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Laudato Si – Trinity, Dead or Alive?

ON: Wednesdays 7th August - 28th August
FROM: 10.00am - 12.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Fr Kelvin Barrett SSC
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Starting with Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, we will explore the way in which Scripture encourages us to understand that our connection with the environment is at the heart of our calling as Christians. By incorporating what we know from physics about the evolutionary process of creation, we will see in another way how the Trinity is alive and active in the whole of creation – from the very beginning until the present and beyond. We will discover that creation is both at the very heart of the life of the Trinity, and at the very core of our lives. In this process we will find that the Trinity overflows with a love that urges us to participate in the ‘creating’ Mission of God. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.  

Living Life to the Full: the Theological Virtues

ON: Thursdays 8th August - 22nd August
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

This is a three-session, user-friendly online course on living the Theological Virtues – Faith, Hope and Love. Why are these virtues theological? What are the respective essences of faith, hope and love? Why is love the greatest of these virtues? What does it mean to live utterly a Christian life of Faith, Hope and Love? We will explore these and other questions in this user-friendly online course. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

EVENT POSTPONED (Apologies!) An Insight into Beauty: Saint John’s Bible

ON: Friday 30th August
FROM: 9.30am - 11.30am
WITH: Dr Angela McCarthy
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Dear friends, this event has been temporarily cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise and will notify you as soon as possible regarding its rescheduling. Thank you for your understanding – The CFE team

The Saint John’s Bible features 160 major original artworks, created over 13 years by a team of 30 artisans. Originally commissioned by the Benedictine Monks, the Bible is part of the “Saint John’s Bible Project” that began in 1998. The volumes were created by an international team of 30 calligraphers and artists over a 13-year period. Limited to 299 sets of 7 volumes, each volume represents a portion of text and illustrations from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible. The Bible explores the life of Jesus Christ and the early journeys of the Church in stunning detail. Striking features include the scattered use of gold leaf which represents the ‘divine’, while the use of silver/platinum reflects the principle of wisdom and detailed iconography symbolises God’s omnipresence. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.

Unpacking the Gospel of Luke: Themes, Figures and Events

ON: Mondays 2nd September - 23rd September
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Mr Joe Tedesco
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

All four Gospels have their own particularities when the telling of Good News of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Luke is rich in themes surrounding human need for mercy and compassion, the role of the Spirit and how the bountiful blessings of God are intended for all of humanity. In this course we will look at key scenes depicted in the Third Gospel that capture these and other themes that Luke seemed particularly intent on communicating. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

A similar course on the Gospel of Luke is being held over 4 Thursday evenings in September at Ocean Reef parish, to find out more please click here 

 

Jesus and the Church: The Two Sacraments of Love

ON: Tuesdays 3rd September - 24th September
FROM: 10.00am - 12.30pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

This course offers participants an opportunity to enrich their understanding of the nature of the Sacraments. We will explore what it means to think of Jesus and the Church as Sacraments and consider how this shapes our understanding and celebration of the seven Sacraments. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

Journeying with Jesus Through Luke

ON: Thursdays 5th September - 26th September
FROM: 7.30pm - 9.00pm (4 sessions)
WITH: Dr Margaret Scharf, OP
AT: Ocean Reef Parish, 20 Prendiville Avenue, Ocean Reef

St Luke’s Gospel is an inspired description of a series of journeys in Jesus’ life – each journey being a teaching for the disciples who followed Him. We are called to be “missionary disciples” in our contemporary world; to take the journey of a lifetime and learn, from Jesus how to respond to those in need around us. Join us, as we keep our “eyes fixed on Jesus,” the leader and guide on the way to the Father. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

A similar course on the Gospel of Luke is being held over 4 Monday mornings in September at Newman Siena Centre, to find out more please click here

 

Understanding the Beauty of the Cardinal Virtues

ON: Thursdays 12th September - 26th September
FROM: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (3 sessions)
WITH: Rev. Dr Charles Waddell
AT: Online

What is the essence of each of the four Cardinal Virtues – Prudence, Justice, Temperance, and Courage? Why are they Cardinal or hinge virtues to all other aspects of the Christian life? How do we acquire them? Why are the profoundly important to us each day in following Jesus? Why is Prudence the foundation virtue to all the other virtues? These and other questions are explored in this user-friendly, online course. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.

Rediscovering the New Testament: A Journey through mystery, meaning and translation

ON: Monday 16th September
FROM: 9.30am - 11.30am
WITH: Dr Peter Christofides
AT: Newman Siena Centre (Clune Lecture Theatre)

Originally written in Greek, the New Testament constitutes that part of the Bible which discloses the figure of Jesus Christ to us. What is the meaning of the New Testament? Why is it so important to us as Christians? Most of our English translations of the Bible are great interpretations of the original Hebrew or Greek. However, in any translation, not everything that was communicated in the original language can be precisely conveyed in another. As a result, a translation rarely is a perfect version of the original. How do we “bridge the gap” and what mysteries can the original Greek language of the New Testament disclose to us? Join us to find out! CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.