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Aug
22
Fri
Escondido – Our Lady’s Lecture and Tea
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
25
Thu
Napa – “Viewing Homosexuality through the Lenses of Truth and Charity” @ St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Main Hall)
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

“Viewing Homosexuality through the Lenses of Truth and Charity” Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Main Hall) in Napa. A presentation for persons who self-identify as gay, for their friends and families, and for anyone interested in the Catholic Church’s teaching about homosexuality.  The two presenters are author and former gay activist Joseph Sciambra as well as John Collins the local coordinator of Courage, a Church   authorized outreach to individuals experiencing same-sex attraction. For more information: Call (707) 224-8754; e-mail jsciambra@yahoo.com; www.couragerc.org

Nov
22
Sat
Sacramento – The Road Goes Ever On: Life, Love, and Learning in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth @ Easter's Faith Formation Center (EFFC)
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Road Goes Ever On: Life, Love, and Learning in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
Dean Marshall

 

Sat., November. 22

10 to Noon

 

The hidden and not-so-hidden Catholic elements of The Lord of the Rings.

 

Are stories such as Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings simply tales that one man wanted to write down and publish to become famous? Of course not, but what is the deeper meaning of Tolkien’s work? What can we learn from his writings? In this introductory course to the core Middle-Earth stories, we will look at some of the essentially Catholic elements of Tolkien’s work, examining not only his stories, but the man himself and the environment in which his tales found their genesis. Within Middle-Earth, we will discover what it means to find one’s vocation, to love God and neighbor, and why these tales are as applicable to our lives today as they were to the lives of those who experienced them when the first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring was published sixty years ago.

 

Some familiarity with these may be helpful but is not strictly necessary: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (print version), The Silmarillion, The Hobbit (print version), and The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Dean Marshall holds a B.A. in philosophy with high honors as well as several graduate units in theology from Mount Angel Seminary; his senior paper examined morality in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Dean is completing his Master’s in Education, focusing on literacy and assisting students with emotional disturbances and other at-risk factors. A convert to the Catholicism from the New Age Movement and Wicca, he continues to learn new things about the faith every day and enjoys spending time in the Sierras, hanging out with family and friends, and working on two major writing projects. He currently serves as the English/Language Arts teacher at St. Isidore Catholic School in Yuba City.

Dec
6
Sat
Sacramento – Ways to Celebrate Christmas @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ways to Celebrate  Christmas

 

Auxiliary Bishop

Myron J. Cotta

 

Saturday, December. 6

10 to Noon
It’s that time of year already?! 

 

Yes, it has snuck up on us again.”Keep Christ in Christmas” isn’t just a bumper sticker. And that challenge seems to intensify each year. Increased activities, commitments, and unrealistic expectations attempt to destroy the peace and joy of Advent and Christmas.

Bishop Cotta will present ways to renew this season in your home, your family, and your heart. Spend  Saturday morning, December 6, with Bishop Cotta and enjoy a blessed Advent as we await the joyful birth of Our Lord Jesus.

___________
Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta

Appointed by Pope Francis on January 24, 2014, Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento on March 25, 2014, as the fifth Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.  Born and raised in the community of Dos Palos, Merced County, where he grew up on a dairy farm, Bishop Cotta entered St. John’s College Seminary in Camarillo, California, in 1980. He finished his undergraduate studies and continued at the major seminary, where he completed his theological studies, receiving his Master’s Degree in Divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Fresno on Sept. 12, 1987, and served for 15 years in a variety of roles including Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Clergy, Director of Continuing Education of the Clergy, Supervisor of the Safe Environment Program, and Director of the Propagation of the Faith.  He was named Chaplain to His Holiness on March 23, 2002, and Prelate of Honor in January 2009. Upon the death of Bishop Steinbock of Fresno in 2010, Bishop Cotta was elected by the Diocesan College of Consultors as the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Fresno until 2012 when Bishop Armando Ochoa assumed leadership of the Diocese.  In addition, he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Sacramento – Ways to Celebrate Christmas @ Easter's Faith Formation Center (EFFC)
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ways to Celebrate  Christmas

 

Auxiliary Bishop

Myron J. Cotta

 

Saturday December. 6

10 to Noon
It’s that time of year already?! 

