocese of

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Chicago, Fr. Barron is President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
He is a well known author and scholar on Catholic history.

Next month, we will be taking a look at who Jesus really is. Jesus even asked His Apostles,
"Who do you say that I am?".


To prepare for the session,  please watch this video clip from CATHOLICISM by Fr. Robert Barron.

(You may even want to watch it twice to make sure you do not miss anything.)

 

Then, take about fifteen minutes to have a conversation with your parent about this video. 

 
CLICK HERE To view the video

 

REFLECTION QUESTIONS...
Take some time to discuss these questions with your parents over the next few days. 

Choose 2 of the questions to answer in writing and bring them with you to your next class session.

  • For you what is the strongest evidence that Jesus is the Son of God?

  • Fr. Barron says either Jesus was "the Son of God" or " a dangerous fanatic to be avoided". If someone said to you "I think Jesus was just a fanatic and not the Son of God" How would you debate the issue with them?

  • Fr. Barron mentions how Jesus differs from the following people: Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, Deepak Chopra. Discuss with your parent these individuals and how both of you feel they differ from Jesus.

  • Why do you think some people today say Jesus is a "good moral teacher" but "is not God"?  


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PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Take a moment to look at the picture below.
Reflect on how this image puts what you have learned in this session into perspective.
Iceland

 

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Review time

 

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WHAT IS MY CHILD LEARNING THIS MONTH?
Aim: To help students have a general understanding of the structure of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) along with the ability to navigate the Bible.  

BRINGING THIS SESSION HOME
In each of the sessions of our junior high program, there is a section entitled, “Bringing the Session Home”. Here, we will give parents instructions on the home based portion of the program they are to teach to their child.

Parents are encouraged to break up this material into weekly sessions for you and your child to do together. They should take no more than one hour each week.

Many young people have questions about how the Bible came to be and how do we know everything contained in it is true and not a book of fiction.

THE BIBLE:
The word "Bible" comes from the Greek word biblia which means "books". Therefore, the Bible is not just one book but MANY books that have been combined and put together as a collection of ancient writings about God. For the Jewish people, God was known by the name Yahweh, a name for God that means "He brings into existence all that exists".

The Bible is split into two main sections known as TESTAMENTS.

Testament means "agreement". The Old Testament - also called the Hebrew Scriptures, contains stories about the "old" agreement God made with the Hebrews (today we would call these people Jews - people of the Jewish faith). Most of what is contained in the Hebrew Scriptures deals with the agreements God made with Abraham and then with Moses and how the Hebrews (also known as Israelites) either followed or abandoned that agreement throughout their history.

IsaiahscrollThe Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a teenage shepherd boy in a cave about a mile inland from the Dead Sea. Over 972 texts or scrolls were found between 1946 and 1956. They are some of the earliest writings ever discovered of books are are contained in the Bible. It is believed this particular group of writings belonged to a group of Jews known as the Essenes. The scrolls date back to 480BCE (BC) to the most recent of 318CE (AD).   The New Testament - also called the Christian Scriptures, contains the stories and teachings about the NEW agreement between God and His people based on the teachings and life of Jesus. it begins with four Gospel Versions on the life and ministry of Jesus -  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Christian Scriptures also contain an account of the Apostles after Jesus as ascended into Heaven and letters written by key Christian leaders to individuals or communities instructing them on the faith. There is also a book of revelations by John the Apostle.

WHO WROTE THE BIBLE:
It was written by numerous people, most of them Hebrews. There are some books in the Bible that we are unsure of the author's name.

WHEN WAS THE BIBLE WRITTEN:
It was written over a time period of 1,100 years - from approximately 1,000 BCE (BC) to 100 CE (AD). - Use pages 10 & 11 in the booklet to show your child the length of time the Bible was written. At the same time show them the books in the Bible that would cover those events in the history of the Hebrew People. Here is a wonderful LINK to help you in matching dates with when a part of the Bible was written.

HOW MANY BOOKS ARE THERE IN THE BIBLE?
That is going to depend on which version you are using. Here's why...

Catholic Bibles have a total of 73 books that were approved by the Council of Hippo in 393 CE. The Hebrew Scriptures would total 46 books and the Christian Scriptures 27 books.

