2015-16 Sunday Lectures at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
We invite you to join us for the Sunday Lectures at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, on the dates below, 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
September 20, 2015
Same-Sex Marriage in these United States
Kyle Duncan, Leonard Leo & Fr. Sina
October 18, 2015
Synod of Bishops on the Family
Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.
November 15, 2015
The Persecuted Church in Iraq & Syria
Sebastian & Katharine Gorka
December 13, 2015
Merciful like the Father: the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sr. Clare Hunter, F.S.E.
January 10, 2016
Gaudium et Spes (On the Church in the Modern World)
February 21, 2016
Fifty Years After the Second Vatican Council
March 13, 2016
Elizabeth & Felix Leseur: The Sanctifying Power of a Difficult Marriage
April 17, 2016
Mercy and St. Thomas Aquinas
Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P.
May 15, 2016
Nostrae Aetate & Islam
Robert R. Reilly.
June 12, 2016
Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)
Rev. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth
WELCOMING CATHOLICS HOME 2015 FALL SERIES STARTS SEPTEMBER 15
Do you know someone in your family or neighborhood that is thinking about returning to the Catholic Church? Do you or someone you know go to Mass but do not really see the point? Do you or someone you know go to Mass but do not experience intimacy with Christ? St. John’s apostolate, Welcoming Catholics Home, can help.
We will be meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the St. John Academy Teacher’s Lounge on Tuesdays this fall beginning on September 15. Our gatherings include time to get to know one another over wine and appetizers. Then we consider a topic we hope will be of interest. On September 15th, one of our volunteers will be speaking about the Pope’s upcoming visit to Washington, DC and what papal visits are all about in general. They have had a profound impact in shaping world history over the last 50 years. Please join us or suggest a friend or loved one join us. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.
There were many highlights from the Holy Father's visit worthy of repeating. Here are just a few:
"Mr. President, together with their fellow citizens, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination. With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty. That freedom remains one of America's most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it."
The White House, 23 September 2015