Adult Faith Formation

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults and children age 7 and older become members of the Roman Catholic Church.  Inquiry is ongoing and all are welcome.  Please call Dr. Annette Kubalanza at 630-393-2400 ext 122.

No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

 

Thousands sought Jesus during his life.  Only a few followed him to Calvary.  What will you do?

Jesus doesn’t want our applause. He wants our hearts. Are you ready to draw closer to Jesus in his passion than you ever have before?  Join us this Lent for -  No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion

Monday afternoons from 1-2:30 in the ACL (March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15)

RSVP to Annette 630-393-2400 x122 by March 8.

Cost $15.00 for the optional study guide

Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series on the passion of Christ.   Best-selling author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ's life in this biblical pilgrimage.  This study will take you step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, biblical experts reveal how Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ's suffering and death.  With these insights, Catholics can come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love—drawing closer to Jesus than ever before.

Authored and presented by Edward Sri, No Greater Love also features: Fr. Mike Schmitz, Jeff Cavins, Jennifer Fulwiler, Curtis Martin, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Josh Johnson, and Elizabeth Sri.  In this study, you will discover: 

  • The Biblical background to each scene in Christ's passion.
  • What was Jesus going through at each moment?
  • How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death?
  • Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish?
  • What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, and other events during Christ’s Passion?

Edward Sri also unpacks commonly misunderstood sayings of Jesus, such as:

  • “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass?”—Was Jesus thinking of backing out at the last minute?
  • “My God, my God why have you abandoned me?”—Was Jesus really abandoned by the Father on the cross?
  • “You have said so.”—What does that mean?

 

WINTER 2019 ADULT FAITH FORMATION 

 

In Bishop Barron's new film and study program, “David the King,” Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. 

His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility.  

Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.  The New Testament, however, foretold a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation. 

King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Join us on selected Monday afternoons from 1 PM -2:30PM in the ACL .  January 7 & 14,  February 4 & 11,  and March 4 & 11       

Please register by December 15th  by phoning  630-393-2400 X122 or email  annette@st-irene.org