2022 Program Archive

DIOCESE OF RENO
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

“BLESSED AND GRATEFUL”

Since 1983 the Diocese of Reno has held an Annual Diocesan Conference offering rich Catholic content
to support our faith journey and to strengthen our experience of community. Five of our Bishops, past and present, have endorsed and utilized this event as a warm and enriching gathering for the spiritual life and growth of our people. National speakers are invited to share on all themes. Topics range from prayer and spirituality, liturgy and worship, focus on parish leadership and interfaith issues, to deep questions of current events impacting Catholics in relevant ethical dialogues. Young adult sessions as well as a teen event partner with the Conference each year. This is an event which gathers us together as the Body of Christ!

Register at:https://reno-diocesan-conference.org/registration/

PROGRAMS BY THOMAS P. BONACCI, C.P.

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Blessed Are You, O God Father

The “blessedness” of God speaks to the fundamental attitude by which we are called to live our lives.
We are, in a word, called to live lives of gratitude. Every human person and every aspect of the
created order is a powerful expression of the blessedness of God in whom we live and move and
have our very being. We reflect the blessedness of God in who we are and what we do. Following
the Eucharistic impulse of the Church, we call upon God to bless the bread we hope to become.


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Gifted, Chosen, Called

We will explore the Biblical idea of what it means to be a “chosen” people, a “gifted” community, a person “called” by God. No good gift is ever given for the sake of the self alone. St. Paul follows the impulse of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Prophets in the powerful teaching found in I Corinthians 13-14. We will savor thewords of the Apostle as we seek to become more and more generous in offering the gift of ourselves to those around us.

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THE MONDAY SCRIPTURE COMMUNITY MEETINGS

10:30 am – 12 Noon (PST)

ALL SESSSIONS ON ZOOM

 

ON-GOING STUDIES ON ST. PAUL
THE EPISTLES TO THE PHILIPPIANS

 

January 10, 2022
Introductions and Philippians 1: 1-11
The Opening Prayer

 January 17, 2022
The Priority of the Gospel in the Life of Paul
Philippians 1: 12-26

 January 24, 2022
The Priority of the Gospel in the Life of the Community
Philippians 1:27 – 2:18

 January 31, 2022
Revisiting the Hymns
Philippians 2: 5-11

 February 7, 2022
Two Disciples
Philippians 2: 1-30

February 14, 2022
The False Teachers
Philippians 3: 1-21

 February 21, 2022
The Necessary Virtues
Philippians 4: 1-9

February 28, 2022
The Farewell
Philippians 4: 10-23
Review, Summary, and Final Comments
Preparing for The Epistle to the Romans

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WINGS
Livermore, CA

January 13, 2022
9:30 – 1100

THE JOY OF DIVERSITY
In Honor of Christian Unity Week

Our program will explore the diversity of the faith traditions of Humankind.  There was a time, not long ago, when the diversity of faith expressions caused consternation, upset, and rejection.  People were condemned because their faith stance was different from what others believed to be true.  We have come a long way since the dawn of Ecumenism and Interfaith Spirituality.  Using St. Paul’s metaphor of “many parts in the one body,” we will suggest the diversity of faith expressions can be a cause for joy.  As each and every human person must be true to themselves if they would be people of integrity, so every faith tradition must be true to its highest principles if it would truly contribute to the upbuilding of the World.  How blessed our World would be if we could rejoice in the unique gifts we each bring to the table of life.

Sources for Development of Our Program

I have sheep you do not know (John 10: 16).
When you did it for the least (Matthew 25: 40).
The Experience at the Jain Temple
Rumi’s Poem – One Song
All the Nations shall come streaming to the mountain of the Lord (Isaiah 2: 1-8)


THREE QUESTIOONS FOR REFLECTION 

  1. Have you ever visited the worship site of a Community other than your own?If so, describe your experience?

 

  1. As you think of the various expressions of faith in the World, what brings you joy?

 

  1. If you did not belong to your current faith tradition, what community of faith might you join? Explain in a loving and reflective way. 

