2016 Program Archive

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM
ANTIOCH, CA

SIX SUNDAYS
4:00 pm  –  7:00 pm

YEAR OF MERCY

JANUARY 3, 2016
REVISITING THE FIRST AXIAL PERIOD
THE RISE OF THE GOLDEN RULE
A Reflection on The Golden Rule as the Source of Mercy

FEBRUARY 7, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVEY OF MERCY (PART ONE)
INSIGHTS FROM THE HEBREW BIBLE
Reflection on Exodus, Hosea, and Micah

MARCH 6, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVEY OF MERCY (PART TWO)
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Reflection on the “Prodigal” Father

APRL 10, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVERY OF MERCY (PART THREE)
REVISITING THE “PALM SUNDAY” EVENT IN LUKE
Reflections on Lament and the Gospel of Luke

MAY 15, 2016
JESUS AS BODHISATTVA
NIRVANA DELAYED IS COMPASSION GIVEN
Reflections from the Buddhist Traditions

JUNE 12, 2016
THE GAZE OF JESUS AS MERCY
INSIGHTS FROM LAUDATO SI
Reflections on the Doctrine of the Incarnation

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacc.net

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Fremont Pax Christi
Holy Family Motherhouse
159 Washington Blvd.
Fremont, CA

 Laudato Si

 January 4 & 25, 2016

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 GO AND LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORD “MERCY”!
                                                                                              Matthew  9: 13

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

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

January 4, 2016
The Rise of the Golden Rule and the Birth of the Virtue of Mercy
(Confucius and Jesus point to the dynamic relationship
based on harmony, love and respect)

January 11, 2016
The God of the Hebrew Scripture is motivated by the oppression of the slaves
to show forth and reveal mercy and compassion
(Moses and Jesus demand the defense of the stranger and alien)

January 18, 2016
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
                                                                     AYAT al-Fatihah 1:1
(Insights concerning merciful compassion based on the Holy Qur’an
(Muhammad and Jesus welcome the outcast and the sinner to the mercy of God)

January 25, 2016
The Year of Mercy
You Shall be Compassionate as your God is Compassionate
Luke 6: 36
A Survey of the Scriptures of the New Testament concerning Mercy:
Luke 19: 1-10, Matthew 9: 9-13, Luke 15: 1-32

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

 (925) 787-9279
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
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RENO PROGRAM
JANUARY 8-9, 2016

RICH IN MERCY

In light of the Holy Year of Mercy, our three presentations will explore the Biblical perspectives of God’s compassion as we consider what practical steps we can take to practice God’s mercy in every dimension of life. 

The Reno Diocesan Synod, the writings of Pope Francis, The Holy Year documentation, and related materials will provide the sources for these considerations.

Three Sessions
(Independent of One Another)

Session One
Rich in Mercy

As we reconsider the Adam and Eve story, we discover a story of God’s compassionate heart which becomes the basis for our exploration of God’s Mercy in the Hebrew Bible.

Session Two
We Had to Celebrate

As we ponder and study Matthew 9: 9-13 and Luke 15: 1-32,
we are challenged by Jesus to be no less than the mercy of God to everyone we meet.  

Session Three
Be Merciful As Your God Is Merciful.

As we are confronted by the practicality of mercy in our violent World,
we explore the rise of the Golden Rule as a way of life for humankind.

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 Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624

I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

Reflections on Jesus throughout the Centuries
(Part Three – The Protestant Reform to the Reforms of Pope Francis)

Our four part series explores the rise of the Modern Age and the dramatic transition to this post-modern period in which uncertainty is the rule of the day.  Sophisticated biblical studies emerge in this period with a strong fundamentalist reaction.  Finally, the stunning rise of Pope Francis confronts the Church and the World with an evangelization of Dialogue and Mercy based on the person, practice, and belief of Jesus.   

Reflection One – January 15, 2016
The Rise of the Modern World – The Scientific Worldview
The Fundamentalist Reaction
The Major Contributions of Vatican II

Reflection Two – February 19, 2016
World Violence and the Tragedy of the Shoah
The Jewish Jesus Emerges
The December 10, 2015 Document Concerning Jews and Catholics

Reflection Three – March 11, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus
The Discovery of the Human Jesus
The Celebration of the Interfaith Jesus

Reflection Four – April 15, 2016
The Rise of Pope Francis and the Future of the Church
Evangelization as Dialogue and Mercy
Images of Jesus from Laudato Si

Part One – The Early Centuries: The New Testament to the Creed
Part Two  – The Creed to The Protestant Reformation

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

interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

 PRIVATE HOME-BASED PROGRAM / CASTRO VALLEY, CA
7:00 pm  –  8:30 pm

 YEAR OF MERCY

JANUARY 12, 2016
REVISITING THE FIRST AXIAL PERIOD
THE RISE OF THE GOLDEN RULE
A Reflection on The Golden Rule as the Source of Mercy

MARCH 1, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVEY OF MERCY (PART ONE)
INSIGHTS FROM THE HEBREW BIBLE
Reflection on Exodus, Hosea, and Micah

APRIL 5, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVEY OF MERCY (PART TWO)
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
Reflection on the “Prodigal” Father

MAY 10, 2016
A BIBLICAL SURVERY OF MERCY (PART THREE)
REVISITING THE “PALM SUNDAY” EVENT IN LUKE
Reflections on Lament and the Gospel of Luke

