Adult Education Opportunities

Lecture Presentations by Fr. John Monestero

Film "Little Boy"

Viewing of the film on September 6, from 7-9:30 pm
Discussion of film in the light of our Faith on September 13, 7-9 pm

Meeting Place: Hope room (formerly called Youth room)

Past Lectures: 

Art and Faith


Statues, stained glass windows and painting are common features in a Catholic parish church and cathedral.
But why do we have sacred art in our churches?
What is its history and meaning in the Catholic Church?
What role does sacred art play in our spiritual life?

 Martin Luther: His Life and Teachings and the Catholic Response

On the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, initiated by Martin Luther. An examination of his life and teachings and the Catholic response. Also the reconciliation between the Catholic Church and Lutheran churches since Vatican II.

The Life and Mission of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Film on her life, "The Letters" and discussion

Movies for the Year of Mercy:

1. Little Boy
2. Letters to Father Jacob

 ISIS & the Fate of the Churches of the Middle East
Topics covered:

  • Who are the Christians in the Middle East?
  • What is ISIS?
  • The civil war in Syria and the Christian Churches.
  • The Christians in Egypt.
  • The crisis of the Churches of the Middle East?
  • What can we do to help?




The program consists of ten films followed by discussion covering the central teaching of the Catholic Faith and the richness of its 2,000 year history.  The program is based on the series created by Fr. Robert Barron and was shown on PBS, and is intended for Catholics who wish to learn about their Faith and for non Catholics who want an introduction to Catholicism. 
Episode/Topic Guide
Episode 1 - Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man
Episode 2 - Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus
Episode 3 - That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought: The Ineffable Mystery of God
Episode 4 - Our Tainted Nature's Solitary Boast: Mary, The Mother of God
Episode 5 - The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure
Episode 6 - A Body Both Suffering And Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and The Church
Episode 7 - Word Made Flesh, True Bread Of Heaven: The Mystery of The Liturgy and The Eucharist
Episode 8 - A Vast Company Of Witnesses: The Communion Of Saints
Episode 9 - The Life of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
Episode 10 - World Without End: The Last Things


The Life and Teachings of St. Francis of Assisi

The Second Vatican Council

History of Women in the Catholic Church