Events

Depolarizing Ourselves

September 15, 2024

Depolarizing Ourselves is a 90-minute workshop designed to help lessen the effects of polarization when you encounter them in your conversations. We can have healthy disagreements over issues or philosophy. Mutual respect, not agreement, is an essential key to a healthy discussion. Cosponsored with Precious Blood Spirituality Institute and Precious Blood Companions.

This Isn’t Your Grandmother’s Church. Will It Be Your Grandkids’?

August 7, 2024

Fr. James Smith, C.PP.S., will present his research on recent shifts in American Catholicism, particularly regional shifts in Catholic parishes. After his presentation, Jennifer Green, a pastoral associate at Visitation Parish in Kansas City, will respond to the presentation.

Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living

September 9, 2024 – October 28, 2024

Join a journey of spiritual transformation with Monk Thomas Merton. Over eight sessions we will learn how to use our own life experiences and contemplative living as the primary tools for spiritual growth guided by Merton and other spiritual masters.

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life

October 1, 2024 – December 3, 2024

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-week scripture study program using texts and videos to explore Jesus’ life by examining all four gospels at once. What emerges is a composite sketch of who Jesus is, what he taught and how he wants us to live.

The Green Jesus

June 20, 2024

Presented by Fr Tim McFarland, C.PP.S. This presentation will focus on what insights we might attain about our caring for the environment from a Christological perspective.

Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton, Session 3

April 1, 2024 – May 20, 2024

Continue the journey with Monk Thomas Merton toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative, peace-filled life. Over eight sessions you will learn about contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, along with questions for small group dialogue.

7th Annual Iftar Dinner with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

March 22, 2024

Iftar is the meal that breaks the daylong fasts Muslims practice during their holy month of Ramadan. Join us this night for a meal hosted by our Muslim friends, sharing traditional Iftar foods.

St. Paul: A Lenten Bible Study

February 20, 2024 – March 12, 2024

Using personal reflection time, journaling and sharing. Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., guides us through an exploration of St. Paul as found in the Scriptures. We’ll learn how St. Paul cultivated a lifelong personal encounter with Christ.

Circles of Understanding

May 9, 2024

People from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life and backgrounds are invited to share their stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another through prayerful listening. Begins with a simple meal.

Tables for Two: An Evening of Marriage Enrichment

February 17, 2024

An evening out for married and engaged couples who want to deepen and enrich their relationship — served up with just a little bit of romance!