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THURSDAY EVENING COMMUNITY STUDY
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
An On-going Study Throughout 2022
All Programs on ZOOM

IN LOVNG MEMORY
Rev. Andrea J. Goodman
August 30, 1950 – December 31, 2021
Co-founder and President of The Interfaith Peace Project
Creator of The Sacred Visits Program
Spiritual Director, Interfaith Mentor, Justice Advocate, and Friend of the Poor

 

IT WAS LIKE FIRE BURNING WITHIN US

Our on-going reflections on the Gospel of St. Luke are open to anyone who would like to savor the details of the narrative in a prayerful, contemplative, and justice seeking manner.  It is not necessary to attend each session.  The individual presentations are designed to stand alone.  Notes and translations will be provided for each session.  Our text of choice is the New Revised Standard.  We will explore the Gospel of Luke as a New Testament document with attentiveness to historical sources and cultural developments which might have influenced Luke’s understanding ad presentation of the gospel of God revealed in the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth.  Luke portrays Jesus as a Galilean prophet motivated by the out-pouring of God’s Holy Spirit.  This Spirit, according to Luke, influenced the communities of Jesus followers then and, by implication, now.

January 13, 2022
The Presentation in the Temple
The Heart-Breaking Sword
Luke 2: 22-40

January 20, 2022
The Boy Finds His soul
He went down with them
Luke 2: 41-52 

January 27, 2022
The Word of God comes to John in the Wilderness
Luke 3: 1-20 

February 3, 2022
The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus
Luke 3: 21-38

February 10, 2022
The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness
The Galilean Outreach Begins
Luke 4: 1-15 

February 17, 2022
The rejection at Nazareth
Luke 4: 16-30

February 24, 2020 is a break 

March 3, 2022
The Aftermath of the Rejection
The Call of First Disciples
Luke 4: 15 – 5: 11

March 10, 2022
Luke 5: 12 – 6: 19
The Aftermath of the Calling
The Twelve Emerge

March 17, 2022
The Beatitudes and Woes
Luke 6: 20-49

March 24, 2022
The Ideal Community
Reflections on Luke 7: 1-50 (Part One)

March 31, 2022
The Ideal Community
Reflection on Luke 7: 1-50 (Part Two)

April 7, 2022
The Women of St. Luke
Luke 8: 1-3 and its Implications

April 14, 2022 is Holy Week and so we break

April 21, 2022
The Parables and Who Can Hear Them
Luke 8: 4-21

April 28, 2022
The Storm and Its Aftermath
Luke 8: 22-56

May 5, 2022
Then, Now, and Once …
Luke 9: 1-20

May 12, 2022
The Glory and The Agony (Part One)
Luke 9: 21-50

May 19, 2022
The Glory and the Agony (Part Two)
Luke 9: 21-50

May 26, 2022
Summary and Review
Preparing for the Journey
Luke 9: 51 – 19: 27

 NOTE

The Journey Narrative
Luke 9: 51 – 19: 27
Will unfold during the summer months 2022

The Jerusalen Outreach
Luke 19: 28 – 21: 28
Will unfold late summer and early fall 2022

The Passion / Resurrection Accounts
Luke 22: 1 – 24: 52
Will unfold in the Advent/ Christmas Seasons 2022

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THURSDAY MORNING SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY STUDY

10:30 am – 12 Noon
ALL PROGRAMS ON ZOOM

STUDIES IN ST. PAUL

January 20, 2022
Paul and Women

January 27, 2022
I Corinthians 1: 1 – 2: 16
The Wisdom of the Cross
The Radical Following of Jesus

February 3, 2022
I Corinthians 3: 1-23
Divisions Within the Church Community
Searching for Unity

February 10, 2022
I Corinthians 4: 1-21
The Apostolic Outreach 
Servant Leadership

