December 8: An Advent Gift - 2 Faith Formation Opportunities
Session 1 9:30 AM: The Church in the Modern World
(Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution, Vatican Council II)
Presenter: Reverend Monsignor Milam Joseph Episcopal Vicar, Diocese of Dallas
Session 2 10:45 AM: Experiencing the Trinity, The Christian Mystery
Presenter: Jim McGill, MA Professor, School of Ministry, University of Dallas.
October 17: Year of Faith
Presenter: Deacon Kory Kilgo
Pope Benedict XVI announced a special ‘Year of Faith’ to help renew missionary energy of the Church. The observance begins Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, & concludes Nov. 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.
Year of Faith:
A moment of grace to reinforce our faith
& to proclaim it with joy to the people of our time.
May 16: One Church
May 17: Living the Word of God (Good Samaritan)
Presenter: John Martignoni
John Martignoni is an Apologist & Host of the Open Line EWTN Radio Show.
April 2012 Family Roots: Connecting Moses to Jesus
Presenter: Luis Gonzalez
Join us for an evening of Adult Religious Educaiton as we come together to learn about some of the history of our rich Catholic Faith.
March 2012 From Bondage to Freedom: Celebrating the Seder Meal
Presented by: Sister Carmen Therese Lazo, MCDP
Diocese of Dallas Catechist
Certified Spiritual Director
February 2012 The New Evangelization
Presenter: Monsignor Milam Joseph
Join us for an evening of Adult Religious Education as we come together to learn more about our rich Catholic faith. Presented by: Reverend Monsignor Milam Joseph Episcopal Vicar, Diocese of Dallas.
November 2011 The Treasury of the Mass
In this talk, historian-theologian Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio will open up the treasure chest of the Mass and bring to light riches that transcend space and time, family heirlooms of the people of God that go back even 1200 years before the Last Supper! After hearing this talk, your Mass experience will ever be the same!
September 2011 Vatican Council II
Presenter: Father Henry Petter, Pastor, St Ann Parish
Pope John XXIII convened Vatican Council II to seek the renewal of the Church. Are you familiar with the graces and fruits of the Council and its impact on the Catholic Church? Join us to learn more!
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, 7:00 PM Room 331
May 2011 The Four Elements of Mary’s Faith
Presenter: Elizabeth (Liz) Moulin, M.A., L.P.C., L.M.F.T., Spiritual Director, Retreat Director
We honor Mary, Mother of our Lord, during the month of May. Join us for an evening of Adult Religious Education as we come together to learn about the Four Elements of Mary's Faith.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 ~ 7:00pm ~ St. Ann Center, Room 331
Lent: The Great Lengths of Love
Presenter: Patrick Gothman
Patrick is a Theology Teacher at John Paul II High School, a Graduate of University of St. Thomas, BA Philosophy & Catholic Studies, and a future Dominican Friar.
During this penitential season of Lent, we recall Jesus’ time in the desert and reflect on the mystery of his Passion so that we may draw closer to him and imitate him in our daily lives. During these 40 days we spiritually prepare ourselves for the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord at Easter. To help make this season of Lent more meaningful, join us to learn more about Lent: The Great Lengths of Love. Patrick is looking to become a Dominican Friar with the Little Brothers of the Lamb. To learn more about Patrick and his vocation, and how you can help, check out his website
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 7:00 pm - St Ann Center - Room 331
Why Be Catholic?
Presenter: Patrick Madrid
Patrick Madrid, host of Open Line, was at St Ann for our own private session of Open Line, with an informal question and answer session during dinner at 5:30 followed by a formal presentation on "Why be Catholic?" This talk is a charitable and respectful examination of a dozen key biblical and historical reasons for being Catholic. Includes a discussion of common reasons why Catholics leave the Church, why they return, and what lay Catholics can do to help people better understand the teachings of the Catholic Church from a biblical and historical standpoint. One of Patrick’s most popular talks!
PATRICK MADRID IS THE PUBLISHER of Envoy Magazine, a journal of contemporary Catholic thought, and the director of the Envoy Institute of Belmont Abbey College. He is the author or editor of 15 books on Catholic themes including, Pope Fiction, Search and Rescue, Does the Bible Really Say That?, 150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know, and The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism (co-authored with Kenneth Hensley). He edited and co-authored the multi-volumeSurprised by Truth series (with a combined total of over 350,000 copies in print in English and Spanish). His total book sales, including foreign-language editions, have exceeded 750,000 copies.
Thursday, February 17, 2011. Dinner 5:30pm, Talk 7:00pm
How the Faith of Our Inheritance Can Become the Faith of Our Desire
How does the faith that we have been “given” by others become the faith we truly want?
Presented by: Gene Giuliano,
Director, Catholic Biblical School, University of Dallas School of Ministry
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 7:00pm
Called to Witness: The Role of the Laity in the Church & the World
The faithful are made sharers in the priestly, prophetic, and kingly office of Christ. We each have a part to play in the mission of the Church. Learn more about the source of mission, Christ as Priest, Prophet and King, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.
Presented by: Lucas Pollice
Director of Adult Catechesis & RCIA - Diocese of Fort Worth
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 7:00pm
Welcome Home: How to Love Someone Back into the Catholic Church
As the Christmas season approaches, many inactive Catholics think about returning to the Church. As members of one family, the Body of Christ, we are called to welcome them home with open arms like the father welcomes his prodigal son.
Why do some people leave & how can we get them to come back?
What are we bringing them home to?
Join us for an insightful and instructive presentation.
Presented by: Victoria Tanco - Catholics Come Home Committee - St. Ann Parish
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:00pm
How to Vote like a Catholic
To assist you in acting as ‘faithful citizens’ in the November elections, join us for an insightful & educational presentation.
The Church teaches that all Catholics should participate as 'faithful citizens' in the public square, especially through our voice in the voting booth, and that we have the responsibility to treat the decision for whom we will vote for with profound moral seriousness.”
Statement by Bishops Kevin Farrell and Kevin Vann
Presented by: Becky Visosky, Director of Communications
Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas
To listen to this talk - click here
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 ª 7:00pm
Do you know God's plan for marriage? Not society's plan, not the government's plan, not even Oprah's plan. What is God's
plan for marriage? He gives us a blueprint for marriage all throughout Scripture.
Join us for an insightful & educational presentation:
Presented by: Robert & Diane Schwind
Balanced Families Ministries
An apostolate of the Diocese of Fort Worth
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 7:00pm