2009 Program Archive

ST. RAYMOND CATHOLIC CHURCH
11555 SHANNON AVENUE
DUBLIN, CA 94568
(925) 828-2460

THE WORLD RELIGION SERIES
PART ONE

INTRODUCTIONS TO THE SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS OF HUMANKIND
CONDUCTED BY
FR. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

OUR FOUR PART SERIES TAKES US ON A JOURNEY TO THE HEART AND SOUL OF FOUR OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS. WE WILL EXPLORE THE “BASIC TEACHINGS” OF EACH TRADITION WITH THE HOPE OF APPRECIATING THE RICH CONTRIBUTIONS EACH TRADITION MAKES TO THE WORLD.

FOUR THURSDAY EVENINGS
7:30pm – 9:00pm

JANUARY 8, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM
“ALL PATHS ARE SACRED”

JANUARY 15, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
“THE WAY OF COMPASSION”

JANUARY 22, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
“THE WORD OF GOD IS IN YOUR HEART”

JANUARY 29, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
“THE WAY OF PEACE”

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ST. ANNE PARISH
2800 CAMINO DIABLO ROAD
BYRON, CA 94514
(925) 634-6625

FOUR EVENING SESSIONS ON PAUL
(WITH FR. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.)

TUESDAY EVENINGS
JANUARY 13, 20, and 27, 2009
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

THE CHRISTIAN DISPUTES OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY WERE OF CHURCH DIVIDING PROPORTIONS. THE REFORMERS CLAIMED PAUL AS THEIR HERO AS THE CHURCH OF ROME FOUND COMFORT IN THE EPISTLE OF JAMES. CONTEMPORARY SCHOLARSHIP IS DISCOVERING THE DIVERSE, RICH AND VARIED PAUL WHOSE WRITINGS CONSTITUTE THE BULK ON THE NEW TESTAMENT. OUR FOUR WEEK SERIES WILL HIGHLIGHT THESE CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER THE POWER AND GRANDEUR OF PAUL FOR ALL CHRISTIANS AND PERSONS OF GOOD WILL.

SESSION ONE
JANUARY 13, 2009
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE YEAR OF PAUL
THE SOURCES FOR THE APPRECIATING PAUL
PAUL IN THE ACTS OF APOSTLES
ESTABLISHING THE CANON OF PAUL’S LETTERS

SESSION TWO
JANUARY 20, 2009
THE ECUMENICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ST. PAUL
THE MISSION OF PAUL – ONENESS IN CHRIST
A RECONSIDERATION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
ROMAN 9-10-11 IN THE CONTEXT OF ST. PAUL

SESSION THREE
JANUARY 27, 2009
THE “PHILOSOPHY” OF THE CROSS
INSIGHTS FROM CORINTHIANS AND GALATIANS

SESSION FOUR
FEBRUARY 3, 2009
THE PLACE, ROLE, AND DIGNITY OF WOMEN IN THE WRITINGS OF PAUL
INSIGHTS FROM THE PASTORAL EPISTLES
A CELEBRATION OF ROMANS 16

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ST. RAYMOND CATHOLIC CHURCH
11555 SHANNON AVENUE
DUBLIN, CA 94568
(925) 828-2460

THE WORLD RELIGION SERIES
PART TWO

THE CHRISTIAN BASIS FOR INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING
CONDUCTED BY
FR. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

OUR THREE PART SERIES EXPLORES THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL, THE APOLOGIES OF JOHN PAUL II, AND THE RISE OF A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF JESUS IN LIGHT OF MODERN ECUMENISM AND INTERFAITH RELATIONS. AS THE WORLD BECOMES MORE AND MORE A VILLAGE, THE GLOBAL PEOPLES FAITH WILL CONTINUE TO MEET AND FORGE NEW PATTERNS OF RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING.