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Memorial Service for Rev. Andrea J. Goodman on Zoom

On Sunday, January 30, 2022, The Interfaith Peace Project will offer a Memorial Service for the Rev. Andrea J. Goodman at 4:00 pm (PST) on Zoom. Andrea served as our co-founder and President. Her loss is deeply felt by her friends and family. We hope our time together on Sunday will help all of us as we cope with her death in a loving and supportive manner. The Board of Directors will offer prayers and reflections as we commend the life and person of Andrea to her God who she served so well in loving us. There will be time after the Memorial Service for you to share any thoughts or reflections you may have. 

The Interfaith Peace Project continues to extend our prayers, love and sympathy to Andrea’s family and friends, to her Christian Community, her Ordination Class, and the members of the Chaplaincy Institute where she studied and mentored.

Please join us on Sunday, January 30th at 4:00 pm. You may log in beginning at 3:45 pm. You will have time to share as the Memorial Service concludes around 4:45 pm.

For any questions, please contact June Kirk:

[email protected]

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

THE 2022 SEASON

THE BELOVED SCRIPTURE PROGRAM
Interfaith Reflections Inspired by Matthew 25: 31-46

This year we will celebrate, ponder, and savor some of the Beloved Sacred Writing and Stories gleaned from the Wisdom Traditions of Humankind.  We will also be attentive to the Story of the Earth and the Saga of the Universe.  Our on-going program will consider the possibility of a Sacred Text for all the Earth.  Our series “inter-reads” the texts and stories so the various Traditions touch one another.  This will be an opportunity for us to share the Sacred Stories that touch our hearts and change our lives.  In this time of uncertainty, such a series can offer us hope as we glean the Wisdom of the past to find courage for the moment and the future.

Our Series will be based on Interfaith Reflections inspired by Matthew 25: 31-46.  These Beloved Verses help us to realize and implement the ethic of compassion which emerged as the heart and soul of the Great Traditions of Humankind.  Each session is a stand alone program.  Join any evening you can.  You are more than welcome.  

 DATES FOR THE BELOVED SCRIPTURE PROGRAM

Twelve Mondays Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

February 7, 14 and 21, 2022
May 2, 9 and 16, 2022
July 11, 18 and 25, 2022
September 12, 19 and 26, 2022 

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

[email protected]
(925) 787-9279
interfaithpeaceproject.org

February 7, 2022
The Song of All Creation
Reflections on the Vedas and Genesis

From the “Foundation of the World” (Matthew 25: 31), the gift of compassion has been evolving and unfolding in the heart of the Universe

February 14, 2022
The Sacred Earth
Exploring Indigenous Wisdom

We hunger for the bread of beauty which nourishes our lives.

February 21, 2022
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
We Belong to One Another
We thirst for that justice by which we can live in peace.

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May 2, 2022
The Earth Covenant
Our Responsibility to the Earth
We need not live as strangers on the Earth
which is no less than the Body of our Mother.

May 9, 2022
The Power of Myth
The Wildness of Our Imagination

We can devest ourselves of all allusions that we are not
interconnected, interrelated, and interdependent.

May 16, 2022 / Report on the Synod
 

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July 11, 2022
The Dance of Freedom
Wisdom and the New Creation

We become ill and are enslaved when we are driven by ideologies
that would separate us from one another. 
The gift of the Universe is a blessing to us all.

July 18, 2022
I Will Be Their Shepherd
The Universal Providence of the Divine

For many seekers of the divine, the forces at work
in our World and lives are personal.
We are called to a freedom by which others are cherished
and the World becomes the subject of our care.

July 25, 2022
The Songs of Praise
The Songs of the Heart

Once our eyes are open, we can clearly see what the heart perceives.

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September 12, 2022
Thus Says the Lord God
The Word of God Is In Your Heart

The “least” among us opens our hearts to see
beyond the limits of greed and self-seeking.

