3 Cs in Christ Discussion Group

Our 3 Cs in Christ are coffee, conversation and contemplation as we gather for monthly discussions centered around faith, formation, growth and inspiration.

Sunday, October 7: Guest speaker Pat McCaskey leads a discussion on Faith and Sports

 

Pat McCaskey vice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the featured speaker for our discussion on Sunday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat will focus on his five books about faith and sports. He's an excellent and entertaining speaker so mark your calendars, sports fans, and join us.


Sunday, November 4: Guest speaker Dr. Melanie Barrett (USML) leads a discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

What does it mean to be Holy? "To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. " (Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate 14)  Dr. Melanie Barrett the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary will join us on Sunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Church for a presentation and discussion on "Holiness in Today’s World:  Discussing Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation

Click here and start your reading of this wonderful Apostolic Exhortation to see how you can be holy in today's world.


Sunday, December 2: Release of our Parish Advent Book Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 


Sunday, January 6: Father James leads the discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. 

Father James Wallace the Pastor of St. Juliana Parish will lead a discussion on Matthew Kelly's The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. Join us on Sunday January 6th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church 


Sunday, February 3: Father Emanuel leads the discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love), Sunday February 3rd from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church

As stated by Pope Benedict XVI, "Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Saint John's Gospel describes that event in these words: “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should ... have eternal life” (3:16)Father Emanuel Torres, Associate Pastor of St. Juliana Parish, will lead a discussion on Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love). Join us on Sunday February 3 from 3:30-4:30pm in the Church.

Click here and start reading Pope Benedict XVI's First Encyclical, entitled "Deus Caritas Est" (God is Love) to know the love God lavishes on us and how to share this love with others in today's world.


Sunday, March 6: Distribution of Parish Lent Book


Sunday, April 7: Guest speaker Dr. Christina Zaker (CTU) leads the Discussion on how the parables in the Gospel can help us even in today's world.

Dr. Christina Zaker, professor at the Chicago Theological Union, is a practical theologian with a focus on cultivating reflective practitioners in a variety of settings. Her doctoral work focused on the development of parable as a lens for theological reflection and she continues to do research in the area of theological reflection as it intersects with justice. Please join us on Sunday April 7 from 3:30-4:30 pm for a reflective look at our own spirituality and Catholic faith communities.

Click here and start reading how the parables in the Gospel can help you with your life today - Parable As A Lens to Theological Reflection 


Sunday, May 5: Father James leads the discussion on 33 Days of Morning Glory and Marian Consecration 

Friday, May 31: Father James leads a public consecration to Jesus through Mary in the church

To facilitate ongoing discussion of topics raised during 3Cs sessions, we've created an online discussion forum, which you can access here. You may also email the 3Cs team leaders directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3Cs Discussion Forum

Discussion Schedule

All gatherings take place in church from 3:30 to 4:30pm and we encourage you to stay with us for 5:00pm Mass immediately following.

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