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God for Grown-Ups

Programs

Dinner. We have monthly meetings, and the first thing we do is feed you. Members of our group take turns preparing meals or portions thereof. Expect everything from ordering pizza to the machinations of someone's inner mad-scientistchef.

With and after dinner we generally have 1-3 presentations on topics from the Catechism, apologetics, history, or Catholic culture, with time for questions or discussion as needed.

Classes are led by members, and everyone is encouraged to share something new or exciting.

Materials

While we primarily build our curriculum around the Catechism of the Catholic Church, God for Grown-Ups uses an eclectic mix of Major texts (The Bible, Catechisms, encyclicals, etc.), blog and print articles, audio and videos of note, and original materials.

Keep going for presentations and materials from our classes, extra articles, links to videos, and other items of interest.

Volunteers

Teach us your best new find from the Catechism. Take over the kitchen for one of our events. Put an engrossing article on the web site. Plan an event and find people to participate.

We're always looking for people to help make our program a success. We need teachers, organizers, chefs, and people to do all the things we don't even know we need yet. There are many gifts but the same Spirit, as the Apostle says.

Let us know how you can help.

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Announcements - Events

God for Grown-Ups 26 February 2019

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, as well as…
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God for Grown-Ups 22 January 2019

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the Purgatory, as well as the people, architecture, and…
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God for Grown-Ups 23 October 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the Creeds, as well as the people, architecture, and…
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God for Grown-Ups 25 September 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will discuss modernism, and will also learn about the people, architecture, and…
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God for Grown-Ups 28 August 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the people, architecture, and…
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God for Grown-Ups 24 July 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the history and people,…
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Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam, sed credo ut intelligam

Indeed I do not strive to understand that I might believe, but I believe in order that I might understand

-St. Anselm of Canterbury

 

Items of Interest

Articles from various sources
  • Catechism Sections
  • CIC Canons
  • Summa Questions
  • Dogmas
  • Blog Extracts

Classes

Meetings of the month
  • Catechism
  • Elements in Depth
  • HIstory
  • Apologetics
  • Culture

Special Events

Extraordinary Presentations
  • Special Presentations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Films
  • Praxis
  • Field Trips

Materials

- Materials -
Presentations - Books - Links

Presentations & Related Information

Class Presentations

Notes

Glossaries

Handouts

Links:

Mass Presentation I - Introduction and introductory Rites

Mass Presentation II - Liturgy of the Word

Liturgy of the Word Notes

Glossary

Mass Presentation III - Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites

Glossary

Catechism Presentation I - Introduction

Learn the Faith: Traditional Catholic Catechisms

Encyclical Letter: Humanae Vitae of the Supreme Pontiff Paul VI

Casti Connubii: Encyclical of Pope Pius XI on Christian Marriage

YouTube Playlist - St. Thomas, St. Benedict, and St. James

Catechism Presentation II - The Fifth Commandment

Outline of the Catechism (PDF)

Outline of Part 3, Section 2 - The Ten Commandments with emphasis on 5th (PDF)

Comparison of Section 2267 - Saint Pope John Paul II's text and Pope Francis's revision (PDF)

YouTube Playlist - St. Augustine, St. Monica, Catholic Church Architecture: Architectural Theology, etc.

Catechism Presentation III - Subjectivism and Conscience (PPTX)

Part Three, Section One, Article 6: Moral Conscience (DOCX)

Pascendi Dominici Gregis - Encyclical of Pope Pius X on the Doctrines of the Modernists (DOCX)

Moral Aspect of Divine Law (DOCX)

What Laws Can the Church Change (DOCX)

YouTube Playlist - Pope St. Gregory the Great, St. Matthew, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.

CSLewisDoodle - Doodles of selected essays by C.S. Lewis in order to make them easier to understand

Catechism Presentation IV - The Creeds (short version shown in class) (PPTX)

Catechism Presentation IV - The Creeds (long version) (PPTX)

The Creeds (handout) (DOCX)

YouTube Playlist - St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Luke, Catholic Church Architecture: True Beauty, etc.