September 19, 2022
Expectation
The Messiah – Living In Hope

We seek the fire of love and insight as we no longer
fear the fire of punishment and loss.
We are transformed by the experiences of our lives.

September 26, 2022 / Report on the Synod 2023

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CASTRO VALLEY COMMUNITY GATHERING
THE 2022 SEASON

THE BELOVED SCRIPTURE PROGRAM
A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

Seven Tuesday Sessions
7: 00 pm – 8: 15 pm
All Sessions on ZOOM

SEVEN BELOVED HEBREW TEXTS AND STORIES

February 8, 2022
God made for them clothing! 

April 12, 2022
I am Joseph, your brother

June 14, 2022
A Cloud of Darkness and a Pillar of Fire

July 12, 2022
You shall care for the stranger in your midst 

August 9, 2022
Comfort ye, my people 

October 11, 2022
You made the deep-sea monsters to play with

November 8, 2022
Oh! That you would rend the heavens

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EDITH’S PROGRAM

A PROGRAM OF THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT

ZOOM AND IN PERSON

TEN SUNDAYS IN 2022
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

THE INTERFAITH SIGNIFICANCE OF ST. JOHN’S GOSPEL
A BELOVED SCRIPTURE APPROACH
PART I  –  JOHN 1:1 – 5: 47

February 20, 2022
John 1:1-18  –  THE WORD

March 20, 2022
John 1: 9-34  –  John the Baptizer and the Wedding Imagery

April 24, 2022
John 1: 35-51  –  The Following and the Dwelling Place

May 22, 2022
John 2: 1-12  –  The Wedding at Cana

June 26, 2022
John 2: 13-25  –  The Temple

July 24, 2022
John 3: 1-21  –  The Night Visit

August 28, 2022
John 3: 22-36  –  John Revisited

September 25, 2022
John 4: 1-45  – The Woman of Samaria

October 30, 2022
John 4: 46-54  –  The Official’s Son

December 4, 2022
John 5: 1-47  –  The Pool and St. Joseph  –  Advent Day

Proposed by Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.  –  December 5, 2021

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Medicine & Healing Grief Retreat
with Chief Philip Scott

February 27, 2022
1200 -200 pm

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St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church
Antioch, CA

Lenten Series

EXPLORING THE MIND OF CHRIST
ENCOUNTERING THE HEART OF JESUS

Reflections inspired by the Gospel of St. Luke

Six Tuesday Evenings
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
by ZOOM 

Lent is a time to spring back to life.  With St. Luke as our guide, we will follow in the footsteps of Jesus.  As we follow after him from Galilee to the Cross, we will rediscover the heart of Jesus which, as the Liturgy proclaims, “continues to beat with love for us.”  May his love for us be our love one for another.   

March 1, 2022
The Mind of Jesus and the Heart of Mary
Philippians 2: 5-11 and Luke 1: 46-55

March 8, 2022
He Opened the Scroll and Found his Heart
Luke 4: 16-21

March 15, 2022
Do not be Afraid!
Luke 5: 1-11

March 22, 2022
Blessed are you who are Poor
Luke 6: 20-23

March 29, 2022
The Heart of Jesus was Broken
Luke 7: 11-17

April 5, 2022
This Day in Paradise
Luke 23: 39-43

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Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
Citrus Heights, CA

In Person Only

Ash Wednesday
What a Wondrous Love is This?
Harony ad Hope in a Polarized World

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
10:00 am 12:00 noon

Presented by Father Jack Conley, C.P. and Fr. Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.

Contact Retreat Center to Register
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E93406&id=463

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION
2022 SEASON

THE PASSION IN THE TEXT
The Interrelationship of the Passion and the Hebrew Bible

The important and beautiful relationship between the Jewish Scriptures and the New Testament has been finally realized in our time in ways never before imagined.  We begin our reflections exploring the important develops that have unfolded since the Second Vatican Council.  The Christian Communities owe more than a debt of gratitude to their Jewish heritage without which we could never envision the wisdom of the Bible touching our lives today.  We will reconsider the Eve / Mary relationship in light of these developments.  Finally, we will explore how tragedy and loss gave birth to hope and courage as Jews and Christians join forces in the pursuit of justice and peace.  Each meeting is an independent study.  Notes will be provided.     

