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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 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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God for Grown-Ups 26 June 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 in a class. This month we will continue learning about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In…
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God for Grown-Ups 22 May 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 in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In future…
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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.

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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

  • Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious
    Reading 1 3 Jn 5-8 Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers and sisters,especially for strangers;they have testified to your love before the Church.Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey.For they have set out for the sake of the Nameand are accepting nothing from the […]
  • Friday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 2 Jn 4-9 [Chosen Lady:]I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truthjust as we were commanded by the Father.But now, Lady, I ask you,not as though I were writing a new commandmentbut the one we have had from the beginning:let us love one another.For this is love, that […]
  • Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Phmn 7-20 Beloved:I have experienced much joy and encouragement from your love,because the hearts of the holy oneshave been refreshed by you, brother.Therefore, although I have the full right in Christto order you to do what is proper,I rather urge you out of love,being as I am, Paul, an old man,and now also […]
  • Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 Ti 3:1-7 Beloved:Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities,to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise.They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate,exercising all graciousness toward everyone.For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded,slaves to various desires and pleasures,living in malice and envy,hateful ourselves and […]
  • Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
    Reading 1 Ti 2:1-8, 11-14 Beloved:You must say what is consistent with sound doctrine,namely, that older men should be temperate, dignified,self-controlled, sound in faith, love, and endurance.Similarly, older women should be reverent in their behavior,not slanderers, not addicted to drink, teaching what is good, so that they may train younger womento love their husbands and […]
  • Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
    Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God's chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal life that God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which […]
  • Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Reading 1 1 Kgs 17:10-16 In those days, Elijah the prophet went to Zarephath.As he arrived at the entrance of the city,a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,"Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink." She left to get it, and he called out after her,"Please bring along a […]

Schedule

- Schedule -
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.