2011 Program Archive

St. Ignatius of Antioch
3351 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA 94509

Adult Education Series
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Five Monday Evenings
December 6, 20, 2010 and January 3, March 7, 21, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Interfaith Practice of Jesus
Basic Introduction

Monday – December 6, 2010
The Fundamental Attitude of Jesus – “kenosis”
Philippians 2: 5-11 and Mark 10: 46-52
The Risen Presence of Magnanimous Openness to All

Monday – December 20, 2010
The Hindu Vishnu meets Jesus
Avatar of Compassion
The Mind of Jesus
Mark 1: 40-45 / Matthew 8: 14-17

Monday – January 3, 2011
A Light Appears in Galilee
A Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist Rereading of Matthew 4: 12-17
An Interfaith Spirituality of Light

Monday – March 7, 2011
Incarnation, Transfiguration, Transformation
Becoming what you desire the World to be
Lent as Interfaith Practice

Monday – March 21, 2011
The Ultimate Act of Love and Reverence
A Hindu/Buddhist rereading of the Death of Jesus
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CATECHETICAL CONGRESS
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF RENO, NV
Reno, NV
January 7-8, 2011

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort
1100 Nugget Ave.
Sparks, NV

Born in God’s Image
Fully Human, Fully Divine
Grace as Divinization

Three Workshops
God – The Dream of Humanity
Humanity – The Dream of God
The Image of Church and Humanity in the Spirituality of Vatican II

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SANTA MARIA CHURCH
40 Santa Maria Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-2426

Six Thursday Mornings
January 13, and 20, 2011
February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2011
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Thursday
January 13, 2011
Jesus as Interfaith Prophet

Thursday
January 20, 2011
The “Attitude” of Jesus

Thursday
February 3, 2011
The Religion of Jesus

Thursday
February 10, 2011
The Interfaith Practice of Jesus
The Dialogue with the Samaritan Woman

Thursday
February 17, 2011
The Synoptic Interfaith Practice of Jesus

Thursday
February 24, 2011
The Problem of the Uniqueness of Jesus
The Emerging Global Jesus

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CASTRO VALLEY, CA
INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PRIVATE HOME STUDY

Interfaith Matthew
Global Implications for Our Time

Five Thursday Evenings
January 13, February 17, April 14, May 19, and July 14, 2011

Thursday
January 13, 2011
The Global Structure of Matthew’s Gospel
Introduction to Matthew’s Gospel

Thursday
February 17, 2011
The Fulfillment Texts as Axial Genius
Matthew’s use of the Hebrew Scriptures

Thursday
May 19, 2011
The Women of St. Matthew
Emerging Prophetic Voices

Thursday
June 16, 2011
The Cosmic Death of Christ
The Earth did Quake!

Thursday
July 14, 2011
The Cosmic Perspectives of Matthew
The Star, Ascension, and Beyond

To arrange a home study program
contact Fr. Tom at (925) 787-9279

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CATHOLICISM
AS A GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY

A TWELVE WEEK SERIES PRESENTED BY THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
SPONSORED BY
CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA
AND THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

This twelve part series explores Catholicism as a global spirituality. Each session is self-contained requiring no prior study or preparation. The series begins with the extraordinary perspectives and developments found in the Second Vatican Council. The series is based on a positive, constructive, and future orientated understanding of Catholicism as a spirituality rooted in Scripture, Tradition, and the human quest and search for God.

PART TWO
FULLY HUMAN, FULLY ALIVE

The Catholic understanding of the human person is no less than to be created in the image and likeness of God. Jesus, of course, is the revelation for what it means to be fully human.

JANUARY 11, 2011
The Dignity of Being Human
The Splendor of the Human Conscience

JANUARY 18, 2011
The Moral Life
The Practical Following of Jesus

JANUARY 25, 2011
The Sacramental Life
Becoming Christ in Every Circumstance of Life

FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Life, Death, and the Fullness of Life

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539

INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY

THE HISTORY OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY

Four Monday Evenings
February 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday
February 7, 2011
The Rise of Interfaith Spirituality
Chicago 1893

Monday
February 14, 2011
The War to End All Wars
Apocalyptic Doom Vs Interfaith Hope

Monday
February 21, 2011
The Key Documents in the Post World War II Era
The Rise of Vatican II

Monday
February 28, 2011
The Emerging Interspiritual Age
In the wake of September 11, 2001

The Interfaith Peace Project
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
(925) 787-9279

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THE INTRAFAITH PROGRAM
A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
THE INTERFAITH CENTER
ANTIOCH, CA

