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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Conversion on the Way to Damascus - Caravaggio (c.1600-1)

Learning to Live and Pray from Sacred Scripture: 

The Book of Acts

On Sundays in Lent, March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2 and 9

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.

Father Pete Powell will continue his class on the Acts of the Apostles

 
 

LENTEN QUIET DAY 

Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
 

Sister Monica Clare, C.S.J.B., will lead a Quiet Day here at the parish. The day's theme is "Keeping our faith and hope in the midst of fear and despair." Sister Monica will deliver her meditations in the Wedding Chapel. Saint Joseph's Hall, the chapels, and the church will be available for quiet, prayer, reading, and meditation. A light breakfast will be provided at 9:30 AM. The first meditation will begin at 10:00 AM. Noonday Prayer is at 12:00 PM and Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 PM. Lunch follows in Saint Joseph's Hall. Please RSVP to Father Jay Smith if you plan to attend. A freewill offering of $10.00 is suggested.

 

During Eastertide

Deacon Rebecca Weiner Tompkins will present a series of classes entitled "Rising / Rose / Risen: Readings on Resurrection from Scripture into Poetry."