For our Fall 2019 Adult Faith Formation program, All Saints will be offering a 5-session video series entitled, “The Pivotal Players: Blessed Fulton J. Sheen and Flannery O’Connor.” This series is by Bishop Robert Barron (Archdiocese of Los Angeles).
Blessed Fulton J. Sheen: The Communicator (Part 1 & II)
A brilliant academic, Catholic prelate, writer, evangelist, and television personality, Fulton J. Sheen was also a mesmerizing public speaker, endowed with extraordinary oratorical gifts, a charming sense of humor, and a magnetic personal presence. At the height of his fame, Sheen’s radio program, The Catholic Hour, had an audience of four million and his television show Life is Worth Living was viewed by an estimated thirty million people each week. He had the courage and the imagination to use the new media in the mid-twentieth century to engage a world growing increasingly skeptical of Christianity.
Flannery O’Connor: The Storyteller (Part 1 & II)
One of the quirkiest and most intriguing of all the Pivotal Players was a twentieth-century Catholic writer of fiction from the American South, a woman whose macabre, puzzling, and luminous stories have had a transformative impact on both the Church and the wider culture. Flannery O’Connor had the courage to show just how dark are the hearts of fallen human beings in her fiction. But at the same time, she had the incomparable grace to demonstrate how God continues to work even on that bleak and blasted ground.
These episodes from Bishop Robert Barron will be shown in the Parish Activities Center on Tuesdays this Fall. Deacon Brian Majewski and Fr. Lee will facilitate these sessions. The series is appropriate for adults.
Register by August 21 for Discounted Pricing
Registration is necessary for all participants so that we may pre-order the materials which are used during the
sessions. If a spouse attends with you, then only one registration form and fee needs to be submitted. Registrations are due no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 21.
Registrations received on or before August 21 will have a reduced cost of $25.00, as we pre-order materials; Registrations received after August 21 will have a cost of $30.00. We will be meeting at 7:00 PM in the Parish Activities Center.
The tentative Session Guide for The Pivotal Players: Bl. Fulton J. Sheen & Flannery O’Connor is:
- Tuesday. September 17 – 1 Blessed Fulton Sheen, Part I
- Tuesday, September 24 – 2 Blessed Fulton Sheen, Part II
- Tuesday, October 1 – 3 Flannery O’Connor, Part I
- Tuesday, October 8 – 4 Flannery O’Connor, Part II
- Tuesday, October 15 – 5 Final discussion & wrap-up