2013 Program Archive

THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION

The Passion Narratives
Divine Savior Church
9079 Greenback Lane
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 989-7400

Our four 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 will ponder the unique verses found in the Four Passion Narratives (Mark 14-15, Matthew 26-27, Luke 22-23, John 18-19).  Our study of each Passion Narrative situates the death of Jesus in terms of his life and work.

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

January 7, 2013
The Passion According to Mark
“Truly this Jesus was the Son of God!”

January 14, 2013
The Passion According to Matthew
“In Order to Fulfill the Prophecy!”

January 28, 2013
The Passion According to Luke
“This Day You Shall Be With Me!”

February 4, 2013
The Passion According to John
“They Shall Look on Him Whom They Have Pierced!”

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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.

This is the third year for our program.  We are grateful to those who have participated.   Future programs are under development.  Individual study and home-base programs are available by contacting:

Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

PART TWO

The Great High Priest
Tuesday Evenings
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

January 15, 2013
The Synoptic Trial of Jesus
A Comparison of Mark, Matthew, and Luke

January 22, 2013
Insights into the Trial of Jesus in John 18-19
Pilate on Trial in Seven Scenes

January 29, 2013
The Synoptic Soldiers at the Cross
A Comparison of Mark, Matthew, and Luke

February 5, 2013
The Soldiers in John
Reverence and Ritual Performance

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Transfiguration Church
Castro Valley, CA

The Religions of the World
A Christian Encounters the Faith Traditions of Humankind

There has been remarkable developments since the Second Vatican Council establish what might be called “a spirituality of dialogue” with the Religions of the World.  Our four week seminar program will explore the important principles found in the Council.  We will also explore the principles of dialogue established in subsequent documentation.  As we pursue this exploration, we will celebrate and discover the fundamental perspectives of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam as they pertain to the Christian Tradition.

Four Thursday Mornings

January 17, 2013
The “Spiritual Approach” of the Second Vatican Council
Hinduism and the Splendor of the Divine

January 24, 2013
Evangelization and Interfaith Relations
Buddhism and the Splendor of Being Human

February 14, 2013
Revelation and History
Judaism and the Special Relationship with the Church

February 21, 2013
Dialogue and Proclamation and the Uniqueness of Christ
Islam and the Quest for Peace

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An Interfaith Connections Program
The Interfaith Peace Project

St. John the Baptist Parish
307 Montrose Drive
Folsom, CA

Bringing the Scriptures Alive in Our Daily Lives
Reflections on the Courage of New Testament Women
Women of the Word
Disciples of Jesus

January 9, 2013
7:00 PM

Inspired by the insights of Jesus as he reads and develops Isaiah 61 in the Synagogue of Nazareth (Luke 4:16-21), we visit the women who exemplified his teaching in their lives.  We will visit Elizabeth, Mary, Mary Magdalene, and the New Testament women upon whom the church of Jesus is built.

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St. Theresa Catholic Church Wings
30 Mandalay Road
Oakland, CA

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
9:30 AM

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Chaplaincy Institute
2138 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA

Thursday, January 24, 2013
2:30 to 5:30 PM

Friday, January 25, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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St. Ignatius Catholic Church
3351 Contra Loma Boulevard
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 778-0768

The Gospel of St. Luke in the Year of Faith
The Church as Spirit-filled Disciples of Jesus

Four Thursday Mornings
8:45am – 10:00am

January 31, 2013
The Seven Beginnings of Luke’s Proclamation of the Gospel
Journeying with the Spirit of Jesus from Jerusalem to Rome

March 7, 2013
The Ideal Church of Luke 7: 1-10
The Image of the Community of Disciples according to Acts of the Apostles
Acts of Apostles 2: 43-47; 4: 32-35; 5: 12-16

April 11, 2013
The Great Journey from Rejection at Samaria to
the Welcoming at the House of Zacchaeus
Luke 9:51 – 19:27

May 30, 2013
The Passion of Jesus
The Risen Presence in a Crucified People
Luke 23: 39-56

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey road  #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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The Brentwood Series

The Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program

Discovering the Gospel Traditions
Winter 2013
Private House Gathering
Brentwood, CA

Four Sessions

Part One – January 31, 2013
What makes a Gospel a “Gospel”?
From the proclamation of Jesus to
the proclamation about Jesus
A consideration Canonical and Diverse Gospel Traditions

Part Two – February 7, 2013
Identifying the sources of the Gospel Traditions
“M”, “L”, “Q”, “Sign”, and “Cross” Traditions
Is Mark the “inventor” of the Gospel form?
Who is Mark?

