Lafayette: That You May Be One as I and the Heavenly Abba Are One – Take the Child and His Mother and Flee

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Date(s) - 03/23/2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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St. Perpetua Catholic Community

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St. Perpetua Catholic Community
3454 Hamlin Road
Lafayette, California 94549

 THAT YOU MAY BE ONE AS I AND THE HEAVENLY ABBA ARE ONE
THERE ARE MANY GIFTS IN THIS ONE FAMILY OF HUMANKIND

Our three week series on Unity will explore the treasures of diversity and difference as key to the communion of persons we call the human family.  Our first reflection will explore the ideal of a family as it is understood and explored in the biblical tradition.  Insights from Hinduism and Buddhism will bless our explorations.  Our second reflection will explore the power of community to shape our individual identities.  The ethical teachings of Jesus will provide the sum and substance of our appreciation of one another and all creation.  Simply, all aspects of our lives are interconnected, interrelated, and interdependent.  Finally, we will propose practical ways of encountering the peoples of the World.  Verses from the Quran will touch our hearts.  World peace and security begins in the mind, heart, and soul of each and every one of us.

March 23, 2017

TAKE THE CHILD AND HIS MOTHER AND FLEE – Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
What every parent knows and every child understands
What makes a family whole, redeems the World

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, as presented in the Gospel of St. Matthew, provides the basis for our reflection of what it means to be united in love.  

March 30, 2017 

THE GREATEST AMONG YOU SERVES THE LEAST –
Rev. Andrea Goodman
Power as the Service of Caring for one another
A Reflection on the Samaritan Neighbor of Luke 10: 25-37

The ethical teachings of Jesus are embedded in one of his most famous parables, the Story of the Samaritan neighbor.  This parable powerfully portrays the manner in which Jesus lived his own life providing an example for those who would be inspired by his teachings.  Jesus reveals the depth of authentic community living as practical caring one for another.

April 6, 2017

I AM A BETTER ME BECAUSE I MET YOU – Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
You shall not suppress the stranger among you

The wisdom of the Faith Traditions of the World contributes to the well-being of all.  Our final reflection will offer some practical principles by which we might meet and rejoice in one another.  We are, in the last analysis, citizens of the Earth and Children of the Universe.  In the tradition of Psalm 8, we will explore who we are in the sight of God.   

 

REV. ANDREA GOODMAN
PRESIDENT OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT   goodandrea@comcast.net

THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.
DIRECTOR OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT  peace@thomaspbonacci.net

Note: Soup Supper at 6:00 pm; Program 7:00 – 8:30 pm


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