MOUNT VERNON — Many Christians, both Catholics and non-Catholics, have learned incorrect information about the Church of Rome. For those who were raised Catholic but no longer attend services, there have been changes with which they may not be familiar, and non-Catholics may believe “facts” about the faith which are untrue. Both groups may find enlightenment in an upcoming series of classes.
A 7-week seminar, sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Church, will begin April 5 and run through May 17 at the Church offices located at 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and will include videos followed by discussions with questions of any kind encouraged.
Among the topics to be covered are the Bible, miracles, the Mass, the Sacraments, and fictions about the Pope.
• April 5: “What does Jesus teach about His Church?”
• April 12: “Whom do we worship?”
• April 19: “What is truth? Are some things always true?”
• April 26: “Do miracles still happen? What are relics, saints?”
• May 3: “Jesus Christ on Earth: The Catholic Mass”
• May 10: “What is so special about the Sacraments?”
• May 17: “We Believe: The Creed, and for fun, some Pope fiction”
For further information, please contact Deacon Tim Birie at 740-392-4711 ext. 2 or instructor Patrick Kent, 740-504-9311.