DISCOVERING THE ENERGY AND WISDOM OF THE FAITH TRADITIONS OF THE WORLD
THROUGH HONEST SELF DISCOVERY, REFLECTION, AND SHARING

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
Introduction to Intrafaith Dialogue

THURSDAY
MARCH 10, 2011
“What Do I Truly Believe?”
Awareness
Encountering the Belief Emerging From the Depth of the Heart

THURSDAY
MAY 5, 2011
Memory – Recalling Past Interfaith Experiences
Dialogue Born Out of Experience

THURSDAY
JUNE 9, 2011
Consciousness
A Workshop on Axial Consciousness
A Dynamic Interpretation of the Contemporary World

THURSDAY
JULY 7, 2011
Attentiveness
Encountering the Forces of Negativity and Destruction
The First Stage of Hope – Forging Vision

THURSDAY
AUGUST 4, 2011
Vigilance
Sharing the Vision
Commitment to Key Aspects of the Vision

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United Methodist Church
17175 Monterey St.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-3637
(408) 779-4044 ‎

THE INTERFAITH JESUS

AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

FOUR TUESDAYS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

March 1, April 12, May 24, June 14, 2011

Tuesday
March 1, 2011
The Interfaith Practice of Jesus

Tuesday
April 12, 2011
The Religion of Jesus – Sabbath Practice

Tuesday
June 14, 2011
The Dialogue
The Samaritan Woman – John 4

Tuesday
July 12, 2011
The “Problem” of the Uniqueness of Jesus

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
[510-656-2331]

THE INTERFAITH JESUS

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

FOUR MONDAY EVENINGS
7:30pm – 9:00pm
MARCH 28, APRIL 4, 11, and 18, 2011

March 28, 2011
HEARING THE VOICE WITHIN
Romans 8: 26-27 and the Latter Day Saints Criteria for Truth
Accessing the Women’s Heart in Mark 5: 21-34 and 7: 24-30

April 4, 2011
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART ONE)
The Religious Other According to Amos 9: 7
Radical Kenosis (Philippians 2: 5-11) and Mark 5: 1-20 and 35-43

April 11, 2011
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART TWO)
The Dignity of Ruth, The Courage of Rebecca, The Audacity of Bathsheba
The Priority of the Poor and Stranger in the Work and Life of Jesus

April 18, 2011
THE RELIGION OF JESUS (PART THREE)
The Sabbath as Justice
The Perspective of Jesus as Found in Luke 4: 16-19
The Dignity of the Religious “Other”

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HOME PROGRAM
BRENTWOOD, CA

THE INTERFAITH JESUS

FOUR WEDNESDAYS
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

March 30, April 6, 20, and 27, 2011

Wednesday
March 30, 2011
The Interfaith Practice of Jesus

Wednesday
April 6, 2011
The Religion of Jesus – Sabbath Practice

Wednesday
April 20, 2011
The Dialogue
The Samaritan Woman – John 4

Wednesday
April 27, 2011
The “Problem” of the Uniqueness of Jesus

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
An Interfaith Connections Program

WORLDVIEWS

A home-based program
Antioch, CA

Five Sunday Afternoons

April 10, 2011
Some insights into the development of a worldview
Two cases studies: Buddha and Jeremiah

May 15, 2011
The Basic Worldviews considered

June 19, 2011
The World of the Myth

July 10, 2011
The Function of Doctrine
The Subjectivity of History
The Odd interplay of Doctrine and History

August 14, 2011
An Emerging worldview for Our Time
The Strange World of the Quantum
The Rise of a New Global Ethic

To arrange for a home-base study program,
please call Rev. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. Executive Director
(925) 787-9279 or peace@thomaspbonaci.net.
All programs are designed for the community gathering for interfaith study.
We design programs for groups of one or more.

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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

CATHOLICISM AS A GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
FUTURE CHURCH IN THE AGE OF THE SPIRIT

Our twelve week program concludes with an exploration of emerging future trends. Tradition is dynamic. As we receive from the past so we contribute to the future. In this age of conflict and terrorism, we seek to become the hope of our world as we search for God with courage, openness, and wisdom. We explore some controversial issues as a quest for spiritual authenticity.

Four Tuesdays
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

APRIL 26, 2011
Sacred Scripture and the Discernment of God’s Will, Word, and Presence
Revisiting the Dynamic Tension Between Scripture and Tradition

MAY 3, 2011
The Emerging Sense of Wholistic Authority
Will Collegality Become the Norm for Decision-Making?