THREE THURSDAYS
7:30pm – 9:00pm

FEBRURAY 12, 2009
THE STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS OF VATICAN II
THE EMERGENCE OF THE WORLD CHURCH
THE INTERRELATIONSHIP OF ALL FAITHS

FEBRUARY 19, 2009
THE APOLOGIES OF JOHN PAUL II
THE CHURCH AS COMMUNITY OF RECONCILIATION

FEBRUARY 26, 2009
NEW UNDERSTANDINGS OF JESUS
THE SPIRITUALITY OF KENOSIS (SELF-EMPTYING)
MAKING ROOM FOR THE RELIGIOUS “OTHER”

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ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
3351 CONTRA LOMA BLVD
ANTIOCH, CA 94509

(925) 778-0768

STUDIES IN THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK

Since the Second Vatican Council and great restoration of the Bible to Catholic life and spiritual practice, the Gospel of Mark has received renewed attention in the Church community. The Gospel of St. Mark provides powerful insights into the nature of following after Jesus. We present this series as an introduction to the splendor that is the Gospel of Mark. The Gospel of Mark will be proclaimed throughout this Year of Worship.

THREE FRIDAY MORNINGS
8:00 am – LITURGY
SIMPLE BREAKFAST
SCRIPTURE STUDY
CONCLUDES BY 10:15 am

FEBRUARY 13, 2009
THE PASSIONATE HEART OF JESUS – MARK 1: 40-45

FEBRUARY 20, 2009
THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS – MARK 2: 1-12

FEBRUARY 27, 2009
THE TRUE FAMILY OF JESUS – MARK 3: 20-35

THREE MONDAY EVENINGS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SIMPLE REFRESHMENTS

MARCH 2, 2009
THE WOMEN OF ST. MARK’S GOSPEL

MARCH 16, 2009
THE INTERFAITH TEXTS OF ST. MARK

MARCH 30, 2009
THE DEATH OF JESUS AS BAPTISMAL TRANSFORMATION

CONDUCTED BY
FR. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
(925) 787-9279

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 WASHINGTON BLVD.
FREMONT, CA 94539
FREMONT, CA

THE CONTINUING SERIES ON ST. PAUL
FOR THE YEAR OF PAUL
(JUNE 2008 – JUNE 2009)

PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

THREE MONDAY EVENINGS
FEBRUARY 9, 16, 23, 2009
7:30pm – 9:00pm

THE WORSHIPING COMMUNITY OF FAITHFUL JESUS FOLLOWERS SINGS THE PRAISES OF GOD TO ESTABLISH IN THE PRESENT MOMENT THE HOPE TO BE FULFILLED IN THE FINAL COMING OF LORD JESUS. ANY SERIOUS STUDY OF PAUL AND HIS WRITINGS MUST INCLUDE SOME SERIOUS REFLECTIONS ON PAUL’S APPRECIATION FOR THE PRAISE OF GOD BORN FROM HIS HEBREW ORIGINS.

FEBRUARY 9, 2009
DOES ST. PAUL HAVE AN EXPLICIT COSMOLOGY?
THE UNIVERSAL DIMENSION OF CREATION
INSIGHTS BASED ON ROMANS 8: 22

FEBRUARY 16, 2009
AN EXPLORATION OF THE HYMNS OF ST. PAUL
THE THEOLOGY OF INSPIRED SONGS
(EPHESIANS 5: 18-19 AND COLOSSIANS 3: 16)
INSIGHTS BASED ON PHILIPPIANS 2: 5-11

FEBRUARY 23, 2009
THE BIBLICAL THEOLOGY OF DOXOLOGY
PRAISE OF GOD AS ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATING ST. PAUL’S GENIUS
INSIGHTS BASED ON ROMANS 11: 33

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INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
WE WILL WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH

A CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD’S FAITH TRADITIONS
REJOICING IN ALL THAT IS TRUE, GOOD AND HOLY

OUR SIX SESSION PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE THE MAJOR FAITH TRADITIONS OF HUMANKIND. WE NO LONGER ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER WHICH RELIGION IS TRUE TO THE EXCLUSION OF OTHERS. WE NOW SEEK THE TRUTH OF EACH FAITH TRADITION. SESSION ONE OF OUR SERIES EXPLORES THE MOTIVATION AND BASIS FOR INTERFAITH EXPLORATION. FINALLY WITH SESSION SIX, WE WILL EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY.