WINTER SESSIONS
10:30 am – 12 Noon
ON ZOOM 

March 3, 2022
Exploring the interrelationship between the New and “Old” Testaments
The Apology to the Jewish Community

March 17, 2022
At the Cross
Eve and Mary Embrace 

March 31, 2022
Where life was lost
Discovering the Tree of Life

To Register with Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center Click Here
or go to https://christthekingretreatcenter.org/event/online-institute-for-the-study-of-the-passion-winter-session/

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ROCKLIN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON STUDIES

  1. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
    Rocklin, CA

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

All programs on ZOOM

A MOSAIC OF CATHOLIC THOUGHT
WOMEN’S VOCES THROUGH THE AGES

March 9, 2022
The New Testament Women as Foundational

March 16, 2022
Revisiting the Prophecy of Mary
Mother of Jesus / First of Christians

March 23, 2022
The Medieval Women Realize the Divine Voice
They Claimed Their Dignity as Precisely Women

March 30, 2022
Contemporary Catholic Women
A Present Vision of the Future

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
DAY OF REFLECTION
by Zoom

Saturday, March 19, 2022
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

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

HOLY WEEK RETREAT
April 14-17, 2022
In Person at the Retreat Center

THE GREATER LOVE

Our Holy Week Retreat is inspired by the loving gift of Jesus inviting his followers to be disciples of the greater love.  The New Commandment born on Holy Thursday urges us to be caring servants of one another after the example of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.  The radical self-giving of Jesus observed on Good Friday blesses us with the empowering example of self-giving love.  The quiet of Holy Saturday calms us no matter what the storm.  Finally, the New Fire of Resurrected Compassion transforms the night of anguish into the Hope of a New Day.  The ‘Greater Love” is the mind, heart and soul of our Retreat.     

Holy Thursday
9:15 am – 10:00 am
The Greater Love

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
The Eighth Sacrament

Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Mother Jesus

Liturgy of Good Friday

Holy Saturday
9:15 am – 10:00 am
To Dream the Dream of Jesus

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Contours of the Vigil
(Fire, Story, Water, and Table)

Easter Vigil Service

Easter Sunday

The Mass of Easter

Retreat Begins: Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022 (check-in from 8:00am to 8:30am)
Ends: Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 (after brunch)
Cost: $295 resident ($75 non-refundable deposit required)

Register with Mercy Center Auburn or click here

https://www.mercycenter.org/retreat-registration

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St. Columba
Oakland, CA

WHERE CAN I GO FROM YOUR SPIRIT?
EASTER SCRIPTURE STUDY

Every Other Tuesday Evening on Zoom
April 19, May 3, 17, and 31, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Our four-week Easter Scripture Study will survey the readings of the Sundays of Easter.  We will do so by examining the persons and imagery appearing in this most important Season of the Year.  The Liturgy reminds us that Christ IS risen.  We will discern what it means to live in the light of the Resurrection even in the time of trouble and upset.  We ourselves are called to be the Risen Presence and Action of Jesus in the World. 

April 19, 2022
Four Witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus
Mary Magdalene, The Beloved, Peter and Thomas

May 3, 2022, 2022
The Good Shepherd
I Give My Life for the Sheep
The Heart and Soul of the Easter Proclamation

May 17, 2022
A New Beginning in the Spirit
The Legacy of Jesus is his Spirit
Rivers of Living Water

May 31, 2022
Where Can I God from Your Spirit?
Exploring the Vigil of Pentecost
A Survey of the Readings

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THE INTERFAITH PEACE PROJECT
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
Executive Director
640 Bailey Road #301
Pittsburg, CA 94565