MAY 17, 2011
Is There Such a Thing as Catholic Pentecostalism?
Coping With the Changing Global Demographics

MAY 24, 2011
Trinity, Incarnation, and Grace
The Bedrock of Catholic Global Spirituality
Insights From East and West

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INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS
A PROGRAM SPONSORED BY
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PITTSBURG, CA

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

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

Our five session program is designed to introduce the major faith traditions of humankind. We seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will conclude with some suggestions for exploring the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

APRIL 29, 2011
General Introductions
Introduction to the Traditions of Hinduism
Cosmic Sacredness

MAY 20, 2011
Introduction to the Traditions of Buddhism
Compassion for All Creatures

JUNE 17, 2011
Introduction to Judaism
The Splendor of God

JULY 8, 2011
Introduction to Islam
The Peace of God

AUGUST 5, 2011
The Basis for Interfaith Study
The Practice of Interfaith Spirituality
The Way of Many Faiths

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THE FAITH TRADITIONS OF HUMANKIND
THE EMERGING GLOBAL SPIRITUALITY
“GLEANING” THE WISDOM

A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.

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

Our five session program is designed to introduce the major faith traditions of humankind. We seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will explore the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

MAY 31, 2011
The Emergence of Compassionate Religion
The Eight Principles of “Gleaning”

JUNE 23, 2011
The Hindu Traditions
The World of the Sacred
Darsan – “Seeing the Divine”
“All Ways Are Sacred”

JULY 21, 2011
The Experience of the Buddha
The Four Sights
“Cause No Harm”

August 25, 2011
The Rise of Biblical Judaism
Sabbath Justice / Sabbath Liberation
“Walking in the Ways of God”

September 20, 2011
Islam
The Holy Qur’an
“The Way of Peace”

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THE VOICE OF WOMEN IN ANCIENT TEXTS
CELEBRATING THE FULLNESS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HUMAN PERSON
San Damiano Retreat Center
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 837-9141
June 3, 4 and 5, 2011
All are welcome!

Sarah, Hagar, Kuan Yin, Sophia, and Tara, to mention a few, will bless us with their wisdom as we seek to discover, hear, and celebrate the voice of women in ancient texts and contemporary society. This retreat program is open to men and women who desire to probe the feminine images of God and humanity embedded in human history. We will explore powerful and inspiring texts from the Hebrew Scripture, the Hindu Scriptures, the Buddha, the Tao, Universal Lady Wisdom, and the New Testament. The recovery of the voice of the feminine makes possible the recognition of the dignity of both men and women as together we struggle to bless our world with peace, compassion, and healing justice. The feminine voice emerges in men of spirit and women of courage. Come listen to your soul’s wisdom.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
7:00 pm
DINNER
8:15 pm
FIRST CONSIDERATION:
EVOKING THE ANCIENT FEMININE VOICE
OPTIONAL DISCUSSION

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011
8:00 am
BREAKFAST AND QUIET TIME FOR PRAYER
9:30 am
SECOND CONSIDERATION:
THE VOICE OF THE GODDESS
INSIGHTS FROM THE HINDU TRADITIONS
11:15 am
THIRD CONSIDERATION:
THE WISDOM OF EVE
THE CRY OF SOPHIA
NOON
LUNCH AND QUIET TIME, REST, STUDY
3:00 pm
FOURTH CONSIDERATION:
THE VOICE OF TARA
INSIGHTS FROM THE BUDDHISTS TRADITIONS
RETRIEVING THE FEMININE VOICE AROUND AND WITHIN US
EUCHARIST – THE TABLE OF WORD: MARK 7: 24-30 REVISITED
4:45 pm
OPTIONAL DISCUSSION
6:00 pm
SUPPER
7:30 pm
MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS – THE VOICE OF THE POOR

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
8:00 am
BREAKFAST AND TIME FOR PRAYER
9:30 am
FIFTH CONSIDERATION:
THE SONG OF QUAN YIN
11:00 am
LITURGY OF THE SUNDAY – MATTHEW 28: 16-20
NOON
LUNCH AND PEACEFUL FAREWELL

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St. Ignatius of Antioch
3351 Contra Loma Blvd
Antioch, CA 94509

Adult Education Series
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Six Monday Evenings
June 6, 13, 20, 2011
August 8, 15, 22, 2011
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Gospel of Mark

Monday – June 6, 2011
Born from Earth – Speaks of Heaven
Mark 1: 1-45

Monday – June 13, 2011
Contending with the demonic
Mark 2:1 – 3:6

Monday – June 20, 2011
The Gospel of Mark as Apology for the Cross
Beyond rejection
The family of betrayal and rejection
Mark 3

Monday – August 8, 2011
The Cross as Parable
Interreading Mark 4 and 15

Monday –August 15, 2011
The Women of St. Mark’s Gospel
The models of self-giving, courage, and fidelity

Monday – August 22, 2011
He is not here!
Mark 16: 1-8

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Mercy Center
535 Sacramento St.
Auburn, CA 95603
530-887-2019
info@MercyCenter.org

Five Saturdays 9:30 am – 2:30pm
June thru October 2011.
Reservations required

“The Hour is Coming and is Already Here”
When will we worship God in spirit and truth?