 

Yes, it has snuck up on us again.”Keep Christ in Christmas” isn’t just a bumper sticker. And that challenge seems to intensify each year. Increased activities, commitments, and unrealistic expectations attempt to destroy the peace and joy of Advent and Christmas.

 

Bishop Cotta will present ways to renew this season in your home, your family, and your heart. Spend  Saturday morning, December 6, with Bishop Cotta and enjoy a blessed Advent as we await the joyful birth of Our Lord Jesus.

___________
Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta

Appointed by Pope Francis on January 24, 2014, Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento on March 25, 2014, as the fifth Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.  Born and raised in the community of Dos Palos, Merced County, where he grew up on a dairy farm, Bishop Cotta entered St. John’s College Seminary in Camarillo, California, in 1980. He finished his undergraduate studies and continued at the major seminary, where he completed his theological studies, receiving his Master’s Degree in Divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Fresno on Sept. 12, 1987, and served for 15 years in a variety of roles including Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Clergy, Director of Continuing Education of the Clergy, Supervisor of the Safe Environment Program, and Director of the Propagation of the Faith.  He was named Chaplain to His Holiness on March 23, 2002, and Prelate of Honor in January 2009. Upon the death of Bishop Steinbock of Fresno in 2010, Bishop Cotta was elected by the Diocesan College of Consultors as the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Fresno until 2012 when Bishop Armando Ochoa assumed leadership of the Diocese.  In addition, he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Sacramento- Ways to Celebrate Christmas @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ways to Celebrate  Christmas

Auxiliary Bishop

Myron J. Cotta

 

Saturday, December. 6

10 to Noon
It’s that time of year already?! 

 

Yes, it has snuck up on us again.”Keep Christ in Christmas” isn’t just a bumper sticker. And that challenge seems to intensify each year. Increased activities, commitments, and unrealistic expectations attempt to destroy the peace and joy of Advent and Christmas.

 

Bishop Cotta will present ways to renew this season in your home, your family, and your heart. Spend  Saturday morning, December 6, with Bishop Cotta and enjoy a blessed Advent as we await the joyful birth of Our Lord Jesus.

___________
Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta

Appointed by Pope Francis on January 24, 2014, Most Reverend Myron J. Cotta was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento on March 25, 2014, as the fifth Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento.  Born and raised in the community of Dos Palos, Merced County, where he grew up on a dairy farm, Bishop Cotta entered St. John’s College Seminary in Camarillo, California, in 1980. He finished his undergraduate studies and continued at the major seminary, where he completed his theological studies, receiving his Master’s Degree in Divinity. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Fresno on Sept. 12, 1987, and served for 15 years in a variety of roles including Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Clergy, Director of Continuing Education of the Clergy, Supervisor of the Safe Environment Program, and Director of the Propagation of the Faith.  He was named Chaplain to His Holiness on March 23, 2002, and Prelate of Honor in January 2009. Upon the death of Bishop Steinbock of Fresno in 2010, Bishop Cotta was elected by the Diocesan College of Consultors as the Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Fresno until 2012 when Bishop Armando Ochoa assumed leadership of the Diocese.  In addition, he speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

 

Jan
14
Wed
Sacramento – Christian Literature in Our Time @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

 

Christian Literature

In Our Time

 

Brideshead Revisited

 

Wed., January 14

Wed., January 21

Wed., January 28

6:30 to 8:15 pm

 

This course will explore the Christian view of sin, redemption, love, grace, and death through the eyes of 20th Century Christian authors, Karol Wojtyla, Sigrid Undset, and Evelyn Waugh.

 

John Hamlon, MA

earned his graduate degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in Systematic Theology from 1987 to 1994 at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001 and taught an upper-division theology course on marriage at USF for 14 years. Prior to that, he was the program director for national and international conferences on NFP, marriage, and family at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. He’s the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio. Currently he teaches classes on John Paul II’s thought, Christian ethics, and the cardinal/theological virtues for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center.

Jan
21
Wed
Sacramento – Christian Literature in Our Time @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

 

Christian Literature

In Our Time

 

Brideshead Revisited

 

Wed., January 14

Wed., January 21

Wed., January 28

6:30 to 8:15 pm

 

This course will explore the Christian view of sin, redemption, love, grace, and death through the eyes of 20th Century Christian authors, Karol Wojtyla, Sigrid Undset, and Evelyn Waugh.

