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Announcing the Beginning Apologetics Classes!

August 15, 2008

In my vanity, I assume most of you have been waiting with bated breath for this post to come along. We finally have the details of our Beginning Apologetics course ready to go, and here are the details:

The class will be presented on Sunday mornings from 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the 8th grade Science classroom of the school building (next to the library, down the hallway that runs beside the gym). This class will be led by Deacon Chip Jones (me). A parallel (and completely interchangeable) class will be presented on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in Trinity Hall B & C (this location is subject to change) by Deacon Bob Skinner. We will be using the text Beginning Apologetics from San Juan Catholic Seminars; books will be pre-ordered, and will be available on the first days of the class for $10.00.

The first Sunday class will meet on September 14, 2008. The first Wednesday class will follow on September 17. The schedule of classes runs all the way out to Sunday, December 14/Wednesday, December 17. Each class is designed to last 45 minutes to one hour, and will follow the text and study guide exactly. The text we are using breaks things up very nicely; when we are finished, we will have conducted an overview of the most important tenets of our faith, and will have a good enough grasp of them to defend them in charity to our separated brethren.

OK, some logistics.

First, if you would like to participate, I need you to let me know. Please email me at with the following information:

Name of each attendee

Contact phone number

Contact email address

Name(s) and age(s) of child/ren needing child care

We are pre-ordering 50 sets of resources (Unit 1 text and study guide, and the Catholic Verse Finder) for this class; it’s my prayer that this won’t be enough. Please bring $10.00 per set to your first class whenever you come, and we will sell our books till they run out. After that (or instead, if you like) you can go to Amazing Grace Catholic Book Store, in the plaza at Appling and US 64, and purchase the books. You should also have a Bible (New American Bible is the best one to use); you might also invest in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We’ll talk about other resources you may want to consider later.

I am pumped about us getting this off the ground. Please tell all your friends about it, and bring someone with you. Aren’t you tired of your Bellevue Buddies browbeating you about your faith? Let’s get in shape to convert them to the One True Church!


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