All first year Paths students are asked to attend an evening presentation next Sunday, October 6th, at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Gym. Attendance is required for first year candidates. Parents are encouraged, but not required to attend. When both parent and child attend, it can often foster good dialogue afterward about the subject matter. First year students are strongly encouraged to attend the 5:15 p.m. Mass prior to the presentation and sit together on the west side of the church in the first several pews. Week after week, Catholics and Christians come to worship Jesus Christ in their various places of ritual.
How many of us know very much about this man we worship? What did he look like; what did he wear or eat; how did he pray; what was his nationality; what did his native tongue of Aramaic sound like; was he mild and gentle or a raging madman; how did he act toward women? These questions and more will be addressed in a visual and theatrical manner.
Michael Hugo will use his background in theology and pastoral ministry, as well as his many years as a Roman Catholic, to bring to life the person of Jesus Christ. Throughout our lives, we are asked to follow Jesus, to imitate Jesus, to pray and ask Jesus for guidance. As practical and reasonable people, we need to know more about this person before we actually start to follow him. This is especially true in light of the fact that we worship a God who is enshrined upon—a throne?—a banquet table?—the cherubim and seraphim? No, we are asked to follow a person who is fastened to a cross with nails driven through his hands and feet—an instrument of unbelievable pain, humiliation and torture. If this is the God/man we are to follow, we should have some serious questions about such obedience to his call and knowledge as to what he said, given his life’s tragic conclusion.
We invite you to come to this presentation on Sunday, October 6th, at 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Gym, to take into your heart some facets of Jesus’ life you many never have considered or meditated upon, and ponder your future decision to “walk with Him” more earnestly following your Confirmation in the Catholic Church.