 

John Hamlon, MA

earned his graduate degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in Systematic Theology from 1987 to 1994 at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001 and taught an upper-division theology course on marriage at USF for 14 years. Prior to that, he was the program director for national and international conferences on NFP, marriage, and family at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. He’s the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio. Currently he teaches classes on John Paul II’s thought, Christian ethics, and the cardinal/theological virtues for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center.

Jan
28
Wed
Sacramento – Christian Literature in Our Time @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

 

Christian Literature

In Our Time

 

Brideshead Revisited

 

Wed., January 14

Wed., January 21

Wed., January 28

6:30 to 8:15 pm

 

This course will explore the Christian view of sin, redemption, love, grace, and death through the eyes of 20th Century Christian authors, Karol Wojtyla, Sigrid Undset, and Evelyn Waugh.

 

John Hamlon, MA

earned his graduate degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in Systematic Theology from 1987 to 1994 at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001 and taught an upper-division theology course on marriage at USF for 14 years. Prior to that, he was the program director for national and international conferences on NFP, marriage, and family at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. He’s the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio. Currently he teaches classes on John Paul II’s thought, Christian ethics, and the cardinal/theological virtues for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center.

Jan
30
Fri
Santa Clara – Parish Mission @ Our Lady of Peace Church
Jan 30 – Jan 31 all-day

Our Lady of Peace Church in Santa Clara will be hosting a 2 day Parish Mission with bestselling author & world renowned retreat leader, Fr. Jacque Philippe, Friday January 30th & Saturday January 31st, addressing The Way of Trust & Love According to St. Thérèse of Lisieux — registration is required — sliding scale donation requested — further details and online registration here:  https://olopgiftshop.com/2014/12/03/spiritual-conference-with-fr-jacque-philippe-online-registration-available/

 

2800 Mission College Blvd.

Santa Clara, CA

giftshop@olop-shrine.org

 

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377607565731261/

Feb
7
Sat
Sacramento – Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm – Apr 11 @ 2:30 pm
 

This 9-session course

BEGINS

Saturday, February 7

12:30 to 2:30

 

The True Meaning of Love

Man and Woman He Created Them:  A Theology of the Body

10 Sessions.

Catechists, do you need continuing education credits for this new year?

This class is eligible for credit from Diocese of Sacramento.

 

This is a 9-session series on the thought of John Paul II with special focus on his Theology of the Body. We also see how the TOB works at the pastoral level by studying Familiaris Consortio and Humanae Vitae. In a 10th session, we view the documentary “Witness to Hope.”

 

John Hamlon, MA

earned his graduate degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did doctoral work in Systematic Theology from 1987 to 1994 at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He was the associate director of the St. Ignatius Institute, University of San Francisco, from 1994 to 2001 and taught an upper-division theology course on marriage at USF for 14 years. Prior to that, he was the program director for national and international conferences on NFP, marriage, and family at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN. He’s the author of A Call to Families: A Commentary and Study Guide for Familiaris Consortio. Currently he teaches classes on John Paul II’s thought, Christian ethics, and the cardinal/theological virtues for parishes within the Diocese of Sacramento and for Easter’s Faith Formation Center.

 

 

 

 

Easter’s Faith Formation Center (EFFC)*

5290 Auburn Blvd.

(Inside the Copenhagen Plaza

@ Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts)

Complete Calendar of Events at www.eastersfaith.org

Sacramento 95841     916-338-7272

 

Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts Store Hours:

Visit The Website www.eastersbooks.com

Tuesday thru Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 4

Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holy Days of Obligation

Feb
13
Fri
San Diego – End Human Trafficking @ Our Lady of The Rosary Church
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Children of the Immaculate Heart, founded to end human trafficking, will hold dinner at Our Lady of the Rosary in San Diego. Speakers: Rob Moscato, Catholic minister to youth in Juvenile Hall; Grace Williams, founder of Children of the Immaculate Heart, who will share plans for home for minor survivors of trafficking. Fri., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m. 1629 Columbia St., San Diego CA 92101. RSVP EricaSanchez@SBCGlobal.net. (619) 460-4455,

Feb
21
Sat
Sacramento, Christians in the pagan Roman Empire @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Early Church Treasures:

IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT

Christians in the pagan Roman Empire

Rev. Edward Pepka Ph.D.