Part Three – February 14, 2013
The Synoptic Tradition
An exploration of Matthew’s Discourses and Luke’s Journeys

Part Four – February 21, 2013
The Tradition of St. John
Signs / Glory, and Beyond
Insights into the Gospels of Thomas and Mary Magdalene

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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624
(916) 685-3681

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 Friday Mornings
10:00 am – 12 Noon

February 1, 2013
The Passion Narratives
Mark 14-15, Matthew 26-27, Luke 22-23, John 18-19

March 1, 2013
The Passion According to Mark
“Truly He was the Son of God!”

April 5, 2013
The Passion According to Matthew
“In Order to Fulfill the Prophecy!”

May 3, 2013
The Passion According to Luke
“This Day You Shall Be With Me!”

June 14, 2013
The Passion According to John
“They Shall Look on Him Whom They Have Pierced!”

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Institute for the Study of the Passion
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA
(925) 787-9279
Interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

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St. Isadore’s Catholic Church
440 La Gonda Way
Danville, CA

St. Isadore’s RCIA
February 12, 2013

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Catholic Community of Pleasanton
925-846-4489
St. Augustine
3999 Bernal Ave.
Pleasanton, 94566
&
St. Elizabeth Seaton
4001 Stoneridge Dr.
Pleasanton, 94566

Parish Mission – February 18-20, 2013
Walk With Jesus in The Year of Faith

Morning Sessions will be held at St. Augustine at 9:30 am.

Evening Sessions will be held at St. Elizabeth Seaton at 7:30 pm.

Free will donation

Morning Sessions:
Reflections on the “Year of Faith”
The 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council
What the Gospel of Luke Teaches Us

February 18 –The Master Plan of Luke/Acts of the Apostles
The Emergence of the World Church

February 19 – The “Restoration” of the Bible
Insights into Interpretation and Revelation Appreciating Luke 24:13-35

February 20 – Every Day as Pentecost
Evangelizing in the Spirit: A Global Pentecost
Reading Acts of the Apostles 2:1-13

Evening Sessions

February 18 – The Journey of the Heart – Walking With Jesus

February 19 – The Gospel of the Church (The Community Born in the Heart of Jesus)

February 20 – Why Does Jesus Eat With “Such People?”
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Sacred Heart Parish
3141 St. Stephen’s Drive
Anderson, CA  96007

Sacred Heart Parish Mission
Luke in the Year of Faith

February 23 to February 27, 2013
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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
9085 Calvine Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
(916) 689-1099

The Institute for the Study of the Passion
A Program Sponsored By
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Pittsburg, CA

The “Passion of Jesus” as recorded in the New Testament Tradition is not simply or merely a presentation of the sufferings of Jesus.  Our five sessions will explore the execution of Jesus by Pilate in terms of his life with God and for the oppressed.  Simply, Jesus died in the manner of his self-giving life.  Our series confronts the violence often expressed in the proclamation of the Passion.

Five Thursday Evenings
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

February 28, 2013
Introduction to the Passion Narratives
“Take up your Cross!”

March 21, 2013
Insights from I Corinthians / Galatians
“Crucified to the World!”

April 18, 2013
The Epistle to the Hebrews
The Passion of Jesus as Sacrifice

May 16, 2013
The Nature of the Good Friday Liturgy
“Adoring the Cross!”

June 13, 2013
“Companions Gathered at the Foot of the Cross”
A Reconsideration of Matthew 25 and the Cost of Discipleship

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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94539

Interfaith Connections
A Program Sponsored By

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Pittsburg, CA

 The Rise of Interfaith Spirituality
Convergence as the gift we give to one another

No World Peace Without Religious Peace

Our four part program is designed to critically review recent developments in the quest for interreligious harmony.  We are searching for the wisdom embedded in each Tradition that fosters interreligious cooperation and justice-making.  We will conclude our series by examining the obstacles to such developments as we seek to transcend the obstacles and forge the pathway to true and holy convergence.

