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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Evening series at Immaculate Heart to explore Catechism for Adults

the Inland Register

(From the Jan. 14, 2010 edition of the Inland Register)

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Benn Burr Rd. in Spokane, will offer a series of 12 Tuesday evenings of prayer devoted to study of the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults.

Presenters include Bishop Skylstad; Father Robert McNeese, pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Spokane; Father William O’Brien, pastor of SS Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Parish; Deacon Chalo Martínez, pastor associate at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes; Father Steve Dublinski, rector of the Cathedral and co-Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Spokane Diocese; Father Dan Wetzler, a retired Spokane Diocese priest and pastor; Msgr. John Steiner, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Spokane Valley and co-Vicar General; Father Brian Mee, pastor of St. Peter Parish, Spokane; Father Darrin Connall, rector of Bishop White Seminary, Vocations Director, and Director of Seminarians; Father Charles Skok, retired Gonzaga University professor; Holy Names Sister Mary Garvin, a faculty member of the Religious Studies Department of GU; and Father Kenny St. Hilaire, Director of Spiritual Formation at Bishop White and parochial vicar of St. Patrick and St. Francis Xavier parishes in Spokane.

Each evening’s schedule begins with Mass at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, and two conferences. The conferences include time for questions and reflection as well. The evenings will conclude around 9 p.m.

Price for each evening is $35 per person.

The schedule:

Jan. 26, with Bishop Skylstad: Chapter 1, The Human Quest for God; Chapter 2, God Reveals a Plan of Loving Goodness; and Chapter 3, Transmission of Divine Revelation

Feb. 23, with Father Mc-Neese: Chapter 4, Faith as the Human Response to God’s Revelation; Chapter 5, Faith in God as Mystery and Trinity; and Chapter 6, Creation of Man and Woman, the Fall and the Promise.

March 23, with Father O’Brien: Chapter 7, Son of God, Son of Mary, Mysteries of Christ’s Life; Chapter 8, The Paschal Mystery, Unity of the Saving Deeds; Chapter 9, The Revelation of the Spirit, Joint Mission of the Son and Spirit. (Note: The Byzantine liturgy will begin at 4:30 p.m. instead of the regular 5 p.m.)

April 27, with Deacon Martínez: Chapter 10, Images and Mission of the Church; Chapter 11, The Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic; Chapter 12, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, Mother of the Church

May 11, with Father Dublinski: Chapter 13, Last Things: Resurrection of the Body, Death, Particular Judgment, Heaven, Purgatory, Hell, Last Judgment, New Heavens, New Earth; Chapter 14, Introduction to the Celebration of the Liturgy in the Sacraments; and Chapter 15, Baptism – First of the Sacraments of Initiation

June 29, with Father Wetzler: Chapter 16, Confirmation – Second of the Sacraments of Initiation; Chapter 17, The Holy Eucharist – Completion of Christian Initiation; and Chapter 18, Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

July 20, with Msgr. Steiner: Chapter 19, Anointing the Sick and Dying; Chapter 20, Sacrament of Holy Orders; and Chapter 21, Sacrament of Marriage.

Aug. 31, with Father Mee: Chapter 22, Sacramentals and Popular Devotions; Chapter 23, Foundations of the Christian Moral Life; and Chapter 24, Principles of the Christian Moral Life.

Sept. 28, with Father Connall: Chapter 25, The First Commandment; Chapter 26, The Second Commandment; and Chapter 27, The Third Commandment.

Oct. 26, with Father Skok: Chapter 28, The Fourth Commandment; Chapter 29, The Fifth Commandment; and Chapter 30, The Sixth Commandment.

Nov. 30, with Sister Mary Garvin: Chapter 31, The Tenth Commandment; Chapter 32, The Foundations of Prayer; and Chapter 33, The Lord’s Prayer.

Dec. 28, with Father St. Hilaire: Chapter 34, The Seventh Commandment; Chapter 35, The Eighth Commandment; and Chapter 36, The Ninth Commandment.

For more information, call Immaculate Heart Retreat Center: 448-1224, ext. 109.

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