Beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, St. Francis of Assisi parish will host an adult faith formation study called Epic: A Journey through Church History. Epic provides Catholics with a fast-paced, panoramic understanding of Catholic history, instilling in participants a greater sense of meaning and identity as heirs to two-thousand years of Catholic heritage.
Epic, as the name suggests, takes on one of the most fascinating subjects in history—the rise and impact of Christianity on the world—and delivers it to participants in bite-size format. “From humble beginnings in the remote Roman province of Palestine to its now global presence, the story of the Catholic Church is a triumphant story of hope,” says Professor Steve Weidenkopf, co-author and presenter of Epic. “This is not just any story, it is our story. This is our family history.”
Presented by Weidenkopf and co-authored by fellow Catholic historian Dr. Alan Schreck, Epic demonstrates how the Church, endowed with the Providence of God, empowered by the merits of Christ, and guided by the working of the Holy Spirit, has become the instrument of hope and salvation for countless men and women throughout history. In Epic, history is not only an interesting subject; it becomes a living reality. This “journey through Church history” is the story of the People of God. It is the story of God’s family on Earth.
“If Catholics understand this story, they will be better equipped to live out their faith in the world,” says Weidenkopf. “By recognizing the beauty and the glory of the Catholic Church, they will be inspired to live their lives with a greater sense of mission and purpose.”
Epic: A Journey through Church History Study will begin Sept. 8, 2019 and will continue every week at 6:30. for 20 weeks.
For more information, or to register, please contact [Dave Staron at 641-485-6172 or email@example.com
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