Monthly Archives: April 2018


Peter – Chapter Three Faith Not Fear: Walking in Trust 1

“Dinky faith!” Dr. Gray throws down the gauntlet from the onset of this chapter! He says that Jesus’words to his disciples, “O men of little faith”, really imply something more challenging and that “dinky” is more accurate in conveying what Jesus was saying to them. If the disciples had little/dinky faith, and they witnessed firsthand the Messiah, can you imagine how our faith might be viewed! Gray states that fear is the enemy of faith. We all have fears. Fear of the future. Fear of rejection. Fear of failure. Fear of “fill in any number …Follow this path →


Symbolon Knowing the Faith 1

Symbolon: Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. Saint Kilian Parish offers this program beginning April 17, 2018. Below are the session topics. April 17th – The Paschal Mystery: The Mystery of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection “The Paschal Mystery” is a phrase we hear and use in the Mass and sacramental rites, but do we understand what it means in the greater story of Salvation, from the Passover in Egypt to the Last Supper and Crucifixion of Jesus? April 24th – …Follow this path →


Peter – Chapter Two Capernaum: Village of Coming Consolation

This chapter talks about the importance of Peter in Mark’s Gospel and the significance of Jesus going to Capernaum to live. Just how important is Peter in Mark’s Gospel? Well, Gray says you could almost call it the Gospel of Peter, written by Mark! Peter is the primary witness giving the account of Jesus’ teachings and mission. Mark is Peter’s companion and makes sure that this firsthand account makes its way from oral to written testimony shortly after Peter is martyred. Next Gray explains how the city of Capernaum, literally “village of consolation”, fulfills the …Follow this path →


Peter – Chapter One Put Out into the Deep: The Making of an Apostle 5

Fr. Robert Spitzer gives us insight into the objective for Gray penning this book in the foreword. (I am currently reading a wonderful work by Spitzer, a Jesuit priest, called The Light Shines on in the Darkness: Transforming Suffering Through Faith. If you are looking for a good book on making sense of suffering in our world this is a good read – at least through the first 220 pages!) Spitzer says that there are two purposes for the book: 1) to help the reader come to know Peter and the world in which he …Follow this path →


Peter: Keys to Following Jesus by Dr. Tim Gray - Reading dates - April 15th to June 17th

Beginning April 15, 2018, our online book club will read Peter: Keys to Following Jesus, by Dr. Tim Gray. Check back each week to find our comments and questions for discussion. You can download the book through your Formed.org subscription. If you have not subscribed to Formed.org, you can do so HERE. Our reading schedule is as follows: Chapter 1- Week of April 15, 2018 – CLICK HERE Chapter 2 – Week of April 22, 2018 – CLICK HERE Chapter 3 – Week of April 29, 2018 – CLICK HERE Chapter 4 – Week of …Follow this path →


Mission of the Messiah – Chapter 8 The New Paschal Lamb of the New Exodus

In this chapter Dr. Gray shows how the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled in Jesus. The Suffering Servant takes on the “curses” deserved by Israel and ultimately all of us. The Covenant cannot be broken, but there is a loop hole, so to speak. The Covenant is voided if one party dies! Jesus, by taking on human flesh, and becoming fully human, sacrifices himself for our sake, the sake of the Covenant. Jesus dies, the Old Covenant is fulfilled and now made new. The new and everlasting Covenant begins. It is as if humankind got …Follow this path →