Saturday, February 21,

10 to Noon

To go deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.
Our early ancestors in faith existed in a world that was often indifferent or even hostile to their way of living.  We shall take a look at some of the spiritual and moral challenges that they faced, including public entertainment, military service, social service, slavery, family life, private prayer, cosmetics, and other issues that affected their daily behavior.

Rev. Edward Pepka Ph.D.,

has served the Church in East Africa, in his home parish in Natick, Mass., in several parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento, and at St. Francis Catholic High School, where he was full-time chaplain. He has taught theology on every level from the seventh grade to graduate studies in Massachusetts, California, and Kenya and as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of Sacramento.   He enjoys study of the early Church, particularly the early papacy. His general expertise covers Catholic Tradition.

Easter’s Faith Formation Center (EFFC)*

5290 Auburn Blvd.

(Inside the Copenhagen Plaza

@ Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts)

Complete Calendar of Events at www.eastersfaith.org

Sacramento 95841

Feb
28
Sat
Sacramento – Traversing the Catechism of the Catholic Church @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Traversing the Catechism of the Catholic Church

John Hamlon, M.A.

Would you like to know where to find the official teachings of the Church? Do you have a Catechism but don’t know how to use it? 

 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an extraordinary document, one that’s vital and accessible to all Catholics. This 2-hour session is a practical, informative, fun look at the “rhyme and reason” of the Catechism. What’s in it? Why is it there? How can I find what I want to find (easily! )?

More specifically: Why are there four parts (pillars)?  Why are there two sections to each part? Why does Part III-Life in Christ-start with human dignity? You get the idea.

 

This book is an amazing and complete compendium of the Catholic Faith. And it’s for everyone, not just for priests, deacons, religious, and catechists.  In short, how do you traverse the Catholic Catechism in the most fruitful way?
For the last 20 minutes, you’ll test your Catechism savvy and hunt for answers to three questions posed by the instructor. In a word, it’s fun. The two hours will go by at warp speed

Participants must have the 2nd edition (green cover) of the Catechism.

Easter’s Faith Formation Center (EFFC)*

5290 Auburn Blvd.

(Inside the Copenhagen Plaza

@ Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts)

Complete Calendar of Events at www.eastersfaith.org

Sacramento 95841

Mar
7
Sat
Sacramento – Great Adventure Bible Study Series – 24-week Study Continues @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Great Adventure Bible Study Series

24-week Study Continues

Ana Ramirez-Palmer,M.A.

Saturday, March 7

Saturday, March 14

10 to Noon

 

Twenty-four weeks to a greater relationship with The Word

 

“There is a great hunger … for a deeper and richer understanding of God’s Word as found in the Holy Scriptures.

…The Great Adventure [is] for people who want to know the story of salvation, and how they, at this moment in their lives, fit into God’s plan for all of humanity.

We are called to have an intimate knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Church as revealed in the Scriptures. Hundreds of thousands of people have found new meaning in their lives after going through The Great Adventure Bible studies and seminars.”

 

Easter’s Faith Formation Center (EFFC)*

5290 Auburn Blvd.

(Inside the Copenhagen Plaza

@ Easter’s Catholic Books and Gifts)

Complete Calendar of Events at www.eastersfaith.org

Sacramento 95841

Mar
14
Sat
Riverside – Life Services Benefit Banquet @ Riverside Convention Center
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Riverside Life Services Benefit Banquet

Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street
Riverside, California 92501
United States


Start Date: Mar. 14th, 2015

Start Time: 6:00pm – End Time: 10:00pm

Riverside Life Services Benefit Banquet with Dr. Marc Newman founder and president of Speaker For Life, a training firm dedicated to equipping pro-life advocates nationwide with public speaking skills.Our Mission: Riverside Life Services seeks to preserve the life of the unborn while improving the life of families, by offering compassion, truth, and hope to those in need.
Website: https://www.evensi.com/riverside-life-services-fundraising-benefit-riverside-life/145519381
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/riversidelifeservices
View the Event Flyer.


