Events

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!

Depolarizing Ourselves: The first steps toward civil engagement

January 20, 2024

For people of faith, civil discourse begins in recognizing the image of God in the other. Mutual respect, not agreement, is essential for a healthy discussion. Learn how we may inadvertently be complicit in, or possibly even encourage, polarization.

Four Guides for Your Advent Journey

December 5, 2023

Take an Advent pilgrimage with four biblical guides who will lead us on the road to Bethlehem. Our destination isn’t a place, though; it is a person. Our journey is to meet Jesus Christ.

Becoming Eucharistic People

October 3, 2023 – October 24, 2023

The Synod that opens in Rome in October has named three priority issues: “communion, participation and mission.” The speakers for this series use these priorities to reflect on the Eucharist. They will lead us into a deeper engagement with the Eucharist and inspires us to be missionary disciples.

The Death Penalty from a Faith Perspective

October 10, 2023

What does the church teach about the death penalty? What do you believe? Using personal histories, scripture, the Catechism and social science, Fr. Mark Miller, CPPS, will guide us through the church’s evolving understanding of the death penalty.

Waking Up White Book Study

September 6, 2023

What is racism and how does it affect me? What is white privilege and how does it affect me? These are some of the questions we will explore while reading and discussing Debby Irving’s book Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race.