7400 W. 80th Ave.

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Lifelong faith formation is for all ages.  SOC has various bible studies, adult classes and group communities. Contact information and programs available are found by clicking below:

The Anchor is a family-oriented program to inspire lifelong faithfulness by anchoring families in Christ's love and the Church. It includes traditional religious education to supplement LBC for children pre-K through 6th grade, catechesis for parents, prayer services, and community building. Download an information brochure here.

Participants meet on Wednesday evenings through the school year.

FAMILY

Anticipated Mass: Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday Mass: 7 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM,                           12:15 PM and 5:00 PM

Fr. Chris' Catholic Cultural Corner

ADULTS

YOUTH

Fr. Chris will be leading a pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle of Ireland in May of 2018.  more...

LBC or Lectionary Based Catechesis offers religious formation for children from 3 years old through 4th grade. Children are dismissed from the worship space before the Mass begins and return to join their families at the offertory. For more information, please click here.

CHILDREN

Totus Tuus for those going into 1st through 6th grades, is a summertime, week long, youth oriented Catholic catechetical program.  It promotes Catholic faith including virtues, sacraments and the rosary. It is held in July with registration in June.  Contact Juliette Frueh: totus@spiritofchrist.org

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week of fun filled interactive mornings where children learn bible stories and truths.  Each daily theme focuses on a bible story that is taught through songs, games, video, crafts, play and a snack.  VBS is held in June with registration in April.  Contact Eyda Hergenreder: vacationbibleschool@spiritofchrist.org

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Most of us are aware that part of the rich tradition of Catholic teaching includes the area of Social Teaching and Social Justice.  This understanding of God's plan and our response to it in the area of social matters is rooted in the Scriptures, particularly the teachings of Christ.  How we live, work and interact with each other an dour created world is a vital element of Christ's teaching to his disciples and hence to us.  The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.  Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar and episcopal documents.

There are several key themes which are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.  These are:

1)  Life and Dignity of the Human Person

2)  Call to Family, Community, and Participation

3)  Rights and Responsibilities

4)  Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

5)  The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

6)  Solidarity

7)  Care for God's Creation

As you can see, these broad theme touch on practically every aspect of our social interaction as members of God's Church and citizens of our planet.  And, of course, Jesus is the ultimate teacher and guide to these essential aspects of our life an dfaith.

CLASS ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

Fr. Renner will be leading a three-week overview class on Catholic Social Teaching.  It will address the issues stated above, as well as exploring the history of Catholic Social teaching in the life of the Church.  If you would like to learn more about various aspects of the Church and faith, consider the class.

The three sessions will be held on Thursday, May 3, May 10, and May 17.  They will be held at 7:00pm int he Spirit Center.  All are welcome and invite your curious friends as well!