Four Mondays 7:30-9:00 pm

March 4, 2013
Recent developments in Axial Consciousness
The Modern Implications of Practicing the Golden Rule
The Contribution of the First Axial Traditions

March 11, 2013
Beyond the Axial Perspective
The Contributions of Shamanism and the Indigenous Traditions

March 25, 2013
The Spiritual Complexities of the Modern Period
Martin Luther to September 11, 2001

April 1, 2013
The Obstacles to Interreligious Spirituality in this Age of Transition
Responding with Courage and Hope
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School of Applied Theology
5890 Birch Court
Berkeley, CA

March 4, 2013

March 6, 2013

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St. Stephens Catholic Parish
451 Eucalyptus Drive
San Francisco, California

March 5, 2013
Insights into Compassion in The Year of Faith
Three Reflections on St. Luke’s Gospel

Faith is more than belief.  True faith is the practice of deep love and compassion born of a peaceful heart.  We pause in this Year of Faith to encounter the compassionate love of the Heart of Jesus in the Gospel of St. Luke.  As Mary serves Elizabeth (Luke 1: 39-45), as Jesus gives life to the child of the widow (Luke 7: 17), as the stranger blesses and aids his new found friend (Luke 10: 25-37), so we are transformed as we ponder such courageous and transformative self-giving.

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
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An Interfaith Connections Program
Private Home-based Series
Antioch, CA

The Other Gospels


Our seven session program probes important aspects of the early Christian Communities before the formulation of the Nicean Creed in 325 CE.  In this series, we will probe the diversity of spiritual writings known as the “Other Gospels” as we discover some of the motives behind the selection of the Four Canonical Gospels.

Five Sunday Afternoons
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

March 10, 2013
Nag Hammadi
Insights into Nile Rise Christianity before the Nicean Creed

April 14, 2013
The Gospel of Thomas, Thomas the Contender and the Thomas Christians
The Indian Dimensions of Christianity

May 19, 2013
Pistis Sophia, The Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary
Mary Magdalene – The Person and Myth
The Feminine Aspect of the Logos

August 11, 2013
The Gospel of Judas
Betrayer or Servant
Insights into the Passion of Jesus

September 8, 2013
Insights from the Apocryphon of John
An Appreciation of New Age Movements and Quantum Theologies

October 13, 2013
Secret Mark, The Cross Gospel, and the Passion of Jesus
Insights into the Tradition of the Four Gospels

December 15, 2013
The Birth of Jesus in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and other Apocrypha Gospels
Contacts with the Qur’an of Islam
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Peace in Every Step

An Interfaith Peace Project Program
For Our Lady of Grace
Castro Valley, CA

Many are tempted to believe that the quest for peace is illusionary.  Our three part exploration of peace in every breath and step will reflectively examine the contributions the world religious traditions have made to the quest for peace.  Our goal is to provide practical suggestions as to how we as individuals, citizens of country and world can be and contribute the peace for which we long.

Three Wednesday Evenings
7:30pm – 9:00pm

March 6, 2012
Personal Peace
You will have a peace no one can take from you.
Insights from the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism

March 13, 2013
Community Peace
We live in more than one community.
Insights from the Jains

March 20, 2013
World Peace
We pray and hope that all may be one.
Insights from the international practice of Jesus

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA  94565

(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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Laguna Creek High School
9050 Vicino Drive
Elk Grove, CA

Peace Through Understanding Forum

March 7, 2013

Keynote Speaker:  Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P., Interfaith Peace Project

Panelists:
Gary Davis, Elk Grove Mayor
Steve Detrick, Elk Grove Vice-Mayor
Dr. Steven Ladd, Superintendent Elk Grove Unified School District
Orlando Fuentes, Chair of Elk Grove’s Multicultural Committee
Steven R. Lapham, Assistant U.S. Attorney
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Society of St. Vincent DePaul
Lenten Day of Reflection

March 16, 2013
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Holy Name of Jesus Parish
1555 39th Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Mission
March 17-19, 2013
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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
9085 Calvine Road
Sacramento, CA 95829
(916) 689-1099

The Institute for the Study of the Passion
A Program Sponsored By
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Pittsburg, CA

The “Passion of Jesus” as recorded in the New Testament Tradition is not simply or merely a presentation of the sufferings of Jesus.  Our four sessions will explore the execution of Jesus by Pilate in terms of his life with God and for the oppressed.  Simply, Jesus died in the manner of his self-giving life.  Our series confronts the violence often expressed in the proclamation of the Passion.

Four Thursday Mornings
10:00 am – 12 Noon

March 21, 2013
Insights from I Corinthians / Galatians
“Crucified to the World!”