A Celebration of the World’s Spiritual Traditions
The Sacred Voice Within

June 18, 2011
The Word of the Lord Came to Me Saying
…Here Comes the Prophet

July 23, 2011
Recite and Hear

August 27, 2011
Halt, Who Goes There?
…and the Tao Answered

Sept. 24, 2011
The Quiet Voice Within

October 29, 2011
May I Have This Dance? Rumi, Hafiz and the Rhythms of the Soul

Sponsored by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(916) 624-4500

The Fremont series of presentations begins the formal offerings of The Institute for the Study of the Passion. This twelve week study overviews the meaning of the word “Passion” as it pertains to the life, work, and death of Jesus.

The Institute will study the ramifications of violence and religion offering a positive, accessible, and challenging interpretation of the death of Jesus by crucifixion. The Institute also participates in conferences and discussions with members of the Interfaith Community as we work in the cause of justice for peace.

PART ONE

Mondays 7:30pm – 9:00 pm

July 11, 2011
Passionist Spirituality and the Passion of Jesus
The Emerging Ethic of Global Compassion

July 18, 2011
The Baptism of Jesus in Light of the “Agony” in the Garden
Insights into Mark 1: 40-45

July 25, 2011
The Temptations of Jesus
The Confrontation with Evil
A Matthew / Mark / Luke Comparison

August 1, 2011
Thus He Bore Ours Sins and Afflictions
Insights from Matthew and Isaiah
Prophecy and the Passion of Jesus

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COMPANIONS ON THE JOURNEY
(WALKING WITH JESUS ON THE WAY OF TRUTH AND LOVE)

Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-4720

A RETREAT FOR MARRIED COUPLES

July 17-18,19, 2011

The Church formally prays that “marriage is the one Grace not lost by sin!” Our Retreat for Married Couples will explore the powerful implications of that beautiful and important perspective. The practical, emotional, and committed love found in marriage offers hope to the world. The “someday” peace, love, and understanding we seek for the world is already realized in the love of so many people who have committed themselves to following Jesus as married disciples of his love.

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‘The Divine in the Interfaith World’

Saint Augustine Catholic Church
400 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Two Tuesdays
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

August 30, 2011
The Great Transformation
The Rise of the Golden Rule

The period of time between 800 BCE and 200 BCE is now known as “The First Axial Period.” This crucial time of world upheaval resulted in a new understanding of God and a serious reformation of the world faith traditions. The ethic of compassion became normative in those traditions now influencing our world. Our exploration will consider the importance of the First Axial Period as we cope with the turmoil in our own time.

September 13, 2011
All Ways are Sacred

The interplay of the divine and the human becomes more than apparent as we explore and summarize four of the great faith traditions of humankind. Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Judaism will provide us with some fascinating perspectives as we week to probe the depths of what it means for a human being to experience the divine in all its splendor.

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St. John the Evangelist Parish
5751 Locust Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 483-8454

Five Thursdays
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

NO WORLD PEACE WITHOUT RELIGIOUS PEACE

Our five session program is designed to introduce the major faith traditions of humankind. We seek the beauty, splendor, and contribution of each faith tradition. Our series will conclude with some suggestions for exploring the possibility for developing and practicing Global Spirituality as a source for peace in the world and in our hearts.

September 1, 2011
The Basis for Interfaith Study
The Practice of Interfaith Spirituality
The Way of Many Faiths

September 8, 2011
Introduction to the Traditions of Hinduism
Cosmic Sacredness

September 22, 2011
Introduction to the Traditions of Buddhism
Compassion for All Creatures

September 29, 2011
Introduction to Judaism
The Splendor of God

October 6, 2011
Introduction to Islam
The Peace of God

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September 11, 2011 – September 21, 2011

ELEVEN DAYS OF PEACE

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Services and music will focus on peace.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers” and “Peace in the World”

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek
Eucharist, Sermon, Readings on Peace

The Interfaith Peace Project Center, Antioch
Open House for Eleven Hours of Peace.
We offer space for quiet reflection, prayer,
study and gentle conversation.
We will light a candle for Peace every hour
on the hour.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Antioch City Hall
Peace Pole Planting

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Walnut Creek
Healing Eucharist for World Peace

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 

Practicing Peace
Practice Peace in everything we say and do
at home, at work, at school and at play

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

St George’s Episcopal Church, Antioch
Holy Eucharist for Peace followed by a soup luncheon.

