Catholic Movie Series - Summer 2024

Join Holy Name of Jesus for a summer of movies! Starting in June, we will watch several of the most renowned Catholic-themed movies Hollywood has to offer. Feel free to come to one or all of these features where there will be abundant popcorn, fellowship and epic Catholic cinema based on both true and fictional stories. 

There will be three different opportunities to view these great films with opportunities for discussion after. A few of them are Catholic in name and theme while others may not be explicitly Catholic but maintain many of the themes. A free-will offering is requested (roughly $10/person). Pizza and popcorn will be provided starting at 5:30 p.m. We will watch the movie in the St. Benedict Room from 6-8:30 followed by an optional happy hour discussion at Rock Elm.

Note: these movies are not suitable for children as they contain complex themes and the occasional disturbing scenes (persecution/martyrdom). The Scarlet and the Black is family-friendly.

Movies include:

Shoes of the Fisherman (an old Catholic classic)
On Wednesday, June 19, we’ll be showing an epic Novel turned movie about the rise of an Eastern Catholic Pope and his response to a world marred by famine, politics and the fear of nuclear war. 

A Quiet Place (a contemporary movie with Catholic themes)
On Wednesday, July 10, we’ll be showing a movie about a family surviving the collapse of civilization through silence and trust in one another. They use sign language to communicate and develop monastic habits to make it through another day in a world rife with danger.

The Scarlet and the Black (Another old Catholic classic)
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, we’ll be showing a true story of a heroic priest who hid everyone from Jews to Allied POWs during the Nazi occupation of Rome. Starring Gregory Peck and Christopher Plummer who depict the priest and the Nazi antagonist.