April 18, 2013
The Epistle to the Hebrews
The Passion of Jesus as Sacrifice

May 16, 2013
The Nature of the Good Friday Liturgy
“Adoring the Cross!”

June 13, 2013
“Companions Gathered at the Foot of the Cross”
A Reconsideration of Matthew 25 and the Cost of Discipleship
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St. Joseph Marello RCIA Retreat
7200 Auburn Folsom Road
Granite Bay, CA

RCIA Retreat
“New Faith Beginnings”

March 24, 2013
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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
A Private Home-Based Program

The Rise of the World Church in the Catholic Tradition
The Dynamic Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council
Celebration the Year of Faith in this the Jubilee Year

The “Jubilee Year” according to the Scriptures is a time to step back and deeply reflect on the abundant harvest of the last fifty years.  In many ways, the Second Vatican Council opened up a future for both world and church few could have imagined fifty years ago.  With optimism and hope, we will glean the wisdom of the Council as we, the People of God, become more and more citizens of the World and children of the Universe.

The Year of Faith
The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Second Vatican Council

Six Tuesday Evenings
March 26, May 28, June 18, August 20, September 17, October 22, 2013

Tuesday – March 26, 2013
The Year of Faith (Simplicity, Humility, and Tenderness)
The Jubilee Year of the Council’s Reception by the Peoples of the World
(Global Papacy / World Church)

Tuesday – May 28, 2013
The Spirituality of Dialogue
The “Constitutional” Nature of the Church

Tuesday – June 18, 2013
The Meaning and Significance of Vatican II
Celebrating the Spirit in the World

Tuesday – August 20, 2013
The Innate Spiritual Sense of the People
The Revelation of God

Tuesday – September 17, 2013
The Interreligious / Ecumenical Dimensions of Vatican II
Dialogue and Proclamation

Tuesday – October 22, 2013
Future Church – The Global and Cosmic Dimensions of the Church
Globalization, Deep Ecology, Preferential Option for the Poor
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STS. PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA  95677
(916) 624-5827

The Year of Faith
The Fiftieth Anniversary
The Second Vatican Council

Three Monday Evenings
7:00pm – 9:00pm

April 8, 2013
The Meaning and Significance of Vatican II
Celebrating the Spirit in the World – The Rise of the World Church

April 15, 2013
The “We” of the Creed
The Constitutional Spirituality of Vatican II

April 22, 2013
Future Church
The Global and Cosmic Dimensions of the Church
The Interreligious / Ecumenical Dimensions of Vatican II
Dialogue and Proclamation

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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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 eleven 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.

This is the third year for our program. We are grateful to those who have participated. Future programs are under development.  Individual study and home-base programs are available by contacting:

Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

PART THREE
Unless the Grain
Tuesday Evenings 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April 9, 2013
The Synoptic Burial Scenes
A Comparison of Mark, Matthew, and Luke

April 16, 2013
The Burial of Jesus in John 19: 38-42
“In the place where they crucified him,
there was a garden”

April 23, 2013
The Risen and Crucified Jesus of John 20: 19-29

April 30, 2013
The Journey to Emmaus as a “Way of the Cross”
Insight into Luke 24: 13-35

The Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program
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Private Home-based Program
The Spirituality of The Second Vatican Council
Berkeley, CA

Five Wednesday Evenings

April 17, 2013
The Constitutional Spirituality of The Second Vatican Council

May 1, 2013
The Rise of the World Church
The Implications of The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church

May 15, 2013
The worldwide community of the People of God gathers in Worship
realizing in the present moment the future hope of humankind
Insights into the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

June 5, 2013
Beyond Scripture and Tradition
The Ramifications of the Dogmatic Constitution of Divine Revelation

June 19, 2013
The Sacred Secular
The Church encounters the World
The courageous vision of The Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World

To arrange a program simply contact:
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94539

Interfaith Connections
A Program Sponsored By
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Pittsburg, CA

Four Monday Evenings
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Year of Faith
The Fiftieth Anniversary
The Second Vatican Council

May 6, 2013
The Year of Faith – The Biblical Spirituality of Jubilee
The Jubilee Year of the Council’s Reception by the Peoples of the World
The “We” of the Creed

May 13, 2013
The Meaning and Significance of Vatican II
Celebrating the Spirit in the World – The Rise of the World Church
The Constitutional Spirituality of Vatican II

