Thursday, 04 November 2010 14:22
Fr. Pat York to present ‘The Sacraments’ course at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita
Fr. Pat York will present The Sacraments, the second Religious Studies Program course of the year, on Saturday Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 at the Spiritual Life Center.
The course is an opportunity for participants to grow in their understanding of and participation in the sacraments, which lead all to a greater understanding and awareness of the love of God—bringing recipients closer to Him in mystical and concrete ways.
The whole liturgical life of the church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the seven sacraments: baptism, confirmation, eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders and matrimony. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Sacraments are “powers that come forth” from the Body of Christ...they are “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant.
Father Pat York will explore the sacraments from a pastoral perspective and how they impact us in our daily lives. Students will also be prepared to evaluate critically the historical development of the sacraments and have an ability to discuss intelligently their place in the life and mission of the church today.
Father Patrick York graduated from Benedictine College with a degree in sociology and earned a Master of Divinity from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md. He is pastor of the Church of the Magdalen in Wichita, recently celebrating 20 years of priesthood.
The course will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. The cost is $60. Lunch is included.
Course at the SLC helps divorced make it through the holidays
Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays will be offered at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. Sharon Gagnon, who has ministered to several divorced people and has gone through the pain of a divorce herself, will facilitate.
The event is designed to offer practical, effective strategies to help attendees make it through the holidays. The seminar begins with a video featuring interview clips from respected Christian counselors, psychologists, and authors speaking on topics pertinent to people in separation or divorce. They also include practical advice from people who’ve experienced a marital breakup and have faced at least one holiday season since then.
Those attending will receive a Holiday Survival Guide that includes over 30 daily readings full of encouragement and tips to help recipients construct a healthy approach to the days ahead. Attendees will also spend time with others who are separated or divorced.
To register or find out more about Divorce Care Surviving the Holidays, call the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167. The cost for this seminar is $15 and includes a workbook.
‘Life After Death’ topic for November Morning and Evening of Reflection at the SLC, Wichita
WICHITA – The November morning and evening of reflection will focus on “Life after Death.”
The reflection will talk about how Catholics understand heaven, hell and purgatory and how those realities are connected to our lives here on earth. Those attending will explore these topics guided by the thought of Pope John Paul II.
The Morning of Reflection will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and the Evening of Reflection from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.
The mornings and evenings of reflection are times for a little learning, prayer, adoration, a meal, Mass and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Penance.
The cost is $15 per person and includes a meal. Register by calling the Spiritual Life Center at (316) 744-0167 or by going online to www.slcwichita.org.
Marriage Encounter Nov. 12-14 at SLC
WICHITA – The last Marriage Encounter Weekend of the 2010 is scheduled for Nov. 12-14 at the Spiritual Life Center, Wichita.
There is still room for more couples to register for this marriage enriching event. Marriage Encounter is not for couples with serious difficulties, it is a ministry for couples in good, stable marriages who are willing to grow even closer to one another.
An application fee of $100 is requested, but scholarships are available if needed. To register call (316) 721-1650 or go to wwmeks.org.