FEBRUARY 17, 2009
THE BASIS FOR INTERFAITH STUDY
NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

MARCH 24, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONS OF HINDUISM
COSMIC SACREDNESS

APRIL 21, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO THE TRADITIONS OF BUDDHISM
COMPASSION FOR ALL CREATURES

JUNE 23, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
THE SPLENDOR OF GOD

JULY 21, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
THE CALL OF GOD

AUGUST 18, 2009
THE PRACTICE OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY
THE WAY OF MANY FAITHS

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A PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM

THE SPRING 2009
INTERFAITH SERIES

SATURDAYS
10:00 am – 12 NOON

FEBRUARY 21, 2009
HEARING WOMEN’S VOICE IN THE
WORLD’S SACRED TRADITIONS
THE “APOLOGY” TO EVE

MARCH 14, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM
THE SACRED FEMININE
INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
THE FEMININE BUDDHA

APRIL 18, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM
RECOVERING THE VOICE OF SOPHIA
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
THE VOICE OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN

MAY 16, 2009
MORNING OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY
THE INTERFAITH HOUSE
ANTIOCH, CA

JUNE 20, 2009
UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTALISM
THE ROOT CAUSES OF TERRORISM
THE FEMININE SOLUTION – A PROPOSAL

DEVELOPED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
PITTSBURG, CA

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

thomaspbonacci.net
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

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ST. IGNATIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH
ANTIOCH, CA
INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF CONTRA COSTA BENEFIT CONCERT

FEBRUARY 22, 2009

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INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

SUMMERSET I CLUBHOUSE
1675 Cristin Drive
BRENTWOOD, CA 94513

CALL (925) 783-7157 FOR GATE ACCESS AT THE GATE

THREE WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
7:00 – 8:30 pm
FEBRUARY 24, MARCH 3, and MARCH 10, 2009

THE INTERFAITH PRACTICE OF JESUS
AS FOUND IN THE FOUR GOSPELS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT

DEVELOPED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
PITTSBURG, CA

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P. PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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2009 SAINT BONAVENTURE MEN’S RETREAT

ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER TO LIVE IN FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY March 6, 2009
5:00 PM “Meet and Greet” Social
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Opening Session – THE RIVER, THE LAKE, THE MOUNTAIN
THE SPIRITUALITY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
MARK 1: 1-20 – TO GIVE LIFE

SATURDAY March 7, 2009
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Second Session – MARK 1:40-45 – COURAGE
11:00 AM Mass – MARK 6: 30-44 – THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE – FAITH
“YOU GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO EAT!”
12:00 PM Lunch in the Dining Room
1:00 PM Free Time
3:00 PM Third Session – MARK 5: 25-34 – THE RITUAL OF ANOINTING
THE HUB OF THE VIRTUES – HOPE
“I SHALL GET WELL!”
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Liturgy of Reconciliation – MARK 2: 1-12 – FORGIVENESS
“WHAT IS EASIER TO SAY?”

SUNDAY March 8, 2009
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Fourth Session – MARK 16: 1-8 – THE ACTS OF LOVE
“GO AND PROCLAIM!”
11:00 AM Closing Mass – MARK 9: 1-10 – THE MOUNTAIN
12:00 PM Lunch in the Dining Room
1:00 PM Departure

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AN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
1313 A St.
ANTIOCH, CA

THE YEAR OF ST. PAUL
JUNE 2008 – JUNE 2009
AN OVERVIEW OF PAUL THE APOSTLE
ACCORDING TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

MONDAY
MARCH 23, 2009
7:30 – 9:00 pm
PARISH CENTER

A PRESENTATION CONDUCTED BY
FR. THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
IN RESIDENCE
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH CHURCH

WE WILL SURVEY THE LIFE, WORK, AND VOCATION OF THE APOSTLE PAUL AS REFLECTED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT TRADITIONS OF ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, THE AUTHENTIC WRITINGS OF PAUL, AND THE LETTERS INSPIRED BY THIS APOSTLE TO THE NATIONS.

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ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
1315 LOMITAS AVE.
LIVERMORE, CA 94563
(925) 254-2426

FIVE EVENING SESSIONS ON PAUL
(SOME ECUMENICAL PERSPECTIVES)

MONDAY NIGHTS
APRIL 20, 27, MAY 4, 11, and 18, 2009
7:30 pm – 9:00pm

THE CHRISTIAN DISPUTES OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY WERE NOT ONLY OF CHURCH DIVIDING PROPORTIONS BUT READ THE EPISTLES OF PAUL IN THE CONTEXT OF THOSE DISPUTES AND DIVISIONS. CONTEMPORARY SCHOLARSHIP IS DISCOVERING THE DIVERSE, RICH AND VARIED PAUL WHOSE WRITINGS CONSTITUTE THE BULK ON THE NEW TESTAMENT. OUR FIVE WEEK SERIES WILL HIGHLIGHT THESE CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER THE POWER AND GRANDEUR OF PAUL’S LIFE AND WORK.