Sponsor: Riverside Life Services
Website: http://www.riversidelifeservices.org/
Other Website: http://bestevents.us/riverside-riverside-life-services-fundraising-benefit/277594
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riversidelifeservices


Contact: Riverside Life Services
Phone: 951-784-2422
Email: info@riversidelifeservices.org

Mar
18
Wed
Berkeley – “Saint Thomas Aquinas in Art and Legend: An Iconographic Study of the Angelic Doctor” @ Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Fr. Michael Morris, OP, DSPT Professor of Religion of the Arts, will present “Saint Thomas Aquinas in Art and Legend: An Iconographic Study of the Angelic Doctor” on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:30 pm at 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley. Due to limited seating, RSVP is required. To RSVP or WATCH LIVE go to dspt.edu/aquinaslecture2015 or call 888-450-3778.

Mar
19
Thu
San Clemente – Call of God the Father: Your relationship with God, Your Wife and Your Children @ Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
18
Sat
Justinian and the Condemnation of Origen @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Justinian and the Condemnation of Origen

 

Rev., Edward Pepka, Ph.D.

Saturday, July 18,

10 to noon

 

Origen remains a man of controversy.

 

Beginning in his own lifetime, the writings of Origen became a frequent source of controversy.  At this session, we shall look at the reasons why and then at the Emperor Justinian’s heavy-handed dealing with Origen’s followers and their theology.  Justinian’s fifteen anathemas and the role of Pope Vigilius also will draw our attention.

 

Rev. Edward Pepka Ph.D.,has served the Church in East Africa, in his home parish in Natick, Mass., in several parishes in the Diocese of Sacramento, and at St. Francis Catholic High School, where he was full-time chaplain. He has taught theology on every level from the seventh grade to graduate studies in Massachusetts, California, and Kenya and as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at the University of Sacramento.   He enjoys study of the early Church, particularly the early papacy. His general expertise covers Catholic Tradition.

Aug
9
Sun
San Diego – Catholic Answers’ Summer Seminar Series 2015 @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Trent Horn will be speaking at Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Sunday, August 9 for Catholic Answers’ Summer Seminar Series 2015. His talk will be How to Talk about Tough Moral Issues.

6:30pm at
13541 Stoney Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92129

Call 619-387-7200 for more information.

Catholic Answers
2020 Gillespie Way
El Cajon, CA, 92020
Seminar Department
619-387-7200
www.catholic.com
www.chastity.com

Sep
3
Thu
Pasadena – Abby Johnson: Unspinning the Web of Planned Parenthood @ St. Philip the Apostle Parish
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Abby Johnson: Unspinning the Web of Planned Parenthood

St. Philip the Apostle Parish
151 S Hill Ave
Pasadena, California 91106

Start Date: Sep. 3rd, 2015

Start Time: 7:00pm
End Time: 9:00pm
Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Abby Johnson: ProWoman, ProChild, ProLife will be speaking on Unspinning the Web of Planned Parenthood. We hope you will join us for this exclusive event. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. All proceeds benefitting One Life LA

Oct
2
Fri
Santa Clara – Dale Ahlquist – An Evening with G.K. Chesterton @ Our Lady of Peace Family Learning Center
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, October 2, 2015, 7pm

An Evening with G.K. Chesterton

A dramatic presentation featuring: Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society and Host of EWTN’s “G.K. Chesterton – The Apostle of Common Sense” and Dr. John C. “Chuck” Chalbert, in character as G.K. Chesterton himself. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

Our Lady of Peace, Family Learning Center, 2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara

www.olopgiftshop.com

Oct
3
Sat
Santa Clara – Junipero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary @ Our Lady of Peace Family Learning Center
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7pm

Junipero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary

Have questions about Junipero Serra? Santa Clara Professors & co-authors Robert Senkewicz and his wife Rose Marie Beebe will have just returned from the canonization in Washington DC and have graciously offered to give us a presentation on Junipero Serra and the missions, as well as share some slides from their experience at the canonization. Free and open to the public.

Our Lady of Peace, Family Learning Center, 2800 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara

www.olopgiftshop.com

Oct
9
Fri
Berkeley – Mass and Dante’s Divine Comedy Lecture @ St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, October 9th, Mass @ 6pm, Lecture @ 7pm
AT: St. Joseph the Worker Church

Why has Pope Francis suggested we use Dante’s Divine Comedy as our spiritual reading for the upcoming Jubilee Year of Mercy?

