Parish Lenten Retreat
Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. - noon
West Wing of Parish Center
RSVP by noon on March 10 to email@example.com or 615-292-2884
MY FAULT, MY FAULT, MY MOST GRIEVOUS FAULT: REFLECTIONS ON POPE FRANCIS’S AMORIS LAETITIA, led by Jon Stotts
Pope Francis’s 2016 Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) asks Catholics to take greater responsibility for making sound ethical and moral choices. The Pope draws on a vision of morality understood not as a list of rules but as invitations for valuable action created within our personal, family, and cultural contexts. But how do Catholic understandings of sin, confession, and forgiveness fit into this renewed moral vision? This three hour morning of reflection explores the realities and consequences of human fault in the midst of our attempts to make good choices. Through a series of conversations and exercises, we will consider how our moral failures actually summon us more deeply into lives of risk, worth, and redemption.
Jon Stotts, PhD, is a former parishioner of CTK who received his Doctorate in Religion from Vanderbilt University.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! TED KLONTZ WILL OFFER ANOTHER WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, JULY 8
EXQUISITE LISTENING WORKSHOP
FEBRUARY 11, 2017 9 – 12 NOON
WEST WING OF PARISH CENTER
Presenter, Ted Klontz,PhD, founder of the Financial Psychology Institute and an Associate Professor at Creighton University Heider College of Business
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6, 2017
Relationships fail when communication breaks down. Exquisite listening focuses on the most important aspect of communication: listening. Being heard meets two critical human needs: the need for connection and the need to belong. There is no deeper connection than totally understanding another and being fully understood by another. Those who have experienced this often refer to the experience as “Sacred”.
This highly interactive workshop involves learning what listening is and isn’t, as well as practicing exquisite listening skills. Christ the King is offering this workshop for adults as a way to improve communication in our families, marriages and our parish.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19
The church is a “place where believers speak and listen to each other, and it is the community of faith that speaks with and listens to the world.”
Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Newark, New Jersey
March 11, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon, Jon Stotts will offer part two of the Joy of Love Retreat begune in November. Check back for more information.
Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. - 12 noon in the West Wing of the Parish Center. RSVP by November 7 to email@example.com or call 615-292-2884.
How to Be Good: Reflections on Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia,a retreat led by Jon Stotts
Pope Francis’s 2016 The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) asks Catholics to take greater responsibility for making sound ethical and moral choices. But “morality” is a complicated term, theologically and historically. This three hour morning of reflection, based primarily on chapters 6 and 7 of the pope’s exhortation, explores morality not as a list of rules but as possibilities for valuable action created in the midst of our personal, family, and cultural contexts. Through a series of conversations and exercises, we will reflect on how Pope Francis's moral vision helps us to see our lives as open-ended stories of risk, worth, and redemption.
Jon Stotts, a former CTK parishioner, recently received his PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt University.