SESSION ONE
APRIL 20, 2009
CONVERSION OR CALL
PAUL IN THE ACTS OF APOSTLES
ESTABLISHING THE CANON OF PAUL’S LETTERS

SESSION TWO
APRIL 27, 2009
PAUL IN HIS CONTEXT
DIASPORA AND EMPIRE

SESSION THREE
MAY 4, 2009
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CROSS
CORINTH vs. ATHENS
INSIGHTS FROM THE CORINTHIAN EPISTLES

SESSION FOUR
MAY 11, 2009
PAUL, AUGUSTINE AND LUTHER
THE GREAT EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS

SESSION FIVE
MAY 18, 2009
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE PAULINE CHURCHES
INSIGHTS FROM ROMANS 16

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

THEY WILL WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
THE WORLD’S SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS AS
DIMENSIONS OF EVERYONE’S SPIRITUALITY

APRIL 28, MAY 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2009
FIVE TUESDAYS
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OUR FIVE SESSION PROGRAM PROPOSES A BOLD AND CHALLENGING VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICE AND UNDERSTANDING. MANY AMONG US ARE “SEEKING” GOD AS THEY EXPLORE THE WORLD’S FAITH TRADITIONS. OUR SERIES VISITS WHAT THESE “SEEKERS” MIGHT FIND. WE WILL PROPOSE SOME SUGGESTIONS AS TO WHAT MIGHT CONSTITUTE INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE.

APRIL 28, 2009
A NEW EMERGING SPIRITUALITY FOR OUR WORLD?
( THE TRUE, THE GOOD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL)

MAY 5, 2009
THE GOD ABOVE ALL
PARADOX, SILENCE, BEAUTY, AND PRESENCE
(INSIGHTS INTO “SEEING” AND “HEARING” FROM HINDUISM)

MAY 12, 2009
THE RADICAL NATURE OF SELF-GIVING
CHRIST MEETS BUDDHA

MAY 19, 2009
ONE AMONG US IS THE MESSIAH
THE LOVING-KINDNESS OF JUSTICE AS MERCY
(INSIGHTS FROM THE PROPHETS OF JUDAISM)

MAY 26, 2009
THE SPLENDOR OF THE WORD OF GOD
(INSIGHTS INTO “HEARING”)
(INSIGHTS FROM THE NIGHT OF POWER AND
THE NIGHT JOURNEY OF MUHAMMAD

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SAN DAMIANO RETREAT CENTER
DANVILLE, CA

PAUL AND WORLD SPIRITUALITY

RETREAT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009
7:00 pm DINNER
8:15 FIRST REFLECTION: THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF PAUL
AN EXPLORATION OF II CORINTHIANS 12: 1-10
OPTIONAL DISCUSSION

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
8:00 am BREAKFAST AND QUIET TIME FOR PRAYER
9:30 SECOND REFLECTION: PAUL AS LUTHERAN
AN EXPLORATION OF ROMANS 3: 23-24
11:15 THIRD REFLECTION: PAUL AS DEVOTEE
I AM CRUCIFIED TO CHRIST / WORLD
GALATIANS 2: 19-20
NOON LUNCH AND QUIET TIME, REST, STUDY
3:00 pm FOURTH REFLECTION: PAUL AS BODHISATTVA
I WOULD GLADLY BE ACCURSED FOR THE SAKE OF OTHERS
ROMANS 9: 1-5

ANOINTING – CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

EUCHARIST – WE BECOME WHAT WE RECEIVE

4:45 OPTIONAL DISCUSSION
6:00 SUPPER
7:30 PAUL AND THE DIGNITY OF WOMEN
A WORKSHOP ON INTERPRETATION AS AN ACT OF JUSTICE

SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2009
8:00 am BREAKFAST AND TIME FOR PRAYER
9:30 FIFTH REFLECTION: THE TAO OF PAUL
AN EXPLORATION OF ROMANS 12
11:00 LITURGY OF THE PENTECOST SUNDAY
NOON LUNCH AND PEACEFUL FAREWELL

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THE SPLENDOR OF GOD
THE LIGHT OF FAITH

AN EXPLORATION OF
THE NEW CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

ST. ISIDORE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
440 La GONDA
DANVILLE CA 94526
(925) 837-2122

Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. will present a six-week series exploring the New Catechism of the Catholic Church in light of the extraordinary developments of the Second Vatican Council:

1) the splendor of God in the beauty of human life and the radiance of all creation (CREED),
2) the splendor of Jesus who became like us that we might become like God (LITURGY),
3) the splendor of the Spirit whose presence and action pervades church, history and world (MORAL LIFE),
4) the splendor of prayer by which God’s presence is realized in the present moment (PRAYER).

