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Fr. Trey Lecture Series

Summer Sacrament Series

Join Fr. Trey for a Summer Sacrament Series diving into everything from Why Go to Mass? to What makes a "Catholic Wedding" Catholic? Lectures will be 1 hour from 7:00-8:00pm in the Ministry Building: Room 124. Please see below for dates, times and descriptions of each lecture night for the 4-part series.

  1. Sunday June 13 at 7:00pm in the Ministry Building: Room 124
    Sacraments of Initiation Part I: Baptism, Reconciliation, and Confirmation

    This session will cover the basics of these 3 sacraments, as well as some newer, contemporary issues and questions that have been raised during the past 2 years: what, exactly, is original sin? Why do Godparents have to be Catholic? Why go to confession?  What do we mean by “the seal of confession?”  Can confession be done online?  What happens in the Sacrament of Confirmation? Does one need to be Confirmed to be married in the Church?  And so on…
  2. Sunday June 27 at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall
    Sacraments of Initiation Part II: Eucharist: Why Go to Mass? 

    This past year-and-a-half of “pandemic time” has been challenging to all of us in many ways. The experience of “not being able to have Mass” put a strain on us, both as individuals and as a church community.  While some are still unable to return, some have become relaxed in “watching Mass and drinking coffee.” It is now time to come back.  At the same time, this is an opportunity to invite and challenge back those who stopped going, perhaps a long time ago.  This session will revisit the basics and the beauty of Eucharist: Why come to Mass? What’s the difference between “a symbol of” and “the true presence of Jesus?” Does going to church make you a good person? And so on…

  3. Sunday July 11 at 7:00pm in the Ministry Building: Room 124
    The Sacrament of Marriage: What Makes a “Catholic Wedding” Catholic?

    Over the past year to 2 years, couples taking the first steps in planning their wedding have asked several unique questions that we’ve never been asked before: If we don’t have Mass at our wedding, is it still a sacrament? Can we get married on the beach and then have you marry us? My fiancé isn’t Catholic. Can we be married in the Catholic Church? Can our dog be the ring-bearer at our wedding Mass? (Not joking). When and where can a wedding take place?  Just to mention a few…  This session will go back to the basics of the Sacrament and the basics of Catholic marriage preparation.  It will also touch on the issue of annulments and what we call “a prior bond.” 

  4. Sunday July 18 at 7:00pm in the Ministry Building: Room 124
    Holy Orders and Anointing of the Sick: The Ministries of Priest and Deacon 

    The Church has struggled in recent years with a declining number of priests.  At the same time, the ministry of Permanent Deacon has increased.  These 2 vocations are certainly interconnected, yet have their distinctions.  What are “the things that only priests can do?”  What is the primary ministry of deacon?  What are the “different types” of priest and deacon? And so on…  The Sacrament of Anointing is a sacrament of healing: Is it still ever called “the last rites?”  When is and can this sacrament be offered?  What if one dies before anointing?  These and other basic questions will be discussed in this session.

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