Protestant Bibles would have only 66 books in total (39 in the Hebrew Scriptures and 27 in the Christian Scriptures). At the time the Protestant Bible was created the books they left out were never found in either Hebrew or Greek, the language of the people at the time the books would have been written.Therefore, the Protestant leadership removed them until they could be found in the original language following the example of the Jewish leaders who had done the same thing centuries before. Several of the books have since been found in either Greek or Hebrew and are being authenticated.

Here is a great video to help in understanding this:  Why Are Bibles Different?

WHAT IS IN THE BIBLE?

The Bible is filled with various types of writings. some of the most common are:

  • Histories of important events or individuals
  • Laws for the Jewish People to follow
  • Poetry
  • Lyrics to songs - Psalm 51 (Be Gracious to me, O God) (sung in Hebrew)
  • Speeches given by important people (known as orations)
  • Stories to teach a moral lesson

ONE STEP AHEAD:  PARENT SESSION RESOURCES
Does you child have questions about a certain topic in the lesson and you need to go more in depth? Here are some resources you might find helpful!

Spark Notes - Main Characters of the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament
DEAD SEA SCROLLS - Visit the digital library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. View the actual scrolls found back in the 1940's, find out more about their history, discover the other artifacts found with the scrolls and much more!
Finding Your Way Through the Old Testament (Article) - Gives a great overview of the basics of the Hebrew Scriptures.
25 Most Important People in the Bible (List & Article) - Also gives a FANTASTIC time frame for when these individuals lived - it is near the bottom of the page.
Bible Reading for Catholics (Article) - Great list of ten points for fruitful scripture reading!
Bible at the Core of Catholic Beliefs (Article) - Understanding how scripture is vital to our faith.

GOING OFF THE DEEP END
- Taking Your Faith to a Deeper Level. Most people have no idea how to use scripture in their daily life. Here is a great way to begin to understand scripture in a new way using a method known as LECTIO DIVINA.

WHAT IS LECTIO DIVINA?
Is the Latin term which translated means “Divine Reading” or “Reading that is sacred”.

Lectio Divina is actually a form of prayer – praying through the reading of scripture and searching for God’s personal message to you through it.

A BREIF HISTORY…
Although its roots go back to the Third Century, with Origen Adamantius, a Church Father and early Christian Theologian, it wasn’t until the Sixth Century that Lectio Divina became widespread.  It was at this time that St. Benedict added Lectio Divina to the Benedictine Rule all monks were to follow.

Guigo II, a monk in the 12th Century, developed a four stage process for Lectio Divina which is still commonly used today. Not much later, St. Ignatius Loyola added a step to Guigo II’s process. Although not as widely used as Guigo II’s model, we will be using Ignatius’ formula in this instruction.

Up until the 1960’s Lectio Divina was used only by ordained clergy and religious orders.  It was Pope Paul VI on November 18, 1965 in the Second Vatican Council’s document “Dei Verbum” where Pope Paul VI encouraged all the faithful to use Lectio Divina in their prayer life.

HOW DOES LECTIO DIVINA WORK?
Before beginning Lectio Divina, the following is encouraged:

  • Decide on a Bible passage you will focus on. You may decide to choose one of the daily readings or a reading for the upcoming Sunday.
  • Find a location that brings you peace and solitude
  • Choose a time of day where you will not be distracted by others
  • Make sure you have at least 20 to 30 minutes for the process
  • Before opening your Bible, say a short prayer asking God to reveal himself to you through this reading.

VIDEO:
Please watch these great videos by Archbishop Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada on the meaning of Lectio Divina.
Part I - http://ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/what-lectio-divina
Part II - http://ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/what-lectio-divina

LECTIO DIVINA in Six Steps: Using Luke 2:1-14 -  The Birth of Jesus

STEP 1: Lexio (lex-ee-oh) This step is reading and listening to the word of God.

  • Listening with reverence.
  • Listening in a spirit of silence.
  • Listening in awe of the Sacred Word of God.

lectioRead the passage silently to yourself. (pause)
Read the passage a second time. In this step, listen for a word or phrase from the Scripture passage that is God’s word for you today.
Read the Scripture passage both silently and out loud. Read it several times, letting the words sink in deeply. Open your heart and mind to the meaning of the words.