We will discover the structure of the catechism suggesting how the insights found in its pages might encourage and enhance our following of Jesus in the realities of daily life.

WEEK I – JUNE 2, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Summary of Vatican II and Introduction to the New Catechism
Structure and Three Key Passages from the Catechism (521, 1115, 2074)

WEEK II – JUNE 9, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Part One: The Creed – The Profession of Faith
Comparison of the “church” in the Roman Catechism (Council of Trent
with the Catechism of the Catholic Church

WEEK III – JUNE 16, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Part Two: The Sacraments – The Celebration of the Christian Mystery
The latest teachings on Indulgences and its Ecumenical Implications

WEEK IV – JUNE 30, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Part Three: The Moral Life – Life in Christ
Comparison of Heaven, Hell, Limbo and Purgatory in the Roman Catechism (Council of Trent) with the Catechism of the Catholic Church

WEEK V – JULY 7, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Part Four: The Life of Prayer – Christian Prayer – The Lord’s Prayer
Summary and Discussion

WEEK VI – JULY 14, 2009 (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
Summary exploring the relationship of Scripture, Liturgy, and Catechism for teaching, study, and personal meditation

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QUANTUM THEOLOGY
QUANTUM SPIRITUALITY

HOLY FAMILY
159 Washington Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 624-4500

SIX MONDAY NIGHTS
7:30pm – 9:00pm
JULY 6 – AUGUST 17, 2009

Quantum spirituality is a creative and exciting religious adventure and experiment. In light of the scientific discoveries concerning sub-atomic particles, our perception of the world has drastically changed. The common sense world of everyday life is actually quite limited as our post-modern appreciation emerges in light of the strange world of the quantum.

JULY 6, 2009
The Historical Review
Elementary definitions preparing for the Quantum

JULY 13, 2009
The Strange world of the Quantum
The Principles of Quantum Science

JULY 20, 2009
The Principles of Quantum Spirituality and Practice

AUGUST 3, 2009
The Relativity of Space / Time
“Let the trees clap their hands”
Quantum Exodus

AUGUST 10, 2009
The Quantum Ecclesiology of Vatican II
A radical interpretation of Lumen Gentium #8

AUGUST 17, 2009
The Quantum Spirituality and Interfaith Practice

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ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH CHURCH
3351 CONTRA LOMA BLVD
ANTIOCH, CA 94509
(925) 778-0768

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P. – PRESENTER
ALL ARE WELCOME

READING SCRIPTURE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME
INTRODUCTION TO READING THE BIBLE

FIVE THURSDAY EVENINGS
7:30pm – 9:00 pm

JULY 9, 2009
KEY DATES AND EVENTS
WHAT IS THE BIBLE AND HOW IS IT STRUCTURED

JULY 16, 2009
ONE TEXT / MANY INTERPRETATIONS
THE BASIC RULES FOR READING THE BIBLE DEEPLY

JULY 23, 2009
THE IMPORTANCE OF GENESIS 1 & 2
PRE-HISTORY, CREATION ACCOUNTS, PRIORITY OF SABBATH

AUGUST 6, 2009
THE OLD TESTAMENT AS WORK OF INTEGRITY
WHAT CHRISTIANS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE HEBREW BIBLE

AUGUST 13, 2009
THE IDEA OF THE MESSIAH
A CHRISTIAN RE-READING OF THE HEBREW TRADITION
EXPLORING THE GOSPEL TRADITIONS

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COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY
(WALKING WITH JESUS THROUGH THE GOSPEL OF ST. MARK)
(INSIGHTS INTO COMPANIONSHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP)

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
July 17-18,19, 2009

FRIDAY
4:30pm Registration
6:30pm Buffet Dinner in Dining Rom
7:30pm Welcome and Orientation
8:00pm REFLECTION I – CROSSING THE RIVER

