Keys to the Council
Exploring the theological and pastoral vision of the documents of Vatican II
….a course that provides lay Catholics from across the Diocese of Hamilton an opportunity to explore the documents of Vatican II. These documents will be explored within their historical context in order to discover fundamental meaning and significance and finally to consider the significance of these documents for the life of the Church today.
The cost of the program is $100.00; payment can be divided by semester. Please make cheques payable to Catholic Diocesan Account.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
- Each session focuses two passages from the Documents with time for shared discussion, reflection and prayer
- There are no prerequisites and no evaluations. Regular attendance and active participation are the only expectations.
- A textbook and supplementary readings are provided.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Anyone with an interest in our Church history.
- Anyone interested in how our Church has been shaped by Vatican II .
- Anyone wanting to learn more about their faith.
WHAT TOPICS ARE ADDRESSED?
The course identifies twenty key passages, central texts that help us appreciate the vision of the council fathers. Sessions will explore Scrosanctum Concilium, Lumen Gentium, Gaudium et Spes, and Nostra Aetate.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS: Faithful attendance, participation, readings, prayer, critical reflection and integration.
COURSE RESOURCES: Text: Keys to the Council, by Richard Gaillardetz & Catherine E. Clifford ( will be supplied )
COURSE REGISTRATION: Cost: $ 100.00 (includes text book and other resource materials)
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT:
Monica Verin, Administrative Assistant
Office for Discipleship & Parish Life
905-528-7988 ext. 2238
MSGR MURRAY KROETSCH, DIRECTOR, LITURGY OFFICE & DAVID DAYLER, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF DISCIPLESHIP & PARISH LIFE
DIOCESE OF HAMILTON