STEP 2: Meditatio (med-it-tots-ee-oh) This step is meditation on the Scripture passage. Allow the Scriptures to touch you and affect you at your deepest level of being.

Reflect on the passage. Ask yourself questions such as the following:

What does this passage say to me? Who am I in the passage? (Can you imagine yourself as one of the shepherds watching your flock when the angels arrive? What would your reaction be?) What do I see? What do I hear? (Imagine yourself as that shepherd – what do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel?) What do I think? Which character do I most relate to? What do I most need to learn from this passage?

STEP 3: Oratio (or-ot-see-oh) This step is responding to God’s message to you from the Scripture passage. Pray with the passage of Scripture. What do the words invite you to pray about? Let the following questions guide you:

What do I want to communicate to God? What am I longing for in my relationship with God? What do I desire in my prayer life? What secrets of my heart are ready to be expressed? Is there joy? Sorrow? Fear? Gratitude?

STEP 4: Contemplatio (con-tem-plot-see-oh) This step is contemplation. In silence, rest in the unconditional love of God.
Simply let yourself rest in the presence of God. Let go of all distracting thoughts.

STEP 5: Actio (ax-ee-oh)
In this step ask yourself:

What does the word of God in this passage invite me to do? What does this passage of Scripture call me to do or undo, or to be? (If you imagined yourself as a shepherd in the passage, how is God calling you to be a modern day shepherd for Him?) Answer the following questions with utter honesty:

How is God challenging me? Is there a good thing God is calling me to do? Is there a harmful thing God wants me to stop doing? What is the next step I need to take? Decide on a course of action (large or small). Commit to following through with your plan.

CLOSING YOUR EXPERIENCE:

  • Take a few moments of silence to reflect on the entire experience.
  • If you are a “journal person” take some time to record your thoughts.
  • Say a short prayer of Thanksgiving for God’s revelations to you through this scripture passage.

RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
WEBSITES:
Lectio Divina, The Official Website of the Carmelite Order Great site for general information and guidance through the process.

VIDEOS:
Explanation of Lectio Divina
PART I by Archbishop Collins of Toronto, Canada Explanation of Lectio Divina
PART II by Archbishop Collins of Toronto, Canada

JUMPING AHEAD....
RbtBarronNext month, we will be taking a look at who Jesus really is. Jesus even asked His Apostles, "Who do you say that I am?".

To prepare for the session,  please watch this video clip from CATHOLICISM by Fr. Robert Barron. You may even want to watch it twice to make sure you do not miss anything.

Then, take about fifteen minutes to have a conversation with your child about this video.  Below are some reflection questions you may want to discuss with them.

CLICK HERE To view the video

REFLECTION QUESTIONS...
Below, are the directions given to your child to prepare for next month's session. Please note the links on this page for the four individuals Fr. Barron referenced in his video clip to help you in knowing who they are. Please inform your child who these individuals are if they do not know.

Take some time to discuss these questions with your parents over the next few days. Choose 2 of the questions to answer in writing and bring them with you to your next class session. 

  • For you what is the strongest evidence that Jesus is the Son of God?
  • Fr. Barron says either Jesus was "the Son of God" or " a dangerous fanatic to be avoided". If someone said to you "I think Jesus was just a fanatic and not the Son of God" How would you debate the issue with them?
  • Fr. Barron mentions how Jesus differs from the following people: Buddha, Confucius, Muhammad, Deepak Chopra. Discuss with your parent these individuals and how both of you feel they differ from Jesus.
  • Why do you think some people today say Jesus is a "good moral teacher" but "is not God"?  

Who is FR. ROBERT BARRON?
A priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Fr. Barron is President of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
He is a well known author and scholar on Catholic history.  

PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Iceland

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Liturgies
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
3 p.m. (Spanish), 6:30 p.m.
Weekday Liturgies
Monday thru Friday,
6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.,
and 12 noon
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. only
Holy Days
Eve: 7:30pm (anticipated)
6:30am, 8:30am, and 12noon 

 

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