“Dante is a prophet of hope, herald of the possibility of redemption, liberation and the profound transformation of every man and woman, of all humanity.”
– Pope Francis

Patrick Gardner, PhD, tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, author of scholarly articles on Dante in relation to Aquinas and to Plato, will be speaking on why the Pope has made this suggestion and how to make use of it.

Dr. Gardner will discuss how Dante’s masterwork shows us a way beyond the apparent opposition of justice and mercy. He will provide insight into the role of Mary in the Divine Comedy, and suggest ways to use this insight in our own exploration of Dante and mercy. The talk will be an apt introduction to Dante as a spiritual and mystical guide in our journey through the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Oct
23
Fri
Escondido – The Alinskyians: Organized Progressives in our Churches @ John Paul the Great Catholic University
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Talk – The Alinskyians: Organized Progressives in our Churches – John Paul the Great University 

Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

 

How did Alinskyian community organizations infiltrate our churches?
How do they operate?
Why are community organizing groups that support pro-abortion and pro-homosexual positions allowed into our churches?
Why are political progressives allowed to infect false theological perspectives into our churches?

 

Join Catholic writer Stephanie Block as she speaks about the influence of progressive, Saul Alinsky-style community organizing groups within Christian churches. Stephanie is author of Change Agents: Alinskyian Organizing among Religious Bodies, a four-volume exploration of the history, ideology and damage done by these faith-based, politically progressive groups. She edits the New Mexico-based Pequeños Pepper and is founding editor of the Catholic Media Coalition.

 

Friday, October 23, 2015
John Paul the Great Catholic University
155 W Grand Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

 

6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 to 9:00 PM  Talk and Q&A
(Food and Drink Provided)

 

For more information: Email allysons@cox.net or call 619-249-2574

Oct
25
Sun
San Diego – The Alinskyians: Organized Progressives in our Churches @ Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Talk – The Alinskyians: Organized Progressives in our Churches – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 

Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm

 

How did Alinskyian community organizations infiltrate our churches?
How do they operate?
Why are community organizing groups that support pro-abortion and pro-homosexual positions allowed into our churches?
Why are political progressives allowed to infect false theological perspectives into our churches?

 

Join Catholic writer Stephanie Block as she speaks about the influence of progressive, Saul Alinsky-style community organizing groups within Christian churches. Stephanie is author of Change Agents: Alinskyian Organizing among Religious Bodies, a four-volume exploration of the history, ideology and damage done by these faith-based, politically progressive groups. She edits the New Mexico-based Pequeños Pepper and is founding editor of the Catholic Media Coalition.

 

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Parish Hall
2540 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

 

6:30 PM Doors Open
7:00 to 9:00 PM  Talk and Q&A
(Food and Drink Provided)

 

For more information: Email allysons@cox.net or call 619-249-2574

Oct
31
Sat
Sacramento – A Journey of Faith @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Journey of Faith

Saturday, October 31, 10:00 to Noon
Please join us as Fr. Bernadin shares the compelling story of his childhood in Rwanda and his journey of faith during the treacherous genocide of 1994. But he prefers to focus of the gift that God has given us, His Mother, our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Fr. Bernardin Mugabo is a native of Rwanda and was ordained to the priesthood there in 1996. He has resided in the US for over 15 years, and was incardinated into the Diocese of Sacramento in 2006.

Nov
14
Sat
Sacramento – The Four Cardinal Virtues @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:45 am

The Four Cardinal Virtues

 – John Hamlon, M.A.

 

Saturday, November 14

8:00 to 9:45

 

Please join us, we will continue the study of

Josef Pieper’s classic work, The Four Cardinal Virtues; Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.  This is an ongoing course, you are invited to attend at any time for the discussion

 

Dec
2
Wed
Los Gatos – Advent Wednesday Lecture Series @ St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church
Dec 2 @ 7:15 pm – Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm

Advent Wednesday Lecture Series

Dates and Times: December 2, 9, and 16, from 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church, 14263 Mulberry Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church in Los Gatos is hosting an Advent/pre-Nativity lecture series on the evenings of December 2, 9, and 16. (There is no talk on December 23; instead the Royal Hours, the minor hours of the divine office, will be celebrated in anticipation of the eve of Nativity.) Each evening will begin with reader’s vespers at 7:15 pm, followed by a light supper and a talk. No fee. If you would like to RSVP, please contact Fr. Anthony Hernandez at pastor@stbasil.org or (408) 871-0919.