May 27, 2013
The Interreligious / Ecumenical Dimensions of Vatican II
Dialogue and Proclamation

June 3, 2013
Future Church
The Global and Cosmic Dimensions of the Church
The Interreligious / Ecumenical Dimensions of Vatican II
Dialogue and Proclamation Future Church

interfaithpeaceproject.org

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School of Applied Theology
5890 Birch Court
Berkeley, CA

April 22, 24, 29
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St. Joan of Arc Parish
2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
San Ramon, CA

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of
Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in Terris

May 14, 2013
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Diocese of Reno
Annual Priest Retreat

Monday May 20 to Friday, May 24, 2013
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Chaplaincy Institute
2138 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA

June 6, 2013

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SAN DAMIANO RETREAT CENTER
Danville, CA

Weekend Retreat
June 7, 8, and 9, 2013

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

The Rise of the World Church in the Catholic Tradition
The Dynamic Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council
Celebration the Year of Faith in this the Jubilee Year

The “Jubilee Year” according to the Scriptures is a time to step back and deeply reflect on the abundant harvest of the last fifty years.  In many ways, the Second Vatican Council opened up a future for both world and church few could have imagined fifty years ago.  With optimism and hope, we will glean the wisdom of the Council as we, the People of God, become more and more citizens of the World and children of the Universe.

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School of Applied Theology
5890 Birch Court
Berkeley, CA

June 10 to June 12, 2013

The Emerging Global Ethic of Compassion
Studies in the Gospel of St. Luke

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The Emmaus Centre
Ennis Lane
Lissenhall, Swords Co.
Dublin, Ireland

June 23 to June 28

A HEART THAT HAS NEVER CEASED TO BEAT WITH LOVE FOR US
Reflections Inspired by the Gospel of Luke
Finding your heart —  Discovering your God within

The Gospel of Luke is a Gospel of many journeys.  Jesus goes up to Jerusalem to observe Passover and to become the Passover observed.  The core of this Gospel is formed by the Great Journey Narrative symbolic of the journey of life.  Only Luke refers to the “way” of the Cross as if the death of Jesus was an opportunity for some immense journey which it was.  Finally, the Ascension of Jesus is the catalyst for the journey of God’s Spirit into the depths of our hearts and lives.  On this Retreat, we will journey with Jesus to the heights of Heaven, enter the Kingdom, and discover ourselves in the depth of our own hearts.

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Rosminian House of Prayer
Glencomeragh House
Kilsheelan
Clonmel
County Tipperary
Ireland

June 30 to July 6, 2013

A HEART THAT HAS NEVER CEASED TO BEAT WITH LOVE FOR US
Reflections Inspired by the Gospel of Luke
Finding your heart —  Discovering your God within

The Gospel of Luke is a Gospel of many journeys.  Jesus goes up to Jerusalem to observe Passover and to become the Passover observed.  The core of this Gospel is formed by the Great Journey Narrative symbolic of the journey of life.  Only Luke refers to the “way” of the Cross as if the death of Jesus was an opportunity for some immense journey which it was.  Finally, the Ascension of Jesus is the catalyst for the journey of God’s Spirit into the depths of our hearts and lives.  On this Retreat, we will journey with Jesus to the heights of Heaven, enter the Kingdom, and discover ourselves in the depth of our own hearts.

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Community of Faith Breakfast
San Leandro

The Spirituality of the Family

July 27, 2013
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The Holy Family Motherhouse
Fremont, CA

I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
Reflections on Jesus throughout the Centuries
(Part One – The Early Centuries: The New Testament to the Creed)

Our five week series explores the rise of the Early Church in the First Centuries of the emerging Christian Tradition.  We will discover how the issues that separate us today are imbedded in the ancient church’s quest for its heart and soul.  We will discover and probe the rich diversity of the Christian Tradition from its inception.

