Adult Christian Education

Our Adult Christian Education takes place between the services from 9:30am until 10:15am.  (Teens are most welcome as well and in fact are encouraged to come.) 

This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of a given aspect of the catholic faith each week.  The program normally allows time at the end of each session for questions in an environment where one can feel safe asking their question no matter the level of competence (questions, after all, are how we learn things).
 
Current Program: We are going to take a look at the meaning and theology behind Church Architecture.

Previous Adult Education Programs:
Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith (Footprints of God DVD Series)
Steve Ray takes you on an exciting journey to the Roman Empire and the world of the first Christians. You’ll sit at the feet of the apostles, celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they endured for Jesus Christ. Retrace their steps through Israel, Turkey, France and Italy. All this in a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable adventure! Church Fathers featured in this film are Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Polycarp of Smyrna, Irenaeus of Lyons and Justin Martyr.


Inquirer's Class for those interested in learning the Faith for the first time in preparation for Confirmation/Reception, or for those looking to deepen and renew what they already have learned.

David/Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom (Footprints of God DVD Series)
Why is Jesus called the Son of David and why is that important to understanding Our Lord? How did the Kingdom of Israel prefigure and anticipate the Kingdom of God and the Catholic Church? Join Steve Ray in this edition from the Footprints of God series as he takes you on a face-paced adventure through the mountains and deserts of Israel to discover not only where David and Solomon lived and reigned, but also the meaning of their lives and kingdoms. Witness Steve as he makes a lion roar, leads a flock of sheep, slings a stone and swings a sword, and wades through the underground water tunnels of ancient Jerusalem. Comprehensive study guide included.

Moses: Signs, Sacraments, Salvation (Footprints of God DVD Series)
 
Born a slave, raised a prince, and humbled in exile, Moses returned to confront the mighty Pharaoh with only a staff and the promise of God. Join Steve Ray, best-selling author and popular Bible teacher, in this edition of the Footprints of God series as he takes you on an incredible journey of discovery through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Together you'll discover how Moses, the Exodus, and the Hebrew experience in the wilderness point to the coming of Christ and our salvation. Gain a deeper appreciation for our Savior, and for the Church and her Sacraments. A fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course, and Church history study, all rolled into one remarkable adventure!


The Lamb’s Supper (a DVD series by Scott Hahn)

Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die in order to get there! The good news is that you don't have to die to go to Heaven. In fact, you go to Heaven every time you go to Holy Mass, because Holy Mass is Heaven on earth! As Pope John Paul II explained, "what we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."

In the classic presentation The Lamb’s Supper, Dr. Scott Hahn reveals the Catholic Understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ, embodied in the Church and revealed anew in the Holy Eucharist, comes directly from the Bible. He places the Last Supper in the context of the Jewish Passover Seder liturgy.

By explaining the significance of the drinking of the fourth and final cup in the Old Testament Passover meal ceremony, Dr. Hahn draws a symbolic parallel to Christ's death on the Cross. It is an exciting concept, that will help viewers discover a whole new dimension to Holy Mass, and the relationship of the Last Supper to the Eucharistic celebration.

Scott’s inspiring insights and astounding ability to convey deep theological concepts in clear and direct language, have helped countless Catholics to see Holy Mass with new eyes, to pray the Sacred Liturgy with a renewed heart, and to enter into Holy Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently and powerfully than ever before.

Based on the remarkable presentation captured on this DVD, The Lamb’s Supper became the number one bestselling Catholic book for over two years and spawned a thirteen-part series on Mother Angelica’s Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Another EWTN personality and best-selling author, Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., says this about The Lamb’s Supper, “I am grateful to Scott Hahn for finding and bringing back to us this vision of the early Fathers of the Church. The only thing that we ever do in this world that is a real participation in the life we hope to live forever is to worship with Christ at the Liturgy."

As Scott reveals, you really do go to Heaven when you go to Holy Mass. And this is true of every Holy Mass you attend, regardless of the quality of the music or the fervor of the preaching. For the fullness of participation in the Heavenly Liturgy here on earth, you need only learn to see Holy Mass as it really is, and not merely as it seems to be. Order the DVD of The Lamb’s Supper today and rediscover the talk that started it all. - See more at: http://stpaulsgainesville.com/index.cfm?load=page&page=50#sthash.J2w4frPE.dpufOur Adult Christian Education takes place between the services from 9:30am until 10:15am. (Teens are most welcome as well and in fact are encouraged to come.)