JUNE 14, 2016
JESUS AS BODHISATTVA
NIRVANA DELAYED IS COMPASSION GIVEN
Reflections from the Buddhist Traditions

JULY 12, 2016
THE GAZE OF JESUS AS MERCY
Reflections on the “Doctrine” of Deep Incarnation

AUGUST 9, 2016
MERCY IN THE RELIGIONS
Reflections on Islam

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
NEW DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING JUDAISM
The Catholic Church Formally Teaches Judaism Is Our Foundational Religion 

OCTOBER 11, 2016
THE BIRTH STORY ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (PART ONE)

NOVEMBER 8, 2016
THE BIRTH STORY ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (PART TWO)

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.     interfaithpeaceproject.org     peace@thomaspbonacc.net

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The Interfaith Peace Project
An Interfaith Connections Program

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
9961 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, California, 95624

 I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS
Reflections on Jesus throughout the Centuries
(Part Three – The Protestant Reform to the Reforms of Pope Francis)

Our four part series explores the rise of the Modern Age and the dramatic transition to this post-modern period in which uncertainty is the rule of the day.  Sophisticated biblical studies emerge in this period with a strong fundamentalist reaction.  Finally, the stunning rise of Pope Francis confronts the Church and the World with an evangelization of Dialogue and Mercy based on the person, practice, and belief of Jesus.   

Reflection One – January 15, 2016
The Rise of the Modern World – The Scientific Worldview
The Fundamentalist Reaction
The Major Contributions of Vatican II

Reflection Two – February 19, 2016
World Violence and the Tragedy of the Shoah
The Jewish Jesus Emerges
The December 10, 2015 Document Concerning Jews and Catholics

Reflection Three – March 11, 2016
The Quest for the Historical Jesus
The Discovery of the Human Jesus
The Celebration of the Interfaith Jesus

Reflection Four – April 15, 2016
The Rise of Pope Francis and the Future of the Church
Evangelization as Dialogue and Mercy
Images of Jesus from Laudato Si

Part One – The Early Centuries: The New Testament to the Creed
Part Two  – The Creed to The Protestant Reformation

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
 (925) 787-9279
interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net

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Private Program
Two Reflections on Laudato Si

Two Reflections on Laudato Si from the Perspective of the Year of Mercy

January 21, 2016
Laudato Si and the Continuing Rise of the World Church

Laudato Si reflects the universal worldview of the Second Vatican Council in two essential aspects:  first, the Catholic Church as a whole reflects the movement of the Holy Spirit in the worldwide People of God; second, the Church Catholic in a real and substantial way has a dynamic relationship with every creature and person in the created order.  We will also consider Laudato Si from the perspectives of the important 1991 Vatican Document “Dialogue and Proclamation” which established the interfaith principles found in Pope’s Francis’ Encyclical.  More importantly, we will survey the opening sections of Laudato Si through the lens of the Year of Mercy.  Mercy implies respect, recognizing of the dignity of others.  Pope Francis gleans the wisdom of the World in his call for a universal dialogue by which we might be merciful to our common home.

 

January 28, 2016
An Ecological Spirituality

After a brief review of the important teachings found in Laudato Si, we will explore Jesus’ experience of the created order as found in Laudato Si (Chapter Two, Section Seven).  This will serve as a basis for constructing a responsible Ecological Spirituality that is both meaning and realistic.  Our reflections will emphasize the subtitle of this important Encyclical – The Care of Our Common Home.  Pope Francis redefines “service” in terms of “care” as we take up the cause of being merciful to all aspects of creation.  The merciful love Jesus had for creation becomes the standard of our care for the Earth and the life it gives to all who dwell upon it.  In this sense care, service, and compassion become vital aspects of mercy.

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MERCY CENTER AUBURN
AUBURN, CA

RECOVERING THE FEMININE IN OUR TIME
DAYS OF PRAYER, REFLECTION, AND TEACHING
WITH THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.

These four Days of Reflection are independent of one another.  Open to both men and women, these four programs will reconsider the feminine spiritual traditions that are essential for realizing a robust appreciation of what it means to be truly human and humane.  A healthy masculine spirituality requires a recovery of the feminine.  These four programs consider this most important issue from differing perspectives challenging the prejudice and stereotypes that have injured women and prevented men from a more holistic understanding of masculinity. 

JANUARY 23, 2016
THE APOLOGY TO EVE
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN THE GARDEN

APRIL 2, 2016
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. PAUL
WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE ISSUES CONCERNING WOMEN

MAY 21, 2016
THE RESURRECTION ACCOUNTS
WOMEN AS EXEMPLARS OF FAITHFUL DISCIPLES

JULY 16, 2016
THE RISE OF THE GODDESS
IN THE IMAGE OF GOD, GOD CREATED THEM

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Executive Director

The Interfaith Peace Project
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA  94565

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

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Divine Savior
Orangeville, CA

Laudato Si
On Care for Our Common Home
The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis

Listening to the World Church, gleaning the best scientific evidence, appealing to the Tradition of born of Scripture, St Francis, and St. Bonaventure, inspired by the example and teachings of believers, Pope Francis responds to the ecological crisis threatening our common home.  This important and timely encyclical challenges the peoples of the World to realize our interdependency and responsibilities to care for the Earth in this age of globalization.  Our progress must not result in our destruction.  The encyclical explores the moral and ethical implications and responsibilities we all incur in light of the growing ecological crisis.

