Adult Education

Adult Education February 2017

St. Agatha Parish


You Are the Church

A Modern Theology of the Church


These programs will be between the Masses on Sunday mornings and will begin at 9:30.


February 5: You Are the Church

On the first Sunday of this series Father Edmund Hussey will lead a discussion on the modern theology of the Church. The Second Vatican Council clearly and strongly emphasized that the laity are the Church. Therefore, you are the Church.

February 12: You Celebrate our Faith

On the second Sunday of this series Father Hussey will discuss your role in the liturgy of the Church. The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium, emphasizes that the liturgy is the work of the whole people and not just of the ordained clergy.

February 19: You Are the Missionaries of our Church

On the third Sunday Father Hussey will discuss the missionaries of the Church. Prior to the Second Vatican Council, missionaries were usually specially trained members of religious communities who dedicated their lives to preaching the gospel in places where there were no or very few Christians. But Pope Francis said in his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel said that all the baptized, whatever their position in the Church, should be missionaries of evangelization.


February 26: You Are the Sinners and Saints of our Church

On the fourth and final Sunday of this series Father Edmund Hussey will discuss our call to holiness as members of the Church. Although we are imperfect members of a pilgrim Church, we must try to live the gospel in our daily lives.