FOUNDATIONS - EXPLORING OUR FAITH TOGETHER
Foundations, "Exploring Our Faith Together" is a faith enrichment program for adults offered in the fall and spring of each liturgical year. Parishes choose topics from a prepared list and sessions ranging from 1 to 5 evenings are arranged. The final schedule is published in September and January and also posted on the Diocesan website. Resource people for parish retreats are also available upon request.
Contact: Contact: Sharon Powell at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, second floor, Cathedral of the Holy Family, 123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon.
Phone: (306) 242-1500 or direct line: (306) 659-5831 or toll free: 1-877-661-5005, Extension 831. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology of God
The diocesan Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together office presents "Theology of God", a Cathedral Series with Bishop Gerald Wiesner, OMI. During four sessions at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon, Bishop Wiesner will lead us to a deeper and more personal understanding of God whom we worship and serve. A reflection will be offered on each of the persons of our Trinitarian God. "Theology of God" will run on four Monday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. including:
Monday, Oct. 7 - Introductory reflections on the nature of theology and its relationship to faith and our understanding of God.
Monday, Oct. 21 - The mystery of God and the world. Examines how God is at work in our world; the pattern of divine and human interaction; God and prayer.
Monday, Nov. 18 - God as our just and merciful Father; Jesus teaches us to pray to God our Father; Jesus as the Word of God; and reflections on God as Spirit.
Monday, Dec. 9 - God as Spirit - Our spiritual journey; the Spirit in Scripture; the Holy Spirit in Jesus; the Holy Spirit and the Church and the Sacraments; signs of the Spirit.
Join us for one, two or all four evenings. Free will offering. All are welcome!
Bishop Wiesner was born in Macklin, SK in l937. He grew up on the family farm in the Denzil area and attended the rural country school, LeSueur for his elementary education and St. Thomas College in North Battleford, for high school. He entered the Novitiate of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1955 and was ordained a priest on Feb. 22, l963.Bishop Wiesner taught theology at St. Charles Scholasticate, Battleford; he has been part of the seminary formation team and has also taught at Newman Theological College. Bishop Gerald has been the superior of the Oblate Community and Provincial Superior of the Oblate Province of St. Mary's. In Nov. l992 he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Prince George, B.C and ordained a bishop on Feb. 22, l993. As shepherd of the diocese he contributed to special ministry giving parish missions, weekend retreats, workshops and teaching in The Lay Formation Program. He retired as Bishop of the Diocese of Prince George in January 2013. It is his hope and intent to continue the priestly ministry of teaching and sanctifying. As Bishop, in addition to shepherding the Diocese of Prince George, Bishop Wiesner has served on several commissions of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served on the Executive of the Conference. He has also been President of CCCB.
("Foundations: Exploring Our Faith Together" is supported by the Bishop's Annual Appeal.)
Sat Dec 7, 2013
Sat Dec 21, 2013