Four Monday Nights
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

February 8, 2016
Our Common Home

February 15, 2016
The Gospel of Creation

 February 22, 2016
The Human Roots of the Ecological Crisis

February 29, 2016
Ecological Conversion

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

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

No World Peace Without Religious Peace

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GO AND LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORD “MERCY”!
                                                                                                              Matthew  9: 13

 

Private Program

Two Thursday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Our two part series on the Year of Mercy explores the core Biblical Narrative of God’s Mercy revealed in the Exodus experience.  Mercy as the core “definition” of God is something more than forgiveness and compassion.  Mercy points to the identity of God as the God who everyday shows us a mother’s love and a father’s care.  We will ponder and explore Luke 15 as the signature Gospel of Luke 15 for the Year of Mercy.  

February 11, 2016
The God of the Hebrew Scripture is motivated by the oppression of the slaves
to show forth and reveal mercy and compassion
(Moses and Jesus demand the defense of the stranger and alien)

February 25, 2016
The Year of Mercy
You Shall be Compassionate as your God is Compassionate
Luke 6: 36
A Survey of the Scriptures of the New Testament concerning Mercy:
Luke 19: 1-10, Matthew 9: 9-13, Luke 15: 1-32


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

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

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St. John Vianney Church
Walnut Creek, CA

THE PASSOVER SEDER
THE MYSTERY OF HOLY THURSDAY
WHY IS THIS NIGHT DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHER NIGHTS?

Inspired by the latest documentation regarding the unique relationship Jews and Christians enjoy, we will explore the splendor and significance of the Passover Seder in the Jewish Tradition.  We now believe that we cannot fully appreciate the person of Jesus without reference to the religion of Jesus.  While the Seder has develop over the years, a basic understanding of the elements of the Passover will foster a powerful appreciation and respect for Judaism and a renewed appreciation for the Christian celebration of Eucharist. 

Two Wednesdays and a Thursday
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wednesday
February 24, 2016
Introducing the Essential Elements of the Seder
Four Questions, Four Children, Four Cups

Wednesday
March 2, 2016
A Seder Inspired Celebration
Why is this Night different from all other nights?

Thursday
March 10, 2016
Reflections from the Gospel of Luke and John concerning the Passover of Jesus
Jesus celebrates his Passover
Jesus becomes the Passover we celebrate

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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A TIME FOR MERCY

THE ROSEVILLE LENTEN MISSION

St. Rose of Lima Church

March 14-17, 2016

Our four day Lenten Mission in this the Jubilee year of Mercy will ponder the gift of Mercy as we seek to be people of compassionate self-giving.  We are, of course, inspired by the words and example of Pope Francis.  Our Morning Program is inspired by his address to the US Congress in which he marked out four Americans for special notice.  Each in their own way contribute to our contemporary understanding of Mercy.  The Evening Program will probe the Biblical dimensions of Mercy as the very “definition” of God.  The entire Mission is motivated by the stunning challenge of Jesus found in Luke 6: 36:

Be Merciful as your God In Heaven is Merciful!

THE MORNING PROGRAM
(Different from the Evening Program)
8:00 am
Liturgy
(Coffee and Refreshments after the Liturgy)
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Sessions with Tom

THE AMERICAN FACE OF MERCY
REFLECTIONS BASED ON POPE FRANCIS
AND HIS ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

MONDAY – Abraham Lincoln and the Freeing of the Slaves
TUESDAY – Martin Luther King and the Call to End Slavery
WEDNESDAY – Dorothy Day and the Rights and Dignity of the Poor
THURSDAY – Thomas Merton and the Contemplative Call to Peace-Making

THE EVENING PROGRAM
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

MONDAY
March 14, 2016
A TIME FOR MERCY
FIRST REFLECTION
In the Midst of Conflict and Division
When else would mercy be needed?
FIRST READING
There Is a Time
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
SECOND REFLECTION
The Broken Heart of the Lord
Luke 7: 11-17

TUESDAY
March 15, 2016
I HAVE HEARD THE CRY OF MY PEOPLE
AND HAVE COME DOWN
FIRST REFLECTION
Walking Humbly with Your God
THE FIRST READING
Micah 6: 6-8
SECOND REFLECTION
The Women Bent
Luke 13: 10-17

WEDNESDAY
March 16, 2016
Evening Lenten Penance Service
7:00pm-8:30pm
BE MERCIFUL AS YOUR GOD IS MERCIFUL!
FIRST REFLECTION
The Perfection That Is Mercy
Matthew 5: 48 and Luke 6: 36
READING
Be Compassionate
Luke 6: 27-36
SECOND REFLECTION
Examination of Conscience Based on the Works of Mercy

THURSDAY
March 17, 2016
TOUCHING THE WOUNDS
FIRST REFLECTION
The Wounded and Crucified Risen One
READING
Touch My Wounds
John 20: 19-30
SECOND REFLECTION
Just a Little Walk with Thee
Reflections on the Road to Emmaus
Luke 24: 13-35

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD   #301
PITTSBURG, CA  94565

(925) 787-9278
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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REFLECTIONS IN THE YEAR OF MERCY

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

St. Joseph’s Church
43148 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

THE GIFTS AND THE CALLING OF GOD ARE IRREVOCABLE
Reflections on the Vatican Document
Concerning Jews and Catholics (Christians)
December 10, 2015

This powerful and important Vatican Document marks a decisive turning point in the Church’s self-understanding.  The Dialogue with Judaism has resulted in a recognition that Judaism, the Religion of Jesus, is the Mother Faith of all Christians.  We will explore this Document as we strive to make its wisdom a vital part of our life as disciples of Jesus.

