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The Center for Catholic Studies is pleased to announce the listing of the following classes for Winter/Spring 2018.

The Mystics of the Church (T-720)

DATE:                   February 24, 2018
TIME:                    9:00 am to 2:30 pm
COST:                   $ 25/Credit or $ 15/Audit
INSTRUCTOR:     Mr. Wayne Winter
LOCATION:          Cooney Conference Center--611 W. North St.-Gaylord MI

RECOMMENDED READING: Mystics and Miracles: True Stories of Lives Touched by God

Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick & Viaticum (L-110)

DATE:                   March 10, 2018
TIME:                     9:00 am to 2:30 pm
COST:                    $ 25/Credit or $ 15/Audit
INSTRUCTOR:     Mrs. Pattie Rioux 
LOCATION:         Cooney Conference Center--611 W. North St.-Gaylord, MI


Liturgical Music (L-1000)

DATE:                    April 21, 2018
TIME:                     9:00 am to 2:30 pm
COST:                    $ 25/Credit or $ 15/Audit
INSTRUCTOR:      Dr. Wayne Wrymbelski
LOCATION:           St. Mary Cathedral Church--606 North Ohio St.-Gaylord, MI

RECOMMENDED READING:  The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (G.I.R.M.) and Sing to the Lord

SPRING RETREAT w/ Br. Mike Whitman
The Dance of the Trinity: The Soul of the Christian Journey

DATE:                 April 13th thru April 15th, 2018
TIME:                   7:00 pm (Fri) to 11:00 am (Sun)
COST:                  $ 130 per person (includes meals and lodging)
LOCATION:         Augustine Center Retreat House-798 US-31 Hwy. North-Conway, MI

REQUIRED READING: The Divine Dance by Richard Rohr

Anyone coming to the retreat that would like to meet for dinner on Friday night, come and join us as we will be meeting at La Senorita's in Petoskey at 4:30 pm








The Mystics of the Church (T-720)

Mysticism, according to it etymology, implies a relation to mystery. Mysticism is a religious tendency and desire of the human soul towards an intimate union with God. Through the history of our faith, there have been several individuals that exemplify this tendency. Most often seen through their countless miracles, we will look into the lives of these exceptional individuals.

Sacraments of Healing (L-110)

(Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick & Viaticum)

Since at least the 6th century, sin was seen as an act of disobedience to the law. Today our thinking is moving toward the idea of covenant and personal relationship with the Lord. The covenant might be spelled out in terms of do's and don'ts, but living up to a personal agreement rather than obeying a law. Likewise, breaking those commandments was primarily a matter of breaking a personal relationship rather that disobeying a law. this course will explore the meaning of the personal relationship with the Lord and the need for prayer and penance to strengthen the relationship.

Liturgical Music (L-1000)

Music is a major part of the celebration of the Eucharist and the Sacraments. This course will deal with music resources, music selection, encouraging the assembly's participation, training and scheduling music ministers (including retention), and building a comprehensive parish program.

The General Instruction to the Roman Missal (G.I.R.M.) and Sing to the Lord (USCCB) will also be discussed

The Dance of the Trinity: The Soul of the Christian Journey

Spring Spirituality Retreat

This retreat will try to enter the core of the Trinity where Meister Eckhart tells us the Trinity laughs. All that we need to do is to be open and present to ordinary life. Both its joys and its sufferings; as well as its great wisdom and its brutal injustices. This is where the Trinity is found.

Please bring appropriate seasonal clothing as we may venture outdoors.

Please read "The Divine Dance" by Richard Rohr before attending. Copies can be purchased at the Rose Resource Center.