Besides this blog, here are the ways you can connect online with the Office of Adult Religious Education:
Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. From the Collect (Roman Missal, 3rd edition):
O God, who raised up Saint Mark, your Evangelist, and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
For more information on St. Mark and his feast day, visit: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2018-04-25
Here’s a great reflection on the soul, the after life, and eternity based on today’s Gospel reading…
Here is some good news for Catholic parents and grandparents helping the kids in their lives, ages 3 to 8, become saints in this digital age:
Here’s a description of the app (available on iOS and Android) from the Little Saint Adventures website:
INTERACTIVE FAITH BASED EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN 3-8
By playing games and doing activities in Little Saint Adventures, your child or student will experience:
- 5 worlds with different learning themes
- Interactive Bible Stories
- Engaging Games/Quizzes
- Created by trusted Catholic Educators
You can watch the trailer here:
For more information on the app, please visit: https://littlesaintadventures.com/
If you have middle schoolers in your life, they will not want to miss this incredible opportunity to encounter Christ in a fun and faith-filled environment at the Building Bridges Middle School Rally, April 20-21!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information or go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/260659177805376/?active_tab=about
When we study God we are not just trying to understand who God is. We are also attempting to learn the answers to the deep questions of life: “Why am I here?”; “Why is there suffering?”; “Am I loved?”; “What does it mean to be human?”; “What gives life meaning and purpose?”, etc.
As we come to know God, we come to know ourselves and gain answers. This is why it is it important for us who have faith to continue to study the One who gave us life. When we have big questions, this is not an indication of doubt but rather, as St. Anselm said, it is “faith seeking understanding.”
If you are interested in a deeper study of Catholic theology, check out this new podcast by Abbot Jeremy Driscoll and four seminarians at Mt. Angel Abbey and Seminary, entitled: “Theology at the Eucharistic Table.”
You can also follow the abbey on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/MountAngelAbbeySeminary/?ref=psym_feed
Here’s a beautiful artistic rendition of the Annunciation to contemplate and meditate upon the majesty of God. Enjoy!
Dating in today’s day and age seems to be an antiquated thing. In the last few decades, the meaning of dating has changed from courtship, or finding a suitable person to marry one day to hooking up for casual sex. The definition of the term has gotten so obscure, even lost, that many young people honestly don’t know what the concept of dating is. They’ve never even heard of it. The movie, “The Dating Project” seeks to change that. It will be showing in Kennewick on April 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Columbia Mall 8. For more information, go to: https://www.thedatingprojectmovie.com/
To order tickets, please visit: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/the-dating-project/map?theater_id=218
According to a new study, seniors who went to church regularly live longer and happier, on average, than those who do not.