New: Adult Faith Formation Summer Program

Adult Faith Formation Summer Program
9:30 am – 11:30 am
St. Thomas Room, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
June 11— “7 Secrets of the Eucharist” by Vinny Flynn and Guest Speaker on Eucharistic Adoration
June 18 , 25 & July 2—Discovering Mary Through the Bible by Dr. Edward Sri (3-Part Series)
July 9Fatima by the World Apostolate of Fatima (A New Documentary)
July 16th— The First Saturday Devotion
July 23rd – The Rosary
July 30th— Option to join some parishioners on a  tour of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse
August 6, 13, 20 & 27—Signs of Life by Dr. Scott Hahn (4-Part Series)

All Classes are Free and Open to All!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

            9:30 am -  DVD --  “7 Secrets of the Eucharist”,  Vinny Flynn
            10:30 am   -  Guest Speaker(s) --  Eucharistic Adoration

“7 Secrets of the Eucharist” –  DVD –  Vinny Flynn                                                                          
Pope John Paul II referred to the Holy Eucharist as "the greatest treasure of the Church," and yet many devoted Catholics have a limited understanding of this powerful sacrament. This DVD will give the viewer a new awareness of the Eucharist.  It is not just about receiving Communion.  It is about transforming your daily life.
Deeply based on the Scriptures, the writings of the Saints and the teachings of our two most recent Popes, this DVD reveals  some of the "hidden" truths of the Eucharist - truths that have been embraced by theologians, saints and mystics, but have rarely been passed on to the average person in a meaningful way.  Vinny Flynn shows how each reception of Holy Communion can be a life-changing experience.
No matter how much or how little you already know about the Eucharist, the "secrets" revealed will bring you to a new, personal "Emmaus" experience, again and again. The Seven Secrets of the Eucharist will rekindle the "Eucharistic amazement" called for by Pope John Paul II.
Tuesday, June 18 & 25 & July 2, 2013                                   

“KNOWING MARY THROUGH THE BIBLE” –  DVD –  Dr. Edward Sri                                 
Dr. Edward Sri explores Old Testament prophecies and New Testament portrayals to illuminate the life of the Holy Virgin Mary and reveal her unique role in salvation history. If you want to draw closer to Mary, Ark of the Covenant, allow this DVD Series to light the way.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

“FATIMA” –  DVD  –  The World Apostolate of Fatima                                                                 
“Fatima” is the quintessential movie on Our Heavenly Mother’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Leading experts in theology, history & science thoroughly examine all aspects of the Fatima Message in this compelling documentary.
  • Relatives and close friends tell us the story of how the seers received the Message from Heaven that Pope John Paul II declared “More Important Now than Ever.”
  • Recently discovered film of an eyewitness to the Miracle of the Sun provides an authentic description of what took place as 70,000 people watched in awe.
This is a groundbreaking film that will help all of us learn about Our Lady of Fatima.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 “1st Saturday Devotion”  –  DVD  Fr. Andrew Apostoli                                                        
Fr. Apostoli shares with us the origins of the First Saturday devotions. The Communion of Reparations, asked for by Our Lady in Fatima, is the natural and necessary complement to the First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Those who faithfully honor the Mother of God will be led to fuller devotion and ever more faithful service to her Divine Son.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013                                                           

The Rosary – A Beautiful Prayer                                                                                              
The Rosary is both a beautiful Marian devotion and a Christ-centered prayer.  Join us for an educational and inspirational presentation.  We will discuss the origins and history of the Rosary, how to pray the Rosary, its benefits, and how to make it your own personal prayer.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013                                                           

Shrine of Our Lady of guadalupe – La Crosse, Wi                                                                                      
Join a group of parishioners for a tour of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. 

The Shrine Church, dedicated in July 2008, is the heart of the Shrine complex. It is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe and sits majestically against the natural woodland backdrop. Designed in the traditional cruciform design and resplendent with stained glass windows celebrating the life of Our Blessed Mother, the Church will seat approximately 450 people. The main floor of the Church has many original works of sacred art and provides a worthy place for meditation and prayer.

(Transportation is not included.)
Tuesdays in August                                                    

“Signs of Life”  –  DVD  –  Dr. Scott Hahn                                                                                    
Dr. Scott Hahn guides us through the Catholic Church's rites, customs, and traditional prayers.  From the Rosary to Holy Water -- from infant Baptism to praying with Icons -- Dr. Hahn shows us the biblical and historical roots of each practice and the common objections and misconceptions of each.  In addition, Dr. Hahn provides advice for everyday application. This DVD Series is a celebration of all things Catholic and a gentle nudge for us to grow in our spiritual life.