Special Topics and Guest Speakers

The Church in the U.S. in the 21st Century
Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 7:30 p.m.
with Marie LaSalle In the AE/OCI Room   SIGN UP HERE
This three-session course will examine the Us Catholic Church in the 21st Century. Session 1:   How we got here: The immigrant church of the 19th and 20the centuries produced the US church of today. The Church in Atlanta today is an immigrant church… both domestic and foreign immigrants.   Session 2:   How Vatican II Created what we consider the 21st century Catholic Church and led to some of today’s problems.   Session 3:   How are we living out 21st Century Catholicism. Unity vs disunity…. What can I do? What can we as a parish do?
Biblical Storytelling: The Feasts and Festivals of Jesus’ Life
Thursday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
An interactive, multimedia storytelling presentation
with Ruth Elsbree In the AE/OCI Room
You can get to know someone by considering their holidays and holy times. The Jews’ lives revolved around celebrations throughout the year. And Jesus celebrated right along with his family, friends and followers. Come get to know Jesus better through the Feasts and Festivals that were the fabric of his life. Biblical storyteller Ruth Elsbree presents an interactive, multimedia experience to help you connect with how our Lord lived. We will explore Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh, Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Purim, Pesach and Shavuot.

Care for Creation: Revisiting Environmentalism (recorded session)
– Contact cmcfadden@transfiguration.com for more information.
with Dr. Mark Douglas Changing the Conversation: Talking about climate change without sounding partisan.
Dr. Mark Douglas, professor of Christian Ethics at Colombia Theological Seminary shares dialogue tools and faith-specific resources to engage congregational leaders on climate change and it’s impacts on Georgia’s communities. This special presentation is highly recommended for clergy and congregational faith leaders.

Do you let the Real Presence of the Eucharist change you in your daily life?

Thank you for joining us on June 23rd for Monsignor’s Talk. Those of you who were not able to attend in person can now watch the replay of the event or listen to it in podcast form. (Coming soon) This talk promises to engage you and challenge you. We hope you will join Adult Faith Formation and Monsignor Patrick Bishop as we dive into the reality of Jesus in our midsts every time we come to Mass, consume the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ or even Gaze into the heart of the God who loves us in Adoration.