Four Monday Evenings

August 5, 2013
No One Takes My Life, I Freely Give It
Insights into the Mission, Ethics, and Person of Jesus
(The Passion Narratives as Original Proclamation)

August  12, 2013
A Great Prophet Has Appeared Among Us
The Mighty Deeds, the Gentle Heart, the Compassionate Presence of Jesus
(The Rise of the Gospel Narratives)

August 19, 2013
Were Not Our Hearts On Fire As He Opened The Scripture To Us
The Voice of Jesus Heard in the Wisdom of the Community
(Parables, Q, and Thomas)

August 26, 2013
Forth from Within Shall Living Waters Flow
The Birth of Global Discipleship
(Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople, Rome, Nag Hammadi)

Part Two – The Creed to the Protestant Reform
Part Three – The Protestant Reform to the Rise of the Global Community

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
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Celebrating the Year of Faith
The Future Church Emerging from
The Second Vatican Council

Saint Augustine Catholic Church
400 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA  94609

The interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Three Thursday Evenings
August 8, 15, and 22, 2013
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Our three part series will explore the potential implications for the future of the Church in the World.  The second Vatican Council set in motion energies and perspectives that are slowly and surely renewing the Church in the Spirit of the original Pentecost event.  We will identify those energies and perspectives as we glean the Council’s wisdom and courage.

August 8, 2013
The “We” of The Creed
The Constitutional Spirituality of The Second Vatican Council
The Spirituality of Documentation

August 15, 2013
Celebration the Year of Faith in this the Jubilee Year
The Rise of the World Church in the Catholic Tradition
The Dynamic Spirituality of the Second Vatican Council

August 22, 2013
The Emerging Global Consciousness
The Rise of Global Catholicism
The Test Cases of Africa and Asia

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BEYOND AXIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
Challenging the Traditional Approaches to World Religion

The Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program

Four Thursday Mornings
At the Antioch Interfaith Center

August 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2013
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

August 8, 2013
Review and Update
Axial Consciousness – The Emerging Global / Cosmic Consciousness
Challenging the Axial Perspectives – Shamanism and Global Magic

August 15, 2013
Revisiting the Goddess
The Necessity of Retrieving Women’s Voice in Ancient Texts
Locating the Divine Feminine at the Intersection of the Mundane and Sacred

August 22, 2013
The Critique of Religion and World Religion as
Categories for Studying the Dharma, Tao, Logos, etc

August 29, 2013
The “End” of Religion as We Know It?
The Rise of a Dynamic Secular Spirituality – Playing with Fire

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Executive Director
4740 Matterhorn Way
Antioch, CA  94531

(925) 303-9879 – The Interfaith Center
(925) 787-9279 – Personal
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

No World Peace Without Religious Peace
Creating Peace Through Interfaith Understanding

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

The Year of Matthew
Studies in the Gospel of Matthew

Five Wednesday Evenings
August 28, September 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2013
7:00pm – 9:00pm

August 28, 2013
Emmanuel Comes to his People
The Beatitudes of Matthew 5-7

September 4, 2013
Emmanuel Empowers Discipleship
Identity and Mission – Matthew 10

September 11, 2013
Emmanuel Proclaims the Parables of the Kingdom
The “Newness” in the Storehouse – Matthew 13

September 18, 2013
Emmanuel Challenges the Disciples to Forgive
The Community Rule – Matthew 18

September 25, 2013
Emmanuel Identifies with the Rejected and Hurting
The Necessity of Serving the Poor – Matthew 24-25

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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School of Applied Theology

Interfaith Spirituality
September 9, 16, and 23

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St. Agnes Parish
3966 Chestnut
Concord CA 94519
(925) 689-0838

The Gospel of St. Luke
The Disciples of Jesus Encounter the World Within and Beyond
Insights into the Spirit of Jesus

St. Luke’s Gospel (and the Acts of Apostles) provides deep and abiding insights into the Holy Spirit’s presence and action in the World.  Jesus “models” what it means to be possessed by this Holy Spirit.  Our four week program probes the Gospel of St. Luke as a Gospel for our time as we seek hope in the midst of despair, courage in the midst of fear, and compassion in the midst of conflict.

 Four Monday Evenings
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
September 16, 23 and October 7, 14, 2013

September 16, 2013
The Plan of St. Luke – Evangelizing to the Ends of the Earth
Insights into the Master Plan – Situating Pentecost

September 23, 2013
Two Women Conspire in the Spirit
Pondering with Mary – The Mother of Jesus

October 7, 2013
The Ideal Church Community Emerges
Insights into the Majesty of Luke 7

October 14, 2013
The Passion of Jesus According to St. Luke
The Spirit Outpoured on All Flesh

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA  94565
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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The Brentwood Series
Private Home-Based Program
The Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Four Thursdays Evenings
September 19, 26 and October 10, 17, 2013

I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
Reflections on Jesus throughout the Centuries
(Part One – The Early Centuries: The New Testament to the Creed)