(925) 787-9279
[email protected]
interfaithpeaceproject.net

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MERCY CENTER AUBURN
RETREAT CENTER
535 Sacramento Street
Auburn, CA 95603
530 887 2019
[email protected]

WISDOM OF THE BELOVED SCRIPTURES
A New Reading for the Seasons

2022 Saturdays with Father Tom Bonacci, C.P.
10:00am to 2:30pm
(choose any one or all Saturdays – via ZOOM)

We will explore the “beloved texts” of the gospel with accompanying narratives, stories, poems, or myths, that draw us into the drama and depth of meaning for this time and season of our spiritual journeying. Father Tom’s impassioned love and faithful study of beloved texts has been the source of divine revelation and transformation for his followers for many years. Fr. Tom’s perpetual excavation of biblical history and theology informs and inspires. It invites an urgent and wholehearted participation in the spiritual path toward the faithful life to which one is being called. These days provide wisdom for our time and an opportunity to discern God’s call for our faithful participation and hopeful response to the realities of our lives and our world.

Season of New Life
April 30
Beloved Scripture of Easter—Beloved Story of The Radiant Dawn
May 28
Beloved Scripture of The Mother—Beloved Narrative
(Solomon’sWisdom)

Season of Great Insight
June 25
Beloved Scripture of the Spirit—Beloved Poem
(I Remember How I Once Stood)
July 23
Beloved Scripture of Mary Magdalene—Beloved Stories of Love

Season of Courage
August 27
Beloved Scripture of Standing Up—Beloved Poem (Maya Angelou)
Sept 17
Beloved Scripture of Peace—Beloved Story (The Fiddler’s Son)

Season of Harvest
October 29
Beloved Scripture of the Harvest—Beloved Story (Oscar Wilde)
December 10
Beloved Scripture of New Birth—Beloved Narrative
(The NightHalf-Spent)

The Beloved Retreat: Nov 11-13 , 2022 (see separate flyer)

Register at Mercy Center Auburn
Conference and Retreat Center
Cost: Saturday only $30/ Full Series: $225
www.mercycenter.org
535 Sacramento Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: 530-887-2019 / [email protected]
Credit card or PayPal accepted online at www.mercycenter.org/retreat-registration.

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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION
2022 SEASON
on Zoom

THE PASSION IN THE TEXT
The Interrelationship of the Passion and the Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Scriptures not only provide the imagery for the Gospel Passion Narratives but reveal the Passionate Heart of God.  We will continue our journey through the pages of the Scriptures in our search for the wisdom of God.  Wisdom is almost always found in the details of life, narrative, and story.  The beauty of God’s love is embedded and revealed in the Crucified and Risen Jesus who is risen in our lives today.

SPRING SESSIONS
Thursday Mornings
10:30 am – 12:00 noon

May 5, 2022
Clothe yourself in Light
God made them clothing
The Origin of Sacrifice

May 19, 2022
From Contract to Covenant
The Covenant Ratified
A unilateral agreement?
Exploring Genesis 18

June 2, 2022
A Brutal story Revealing God’s Heart
Where is the sacrifice?
The Isaac Story Revisited
Genesis 22

Register with
Christ the King Passionist Retreat Center
https://christthekingretreatcenter.org

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Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church
2200 Country Hills Drive
Antioch, CA 94509

Interfaith Concert for Ukraine
For the Benefit of Ukrainian Refugees
May 7, 2022

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dear Friends,

The Interfaith Peace Project is co-sponsoring an Interfaith Concert for Ukraine. The other co-sponsors are: the Ukrainian-American Coordinating Council of Northern California, The Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Antioch, and White Pony Express.

Donations will be directed toThe Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC). UACC welcomes all donations of those eager to help Ukrainian refugees. The funds raised at this concert will be used to purchase new medical supplies, over-the-counter medications, non-perishable food items, toiletries and diapers. UACC is currently shipping these items to trusted organizations working with the millions of people displaced by the war.