Dec
9
Wed
Los Gatos – Advent Wednesday Lecture Series @ St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church
Dec 9 @ 7:15 pm – Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm

Advent Wednesday Lecture Series

Dates and Times: December 2, 9, and 16, from 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church, 14263 Mulberry Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church in Los Gatos is hosting an Advent/pre-Nativity lecture series on the evenings of December 2, 9, and 16. (There is no talk on December 23; instead the Royal Hours, the minor hours of the divine office, will be celebrated in anticipation of the eve of Nativity.) Each evening will begin with reader’s vespers at 7:15 pm, followed by a light supper and a talk. No fee. If you would like to RSVP, please contact Fr. Anthony Hernandez at pastor@stbasil.org or (408) 871-0919.

Dec
16
Wed
Los Gatos – Advent Wednesday Lecture Series @ St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church
Dec 16 @ 7:15 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm

Advent Wednesday Lecture Series

Dates and Times: December 2, 9, and 16, from 7:15 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church, 14263 Mulberry Dr, Los Gatos, CA 95032

 

St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church in Los Gatos is hosting an Advent/pre-Nativity lecture series on the evenings of December 2, 9, and 16. (There is no talk on December 23; instead the Royal Hours, the minor hours of the divine office, will be celebrated in anticipation of the eve of Nativity.) Each evening will begin with reader’s vespers at 7:15 pm, followed by a light supper and a talk. No fee. If you would like to RSVP, please contact Fr. Anthony Hernandez at pastor@stbasil.org or (408) 871-0919.

Apr
5
Tue
San Diego – Presentation by Karlo Broussard – ‘Same Sex Marriage’ @ Ascension Catholic Church
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 7:00pm
Deacon Adam Curtis

Karlo will be speaking on Same Sex Marriage
Ascension Catholic Church

11292 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

San Deigo, CA 92124

United States
Open to public
Apr
12
Tue
Berkeley – Lecture – “A Paradigm for Understanding the Catholic Church in China” @ DSPT
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for a free, public lecture: “A Paradigm for Understanding the Catholic Church in China: Is Matteo Ricci, SJ still a model?” presented by Fr. Robert Carbonneau, CP, Executive Director of the US Catholic China Bureau with a response by Dr. Thomas Cattoi, Professor of Christology and Cultures, JST on Tuesday, April 12, 7pm at DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley in Classroom 1. RSVP highly recommended at www.dspt.edu/church-in-china.

May
2
Mon
Yorba Linda – Making the Case for Life – Trent Horn @ St. Martin de Porres - Parish Hall
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Monday, May 2, 2016 – 7:15pm
Katie Wood
714-970-2771

For more information and to RSVP for food email respectlife@smdpyl.org
St. Martin de Porres – Parish Hall

19767 Yorba Linda Blvd

Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Open to public
Making the Case for Life. Mass is at 6:30 and the talk will follow.
Nov
19
Sat
San Francisco – “Reflections on The Year of Mercy” @ Saint Mary’s Cathedral Event Center
Nov 19 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco Monthly Speaker Series “Reflections on The Year of Mercy” Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:30 am in the Cathedral Event Center. Chaplet of Divine Mercy 10:15 am in the Cathedral Event Center.  Presenter: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone The presentation is open to the public and free of charge.  More information available at 415-567-2020 or www.stmarycathedralsf.org
The Cathedral Event Center is located at 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco (at Geary Boulevard) at parking lot level.
Contact:  Father Driscoll, Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary’s Cathedral
415-567-2020 x 208    frdriscoll@stmarycathedralsf.org www.stmarycathedralsf.org

”Reflections on the Year of Mercy” will be the topic of a talk given by the Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordelione, The presentation is open to the public and free of charge.  The chaplet of Divine Mercy begins at 10:15 AM also in the Event Center below the Cathedral.

Feb
11
Sat
Citrus Heights – Mercy: A Love That Rescues @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 11 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

DR. JOSEPH HOLLCRAFT RETURNS!

