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 four study programs from Word on Fire's famous Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles. The year starts with the VCatholic Pilgrimage Journal. This program is an encounter with the teachings of the Catholic church. In ten video lessons, and the companion Pilgrimage JOurnal, you will encounter Christ by way of the rich sacramental display of our Faith presented in the program. Each experience involves viewing the video as a group, followed by group discussion. Each experience is about 90 minutes. The cost is $10 per course, or $30 for the four courses.
Each week there are four opportunities to participate:
- Tuesday 9 AM, Patio Room, Faciliator Mike Hickey
- Tuesday 630 PM, Patio Room, Facilitator Tom Fair
- Wednesday 7 PM, West Meeting Room, Facilitators Eric and Jill Wallis
- Young Adults -- Thursday, 7 PM, Facilitator Tracy Osterman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 14 -- The Grunt Padre: Fr. Vincent Capodanno Vietnam 1966-67, by Fr. Daniel Mode
July 12 -- A Man Called OVE by Frederick Backman
August 9: The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
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.