Catholic Fundamentals Speaker Series

HNOJ Catholic Fundamentals Speaker Series

This summer Fr. Ryan unpacked the fundamentals of our Catholic Mass over the course of a five part series on the Mass. In a similar way, HNOJ invites you this fall to dig into the fundamental beliefs and practices of the Catholic faith. You can come to one or all of the Tuesday evening lectures on these foundational topics. 

While the primary audience for this series is our OCIA (Order of Catholic Initiation for Adults) who are discerning entering the Church at Easter next year, this series will be helpful to people at most levels of formation and practice.

No RSVP or registration needed. We will have extra seats set up at the back of the room for anyone attending who isn’t part of the OCIA group. 


Basic Info

When: Most Tuesdays Oct - April (Fall topic schedule below)

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Emmaus ABCD at Holy Name of Jesus. 

Who: Anyone looking to grow in their faith

Cost: Free!

Registration: No Registration or RSVP, come when you can. 


Nightly Schedule 

7 - 7:30 p.m.    Opening Prayer, Welcome and OCIA Announcements

7:30 - 8:10    Presentation on the Topic and Q&A

8:10 - 8:30    Table Discussion, OCIA Wrap up and Closing prayer


Fall Schedule of Topics

Oct. 3        Who do you say that I am?: Jesus            Chris Kostelc

Oct. 10    Are you there God?: Prayer                Chris Kostelc

Oct. 17    How do you read the Bible?: Scripture        Chris Kostelc

Oct. 24    What gives you the right?: The Church        Chris Kostelc

Nov. 7        What is so special about the Mass?: The Mass    Chris Kostelc

Nov. 14    Why do the church look like this?: Church Tour    Chris Kostelc

Nov. 28    What day is it?: Liturgical Calendar and Saints    Chris Kostelc

Dec. 5        Are you my mother?: Mary                 Grace Johnson

Dec. 12    What did you get for Christmas?: The Incarnation    Chris Kostelc