 

This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of a given aspect of the catholic faith each week. The program normally allows time at the end of each session for questions in an environment where one can feel safe asking their question no matter the level of competence (questions, after all, are how we learn things).

 

Current Program: We are going to take a look at the meaning and theology behind Church Architecture.

 

Previous Adult Education Programs:
Apostolic Fathers: Handing on the Faith (Footprints of God DVD Series)
Steve Ray takes you on an exciting journey to the Roman Empire and the world of the first Christians. You'll sit at the feet of the apostles, celebrate the Eucharist in hiding, and tremble at the suffering they endured for Jesus Christ. Retrace their steps through Israel, Turkey, France and Italy. All this in a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course and Church history study rolled into one remarkable adventure! Church Fathers featured in this film are Ignatius of Antioch, Clement of Rome, Polycarp of Smyrna, Irenaeus of Lyons and Justin Martyr.

 

Inquirer's Class for those interested in learning the Faith for the first time in preparation for Confirmation/Reception, or for those looking to deepen and renew what they already have learned.

 

David/Solomon: Expanding the Kingdom (Footprints of God DVD Series)
Why is Jesus called the Son of David and why is that important to understanding Our Lord? How did the Kingdom of Israel prefigure and anticipate the Kingdom of God and the Catholic Church? Join Steve Ray in this edition from the Footprints of God series as he takes you on a face-paced adventure through the mountains and deserts of Israel to discover not only where David and Solomon lived and reigned, but also the meaning of their lives and kingdoms. Witness Steve as he makes a lion roar, leads a flock of sheep, slings a stone and swings a sword, and wades through the underground water tunnels of ancient Jerusalem. Comprehensive study guide included.

 

Moses: Signs, Sacraments, Salvation (Footprints of God DVD Series)
Born a slave, raised a prince, and humbled in exile, Moses returned to confront the mighty Pharaoh with only a staff and the promise of God. Join Steve Ray, best-selling author and popular Bible teacher, in this edition of the Footprints of God series as he takes you on an incredible journey of discovery through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. Together you'll discover how Moses, the Exodus, and the Hebrew experience in the wilderness point to the coming of Christ and our salvation. Gain a deeper appreciation for our Savior, and for the Church and her Sacraments. A fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course, and Church history study, all rolled into one remarkable adventure!

 

The Lamb's Supper (a DVD series by Scott Hahn)
Everyone wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die in order to get there! The good news is that you don't have to die to go to Heaven. In fact, you go to Heaven every time you go to Holy Mass, because Holy Mass is Heaven on earth! As Pope John Paul II explained, "what we celebrate on Earth is a mysterious participation in the heavenly liturgy."

 

In the classic presentation The Lamb's Supper, Dr. Scott Hahn reveals the Catholic Understanding of the Mystical Body of Christ, embodied in the Church and revealed anew in the Holy Eucharist, comes directly from the Bible. He places the Last Supper in the context of the Jewish Passover Seder liturgy.

 

By explaining the significance of the drinking of the fourth and final cup in the Old Testament Passover meal ceremony, Dr. Hahn draws a symbolic parallel to Christ's death on the Cross. It is an exciting concept, that will help viewers discover a whole new dimension to Holy Mass, and the relationship of the Last Supper to the Eucharistic celebration.

 

Scott's inspiring insights and astounding ability to convey deep theological concepts in clear and direct language, have helped countless Catholics to see Holy Mass with new eyes, to pray the Sacred Liturgy with a renewed heart, and to enter into Holy Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently and powerfully than ever before.

 

Based on the remarkable presentation captured on this DVD, The Lamb's Supper became the number one bestselling Catholic book for over two years and spawned a thirteen-part series on Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). Another EWTN personality and best-selling author, Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., says this about The Lamb's Supper, "I am grateful to Scott Hahn for finding and bringing back to us this vision of the early Fathers of the Church. The only thing that we ever do in this world that is a real participation in the life we hope to live forever is to worship with Christ at the Liturgy."

 

As Scott reveals, you really do go to Heaven when you go to Holy Mass. And this is true of every Holy Mass you attend, regardless of the quality of the music or the fervor of the preaching. For the fullness of participation in the Heavenly Liturgy here on earth, you need only learn to see Holy Mass as it really is, and not merely as it seems to be. Order the DVD of The Lamb's Supper today and rediscover the talk that started it all.

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