Mercy: A Love That Rescues

Saturday, Feb. 11

12:30 to 2:30 pm

Joseph Hollcraft, Ph.D.

What does Sacred Scripture have to say about mercy? Why is mercy at the heart of the life of the Church today? What does mercy have to do with our own call to holiness? And why should we start paying closer attention to the spiritual works of mercy? Find out answers to these questions and more as Dr. Hollcraft explores mercy as gift received and at once a task to be shared. Listeners will come away with a deeper conviction to live in the merciful heart of God.

Nov
29
Wed
Berkeley – Personhood and the Medieval Imagination @ DSPT
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

DSPT will welcome Fr. Emery de Gaal, PhD from Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, to present on Personhood and the Medieval Imagination on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30 pm. This event is part of the DSPT Person, Soul and Consciousness Philosophy project. More info and RSVP at dspt.edu/personhood-imagination

Presented by: Rev Emery de Gaál, PHD

This lecture is an extra-curricular event as part
of the Person, Soul, and Consciousness Project. It
will cover the theological and philosophical
development of the term “Person” or
“Personhood” from roughly Leontius, via John of
Salisbury, Anselm of Canterbury, Bonaventure,
Thomas Aquinas up to Meister Eckhart

Jan
24
Wed
Newbury Park – Making the Case for Life – Life Training Institute @ Life Training Institute
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MAKING THE CASE FOR LIFE – LIFE TRAINING INSTITUTE

Organizer: Living Oaks Community Church
Location: Newbury Park, California
Date: Jan. 24th, 2018
Making the Case for Life - Life Training Institute

DETAILS

Start Date:
Jan. 24th, 2018
Start Time:
6:00pm

EVENT INFORMATION

Making the Case for Life – Life Training Institute
1033 Business Center Cir ,Newbury Park , California 91320 United States
Phone:
6123387653

ORGANIZER

Living Oaks Community Church
Website:
http://livingoakschurch.org/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/LivingOaksChurch/

Suppose that you have just five minutes to graciously defend your pro-life beliefs with friends or classmates. Can you do it with rational arguments? What should you say? And how can you simplify the abortion issue for those who think it’s hopelessly complex?

Website: https://prolifetraining.com/events/

Feb
10
Sat
Citrus Heights – Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ACTS: THE SPREAD of the KINGDOM


Ana Ramirez-Palmer

Saturday, Feb. 10, Feb., 24 

10:00 – Noon

 

The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.

 

The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.

 

See how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the ends of the earth.

Share with the early Christians the joys and struggles of living the life of Christ, and learn how these apply to us today.

See how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles into Truth.

 

Observe the way the Spirit-filled Church adapted to new cultures when proclaiming the Gospel.

Watch the seeds of Church structure and authority take root,  and see how conflicts were resolved even at that early stage.

 

See your place in Christ’s Church, and how you should live day-to-day as a disciple of Christ.

 

Ana Ramirez-Palmer

has an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a Certificate in Advanced Catechetics from the University of Sacramento. Ana retired from 33 years in State government service, ten years of which were as a warden in the California prison system. She is married to Steve Ramirez-Palmer and together they serve their parish as youth ministers and catechists.

Feb
24
Sat
Citrus Heights – Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom @ Easter's Faith Formation Center
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

ACTS: THE SPREAD of the KINGDOM


Ana Ramirez-Palmer

Saturday, Feb. 10, Feb., 24 

10:00 – Noon

 

The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.

 

The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.

 

See how the Gospel witness spread outward in waves, from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the ends of the earth.

Share with the early Christians the joys and struggles of living the life of Christ, and learn how these apply to us today.

See how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles into Truth.

 

Observe the way the Spirit-filled Church adapted to new cultures when proclaiming the Gospel.

Watch the seeds of Church structure and authority take root,  and see how conflicts were resolved even at that early stage.

 

See your place in Christ’s Church, and how you should live day-to-day as a disciple of Christ.

 

Ana Ramirez-Palmer

has an MA in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a Certificate in Advanced Catechetics from the University of Sacramento. Ana retired from 33 years in State government service, ten years of which were as a warden in the California prison system. She is married to Steve Ramirez-Palmer and together they serve their parish as youth ministers and catechists.

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