If you wish to donate and are unable to attend the concert, you may send your contributions directly to:

Ukrainian-American Coordinating Council
Interfaith Concert for Ukraine
345 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Or to donate online click here.

The Interfaith Peace Project would like to thank Walter and Cynthia Ruehlig for all the time they have spent putting the concert together, Pastor Gabriel Gutierrez of the Antioch Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Rev. Will McGarvey, Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County.

Ukrainian American Coordinating Council

The Ukrainian American Coordinating Council is a non-partisan, not-for-profit national umbrella organization uniting many Ukrainian American organizations in advocating for Americans of Ukrainian descent. It was established in 1966. The UACC maintains local all-volunteer chapters across the United States with a national office based in New York City, as well as San Francisco.

The Ukrainian American Coordinating Council is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations and gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

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STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
The Monday Biblical Community

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS TO THE COVENANT
Romans 3: 21 – 4: 25

May 9, 16, 23, 2022
Skip May 30, 2022

GOD’S PEOPLE IN CHRIST AS THE TRUE HUMANITY
Romans 5: 1 – 8: 39

June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022
Skip July 4, 2022

GOD’S PROMISES AND GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Romans 9: 1 – 11: 36

July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 2022
Skip August 8, 2022

GOD’S CALL TO WORSHIP, HOLINESS, AND UNITY
Romans 12: 1 – 16: 27

August 15, 22, 29, 2022
Skip September 5, 2022

CONCLUDING REMARKS

September 12, 19, and 26, 2022

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THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE COMMUNITY

All Sessions on ZOOM
Open to All
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

STUDIES IN ST. LUKE

June 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 2022

July 21, 28, and August 4, 2022

August 18, 25, September 1 and 8, 2022

September 22, 29, and October 6, 2022

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

(925) 787-9279
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THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE PASSION

THE CHRIST THE KING PASSIONIST RETREAT CENTER
Citrus Heights, CA

REFLECTIONS ON MARY MAGDALENE
She is the Rising Image and Likeness of Savior Jesus

Every year The Institute for the Study of the Passion offers reflection on the Apostle to the Apostles.  Our series explores Mary Magdalene’s faithful following of Jesus from Galilee to Tomb and Resurrection.  This year we will explore the ancient sources giving us a glimpse of how the Apostle to the Apostles was honored in the Early Church Communities.  Our study will explore the surprising continuity between these sources and the Gospel Traditions.

THREE THURSDAY MORNINGS
10:30 am – 12 Noon on Zoom

July 7, 2022
Introduction to the Ancient Sources
The First Centuries Speak of the Apostle to the Apostles  

July 14, 2022
The Gospel Teachings of Mary Magdalene
The Gospel Wisdom Imparted to Her by the Lord

July 21, 2022
Mary Magdalene Faithful in the Life of Jesus
Mary Magdalene Ever Faithful in the Resurrection of Jesus

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Passionist Retreat Center

 


STUDIES IN THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS

The Monday Biblical Community

GOD’S PEOPLE IN CHRIST AS THE TRUE HUMANITY
Romans 5: 1 – 8: 39
August 15, 22, 29, 2022

Skip September 5, 2022

GOD’S PROMISES AND GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Romans 9: 1 – 11: 36
September 12, 19, and 26, 2022

Skip October 3, 2022

GOD’S CALL TO WORSHIP, HOLINESS, AND UNITY
Romans 12: 1 – 16: 27
October 10, 17, 24, 2022

Skip October 31, 2022

GOD’S CALL TO UNITY OF LIFE AND WORSHIP ACROSS BARRIERS
OF CUSTOM AND ETHNIC IDENTITY
Romans 14: 1 – 16: 27
November 7, 14 and 28, 2022
Skip November 21, 2022

FINAL REMARKS
SUMMARY AND UPDATES
FUTURE PLANS
December 5 and 12, 2022