SATURDAY
7:15am Wake-Up Bell
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am REFLECTION II – ON THE ROAD AGAIN
11:15am Eucharist (Chapel)
Noon Lunch
3:00pm REFLECTION III – THE MYSTERY OF THE LAKE
4:45pm Reconciliation (Chapel)
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm REFLECTION IV – THE RULE OF TWO
8:30pm Refreshments on Patio

SUNDAY
7:15am Wake-Up Bell
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am REFLECTION V – THE MYSTIQUE OF THE MOUNTAIN
11:00am Eucharist (Chapel)
Noon LUNCH
PEACEFUL FAREWELL

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTSBURG, CA 94565

(925) 787-9278

peace@thomaspbonacci.net
thomaspbonacci.net

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MERCY CENTER
AUBURN, CA

AUGUST 8, SEPTEMBER 12, OCTOBER 10, DECEMBER 19, 2009

POWERFUL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES
DIOCESE OF STOCKTON
TWAIN HART, CA
SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2009

SESSION ONE
THE MISSION STATEMENT

THE SETTING

IN THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE WE GATHER
THIS TIME TOGETHER IS IN YOUR HONOR
AND FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE FOR WHOM YOU OFFER SERVICE

SPIRITUAL CONTEXT

WE RECOGNIZE THE DIVERSITY OF OUR GIFTS
WE RECOGNIZE THE GREAT GIFT WE GIVE IS OURSELVES
WE RECOGNIZE THE VOCATIONAL NATURE OF OUR WORK

REVIEW OF THE MISSION STATEMENT

DO I KNOW THE ELEMENTS OF THE MISSION STATEMENT?
DO I PERSONALLY ACCEPT THESE ELEMENTS AS MY OWN?
DO I PRACTICE THESE ELEMENTS IN THE DAILY AFFAIRS OF MY LIFE?

FOCUS

“WE PARTNER”
WITH ONE ANOTHER IN OUR WORK AND OUTREACH
WITH THOSE WE SERVE

KEY SCRIPTURE

“THE LORD HEARS THE CRY OF THE POOR!
BLESSED BE THE LORD!”
(PSALM 34)

SESSION TWO
REVIEW OF THE GOALS THAT HELPED US GET WHERE WE ARE TODAY

PRINCIPLES FOR REVIEW

“KEEPING IT GREEN”
REMEMBERING
COURAGE
CREATIVITY

KEY SCRIPTURE

GOD SAID, “LET THERE BE LIGHT!”
(GENESIS 1: 1-2)
“LET MY PEOPLE GO!”
(EXODUS 5)

REVIEW OF GOALS

I REMEMBER THE GOALS
BUT I ALSO NEVER FORGET THE PEOPLE
FOR WHOM THESE GOALS WERE MADE

KEY SCRIPTURE
“I HAVE CARVED YOUR NAME ON THE PALM OF MY HAND!”
(ISAIAH 49: 16)

SESSION THREE
WHAT GOALS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?
“SEEING”

PRINCIPLES FOR REVIEW
“SEEING THE PRESENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SEEING THE FUTURE”
“WE ARE THE FUTURE HOPES MADE PRESENT!”
“LEARN FROM THE PAST”
“LIVE IN THE PRESENT”
“LET THE FUTURE UNFOLD”

KEY SCRIPTURES
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME
MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE
ON EARTH
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
(MATTHEW 6)
DO YOU SEE THIS WOMAN?
(LUKE 13)

SESSION FOUR
STRATEGIES FOR MOVING FORWARD

REVIEW OF THE PRINCIPLES
SEE MATTHEW 10
TWO BY TWO
“NO ONE NEEDS TO WALK ALONE
SIT AT TABLE
BE WHERE YOU ARE
DO NOT STAY TOO LONG!
SHAKE THE DUST FROM YOUR FEET
HUMILITY IS THE COURAGE TO BE GREAT
MAKE HUMILIATION WORK FOR YOU
(PHILIPPIANS 2: 5-11)
TAKE A STANCE
(LUKE 1: 45ff)

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD #301
PITTSBURG, CA 94565
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
thomaspbonacci.net

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COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
200 E. LELAND ROAD
PITTSBURG, CA 94565
(925) 439-9361