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

MARCH 28, 2016
Nostra Aetate #4
Vatican II and the more recent Documents
Establishing the Context of the present Document

APRIL 4, 2016
The Relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament
Between of Old Covenant and the New Covenant

APRIL 11, 2016
God has never revoked the Covenant with the People of Israel

APRIL 18, 2016
One can only come to love
What one has gradually come to know

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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STS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCH
Rocklin, CA

Laudato Si and the Year of Mercy
On Care for Our Common Home
The Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis

Listening to the World Church, gleaning the best scientific evidence, appealing to the Tradition born of Scripture, St Francis, and inspired by the example and teachings of believers, Pope Francis responds to the ecological crisis threatening our common home.  This important and timely encyclical challenges the peoples of the World to realize our interdependency and responsibilities to care for the Earth in this age of globalization.  Our progress must not result in our destruction.  The encyclical explores the moral and ethical implications and responsibilities we all incur in light of the growing ecological crisis.  In other words, we must be merciful to the World around us as everything was fashioned by the Mercy of God.

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

March 30, 2016
The Earth as Our Common Home
Developing an Interconnected, Independent, and Interrelated Spirituality

April 6, 2016
The Gospel of Creation
Seeing Our World Through the Eyes of Jesus

April 13, 2016
The Biblical Splendor of Mercy
Reflections based on Exodus, Hosea, and Micah

April 20, 2016
Reflections on Luke 15
The Signature Gospel for the Year of Mercy

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

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

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BE MERCIFUL AS YOUR GOD IN HEAVEN IS MERCIFUL
Luke 6:36

Private Program

Two On-going Scripture Studies
Two Thursday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

APRIL 7, 2016
THE WOMEN SAT OPPOSITE THE TOMB
THE RESURRECTION ACCOUNTS ACCORDING TO MATTHEW
WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DECEMBER 10, 2015 VATICAN DOCUMENT
CONCERNING JEWS AND CATHOLICS

MAY 5, 2016
THE PENTECOST EVENT AS ON-GOING EVENT EVEN IN OUR TIME
RECONSIDERING PENTECOST AS THE CENTRAL EVENT OF LUKE /
ACTS OF APOSTLES
INTERFAITH ECUMENISM AS SIGN OF THE SPIRIT’S
OUT-POURING IN OUR TIME

 

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

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

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A TIME FOR MERCY

ALL SAINTS
BRIDGEPORT, WV

May 29 – June 2, 2016

Our five day Parish Mission in this the Jubilee year of Mercy will ponder the gift of Mercy as we seek to be people of compassionate self-giving.  We are, of course, inspired by the words and example of Pope Francis.  Our Morning Program is inspired by his address to the US Congress in which he marked out four Americans for special notice.  Each in their own way contribute to our contemporary understanding of Mercy.  The Evening Program will probe the Biblical dimensions of Mercy as the very “definition” of God.  The entire Mission is motivated by the stunning challenge of Jesus found in Luke 6: 36:

Be Merciful as your God In Heaven is Merciful!

THE MORNING PROGRAM
(Different from the Evening Program)
8:00 am
Liturgy
Coffee and Refreshments after the Liturgy
8:45 am – 9:45 am
Session with Tom

THE EVENING PROGRAM
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

SUNDAY, May 29, 2016
Evening Service
A TIME FOR MERCY
FIRST REFLECTION
In the Midst of Conflict and Division
When else would mercy be needed?
There Is a Time Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
SECOND REFLECTION
The Broken Heart of the Lord
Luke 7: 11-17

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016
Evening Service
I HAVE HEARD THE CRY OF MY PEOPLE
AND HAVE COME DOWN
FIRST REFLECTION
Walking Humbly with Your God
Micah 6: 6-8
SECOND REFLECTION
The Women Bent
Luke 13: 10-17

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016
Evening Service
BE MERCIFUL AS YOUR GOD IS MERCIFUL!
FIRST REFLECTION
The Perfection That Is Mercy
Matthew 5: 48 and Luke 6: 36
But I Say to You
Luke 6: 27-36
SECOND REFLECTION
The Story of Luke 15: 1-32
We Had to Celebrate

THURSDAY
June 2, 2016
Evening Service
TOUCHING THE WOUNDS
FIRST REFLECTION
The Wounded and Crucified Risen One
Spirit-Touched
Touch My Wounds
John 20: 19-30
SECOND REFLECTION
Just a Little Walk with Thee
Reflections on the Road to Emmaus
Luke 24: 13-35

THE MORNING SCHEDULE
May 30 – June 2, 2016
MORNING LITURGY
COFFEE

THE AMERICAN FACE OF MERCY
REFLECTIONS BASED ON POPE FRANCIS
AND HIS ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