September 19, 2013
No One Takes My Life, I Freely Give It
Insights into the Mission, Ethics, and Person of Jesus
(The Passion Narratives as Original Proclamation)

September 26, 2013
A Great Prophet Has Appeared Among Us
The Mighty Deeds, the Gentle Heart, the Compassionate Presence of Jesus
The Voice of Jesus Heard in the Wisdom of the Community
(The Rise of the Gospel Narratives)

October 10, 2013
Forth from Within Shall Living Waters Flow
The Birth of Global Discipleship
(Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, Constantinople, Rome, Nag Hammadi)

October 17, 2013
The Jesus of History – The Christ of Faith
The Rise of the Creed
(The Great Truths of Christian Faith Are Formulated)

Part Two – The Creed to the Protestant Reform
Part Three – The Protestant Reform to the Rise of the Global Community
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CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
6520 Van Maren Lane
Citrus Heights, CA  95621
(916) 725-4720

The Institute for the Study of the Passion
A Three Part Series Exploring the Gospel of St. Matthew

Eleven Tuesday Evenings  –  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Community of St. Matthew

September 24, 2013
The Galatians Problem and the Community of St. Matthew
Insights from the Acts of the Apostles 15

October 15, 2013
The Structure and Identity of Matthew – Matthew 9: 9-13
The Meaning of “fulfillment” – Matthew 8: 14-17

October 29, 2013 -cancelled
The Genealogy of Jesus – Matthew 1: 1-17
Comments on the Birth of Jesus

The Five Teachings of Jesus

January 14, 2014
The Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-6-7

January 28, 2014
The Missionary Sermon – Matthew 10
The Parables of the Kingdom (Part I) – Matthew 13

February 4, 2014
The Parables of the Kingdom (Part II) – Matthew 13
The Ecclesial Sermon – Matthew 18

February 11, 2014
The Eschatological Sermon – Matthew 24-25

The Days Before He was Taken Up

April 29, 2014
The Passion in the Gospel

May 6, 2014
The Jerusalem Uproar – Matthew 21: 1 – 23: 39

May 13, 2014
The Trial and Death of Jesus – Matthew 26-27

May 20, 2014
Mission in the Midst of Doubt – Matthew 28
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St. Theresa Parish Retreat
30 Mandalay Road
Oakland, CA

PARISH RETREAT

September 28 through October 3, 2013

The Evening Schedule
7:00 TO 8:30 PM

Monday, September 30:
WAS IT NOT LIKE FIRE BURNING IN OUR HEARTS?
Walking with Jesus in this Year of Faith

Tuesday, October 1:
I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME TO EAT!

Wednesday, October 2:
BY THE WORD OF THE LORD THE HEAVENS WERE FORMED
BY THE BREATH OF GOD ALL THINGS CAME TO BE

Thursday, October 3:
PEACE BE WITH YOU — FORGIVE ONE ANOTHER!

 

The Morning Schedule
8:30 to 10:15 AM

Monday, September 30:
WHAT GOD GAVE US FOR CHRISTMAS?
THE MANGER OF HIS TABLE

Tuesday, October 1:
WHAT WE RECEIVED AT EASTER
THE “VICTORY” OF THE CROSS

Wednesday, October 2:
EVERY DAY AS PENTECOST
LIVING IN THE SPIRIT

Thursday, October 3:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH FR. TOM
(A TIME FOR DISCUSSION)

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
An Interfaith Connections Program
Thomas P.Bonacci, C.P.

Behold! I Make All Things New
Celebrating the Year of Faith
In Honor of The Fiftieth Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

Divine Savior Church
9079 Greenback Lane
OrangevaleCA 95662
(916) 989-7400

Our four week program celebrates the wisdom and vision of the Second Vatican Council.  We will explore the constructive perspectives to approach and appreciate the Council’s teachings.  We will rediscover how the Council saw itself as the beginning of a process of renewal.  It is now our responsibility and privilege to develop the Council’s teachings in ways never before considered.  We are now disciples of Jesus in a Global World called to proclaim, discern, and rejoice in the Spirit of Jesus whose abiding presence is forever.