FIVE THURSDAY EVENINGS
7:00pm – 8:30pm

INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY
RESPECTFULLY TRANSCENDING THE TRADITIONS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2009
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE HINDU TRADITIONS
THE HOUR OF INCENSE
THE SACREDNESS OF ALL

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
CENTERING IN THE LOTUS
THE ONE, THE TRUE, THE BEAUTIFUL

OCTOBER 1, 2009
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE JEWISH TRADITIONS
LIGHTING THE CANDLES
SEEING THE LIGHT OF WISDOM

OCTOBER 8, 2009
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE ISLAMIC TRADITIONS
THE BOOK
RECEIVING, HEARING, RECITATION AND CHANT
AWAKENING

OCTOBER 15, 2009
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE CHRISTIAN TRADITIONS
THE TABLE OF THE WORD
THE WORD OF THE TABLE

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A SCRIPTURE SERIES CONCERNING THE EUCHARIST

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
4450 GRANITE DR.
ROCKLIN, CA 95677-2130
(916) 624-5827

THREE MONDAYS
SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 5 and 12, 2009
7:00 – 9:00 pm

PART I
DIVINE PRESENCE, FOOD AND INCARNATION
THE BIBLICAL REALITY OF HOSPITALITY
(PONDERING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LUKE 22: 24-27)

IF DIVINE DISPLEASURE IS SYMBOLIZED IN THE EATING OF THE FORBIDDEN, IT IS MORE THAN ASTOUNDING GOD WOULD BECOME OUR FOOD FOR AND OF LIFE. THE BASIS FOR THE EUCHARISTIC ACTIVITY OF JESUS IS LOCATED DEEP IN THE ROOTS OF THE WISDOM TRADITION IN WHICH THE WORD OF GOD IS THE BREAD OF LIFE.

PART II
SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR AND HOLY MANDATUM
A SAPIENTIAL EUCHARIST
(STUDIES IN PROVERBS 8 AND 9)
PONDERING THE IMPLICATIONS OF
MARK 2: 16 AND JOHN 13: 13

WHAT HAPPENS “AT” THE TABLE IS SECONDARY TO WHAT HAPPENS “UNDER” THE TABLE. THE MASTER HAS BECOME THE SERVANT OF THE LEAST AND THE WORST. THIS GREATER LOVE TREATS ENEMIES AS FRIENDS.

PART III
THE EUCHARISTIC WOMEN
THE EXCLUDED AS PRESIDER OF WISDOM
(MARK 1: 29-31, 7: 24-30, 14: 1-9, LUKE 7: 36-50, JOHN 12: 1-11)

FIVE WOMEN TYPIFY WHAT IT MEANS TO BE DISCIPLES OF THE TABLE BORN OUT OF THE BROKENESS OF THE BREAD AND THE OUT-POURING OF THE WINE.

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER

6520 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-4720

ADULT SPIRITUALITY SERIES
WITH
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

SCENES FROM LUKE / ACTS OF APOSTLES

FOUR TUESDAYS 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 29, 2009
The Song of the Mother of the Gospel that is Jesus
The Magnificat as Gospel Proclamation
Insights from Luke 1: 46-56

October 6, 2009
The Age-old Question Revisited: “Was Jesus literate?”
Insights into Luke 4: 16-22

October 13, 2009
Luke’s Presentation of the Holy Spirit
The Gift of Hearing
Insights from Acts of Apostles 2: 1-13

October 27, 2009
The Oddity of Paul’s Final Days
A meditation on Acts of Apostles 28

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 WASHINGTON BLVD.
FREMONT, CA 94539
FREMONT, CA
(510) 624-4500

THE ORIGIN AND MEANING OF ADVENT

FOUR MONDAY NIGHTS
7:30pm – 9:00pm

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 23, 2009

ADVENT AS SEASON OF THE YEAR
CORE OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY
VIGILANCE AS ATTITUDE OF LIFE

MONDAY
NOVEMBER 30, 2009

THE “TEXTURE” OF ADVENT
A JOURNEY FROM “DOOM” TO HOPE
BARRENNESS TO BIRTH

MONDAY
DECEMBER 7, 2009

THE READINGS OF THE ADVENT SUNDAYS
A SEASON DEFINES ITSELF BY THE READINGS OFFERED

MONDAY
DECEMBER 14, 2009

THE PRAYERS OF ADVENT
PSALMS, CHANTS, AND POETIC PROPHECY