MONDAY – Abraham Lincoln and the Freeing of the Slaves
TUESDAY – Martin Luther King and the Call to End Slavery
WEDNESDAY – Dorothy Day and the Rights and Dignity of the Poor
THURSDAY – Thomas Merton and the Contemplative Call to Peace-Making

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
640 BAILEY ROAD   #301
PITTSBURG, CA  94565

(925) 787-9278
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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St. JOHN OF GOD
IRVING ST.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA

 

 THE PASSION OF THE CHURCH
The Biblical Spirituality of Liberation
Insights Based On The Ministry Of Pope Francis

 A Monthly Program
June – October 2016

Four Thursdays
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 June 9, 2016
Pope Francis visits to the Americas – The Apology and the Challenge
Hope for the Future

 July 7, 2016
Liberation Theology revisited – a new way of being Church
The Wisdom and Challenge of Amoris Laetitia #3

 September 1, 2016
“The Preferential Option for the Poor” revisited
The Norm of the Biblical Traditions

 October 6, 2016
The Future Church – Revisiting the history of Liberation from Jesus to the present day
Discerning the Future – Is it possible?  If so – what do we discern?

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

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

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The Spirituality of Beauty
A Retreat Weekend at Evergreen
Volcano, CA

June 10, 11, 12, 2016

The One, the True, the Good, and the Beautiful

The Spirituality of Immanent Transcendence
Reflections Based on the Life, Work, and Wisdom of St. Bonaventure

The extraordinary times in which we live are marked by unspeakable atrocities and unbelievable advances in almost every field.  How shall we make sense of this?  Our calm and peaceful weekend retreat at Evergreen we seek some insight from the important but often neglected Saint Bonaventure.  We find ourselves on the verge of convergence in which the darkness of everyday life finds its resolution in the “beautiful” of which our Saint is the master.  We will explore the genius of Bonaventure known as the “Sephardic Doctor” as his writings may offer us a powerful new way to engage our World.     

The Time and Significance of St. Bonaventure
Insights from his Journey to God

The Transcendentals
The Spirituality of Beauty

The Life of St. Francis of Assisi
The Core Experience of the Humanity of Jesus

The Five Feasts of the Child
Insights into Spiritual Motherhood

The Heart and Soul of St. Bonaventure Journey to God
The Stages of the Journey

Reading St. Bonaventure in Light of Laudato Si
Ecology and the Poor – A Radical Theology of Beauty

 

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

(925) 787-9278
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org

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Chaplaincy Institute

Nurturing Inter-Religious Relations

June 17, 2016

8:30 am- 4:30 pm

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

 The Rise of the Jewish Jesus
(1945 – December 10, 2015)

 June 21, 2016
PART ONE
The Modern Context for the Rise of The Jewish Jesus
The Crisis and The Second Vatican Council
The Shoah and Globalization
Revisiting the Quest for The Historical Jesus

 June 28, 2016
PART TWO
The Documentation of December 10, 2015
A Major Breakthrough?
A Critique of “The Gifts And The Calling
Of God Are Irrevocable” i
n Light of Dabru Emet

 July 5, 2016
PART THREE
How Might a Christian Appreciate Judaism?
Beyond the Jewish / Christian Divide
An Introduction to Judaism

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

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

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I AM IN THE MIDST OF YOU
Reflections on the Gospel of St. Matthew

 

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

From one point of view, the Gospel of St. Matthew reads like a “catechism” of the teachings of Jesus.  Our five part series will explore the five sections of St. Matthew’s Gospel known as “The Great Discourses” as we probe the proclamation of Jesus to his disciples in his own time and ours. 

Five Friday Mornings
10:30 am – 12:00 Noon

June 24, 2016
EMMANUEL COMES TO GALILEE AND RELIVES THE LIFE OF HIS PEOPLE
Reflections on Matthew 3:1 – 4: 22 in Light of 1: 22-23

July 15, 2016
THE GREAT TEACHINGS OF JESUS ACCORDING MATTHEW’S PROCLAMATION
Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-6-7)

August 12, 2016
DISCOVERING THE IDENTITY OF ST.  MATTHEW IN THE CYCLE OF TEN MIRACLES
Reflections on Matthew 8: 14-17 and 9: 9-13

September 23, 2016
THE MEANING OF DISCIPLESHIP
Reflections on Matthew 10 and 18 with reference of Matthew 13

October 21, 2016
THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
Reflections on Matthew 24 and 25
A reflection for the conclusion of the Holy Year of Mercy

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
interfaithpeaceproject.org
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
(925) 787-9279

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Order of Franciscan Seculars (OFS)
St. Boniface Catholic Church
350 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Interfaith Encounters

July 3, 2016
1:30 pm

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REFLECTIONS ON JOY OF LOVE
Amoris Laetitia
Pope Francis Summarizes the Synods on the Family
                   

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM
 

St. Joseph’s Church
43148 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

THE JOY OF LOVE
Reflections on Amoris Laetitia

We will consider chapter eight if this most important document on love and family life.  The document establishes the basic principles for pastoral practice and the Church’s self-understanding that will influence our future as a Church of Jesus for years to come.

