Parish Evening Talks
A cornerstone of our adult faith formation is our series of Wednesday evening talks. These are scheduled monthly and are an opportunity to explore topics in the faith. They are open to all (young and old, cradle Catholic or inquirer). This page has links to a few of our recorded talks. If you have suggestions for topics or speakers, contact Amy Cheevers in the Faith Formation office or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour of Sacred Heart with Fr. Charles and Fr. Josh Livingston
Summer Seminarian Series
Rory Traynor, seminarian
Andre Nadeau, seminarian
Deacon David Gagnon
Eric Oullette, seminarian
The video begins about 10 minutes into the talk. The beginning of his talk was an excellent explanation of Spiritual Communion and its connection to the one Mass. For the powerpoint of the complete talk, click below:
Pneumatic Christology according to John Henry Newman
This is an engaging talk with lots of new vocabulary. Rory explores the blessed Trinity and Catholic understanding of life in the Holy Spirit.
Christ the Good Shepherd and Lamb of God
Join seminarian Andre Nadeau for a brief look at his vocation story and a biblical look at Christ the Good Shepherd and Lamb of God
Deacon David Gagnon shares the work of Balthasar on the topic of Divine Abandonment. In this 30 minute talk (plus Q&A), Deacon David discusses the hypostatic union of Jesus' human and divine nature. His suffering on the Cross. Ultimately the reality that Christ is always present, even in our pain, suffering and sin (or our loved one's darkest moments). Jesus is ready to embrace us with forgiveness and never abandons us. He explains Balthasar's theory that because Jesus descends into hell, it is possible for us to hope that hell is empty.
Jesus the New Adam, Mary the New Eve
There is a long tradition of calling Jesus the new Adam, and his mother Mary the new Eve, but where does this idea come from and why does it matter? Mr. Ouellette will look at the parallels between these figures, show examples in Scripture that support these titles, and examine how these titles reflect their roles in salvation history. In particular, he’ll reveal how this Marian title is rooted in our faith in Christ,
and how it can point us towards him.