ST. JOHN—ST. PAUL COLLABORATIVE
CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC ISSUES SERIES
Please join us on Monday, September 23 at 7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church for an evening with Dr. Phyllis Zagano.
Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar and lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women’s issues in the Church. Her award-winning books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (First Place, 2001 Catholic Press Association and 2002 College Theology Society), Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority (Second Place, 2012 Catholic Press Association) and Women Deacons? Essays with Answers (First Place, 2017 Catholic Press Association).
Her writing is widely translated — her best-selling On Prayer: A Letter for My Godchild is in Indonesian, Spanish and Italian as well as English — and she edited the Liturgical Press’ “Spirituality in History” series. She is a member of the Papal Commission for the study of the diaconate of women. Winner of two Fulbright awards, her biographical listings include Marquis Who’s Who. Her professional papers are held by the Women in Leadership Archives, Loyola University, Chicago. She holds a research appointment at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.
RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It the process by which adults enter full communion with our Church, through the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion). RCIA can help you along your faith journey if:
- You want to join the Church, and have never been baptized.
- You have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition, but want to join the Catholic Church.
- You have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never had your First Communion or Confirmation.
If you think RCIA might be for you, contact either parish office by phone, or email email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you!
Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus
All members of the Collaborative are warmly welcomed to join in a study of God’s Sacred Scripture this summer. The Book of Hebrews highlights both the supremacy and the approachability of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Cost: Little Rock Scripture Study books and Commentary Guides will be available for purchase at our first evening for $17.
Sessions: Thursdays, 7pm – July 11 through August 22
Location: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Powers Hall
All are invited to join our Summer Morning Bible Study in June and July.
We shall begin where everything began – The Book of Genesis
Wednesday June 12, 19*, and 26; July 3 and 10
10:30am St. Paul Parish Hall
Books will be available at the first meeting. For more information please contact David Horn.
Stay tuned for an Evening Summer Bible Study coming in July and August!
*On the 19th we will be in the Lower Rectory Meeting Room.
In Luke’s Gospel Jesus sends seventy-two out in pairs to do the work of His mission. Jesus sent these lay ministers out with His authority, with a mission to care for His people, especially the sick. Nothing has changed since that time. Jesus is still very much with us, and seeks to send us out with a commission to spread His love to those who need it. Ministry to the sick and homebound is a unique, intimate and beautiful one.
Sr. Evelyn Ronan will join us for a spiritual journey through this ministry, followed by an informal discussion over breakfast. If you feel called to visitation of the sick and homebound please join us for an enriching morning.
Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am in St. John Chapel
All parishioners in the collaborative are invited to study the work of Dr. Phyllis Zagano, PhD. In her recent book, Women Deacons: Past, Present and Future, Dr. Zagano explores the tremendous growth of the permanent diaconate, and the lingering questions about women deacons. She highlights the evident need for more women in ministry and its subsequent need for careful evaluation of historical roots, contemporary ecclesiastical realities and creative future possibilities for women in the diaconate. In August 2012, Phyllis was appointed by Pope Francis to the Papal Commission for the Study of Women in the Diaconate, which convened in Rome in 2016.
The 4-session study guide for this exploration was written by Sister Donna L. Ciangio, a Dominican Sister of Caldwell and the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Newark.
Mondays: March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8
7:00pm at St. John in Powers Hall
Prelates attend the opening session of the meeting on the protection of minors in the church at the Vatican Feb. 21, 2019. (CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, pool)
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Join us at 7:45pm in the St. John Parish Center Board Room – all are welcome!
Due to the predicted storm, all afternoon and evening programs in the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative, including Adoration at St. Paul and Marian Movement (Rosary) at St. John, are cancelled. The Book Group scheduled for tonight at St. John has been postponed to Tuesday, February 19. Please be safe!