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

 JULY 11, 2016
The Meaning of the Document Amoris Laetitia and the Future of the Church
An exploration of Paragraph #3 in Light of Recent History
The Church of Christ as a Community Rich in Love and Mercy

JULY 18, 2016
A detailed exploration of Chapter 8
The Practical Impact of Amoris Laetitia in the life of the People of God
A consideration of some problem areas

AUGUST 8, 2016
Reflections on Chapter 4 and 9 of Amoris Laetitia
A robust Biblical Theology of Love and Marriage

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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Livermore Library
Community Room A
1188 South Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA

Apology to Eve

July 17, 2016
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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San Damiano Retreat Center
Danville, California

Interfaith Retreat: Go Out To All The World

August 5 – 7, 2016

Our Interfaith Retreat introduces another chapter in the development of Interfaith Spirituality and Practice. As the Faith Traditions of humankind continue to engage one another in the pursuit of justice and peace, we experience the World in a new and challenging ways. As the World confronts the threats of terrorism and political and economic unrest, people of Faith strive for peace. What are the spiritual/religious/cultural sources and implications of this pursuit? This question forms the heart and soul of our Retreat.

Elements of Our Retreat:

  1. What do we mean by the word “religion”?
  2. What do we mean by the word “God” as we survey the “religions” of Humankind?
  3. Is the Future of “Interreligious Practice” to be found in a developing “Interpath” manner? We shall explore the Mother of the Buddha and the Night Journey of Muhammad for clues. (Two Sessions)
  4. We will engage in deep sharing to discern the possibility of developing the “Interpathic” perspectives.
  5. We will be inspired by reflections from the Ahmadiyya Islamic Movement and the Baha’s Community followed by music, social, and shared conversations.
  6. We will bless the Night with our Evening Fire Meditation.
  7. A presentation exploring and proposing the “Interpath” approach to Interfaith Practice will be offered.
  8. Open Discussion
  9. We will engage in shared reflections to bless and conclude our Retreat experience.

COST:
$235 for private room
$205 per person for double occupancy.
All bedrooms are nonsmoking.

TO MAKE A RESERVATION:
– Online: www.sandamiano.org
– Call us at (925) 837-9141
– Send a $50 deposit to:
San Damiano Retreat
P. O. Box 767 710 Highland Drive
Danville, California 94526-0767

Registration is from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
Social at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm.
First Session at 8:00 pm.
Concludes with lunch on Sunday

For brochure: http://www.sandamiano.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-August-Fr.-Tom-Bonacci2.pdf

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St. Perpetua Staff Retreat
San Damiano Retreat Center
Danville, CA

Wednesday / August 10, 2016

EVANGELIZATION: WELCOME AND OUTREACH

9:00 am
Arrival

9:15 – 10:00
First Session – The Church as a “Field Hospital”
Pondering Luke 10: 10: 25-37 – Incarnation as Involvement

10:00 – 10:30
Break – Time for Sharing, Reflection, Prayer, Devotion, Quiet

10:30 – 11:15
Second Session – The Example, Inspiration and Challenge of Jesus
An Exploration of Matthew 9: 9-13 and 8: 14-18 – Call and Empowerment

11:30 – 11:50
Questions / Answers / Discussion

 12 Noon – I:00 pm
Lunch and Social Time

 1:00 – 1:45
Third Session – “Models” of Evangelization
Insights from Matthew 13: 24- 30 – Are All Truly Welcome?

 1:45 – 2:15
Break – Time for Sharing, Reflection, Prayer, Devotion, Quiet

 2:15 – 3:30
Fourth Session – The Attitude is Gratitude / The Eucharistic Ethic of Welcome
Pondering Luke 22: 15-27 – From Service to Care

 3:30
Prayer and Blessing
Peaceful Farewell

 

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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St. Mary’s College
Moraga, California

Mission and Ministry Day Retreat at
The Interfaith Peace Project Library and Center
Antioch, California

August 11, 2016

Interfaith Work

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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, California

Lay Canossian Retreat
August 12 – 14, 2016

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Private Retreat

Gathered in My Name – Reflections on the Community of Jesus

September 9 – 11, 2016

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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
4450 Granite Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
AN INTERFAITH CONNECTIONS PROGRAM 

The Rise of the Jewish Jesus
(1945 – December 10, 2015) 

Five Wednesday Evenings
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 14, 2016
The Modern Context for the Rise of The Jewish Jesus
The Second Vatican Council / The Shoah
Revisiting the Quest for The Historical Jesus

September 21, 2016
The Prince of Peace / The Ethics of Peace
The International Day of Peace 

September 28, 2016
The Religion of Jesus (Part One)
Beyond the Jewish / Christian Divide 

October 5, 2016
The Religion of Jesus (Part Two)
Jesus – The Galilean Jew

October 12, 2016
The Documentation of December 10, 2015
 “The Gifts and The Calling of God Are Irrevocable”

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

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

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St John Vianney
1650 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

The Year of Mercy

September 12: Parables of Mercy

September 19: Signs of Mercy (in the Sacraments)

Masses on September 24 & 25
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

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September 21, 2016
The Interfaith Peace Project Open House
4517 Buckeye Court
Antioch, CA 94531
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

The Interfaith Peace Project is sponsoring a simple Open House in honor of The International Day for Peace. Please feel free to visit The Interfaith Peace Center Wednesday, September 21, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. We invite you to reflect for a moment, light a candle and rededicate yourself to practicing peace in everything you do.

