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ME-01 Lunchtime Food for Thought: Catholic Morality 101: Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

Why do Catholics have a moral code at all? Can we ever really tell people how to live their lives? How do we actually know what is right and wrong? Who decides? The answers from Scripture and our Catholic tradition will surprise you. Fr. Dave provides a clear and concise way to understand what is the right thing to do that will always ensure a happier life. This class is ideal for Confirmation students and others who wish to learn the single basic idea that governs all Catholic moral teaching.

Fr. Dave Heney - ME-01 - Fri., March 16 - 12:15-1:45 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

ME-03 Living in our World Today. Part I: What Were They Thinking?

It took a long time for Jesus’ followers to understand the full and deeper meaning of the resurrection. Part I will examine resurrection faith – or its absence – through the actions of the men and women who experienced firsthand the passion and death of Jesus. Their response to those horrible three days may point to our own struggles as people who try to live the spirit of resurrection in our daily lives.

Fr. Steve Thoma - ME-03 - Thurs., March 01 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

ME-05 Sobreviviendo el Proceso de Duelo

El suicidio de alguien cercano es una tragedia devastadora. Destruye a las familias, destruye las relaciones. Uno puede sentirse traicionado, abandonado, culpable, vergonzoso u otras emociones. La recuperación requiere que las personas acepten sus sentimientos, miren dentro de sí mismos y desarrollen actitudes positivas hacia el pasado, presente y futuro. P. Toribio ayudará a explicar los conceptos de la fe católica para ayudar en el proceso de curación, desde la oscuridad de la muerte hasta la renovación de la vida.

Padre Toribio Gutiérrez - ME-05 - Tue., February 27 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Paschal Baylon Parish Hall

ME-02 Understanding Loss, Grief and Mourning

During times of loss, we turn to God and our faith community for comfort and support. Learn how loss, grief, and expressions of bereavement can be changed for the better by cultural and religious backgrounds, coping skills, mental history, and support systems. The presentation will offer very practical tools to help families through a difficult time of loss.

Paul Brogan - ME-02 - Mon., March 5 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Mel Activity Center

ME-04 Living Resurrection Faith in our World Today. Part II: What Are We Thinking?

After Jesus’ passion and death, His followers were lost and scattered. Once they experienced Him as risen, resurrection faith was born. We, like them, are people of resurrection faith, but at times our faith is shaken. Through the failures and successes of the earliest Christians, we will explore what it means for us to live resurrection faith today.

Fr. Steve Thoma - ME-04 - Thurs., March 08 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Julie Billiart Hall

ME-06 Chasing The Book of Ecclesiastes… Keys to a Happy Life

Career, family, money, fame: all are grand ideas of living a good life. But Ecclesiastes calls these vanities, a chasing after wind, since our own death and going home to God is certain. Learn how to live with this knowledge and how to live well and happy before then!

Dominik Gnirs - ME-06 - Tue., February 20 - 7:30-9:00 pm - St. Peter Claver West Hall