A Year with Bishop Barron | Brown Bag Book Club | Sunday to Sunday | Small Groups |
Religious Education for adults seeks to address the needs of the adults of Epiphany in deepening their understanding of their faith which will then lead to a more committed way of living their faith in Jesus Christ. Building on the religious education received as children, the questions and needs of adults go beyond what was learned during school years. Respecting the life experiences of adults, adult religious education should seek to integrate their questions with the teachings of the Church.
Learning about one’s faith, deepening one’s relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church does not end in 12th grade, but rather is a life-long process. We invite you to join us for the various adult education programs that are offered. Additional programs are being added on a regular basis. For more information, please follow the appropriate links or you may call Mandy at 722-0051 or Judy at 722-2110 extension 125.
Prayer for Those Who Seek to Learn
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, grant you a spirit
of wisdom and insight to know him clearly.
May he enlighten your innermost vision
that you may know the great hope
to which he has called you, the wealth
of his glorious heritage to be distributed
among the members of the church, and
the immeasurable scope of his power
in us who believe.
Sharing the Light of Faith, taken from Ephesians 1:17
This year you have an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Christ and His Church through five study programs from Word on Fire's famous Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles. Each experience is about 90 minutes. The cost is $10 per course, or $50 for the five courses.
Each week there are three opportunities to participate:
- Monday, 630 pm, Room #2
- Tuesday 930 am, Patio Room
- Wednesday 7 PM, West Meeting Room
Potluck kick-off: Catholicism - the New Evangelization. Monday, Sept 11, 630-830, Patio Room. RSVP by August 27th.
Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues
Mondays -- Sept 18 - Nov 6; Tuesdays -- Sept 19 - Nov 7; or Wednesdays Sept 20 - Nov 8.
Registration deadline August 27. An 8 week look at sins and the virtues that help us overcome them.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Mondays -- Dec 4 & 11; Tuesdays -- Dec 5 and 12; Wednesdays -- Dec 6 and 13.
Registration deadline November 16.
View the first of six of Bishop Barron's Pivotal Players series -- people whose faith and work have helped to shape our Catholic faith. $15 registration cost covers all three of the Pivotal Players presentations.
Mystery of God
Mondays -- Jan 8 - Feb 12; Tuesdays -- Jan 2 - Feb 6; Wednesdays -- Jan 3 - Feb 7.
A 6 week study of what our faith teaches us about God.
Registration dedaline December 15.
Mondays Feb 19 - March 26; Tuesdays February 20 - March 27; Wednesdays Feb 21 - March 28.
This six week series coincides with the season of Lent.
Registration deadline February 1st.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Mondays - Apr 9 and 16; Tuesdays -- April 10 and 17; Wednesdays -- April 11 and 18.
Registration deadline March 22.
Another installment of the Pivotal Players series, dedicated to "The Angelic Doctor" whose writings have greatly influenced Catholic theological development.
St. Catherine of Siena
Mondays -- April 30 and May 7; Tuesdays -- May 1 and 8; Wednesdays -- May 2 and 9.
Registration deadline April 12th.
Another installment of the Pivotal Players series, dedicated to this famous Catholic mystic, who was also a confidante -- and critic -- of popes and bishops.
Brown Bag Book Club top of page
The Epiphany Brown Bag Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 11:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the West Meeting Room and welcomes both men and women. Participants are asked to read the selected book for the month and to bring a question to add to the discussion. Everyone is encouraged to bring your “brown bag lunch” (drinks are provided) and come prepared for a lively discussion. The current book selections are listed below. For more information please contact Judy at 722-2110 extension 125 or email@example.com.
September 13 -- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
October 11: The Faith Club by Olive & Warner Idiby
November 8 -- One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
December 13 -- The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
Sunday to Sunday Scripture Study top of page
The Sunday to Sunday Scripture Study group explores the Scriptures that will be used in the upcoming Sunday liturgy. The sessions include prayer using the Divine Mercy Chaplet, the reading and study of the Scriptures and closes with a video on an aspect of the Catholic faith. The sessions are held each Wednesday, September – May from 9:00am - 11:00am in the West Meeting Room. For more information, please contact the Epiphany Office at 722-2110.
Epiphany has opportunities for you to meet in small faith and social groups. Some neighborhoods in the parish have a group that meets. We also have small group Bible studies available. We can help you start a small group if that interests you. Contact Judy Reilly at 722-2110 ext 128.