Jesus the Christ
Adult Formation – Spring 2020 – Celina Cluster – Facilitator – Fr. Tim McFarland, C.PP.S., Ph.D.
This four-part series will focus on Jesus the Christ.
Session One – Jesus’ Passion, Death and Resurrection
We will examine the resurrection, passion and death of Jesus to discover how God reconciled humans to Himself. We will look at how people interpreted the death of Jesus, how Jesus’ death came to be seen as a sacrifice and how people came to understand the resurrection. We will look at similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts of the resurrection to better understand its meaning for Christians.
IC – Mon., March 9 after 7 PM Mass (PAC Room 103)
ST – Wed., March 11 after 7 PM Mass (in Church)
OLG – Mon., March 9 after Communion Service (at 8:20 AM in Church)
Session Two – Jesus Christ, Fully God and Fully Human
In this session we will examine the development of the Church’s understanding and dogma of Jesus as fully God and fully human. We will look at some of the more prominent heresies that grew up in the course of history and how the Church responded to these through the various Councils.
IC – Mon., March 16 after 7 PM Mass (PAC Room 103)
ST – Wed., March 18 After 7 PM Mass (in Church)
OLG – Mon., March 16 after Communion service (at 8:20 AM in Church)
Session Three – Jesus through Ages and Cultures
In this session we will look at the ways Jesus is portrayed by various artists through the centuries. As Christianity began to thrive in other countries and cultures – they imagined Jesus in different ways. This session is meant to engage the imagination to perhaps “see” Jesus in different ways.
IC – Mon., March 23 after 7 PM Mass (PAC Room 103)
ST – Wed., April 1 after 7 PM Mass (in Church)
OLG – Mon., March 23 after Communion Service (at 8:20 AM in Church)
Session Four – The “Green Jesus”
If Jesus is going to have an impact in our lives today, we must be able to draw insights from Him as we face contemporary issues. One of the issues that we face is stewardship of our environment. Pope Francis addressed this in his encyclical Laudato si (2015). We will look for some ways that our Christology might address environmental concerns today.
IC – Mon., March 30 after 7 PM (PAC Room 103)
ST – Wed., April 8 after 7 PM Mass (in Church)
OLG – Mon., March 30 after Communion Service (at 8:20 AM in Church)