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2019 Winter & Spring Studies

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Welcome to our Adult Faith Formation page!

We are glad you are here. If you are a visitor, greetings! Feel free to explore and stay on our site as long as you want, contact us if you wish, and do come again!

These small group studies provide opportunities for lively discussions, faith sharing, reflection, and building friendships with like-minded people. Please take as much time as you wish to review the details of each study. The corresponding facilitator will be happy to assist you and provide further information. Their names are listed on each study.

Click HERE to see and hear brief video testimonials from people who in their own words express the value of Bible and Faith studies in their lives. 

Know that we are praying for you as you discern the options for winter and spring adult studies! We ask that you open your heart to the Holy Spirit and join us in prayer for Our Lord to guide you in selecting the right study for this place and time in your faith journey. Come and join us in searching for that peace we all long for in this crazy world and find it in friendship with Christ!

Blessings,
Fr. Norman A. Ermis, Pastor


2019 Winter & Spring Studies SUMMARY

DAY TIME STUDY SESSIONS FACILITATORS PHONE EMAIL
Mon 10:00 am - noon
begins Apr 22, 2019
Eucharist: Sacred Meal, Sacrifice,
Real Presence
n/a Diane
Beaton
(830) 336-2315 dibeaton5@
gmail.com
The Source and Summit of our faith. Bishop Barron offers inspiring insights into the mystery of Christ's presence in our lives and the centrality of the Eucharist as an important part of that presence. So many believers do not understand the Eucharist, which Vatican II said is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as sacred meal, the sacrifice necessary for communion with God, and the Real Presence of Christ.
Wed 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
begins Jan 23, 2019
Couples Enrichment
Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
8 Ray & Angelique
Macias
(210) 378-4343 adeffy@gmail.com
What if Marriage is more than a simple contract between two people, based on romance, mutual fulfillment and basic attraction? What if, created into the very design of humanity, God has placed a purposeful desire to unite a man and a woman into something mysterious, holy and eternal?

In 12 sessions, Beloved explores the true meaning of Marriage and how to live it out together. Here you’ll discover the deepest spiritual, emotional and practical realities of Marriage through Scripture, Tradition and Church Teaching. You’ll see first-hand how to experience the wonder, mystery and joy of this Sacrament – from that first “I do” through the rest of your lives.

Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
begins Jan 10, 2019
Symbolon:
The Catholic Faith Explained
10 Sam & Nancy
Roberts
(830) 755-8822
cococat@gvtc.com

We may be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic Faith … but how does it all fit together? And what difference does it make for our lives?

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a stunning video series that systematically presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, Calcutta, and in the Augustine Institute studios in Denver, dozens of nationally-known teachers clearly present the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism.

Acclaimed author, speaker, and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads over 25 of the nation’s top experts to clearly and comprehensively explain the Catholic Faith in a way that helps us know it, live it, and articulate it to others. Symbolon presenters include Johnnette Benkovic, Patrick Coffin, Jason and Crystalina Evert, Dr. Tim Gray, Curtis Martin, Leah Darrow, Chris Stefanick, Teresa Tomeo, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, and many more!

Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
begins Jan 24, 2019
Pillar I: The Creed 12 Judi White (830) 336-4515 or
(210) 288-2414
judiblanca@
yahoo.com

This twelve-part program explores the second section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacraments. Pillar I: The Creed provides the foundation needed to begin the four-part journey through the complete Pillars series. The Creed opens up the structure of the Catechism and shows how it is far more than a list of “faith facts,” but instead a sure map for their journey of faith. For group or private study.

Learning and Living the Catechism

Your Group Will:

  • Learn why the Catechism should be treated less like a fact book and more like a roadmap for our faith journey
  • Learn what God's "innermost secret" is and how we're called to participate in it
  • See that our journey of faith is one from "Blessing to Blessing," that the God who made us wills that we return to him
  • Discover how the Catechism can be seen as a new catechesis for the New Evangelization
  • Learn how what we believe emerges from the living story of salvation history
  • Discover the role the angels play in aiding our salvation, and how they are truly present to us...and much more!
Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
begins Feb 7, 2019
Young Adult Study (does not meet on Theology
on Tap Hill Country nights)
n/a Mary Ann
Matteson
(210) 241-5511 mattesonmaryann@
yahoo.com

The Teen Timeline —or T3— is the teen version of the revolutionary Great Adventure Bible Timeline learning system that hundreds of thousands of Catholic adults have used to learn the Bible. Dynamic teen presenter Mark Hart makes the Bible come alive for Catholic teens by unpacking God’s Word in a way they can relate to. T3 teaches teens the Bible by showing them the “big picture” of salvation history. When young students of the Bible first understand the “story,” they are eager to learn more. The net result: teens begin to wrap their minds and hearts around the Scriptures. They come to see the Bible as a relevant part of their lives.

Showing Teens the Big Picture of God’s Plan in Scripture

When teens understand the Bible’s “story,” they are eager to learn more. They begin to wrap their minds and hearts around the Scriptures. They come to see the Bible as a relevant part of their lives.

Fri 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
begins Jan 11, 2019
Lectio: Evangelization and the
Acts of the Apostles
10 Ree
Laughlin
(830) 249-0828 reelaughlin@
icloud.com

Find help and inspiration from the men and women who transformed the world. There is no better place to look for guidance in the New Evangelization than the Acts of the Apostles. This chronicle of the Church in action gives us the blueprint for the life and mission of the Church today.

In Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and practical wisdom to show you how modern Catholics can effectively lead people to Jesus Christ.