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Sep
20
Wed

Course on John’s Gospel @ St. Joseph the Worker Church

Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jim Krisher

The gospel of John has been known from ancient times as “the spiritual gospel”, and “the eagle’s word,” names which reflect its depth of insight into the person of Jesus, his significance in human history, and in the life of each believer.

Join us for this four-session course, being offered at St. Joseph the Worker parish center, 1001 Tulip St., in Liverpool. Our instructor is Jim Krisher, director of the Spiritual Renewal Center, and faculty member in theology at LeMoyne College. Jim will explore the historical and religious setting of this last-to-be-written of the gospels, and will lead us in reflecting on the meaning of selected texts from John for our own lives as Christians today.
It will meet on Wednesday evenings, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Micki Bliss of St. Joseph the Worker parish to register, or for details regarding cost or directions – (315) 451-2452.

Sep
27
Wed

Course on John’s Gospel @ St. Joseph the Worker Church

Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jim Krisher

The gospel of John has been known from ancient times as “the spiritual gospel”, and “the eagle’s word,” names which reflect its depth of insight into the person of Jesus, his significance in human history, and in the life of each believer.

Join us for this four-session course, being offered at St. Joseph the Worker parish center, 1001 Tulip St., in Liverpool. Our instructor is Jim Krisher, director of the Spiritual Renewal Center, and faculty member in theology at LeMoyne College. Jim will explore the historical and religious setting of this last-to-be-written of the gospels, and will lead us in reflecting on the meaning of selected texts from John for our own lives as Christians today.
It will meet on Wednesday evenings, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Micki Bliss of St. Joseph the Worker parish to register, or for details regarding cost or directions – (315) 451-2452.

Sep
28
Thu

Spirituality and Embodiment @ Spiritual Renewal Center

Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spirituality and Embodiment

Join us as we welcome Dr. Rebecca Letterman, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Northeastern Seminary.

How does Being a Body Matter? How does being a body matter for Christians? For much of Christian history, committed disciples of Jesus have had a rather ambiguous relationship with their bodies. Are our bodies enemies of our spiritual lives? Are they tools for us to do good works? Or are there other ways to understand our bodies more faithfully as God would intend in light of the Scriptural revelation?

Meditating first on the life of Jesus, we will consider together the gifts and challenges of what it means to be human bodies. We will consider insights of Scripture, Christian tradition, contemporary findings in medicine and neuroscience, and our own experiences. Together, we will explore what it would mean to live with an increased awareness of our bodies as gifts of God to us and to this world he so loves.

Oct
4
Wed

Course on John’s Gospel @ St. Joseph the Worker Church

Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jim Krisher

The gospel of John has been known from ancient times as “the spiritual gospel”, and “the eagle’s word,” names which reflect its depth of insight into the person of Jesus, his significance in human history, and in the life of each believer.

Join us for this four-session course, being offered at St. Joseph the Worker parish center, 1001 Tulip St., in Liverpool. Our instructor is Jim Krisher, director of the Spiritual Renewal Center, and faculty member in theology at LeMoyne College. Jim will explore the historical and religious setting of this last-to-be-written of the gospels, and will lead us in reflecting on the meaning of selected texts from John for our own lives as Christians today.
It will meet on Wednesday evenings, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Micki Bliss of St. Joseph the Worker parish to register, or for details regarding cost or directions – (315) 451-2452.

Oct
11
Wed

Course on John’s Gospel @ St. Joseph the Worker Church

Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jim Krisher

The gospel of John has been known from ancient times as “the spiritual gospel”, and “the eagle’s word,” names which reflect its depth of insight into the person of Jesus, his significance in human history, and in the life of each believer.

Join us for this four-session course, being offered at St. Joseph the Worker parish center, 1001 Tulip St., in Liverpool. Our instructor is Jim Krisher, director of the Spiritual Renewal Center, and faculty member in theology at LeMoyne College. Jim will explore the historical and religious setting of this last-to-be-written of the gospels, and will lead us in reflecting on the meaning of selected texts from John for our own lives as Christians today.
It will meet on Wednesday evenings, September 20 & 27; October 4 & 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Micki Bliss of St. Joseph the Worker parish to register, or for details regarding cost or directions – (315) 451-2452.

Oct
18
Wed

Saying YES to God @ Spiritual Renewal Center

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Saying “YES” to God!

God gently beacons and calls us into relationship and we can say “Yes” to that invitation with our presence and prayer. Might God be beckoning you? Join Sr. Mary Ellen Schopfer for a renewing half-day prayer retreat here at the Spiritual Renewal Center. Mary Ellen is a staff spiritual director with a great depth of experience in spiritual formation. We’ll explore a variety of ways of praying, and notice what stirs our hearts and souls. Music, Scripture, readings, and written reflection will all be part of our time. Lunch is provided. Please contact the Center to register by Friday, October 6th.

 

Oct
19
Thu

An Awakening to Faith: We are Born of Stardust @ Spiritual Renewal Center

Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As one approach to discussing the interaction of science with religious beliefs and eventually with Ignatian spirituality, I will present the current scientific understanding of the universe and the evolution of life within it. The universe is 13.8 billion years old and it contains about 100 billion galaxies each of which contains on the average 200 billion stars of an immense variety. As these stars live and die they provide the chemicals necessary for the evolution of life. We came to be in this universe. We are born of stardust!

Our religious faith leads us to ask a further question. Did we come about by chance or by necessity? There is a third element here that is very important. It is what we might call the “fertility” of the universe. In this light I am going to present in broad strokes what I think is some of the best of our modern scientific understanding of the universe and of the evolution of life.

Did God do it? In my attempt to answer this question I will then reflect on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spirituality of “finding God in all things.” Furthermore, as contemplatives in action and born of the stuff of the universe, we are co-creators with God in the future of the universe.