Courses and Events
God wants us to lead a life that is good. But why would this be so? What does a good life even look life? Is it simply following the rules? What happens if I can’t follow all the rules? Is there a difference between good for the religious person and those who are not religious or are not sure about their faith? These are some of the questions that moral theology deals with and that we will explore in this course. What better way to prepare for Advent! CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.
Over four weeks, we will explore why Matthew thinks that Jesus’ birth/origin/genesis needs to be seen through the lens of a genealogy. We will see how a list of names helps us to understand who Jesus is, where he comes from, and what his purpose is. We will unpack Matthew’s story in the genealogy in the light of God’s saving presence in humanity’s history through the prophets, the kings and other very unexpected and often what we might classify as unacceptable, people. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.
November signals the close and climax of the Church’s Liturgical Year 2019. This course is an invitation to entrust all to God’s loving providence. Contemplating the Biblical Psalms of Trust and Isaiahan Hymns of Hope helps us surrender all to Divine Love, and to be bridges over the troubled waters of our world today. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.
Christmas is a special time of year. It is well understood that the spiritual gift of Christmas can be easily missed amongst all the clamour of the season. Fortunately, the liturgical season of Advent presents us with some key teachings that help us get the most out of Christmas. In this course we will look at some of the key biblical texts drawn on through Advent. Reflecting on them will open up how we draw the most out of Christmas and out of our faith in general. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.
Advent calls us to remember that the truth of the Incarnation was so profound that the early Church fell to her knees at these words: “and He was incarnate by the Holy Spirit, from the virgin Mary, and became man.” In the ordinary form of the Roman Rite, each week, we bow to these same words. These gestures acknowledge the profound mystery of the truth of the Incarnation. How does the infinite enter the finite? How does He, whom the very heavens cannot contain, enter the womb of Mary? These talks call us to embrace Advent as a special time for preparing our hearts, homes and communities to receive Christ. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.
Advent time comes to question our expectations for the future of our life. Are we afraid of what our existence will face? Is Jesus Christ the person we are waiting for? Join us as we explore how the teachings of the Church help us to see the great things that God has prepared for us. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Faith Formation.
This user-friendly online course looks at the origins and ‘developments’ of celebrating Christmas throughout the world while always returning to ‘reason for the season’ – the birth of Jesus. CEWA Ongoing Renewal: this course has been approved for Knowledge.