HDRE (Hi-Definition Religious Education) is a fun and faith-filled evening for middle schoolers, grades 5-8, who wish to delve deeper into their faith. These classes are held at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish one Saturday per month during the school year. Each class begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pizza dinner, then a 1 hour lesson on a faith topic by two theologian instructors (each year has a specific theme). The evening concludes with games that test the kids on the topic discussed, and then dessert, finishing at 9 p.m.
For more information on how to register your child for HDRE, please email Ann Green: email@example.com or call 317-753-4455.
HDRE 2016 - 17
Hi-Definition Religious Education
The Via Pulchritudinis (The Way of Beauty)
On a Quest for Truth and Goodness
This year’s theme is The Hobbit/ Lord of the Rings
Overview: “The Via Pulchritudinous” or “The Way of Beauty” was called the “privileged pathway of evangelization” by Pope St. John Paul II. The Holy Father stated that beauty in creation, in art, and in the Person of Jesus Christ has an attractive power that can lead people to truth and goodness. Beautiful things serve as a gateway faith in God. This year students will explore important doctrinal topics, illustrated with sacred art and music, in order to show and tell the truths of our faith.
NOVEMBER 19 - Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ
DECEMBER 17- The Apostles
JANUARY 21 - Scripture
FEBRUARY 25 - The Church
MARCH 18 - The Mass
APRIL 8 - Saints
MAY 20 - The Four Last Things
Each class starts with a pizza dinner at 6:30 p.m., a prayer, and lesson on that month’s topic, and two games (1 related to the topic studied). The evening closes with dessert. Parents pick up children at 9 p.m.
Please register for EACH SESSION, starting 2 weeks prior: registerHDRE@mindspring.com
*Should you need to cancel, please email or call before Friday at noon.
LOCATION: Sessions are held at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Weitzel Hall.
COST: $10/family for instruction + $5/child for food (pizza, drinks, and dessert). Cash is appreciated.
BRING: Notebook, pen and Bible.
INSTRUCTORS: Justice Blankenbaker – BA in theology/catechetics/teaches theology at Lumen Christi Catholic School. Zach Blankenbaker - Masters of Theology/studied Catholic apologetics (reasoned defenses of the faith)/teaches at Lumen Christi Catholic School. Members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Ann Green 317-753-4455 or Robin Hatley 317-677-3620