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Spend some time at the Catholic Information Center this summer

Browse upcoming courses at the CICFind out what's coming up at ​the Catholic Information Center (CIC) - see several featured programs below. For a complete listing of programs, classes and events, visit www.catholicinformationcenter.org.

The Virtue of Resilience

Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Bill Edens, CSP
Life’s many challenges create the small deaths and rebirths that characterize human life.  So often it seems that we will not make it through the current crisis.  But a glance back on our life reminds us that we have weathered many challenges.  Each of these times of adversity, trauma, or tragedy have called forth resilience - the spiritual, psychological, and emotional flexibility that has allowed us to grow and thrive in the midst of unforeseen struggles. In this session we learn how to utilize the skills of recruiting, reframing, and resolving in building the virtue of resilience and finding the healing that will make us whole. 
CFD:  Spirituality ($10 donation requested)
This program will be live streamed at catholicinformationcenter.org 

Blessed Stanley Rother

Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
with Father Steve Dudek
Father Stanley Rother was an Oklahoma priest who was killed in his parish rectory in Guatemala on July 28, 1981.  Pope Francis officially acknowledged Fr. Stanley’s martyrdom, making him the first recognized martyr to have been born in the United States. Fr. Dudek shares the story of a remarkable man’s selflessness and kindness in the mist of the violent Guatemalan civil war.  
CFD: Evangelization ($10 donation requested) 

Divorce Support and Recovery Group

Wednesdays, June 6-August 15, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
facilitated by Jim Kline
Cost: $15 includes a copy of the book Divorce and Beyond
A ten-week series offered for all who are divorced or are in the process of becoming divorced.  Led by those who have gone through the process themselves, these support groups provide a pathway to personal growth. Register at catholicinformationcenter.org or email register@catholicinformationcenter.org or call 616-459-7267 

American Priest, American Vision - Documentary about Paulist Founder Isaac Hecker

Thursday, June 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.                  
discussion with Father Rene Constanza, CSP, Paolo Puccini, CSP and Cathy Hoekstra, Paulist Associate
Cost: $15 Includes dinner. Registration Required
A documentary film about Paulist Founder Isaac Hecker by Paulist Father Tom Gibbons.  It features the vocal talents of Martin Sheen from the West Wing and the Departed, Matt McCoy from the Hand That Rocks the Cradle and LA Confidential, Bob Gunton from the Shawshank Redemption and The 33, and Jay O. Sanders from the movies JFK and The Day After Tomorrow. It also includes interviews from Cardinal Timothy Dolan from New York, Vatican spokesman Fr. Tom Rosica, as well as some of the top history and literature scholars from the University of Notre Dame and across the country.
 
Who else had strong acquaintances with such American luminaries as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott... and then went on to start a religious community with the help of Pope Pius IX? Who else was associated with a Vatican condemnation… and then had his cause advanced for Sainthood?  
CFD: Evangelization 
Register at catholicinformationcenter.org or email register@catholicinformationcenter.org or call 616-459-7267 

Paperback Picnic-Divine Harmony: Seeking Community in a Broken World by Mary Doak

Tuesday, June 19, 5:30-7 p.m.
discussion with Father John Geaney, CSP
Cost: $15.  Includes dinner. Registration required.
This will be Father G’s last program at the CIC before moving into Senior Ministry!
 
You are invited to a picnic dinner and a book talk as Father Geaney discusses today’s individualist and materialistic tendencies. Are we looking for joy in all the wrong places?  Or are we most fully ourselves, more joyful and less lonely, when we are tightly bound to other people in the communities we belong too?  
CFD:  Evangelization
Register at catholicinformationcenter.org or email register@catholicinformationcenter.org or call 616-459-7267
 
**Reading the book is not required, but copies will be available at the CIC.
We will be picnicking indoors.