Pastor’s Corner for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, by Fr. Bruce Botha SJ

Dear Trinity Family

Last week I gave you the schedule for the Trinity Lecture series. Those are topics rooted in the synodal process which we as an archdiocese are participating in. This week I am sharing with you the confirmation schedule for university students. The dates and topics are in the table below. Each session is from 2pm to 4 pm, in Trinity Hall, and all are welcome.

24 July Getting to know God: Prayer; life experience; scripture; tradition; the community called Church.

31 July How to read scripture like a Catholic

7 August The development of the Creed

14 August The development of the Church

21 August The Councils of the Church, focusing on Vatican II

28 August The sacraments of Initiation: baptism, eucharist and confirmation

4 September The sacraments of healing: anointing of the sick and reconciliation

11 September The sacraments of mission: holy orders and marriage

18 September Mary and the Saints

25 September Jesus in the scriptures: ascending and descending Christology

2 October What does it mean to live a good life?

9 October
Pope Francis and his encyclicals

16 October The Holy Spirit in our lives and the life of the Church

The program will be a mixture of lecture, personal reflection, and discussion. We are attempting to cover a lot of material in a short space of time, so there will occasionally be required reading for those in the confirmation stream of the group. The material will be provided to you beforehand, and notes will be provided for each session.

Fr Bruce Botha SJ