Tom will share a brief reflection on peace at 11:30 am.

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San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
902 Danville Blvd.
Alamo, CA 94507

SAN RAMON VALLEY INTERFAITH PROGRAM

 THE WORLD HAS MET ITSELF
THE DYNAMICS OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
IN A WORLD GONE GLOBAL

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
How shall we think and reflect in a World gone global?

 We will explore the terms employed in the pursuit of Interfaith Spiritual Practice.  In particular, we will explore the possible meanings of multi-faith, interfaith, and intrafaith as we seek to discover our dynamic and constructive relationships to the peoples of the World.  

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
The Principles of Interfaith Spiritual Practice

 Can we or should we move beyond the idea and category of “religion” as we reconsider the Faith Traditions of Humankind?  How might we think about the Traditions of Humankind in our pursuit of Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding?       

OCTOBER 13, 2016
Justice and Peace in the World of Interfaith Spiritual Practice

We will explore the transformative power of the Faith Traditions to forge that Justice which creates Peace in the midst of conflict and division.  We will glean the wisdom of several Faith Traditions as we seek to discover the principles by which we might practice peace in all the affairs of our lives.

OCTOBER 20, 2016
Do the Faith Traditions Provide a Basis for Interfaith Love and Respect?

We will challenge the idea that “religion is the cause of violence and misunderstanding” as we search the wisdom of the Traditions.  We will explore several Traditions as we seek to discover what they teach and proclaim about people who are not members of their own communities or belief structures.  We will come to understand the magnificent wisdom the Traditions offer by which others are seen as beloved. 

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
(925) 787-9279

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School for Applied Theology
5890 Birch Court
Berkeley, California

Interfaith Spirituality
September 26, 2016
10:00 – 12:00

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION
CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA

THE FALL 2016 SERIES
PREPARING FOR THE YEAR OF ST. MATTHEW’S GOSPEL

Tuesday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

September 27, 2016
The Advent / Christmas Readings of St. Matthew’s Gospel
On you a light is shinning

October 4, 2016
The Lenten Readings of St. Matthew’s Gospel
The Dynamics of Liberation, Release, and Forgiveness

October 18, 2016
The Easter Readings of St. Matthew’s Gospel
The Women sat opposite the Tomb

October 25, 2016
The Readings of St. Matthew’s Gospel for Ordinary Time
I was a stranger and you welcomed me!

THE ADVENT SERIES
Preparing for Christmas

December 6, 2016
The Messiah is born from the heritage of his people
Insights into Matthew 1: 1-17

December 13, 2016
Do not be afraid to take Mary into your home
Insights into the Birth of the Emmanuel

December 20, 2016
Gifts from afar
The Magi Narrative as Gospel Proclamation

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

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The Fremont Series
For the St. Joseph Church Community
Fremont, CA

Mondays
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE! 

The Gospel of Matthew affords us a powerful opportunity to look back into our roots as disciples of Jesus and see anew that we are a people born of strife and anguish.  For Matthew, that realization is the source of compassion and justice.  As such, Matthew’s Gospel challenges us to be people of justice and compassion as we cope with the issues of our day.  Our continuing series will be influenced by the international scholarship that has recently emerged in Matthean Studies.  The voices of wisdom from the World will bless us as we journey anew through the Parables, Teachings, and Challenges of Jesus our Emmanuel

Studies in the Gospel of Matthew

October 3, 2016
Enter the Women
A Genealogy of Women from whom the Emmanuel is Born

October 10, 2016
Mary and the Cry of the Poor
Joseph as Model of Disciple / Mary as Our Sister in Solidarity with the Poor

October 17, 2016
The Work of Liberation and the Rise of the Women in the Deaconate
Recognizing what Women have always done and do
Reflections on Matthew 8: 14-17

October 24, 2016
The Identity of Matthew
Reflections on Matthew 9: 9-13

Studies in the Gospel of Matthew

January 16, 2017
The Spirituality of Beatitude
Reflections on Matthew 5-6-7 in a World gone Global

January 23, 2017
What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus
Ecumenical and Interreligious Approaches

January 30, 2017
Matthew and the Church of Today
Moving Beyond anti-Judaism

February 6, 2017
The Church in the Global World of Faith
Beyond Redemption to Liberation in this World
Revisiting the Parables of Matthew’s Gospel

May 8, 2017
Enter the Women Anew – Matthew’s Resurrection Accounts
Latest report on Women in the Deaconate

May 15, 2017
The Spirit in the Gospel of Matthew
Tradition and Creativity
Appreciating the Contribution of Matthew the Evangelist

May 29, 2017
The Matthew / Paul Relationship
All are Welcome in the House of Jesus

June 5, 2017
Leadership in the Now and Future Church
All are empowered to the service of Care for one another

July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
The Biblical Spirituality of Afterlife and Beyond

October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
Encounter the Gospel of Mark / Global Perspectives

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San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
902 Danville Blvd.
Alamo, CA 94507

SAN RAMON VALLEY INTERFAITH PROGRAM

 THE WORLD HAS MET ITSELF
THE DYNAMICS OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
IN A WORLD GONE GLOBAL

SEPTEMBER 22, 1016
How shall we think and reflect in a World gone global?

