Our 3 Cs in Christ are coffee, conversation and contemplation as we gather for monthly discussions centered around faith, formation, growth and inspiration.
Here is a previous 3Cs session with legendary radio and talk show host KEVIN MATTHEWS the author of Broken Mary.
Here is a previous 3Cs session with Dr. Melanie Barrett on Holiness in Today’s World: Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation
Sunday, October 7: Guest speaker Pat McCaskey led a discussion on Faith and Sports
Pat McCaskey vice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears was the featured speaker for our discussion on Sunday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat focused on his five books about faith and sports. He was an excellent and entertaining speaker.
Sunday, November 4: Guest speaker Dr. Melanie Barrett (USML) led a discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World: Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation”
What does it mean to be Holy? "To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. " (Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate 14) Dr. Melanie Barrett the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary joined us on Sunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World: Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation”
Click here and start your reading of this wonderful Apostolic Exhortation to see how you can be holy in today's world.
First Week in December: Release of our Parish Advent Book Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity.
Please be sure to pick up your free copy of The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity by Matthew Kelly. This is our Advent/Christmas gift to you. Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments, but consistently? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possible--and in his latest book, The Biggest Lie, he explains how.
We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced.
But as Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to effect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us.
This book provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the world--and experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together we can change the course of history--with humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one Holy Moment at a time.
Sunday, January 6: Join us for the discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church to hear and share insights and perspectives on this inspirational and thought-provoking book.
Sunday, February 3: Father Emanuel leads the discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love), Sunday February 3rd from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church
As stated by Pope Benedict XVI, "Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Saint John's Gospel describes that event in these words: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should ... have eternal life” (3:16). Father Emanuel Torres, Associate Pastor of St. Juliana Parish, will lead a discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love). Join us on Sunday February 3 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church.
Click here and start reading Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love) to know the love God lavishes on us and how to share this love with others in today's world.
Sunday, March 6: Distribution of Parish Lent Book
Sunday, April 7: Guest speaker Dr. Christina Zaker (CTU) leads the Discussion on how the parables in the Gospel can help us even in today's world.
Dr. Christina Zaker, professor at the Chicago Theological Union, is a practical theologian with a focus on cultivating reflective practitioners in a variety of settings. Her doctoral work focused on the development of parable as a lens for theological reflection and she continues to do research in the area of theological reflection as it intersects with justice. Please join us on Sunday April 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm for a reflective look at our own spirituality and Catholic faith communities.
Click here and start reading how the parables in the Gospel can help you with your life today - Parable As A Lens to Theological Reflection
Sunday, May 5: Father James leads the discussion on 33 Days of Morning Glory and Marian Consecration
Friday, May 31: Father James leads a public consecration to Jesus through Mary in the church
3Cs Discussion Forum
All gatherings take place in church from 3:30 to 4:30pm and we encourage you to stay with us for 5:00pm Mass immediately following.