Classes and Events

 

Learning to Live and Pray
from Sacred Scripture

Wednesday Night Bible Study Class

October 12, 19 & 26, November 9 & 16, and December 14 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Saint Joseph's Hall - 145 West 46th Street

The Wednesday Night Bible Study Class meets every Wednesday at 7:00 PM in Saint Joseph's Hall.  This year we will be reading Saint Paul's Letter to the Romans.

The class will be led by Father James Ross Smith. No prerequisites are necessary, and drop-ins to the class are welcome.
 

No homework is required, but if you would like to receive a copy of a short commentary on the letter, please email The Rev. James Ross Smith.

 
 
 

Heinrich Aldegrever - German, 1502-c.1560
Wrath, from the Vices, 1552
Art Institute of Chicago

Adult Forum:  Dealing with the Hard Stuff:  Talking about Anger

Sunday January 15, 22, and 29, 10:00 AM
The Mission House at 133 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor.  
You may access the classroom through the main entrance to the church and then through the Sextons' Lodge, which just off the Narthex.  Ask an usher or a sexton for directions.  All are welcome.

Led by Dr. Charles Morgan

Charles is a member of the parish. He is a psychiatrist affiliated with the Northeast Medical Group and the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Bridgeport Campus. He has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of alcoholism, mood disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Over the course of twenty years at Yale University and the Neurobiological Studies Unit of the National Center for PTSD, Charles's neurobiological and forensic research has established him as an international expert in PTSD, in eyewitness memory, and in human performance under conditions of high stress. Charles also teaches the human sexuality course in the Physician Associate Program at the Yale School of Medicine.

 
 

SUPER BOWL PARTY

Sunday, February 5, 2017 6:30 PM
St. Joseph's Hall, 145 West 46th Street

We will mark the occasion of Super Bowl 51 with a party in Saint Joseph's Hall. Beverages will be provided. Dinner is potluck. Please contact Father Smith or Grace Bruni if you are planning to come to the party and are able to bring a dish to share. We will not have an oven available for warming dishes up, so we would ask you to plan accordingly. Cash donations at the door will be accepted in order to cover the costs of food and beverages. Please be generous! The hospitality budget needs your help! Remember: you don't need to know anything about football to come to the party. Come for the fellowship, the comfort food, and the half-time show!

 

Adult Forum:  Hagiography in the Early Church

Sunday February: 12, 19, 26, 10:00 AM
The Mission House at 133 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor.  
You may access the classroom through the main entrance to the church and then through the Sextons' Lodge, which just off the Narthex.  Ask an usher or a sexton for directions.  All are welcome.

Led by Dr. Matthew Jacobson

 In some ways, hagiographies are similar to biographies, but in many ways they are very different.  Hagios is a Greek word used often in the Bible that can be translated as "holy" or "set apart", and it is also used to describe the saints.  Christian hagiographies therefore are writings that tell the stories of the lives of the saints.  This three-part class will explore the genre of hagiography, focusing on texts from the first five centuries, both as a means to learn more about some early saints as well as the genre itself to better understand the early Church.