 We will explore the terms employed in the pursuit of Interfaith Spiritual Practice.  In particular, we will explore the possible meanings of multi-faith, interfaith, and intrafaith as we seek to discover our dynamic and constructive relationships to the peoples of the World.  

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
The Principles of Interfaith Spiritual Practice

 Can we or should we move beyond the idea and category of “religion” as we reconsider the Faith Traditions of Humankind?  How might we think about the Traditions of Humankind in our pursuit of Interfaith Dialogue and Understanding?       

OCTOBER 13, 2016
Justice and Peace in the World of Interfaith Spiritual Practice

We will explore the transformative power of the Faith Traditions to forge that Justice which creates Peace in the midst of conflict and division.  We will glean the wisdom of several Faith Traditions as we seek to discover the principles by which we might practice peace in all the affairs of our lives.

OCTOBER 20, 2016
Do the Faith Traditions Provide a Basis for Interfaith Love and Respect?

We will challenge the idea that “religion is the cause of violence and misunderstanding” as we search the wisdom of the Traditions.  We will explore several Traditions as we seek to discover what they teach and proclaim about people who are not members of their own communities or belief structures.  We will come to understand the magnificent wisdom the Traditions offer by which others are seen as beloved. 

Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
The Interfaith Peace Project
peace@thomaspbonacci.net
interfaithpeaceproject.org
(925) 787-9279

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BRENTWOOD ADVENT PROGRAM
Private Home-Based Program

October 19 – November 9, 2016
Four Wednesdays / 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 EXPLORING THE BIRTH OF JESUS

 October 19, 2016
The Incarnation of God’s Justice in the Words and Deeds of Jesus
Incarnation as Involvement

October 26, 2016
Remember the Ancestors
Claiming the Dignity of a People – Exploring Matthew 1: 1-17
The Heritage of Jesus in the Plan of Matthew 

November 2, 2016
His Name Shall be Emmanuel
The Significance of the Naming of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew
Exploring Matthew 1:18 – 22

November 9, 2016
We Have Seen His Star!
Confronting Tyranny in the Pursuit of Peace
The Subversive Nature of the Matthean Epiphany Story
Exploring Matthew 2: 1-12

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

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

 No World Peace Without Religious Peace!

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Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center
Sierra Madre, California

CREATING A CULTURE OF PEACE AND COMPASSION

REVISITING THE PASSION NARRATIVES
JESUS DIES IN THE MANNER OF HIS LIVING

October 29, 2016

PART ONE
THE PASSION IN THE LIFE OF JESUS
9:00 am – 9:45 am

Mark 1:40-45 and Luke 7:11-17 are two prime examples for appreciating the passions of Jesus. Jesus “models” compassion providing crucial strategies for becoming a person of compassion.

PART TWO
THE PASSION IN THE “DEATH” OF JESUS
10:00 am – 10:45 am

After contrasting the death of Jesus as presented in Mark 15:33-39 and John 19:28-30, we will explore the moments before the death of Jesus in Luke 23:39-43. Although Jesus is executed on the Cross, the Gospel writers portray his dying and death in the manner of his living.

OPEN DISCUSSION WITH TOM
11:00 am – 11:30 am

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

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St. Francis of Assisi Parish
1066 26th Street
Sacramento, CA

THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW
7:00 – 8:30

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Lynwood United Methodist Church
4444 Black Ave.
Pleasanton, CA

November 28, 2016
Monday
7:30 – 9:00 pm

THE SPIRITUALITY OF ADVENT
REFLECTIONS FROM THE GOSPEL OF ST. MATTHEW

BLESSED IN THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF OUR GOD

 

               Our Evening Program of Reflection will survey the Gospel of Matthew as we seek to uncover the splendor and the challenges of the Advent Season.  Advent not only points to a Season of the year but is the fundamental attitude of the faithful disciple of Jesus.

              We will explore the First Chapter of Matthew seeking to discover and celebrate Matthew’s understanding of Jesus as the Emmanuel of God who invites a reborn community to a life of transformative justice. 

              Our Evening will conclude with some reflections on “the Child” of Matthew Chapter Two realizing that the First Gospel presents Jesus as “one like ourselves”  whose birth reflects the trials and hopes of everyone who has ever been touched by the joys and sorrows of life.

              The Advent Prayers of the Church will deeply bless us a our Evening together unfold.

 

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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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Advent Day of Prayer

December 7, 2016
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Center for Spiritual Cultivation
Broadmoor Congregational Church
1692 Pleasant Hill Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

December 11, 2016
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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St. Columba’s Catholic Church
6401 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA

December 5 & 12, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Introduction to the New Testament

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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

Interfaith Evening of Prayer

December 13, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Mercy Center
535 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA

The Year End Retreat
December 28, 2016 – January 1, 2017

THE REIGN OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU
Crossing Boundaries
Opening Hearts
Being Jesus

Our Retreat is inspired by the proclamation of Jesus found in the Gospel of St. Matthew. Jesus always referred to God as the surprising Presence that touches every dimension of our lives. As we transition to a New Year, we seize the opportunity to hear the voice of Jesus who invites us to be the love, hope, and compassion our World longs to have.

Contact Mercy Center for more information and reservations:

Mercy Center Auburn
535 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 887-2019

info@mercycenter.org 

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