The Mission and Message of St. Paul

Announcing our fall study, The Mission and Message of St. Paul, in nine lessons! I think this will be an exciting study, and a real eye-opener. Classes begin at the end of the month, on the week of September 26. Like usual, studies will be held Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. Do download our flyer for more details.

And by all means, spread the word!

Encountering Jesus Christ in the Gospels

Encountering Jesus Christ in the Gospels

Ten sessions with instructors David Higbee & Ted Janiszewski

What a compelling image emerges from a study of the gospel story – when we see Jesus Christ in more than small snippets. In eleven sessions, we want to reflect on the picture of our Lord given in the four gospels in order to come to a deeper appreciation and a more vital apprehension of Christ himself.

See the flyer for more details, and note the new location for our Tuesday night classes.

Begins the Week of January 24th

in these locations:

– at the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester –

Tuesday Evenings: 7:15–8:50 PM

at 542 Blossom Rd.

– in Charlotte –

Wednesday Evenings: 7:15–8:50 PM at 294 Burley Rd. (off Lake Ave.)

(just north of Riverside Cemetery)

– at the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester –

Thursday Mornings: 9:30–11:10 AM at 542 Blossom Rd.

 

Price: We suggest $5.00 a session, but only pay what you can afford.

College students attend free!

 

Bible Reading Plan Update

We think that as we end the old year and begin the new, the Pastoral Epistles are particularly apt chapter readings. So we continue our chapter-a-day Bible reading plan with 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus.

As always, you can keep up with the daily readings using our online calendar here.

Chesterton 2016 CDs

This year’s Rochester Chesterton Conference was a big success. For those who weren’t able to make it or those who want to revisit the topics that were discussed, we provide CD recordings of each speaker’s talk.

We are currently in the process of editing our recordings. We expect CDs to be available in late October.

Be sure and check this space for updates and ordering information.

Announcing Leviticus

The Way of Holiness and Right Worship:
Studies in the Book of Leviticus

Ten sessions with instructors David Higbee & Ted Janiszewski

To many modern readers the Book of Leviticus can seem obscure and forbidding, yet its ancient laws lay out principles of holiness and right worship, foreshadowing the greater realities we have in Christ.  In rabbinic education, it was the first book taught to Jewish children; and for Christians it undergirds the great themes of the Epistle to the Hebrews and other key New Testament teachings on holiness. We want to open this book up so that you will be able to appreciate and apply what it truly teaches.

See the flyer for more details, including a schedule of lessons.

Begins the Week of September 13

in one of the following three locations:

– at St. John Fisher College –

Tuesday Evenings: 7:15 – 8:45 PM

in Murphy Hall across East Ave. (31F) from the main campus

 

– in Charlotte –

Wednesday Evenings: 7:15 – 8:45 PM at 294 Burley Rd. (off Lake Ave.)

(just north of Riverside Cemetery)

 

– at the St. Irenaeus Center in Rochester –

Thursday Mornings: 9:30  – 11:00 AM at 542 Blossom Rd.

 

Price: We suggest $5.00 a session, but only pay what you can afford.

College students attend free!

 

Journeyman 2016 – Old Testament Themes

OLD TESTAMENT THEMES

A new five-week study

with David Higbee and Ted Janiszewski instructing

Our summer journeyman programs are general survey courses, usually alternating material from the Old and New Testaments and Church history – or some major spiritual topic. In these sessions we attempt to give a convenient handle on material, which can serve as a useful foundation for further study.

This year we are returning to the Old Testament, focusing on major themes and going over certain reference materials, useful to all students of Scripture. Our goal is to provide a basic map of the Old Testament that will give the big picture of God’s plan and a key to its understanding.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:

“the Old Testament is an indispensable part of Sacred Scripture. Its books are divinely inspired and retain a permanent value – for the Old Covenant has never been revoked.”

Yet many Christians find the Old Testament Scriptures difficult to navigate. It is easy to get lost in the details. Nevertheless, these ancient writings are foundational to the Christian faith. It is important that we should have a good grasp of their proper use.

Beginning on July 13th

Wednesday nights, 7:15–9:00 PM

at the St. Irenaeus Center, 542 Blossom Rd.

 

The Basic Map of Content

Session One – July 13:
     Overview of Types of Writings: Content & Canon

Session Two – July 20:
     Timeline of Biblical History

Major Themes

Session Three – July 27:
     God & Man; Creation, Revelation, & Covenant; End & Purpose (telos)

Session Four – August 3:
     Sin & Salvation; Morality & Worship (before the Holiness of God)

Session Five – August 10:
     Promise to a Chosen People; Kingdom & Christ (note on eschatology)

 

The suggested cost is $5.00 per session, but college students attend free. If money is an issue, as with all our classes, pay what you can or not at all.

The Journeyman Program is open to all interested adults. Some come simply to listen and learn, while others take a more active role in questioning and discussion. All are welcome.

(For more information call us at (585) 288-1618 or email us at mail@siministries.org)

You can download a printer-friendly version flyer here – make a few copies! Tell your friends!

Ladies’ Garden Tea Party

This upcoming July 17th, from 2:00–4:30 pm, our very own Fiat women’s fellowship will be hosting a tea party in the garden of the St. Irenaeus Center on Blossom Rd.

For more information, have a look at this beautiful invitation designed by Marie Brennan – and feel free to print out a few copies to give to any friends and family who might be interested.  We hope you’ll be able to attend!

P.S. Be sure to RSVP by July 13th – see invitation for contact info.

Faith & Witness – Spring 2016

Faith & Witness Spring 2016

By St. Irenaeus Ministries in Faith & Witness

16 pages, published 5/27/2016

Our Spring 2016 issue celebrates the life of Mother Angelica, tackles topics like politics and the culture wars, and features an interview with Fr. Mike Mayer on evangelization. Also, check out a piece on C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters and a short excerpt from St. Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life.