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Free Events and Resources

Enhance Your Faith with free courses from the
Institute for Pastoral Leadership!


Did you miss the Summer Scripture Conference?  You have the opportunity to listen to a series of 3 lectures from one of the speakers from the Summer Scripture Conference 2020!
Dr. Mark Giszczak, S.S.L., Ph.D.  Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, Augustine Institute, has made his lectures available to us via vimeo videos.  Click HERE for the free lectures.


The Institute for Pastoral Leadership is providing a series of 4 mini-courses this summer.
WHEN
:  Monday OR Wednesday evenings, 7-8:45 pm

WHERE:  Courses will be offered online through Microsoft Teams.  (You do not need to have Teams to join.)  Once you register, you will be sent a link to the course.

Due to a wonderful response to these free courses, we have schedule a 2nd date for each course.  If you were not able to register for the original dates, please see the registration link for the new dates.  These too will be limited to 50 people each.   Thank you to everyone who has responded!

FIRST COURSE:   CHRISTOLOGY – the Person of Jesus Christ with Dr. Catherine Sims
How well do you know Jesus?  This session will explore Who Jesus is and the difference He can make in our lives.    

WHEN:  August 19, 2020   REGISTER HERE


Second Course:  THE CATHOLIC UNDERSTANDING OF HUMAN NATURE with Michelle Shaffer
God created us in His image and likeness – but what does that mean for our daily lives?  Join this session to find out more about what the Catholic understanding of the Human Person.

WHEN: August 26, 2020   REGISTER HERE


Third Course: ECCLESIOLOGY – The study of the Catholic Church with Bob Alexander
The Church is an institution but it is also the baptized people of God who gather to worship, spread the Gospel and serve others.
Explore the mystery of the Church at this session.

WHENSeptember 9, 2020REGISTER HERE


Fourth Course: August 10, 2020  LIVING THE CATHOLIC FAITH THROUGH THE VIRTUES with Dr. Linda Couri
Living the Catholic faith involves the practice of virtue.  These virtues form the basis of the spiritual life.
This session will explore the practice of virtue in our lives today.  For the August 10th session:  REGISTER HERE

For the 2nd date, September 2, 2020    REGISTER HERE



UPCOMING FREE EVENTS!

Wonderful Wednesday Workshops

 

Mark your calendars for these four free workshops being offered by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership team.  These 1-hour workshops will be offered virtually via Microsoft Teams.

  1. Recruiting and Forming Volunteers – Presenter – Bob Alexander on October 7, 2020, 7-8 pm  REGISTER HERE
    Check out our PROMO
  2. Identifying important aspects of Church Life. “Why we sometimes Disagree” – Panel of Bob Alexander, Michelle Shaffer and Dr. Catherine Sims on November 4, 2020, 7-8 pm   REGISTER HERE
  3. Leading Small Groups – Michelle Shaffer on January 6, 2021, 7-8 pm
    REGISTER HERE
  4. How to craft Prayer Services & Special Liturgy’s for Sacraments -TBD – on February 3, 2021,  7-8 pm  REGISTER HERE   Registrations are limited to 50 people per workshop.  Those who register after we reach capacity will be placed on a wait list.

FREE ONLINE BIBLE STUDY WITH FATHER JOHN KARTJE

LIVING ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS: BIBLICAL LESSONS FOR FINDING HOPE IN THE FACE OF FEAR

From Cain and Abel through the persecution of the early Church, the Bible is replete with accounts of fear and violence as reactions to God’s desire for humanity. What Sacred Scripture makes clear, however, is that there is a pathway through fear to hope. Join us as we carefully explore biblical examples drawn from the historical books and the prophets, Wisdom literature, the Gospels, and other New Testament texts to illustrate how the sweep of salvation history often follows a journey from order, through chaos, to a new reality shaped by the Kingdom of God.

Join Father John Kartje, rector of Mundelein Seminary, for an online Bible study exploring the pathway from chaos and fear to hope.

REGISTER HERE for this online bible study to receive the recordings when they are released later this month!

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