ST. DOMINIC’S NEW ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Learn More About Your Faith through Adult Education! St. Dominic Parish announces the creation of its new Adult Education Program starting on Sunday, January 8. This is an informal, discussion-oriented program that is designed to offer answers to questions you always wanted to ask. Classes will meet in the Parish Center on Sunday mornings following the 9:30 a.m. mass and will last approximately one hour. The program will run for ten weeks and you are free to attend as many of the meetings as you wish. Classes will be led by Joe Zalot. Joe earned his Ph.D. in systematic theology/ethics and is a St. Dominic parishioner. There is no charge for the adult education program and all are welcome. Here’s the schedule of the topics we will cover:
- January 8: “Defining” the Catholic Church – it’s more than just a building. The Church
as one, holy (the Church is holy?), catholic, and apostolic
- January 15: Structure of the Catholic Church – “What is the laity and what role does it play?”
“What is a deacon, priest, bishop, archbishop, cardinal, and pope … and what do they do?
- January 22: What happens when we die? – “Will I go to heaven, hell, or purgatory?”
- January 29: “What do I believe?” (part 1) – The foundational beliefs of the Apostles Creed
(we say this in church)
- February 5: “What do I believe?” (part 2) – Heresy and how it influenced the Nicene/Constantinople Creed (what does consubstantial mean?)
- February 12: Sacraments – “What is a sacrament and how are sacraments efficacious (what ?!?)?”
- February 19: Sacrament of Baptism – “It’s more than just the water … and a party”
- February 26: Sacrament of the Eucharist – “The bread and wine are really Jesus’ body and blood?!?”
- April 2: "Why was Jesus Crucified?"
- April 23: Sacrament of Marriage (part 1) – “What’s marriage for, and why is it a lifetime commitment?”
- April 30: Sacrament of Marriage (part 2) – “Why can’t we just live together … why is it one man and one woman?”