Presentation on Angels (PPTX)

Angels (handout) (PDF)

YouTube Playlist (November) - All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, St. Leo the Great, St. Andrew, Catholic Church Architecture: Jewish Roots

YouTube Playlist (December) - Advent, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ambrose, St. Stephen, St. John the Apostle, etc.

Presentation on Purgatory (PPTX)

Manual of Indulgences (Enchiridion Indulgentarium) (PDF)

YouTube Playlist (January) - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Timothy, St. Thomas Aquinas, Catholic Church Architecture: The Classical Tradition, other saints with January feast days, and a few short videos on purgatory.

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Books

Books used in class

Source material

Related articles

Additional reading

Links:

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Online Resources

Online versions of books

Online versions of reference and source material

Scriptural links

Article/blog links

Links:

The Catechism of the Catholic Church from the USCCB

The Catechism of the Catholic Church from the Vatican

The Bible from New Advent

The Bible from the USCCB

The Bible from the Vatican

The Code of Canon Law from the Vatican

Moral Conscience | Catechism of the Catholic Church (Paragraphs 1776-1794)

Who Am I Not to Judge? | Msgr. Charles Pope

Development, or Corruption? | Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller

Subjectivism | Wikipedia

Relativism | New Advent Encyclopedia

Pascendi Dominici Gregis: Encyclical of Pope Pius X on the Doctrines of the Modernists

Modernism: What You Need to Know | Catholic Culture

Modernism: The Synthesis of All Heresies | Church Militant

Modernism | New Advent

Modernism in the Catholic Church | Wikipedia

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Articles

Ember Days

Talking at dinner the other night, the subject of Ember Days came up. Maybe you’ve heard the term. Maybe you remember them yourself. Maybe they’re brand new to you. So what are they? Since today happens to be an Ember Day, let’s take a look. Ember Days The name Ember Days comes from a corruption of…
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The Last Supper in Art

In our class on the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we began the presentation with a series of images from mostly renaissance masters depicting the Last Supper. We had a good discussion about certain elements that leapt out either on their own or in connection with some portion of the Mass. Those images are presented again…
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RSS Daily Readings

  • Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Sm 15:16-23 Samuel said to Saul: “Stop! Let me tell you what the LORD said to me last night.” Saul replied, “Speak!” Samuel then said: “Though little in your own esteem, are you not leader of the tribes of Israel? The LORD anointed you king of Israel and sent you on a […]
  • Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Is 49:3, 5-6 The LORD said to me: You are my servant, Israel, through whom I show my glory. Now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb, that Jacob may be brought back to him and Israel gathered to him; and I am made glorious in the […]
  • Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1 There was a stalwart man from Benjamin named Kish, who was the son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite. He had a son named Saul, who was a handsome young man. There was no other child of Israel more handsome than […]
  • Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot
    Reading 1 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a All the elders of Israel came in a body to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Now that you are old, and your sons do not follow your example, appoint a king over us, as other nations have, to judge us.” Samuel was displeased when they asked for […]
  • Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Sm 4:1-11 The Philistines gathered for an attack on Israel. Israel went out to engage them in battle and camped at Ebenezer, while the Philistines camped at Aphek. The Philistines then drew up in battle formation against Israel. After a fierce struggle Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who slew about four […]
  • Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20 During the time young Samuel was minister to the LORD under Eli, a revelation of the LORD was uncommon and vision infrequent. One day Eli was asleep in his usual place. His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see. The lamp of God was not […]
  • Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Sm 1:9-20 Hannah rose after a meal at Shiloh, and presented herself before the LORD; at the time, Eli the priest was sitting on a chair near the doorpost of the LORD’s temple. In her bitterness she prayed to the LORD, weeping copiously, and she made a vow, promising: “O LORD of […]

Schedule

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Regular Meeting Times

Our regular meeting time is 6:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

These meetings begin with dinner, we may have an audio/video presentation with dinner, followed by one or two items, which may be discussion groups, lectures, or other programs.

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Who - What - Where

We meet at the Parish Hall for most events.

1 Elks Pt. Rd.

Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

You may email us at gfg@ourladyoftahoe.org

We don't have a leadership structure as such, but Paul Munsey is your most likely point of contact.