Four Wednesday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

October 9, 2013
The Spirituality of Matthew 13: 51-52
Rejoicing in the Visitation of the Spirit of God
The Birth of the World, Global, and “Glocal” Church

October 16, 2013 – canceled
Emmaus Revisited
The Spirituality of Documentation
Gleaning the Wisdom of the Ages – The Documents

October 23, 2013 – canceled
The Eucharist “makes” the Church
Reflections on the Liturgy
How we might “think” Church in light of the Council’s Vision

October 30, 2013 – canceled
Deep in our Hearts God Speaks
Revelation and the Pastoral Constitution
The Sacredness of the World
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School of Applied Theology

Private Retreat
San Damiano Retreat Center

October 22 & 23, 2013
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HOLY FAMILY MOTHERHOUSE
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA  94539

Interfaith Connections
A Program Sponsored By
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
Pittsburg, CA

Three Monday Evenings
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Year of Faith
The Fiftieth Anniversary of The Second Vatican Council
Concluding the Year of Faith

We now conclude our celebration of the Year of Faith by considering some issue that might deeply touch us in the years to come.  These issues stem from our deepest awareness of what it means to be a community of disciples who follow after Jesus.  As we wrestle with the issues of the day, we do so as people of hope, generosity and self-giving.   Among the issues to be considered are:  the future of worship, what will our Bibles become, and how should we understand ourselves as citizens of the world.

October 21, 2013
The Spirituality of Matthew 13: 51-52
Rejoicing in the Visitation of the Spirit of God
Discerning “new” Issues
Discernment – Resourcement / Aggiornamento

October 28, 2013
Behold! I make all things new!
The Rise of World Scripture and the Rejection of Nothing Sacred

November 4, 2013
The Rise of the Domestic / Emerging Church
Revisiting the Letter to the Philippians
The Relationship of the Table of Jesus to the Community of Disciples

interfaithpeaceproject.org
(925) 787-9279

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School of Applied Theology

The Spiritual Heritage of the Incarnation
Revisiting the Classic Texts of the Christian Scriptures

November 25, 2013

December 2, 2013
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Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624
(916) 685-3681

Our Four Week program introduces a new study in the vision, theology, and work of St. Paul the Apostle.  St. Paul argued for a new approach to the Gospel of Jesus which transcended the limits usually imposed by class, race, ethnicity, and culture.  Paul’s understanding of the message of Jesus inspired him to think in terms of God’s love, work, and compassion in, with, and through all peoples.  Our Four Session study will seek to appreciate Paul’s vision in light of our own situation.

The Ecumenical / Interfaith St. Paul
Insights into the Emerging Global Spirituality

Five Friday Mornings
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

December 6, 2013
Paul’s unique experience takes him beyond the particular
Paul’s self-understanding as Apostle to the Nations

January 3, 2014
The implications of the Galatian conflict
The Rise of the Antiochian Community
Insights from Matthew 18 – The Community Rule

February 14, 2014
Universal salvation through universal damnation
Insights into Romans 8, 9, 10

March 14, 2014
Jesus as “Life-giving Spirit”
The Nature and Reality of the Resurrection

April 11, 2014
Revisiting the “Doctrine of Kenosis”
Jesus as Bodhisattva

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA
(925) 787-9279
Interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
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St. Teresa of Avila
Auburn, CA

Advent Mission
Days of Reflection and Anticipation

December 9-11, 2013

We take our inspiration from the Infancy Gospel of Luke.  St. Luke uniquely references the “manger” as the location of the newborn Jesus.  Mary places Jesus in the manger signifying his life and mission as bread for the World.  We come to the feeding place of the Lord to be nourished by his Holy Spirit as we ourselves become his risen presence to all we meet.  We prepare for Christmas by anticipating our giving birth to Christ in the manger of the needs of the poor and the broken.
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The Mercy Center
Auburn, CA

The Year End Retreat
December 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014

Let us cherish all creatures, as a mother her only child!
Five Dimensions of Compassion
Reflections on the Gospel of St. Matthew

As we engage a New Year, we are invited by the world around us to practice compassion in all the affairs of our lives.  The Gospel of St. Matthew (which will be the Gospel for the New Year) provides us with extraordinary insights into the life of compassion.  We will glean wisdom from the Compassion Project of Karen Armstrong as we pursue the essentials for living a life of compassion.

A cry is heard in Rama – heartbreak as invitation to compassionate living
The courage to dream – hope as the hub of compassion
Fulfillment as kindness – the stunning importance of one compassionate act
Forgiveness as practical compassion – sharing our inner peace blesses the world
Recognizing the Divine Presence in the Poor – May all beings be blessed

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road  #301
Pittsburg, CA  94565
interfaithpeaceproject.org
(925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net