Interfaith Peace Project Center, Antioch
Open for personal prayer, study and quiet meditation

East County Shared Ministry
Community Presbyterian Church &
First Congregational Church of Antioch
Pittsburg Chapel
A Peace Concert in our Chapel that will include readings and peace songs from the last 50 years.

Dhyanyoga Centers-Antioch
Kirtan: Sanskrit call-and-response chanting to the
Divine ending with a prayer for World Peace.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Walnut Creek
Eucharist with candle lighting and prayers for peace.

St George’s Episcopal Church
Antioch
Centering Prayer is a form of Western meditation
that helps center us within our heart.  Thirty minutes of instruction will be followed by sixty minutes of practice and sharing.

Friday, September 16, 2011

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church
Antioch

Mass followed by individual prayer for peace in the
Presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Antioch
Dedication and prayer service for the newly
constructed prayer garden followed by a concert
by the group, Forgotten Day.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Antioch
Dedication of the Church at the Service.

Sufism Reoriented
Walnut Creek
Interfaith Blood Drive with music and refreshments
for all who come — donors or not!

Islamic Center of the East Bay
Antioch
Tour of the Mosque, Dialogue and Conversation

Sunday, September 18, 2011

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Walnut Creek

SGI-USA
Antioch
Reflection and poetry from the Buddhist
Association for Peace, Culture and Education
at the Interfaith PeaceProjectCenter

Monday, September 19, 2011

Interfaith Peace Project Center
Antioch
Open Poetry Readings for Peace

 Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Personal Peace
Practice Peace in everything we say and
do at home, at work, at school and at play

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Interfaith Peace Project Center
Antioch

Open House for Eleven Hours of Peace.
We offer space for quiet reflection, prayer,
study and gentle conversation. We will light a candle
for Peace every hour on the hour.

***For other events contact the Interfaith Council
of Contra Costa County web site and click on events.

***You are welcome to join Fr Tom Bonacci as he
presents programs at the following locations during
the Eleven Days of Peace.

Mondays: September 12 and 19 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd, Fremont
The Gospel of Mark

Tuesday, September 13 @ 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
St. Augustine Catholic Church, 400 Alcatraz, Oakland
Human Spirituality – Encountering the Divine

*** For a list of activities around the world planned
to commemorate the United Nations International
Day of Peace on September 21st please go to the UN
web site at www.internationaldayofpeace.org.

May Peace Prevail on Earth!

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The Institute for the Study of the Passion

CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
6520 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
(916) 725-4720

Resources and Libraries are available at the Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center for personal enrichment and study. Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P. is available to assist you in private study and dialogue concerning the Passion of Jesus.

Our twelve week series introduces Passionist Spirituality of the Cross, the Passion Narrative of Mark in particular, and an important exploration of the contemporary issues and significance for exploring the Passion texts of the Four Gospel.

Our plan is to present thirty-six Tuesday Evening Seminars over the next three years. Individual study and home-base programs are available by contacting Fr. Tom, C.P. at (925) 787-9278 (peace@thomaspbonacci.net).

PART ONE

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 27, 2011
The Passionist Perspective of the Passion of Jesus
“The Crucified of this World!”

October 4, 2011
“They Shall Look on Him They Crucified”
Insights into “Seeing” Jesus Crucified

October 18, 2011
The Passionate Nature of Jesus
Insights from Luke 7: 11-17

October 25, 2011
The Nature and Function of the Passion Narrative
“Is the Passion of Jesus a Martyrdom Story?”

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SS. PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 624-5827

Our Five Week program introduces the four Passion Narratives of the Canonical Gospels. This introductory study prepares the way for future programs in the study of the death of Jesus. Our introduction confronts and challenges the issue of religion and violence. Our study of each Passion Narrative situates the death of Jesus in terms of his life and work.

Five Monday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

October 10, 2011
The Passion Narratives
Mark 14-15, Matthew 26-27, Luke 22-23, John 18-19

October 17, 2011
The Passion According to Mark
“Truly He was the Son of God!”

October 24, 2011
The Passion According to Matthew
“In Order to Fulfill the Prophecy!”

November 7, 2011
The Passion According to Luke
“This Day You Shall Be With Me!”

November 14, 2011
The Passion According to John
“They Shall Look on Him Whom They Have Pierced!”