Midtown Manhattan Church Offers Adult Education Courses

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NEW YORK — St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street here has openings in several of its adult education courses. Two classes begin next week.

Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM
, will offer “Catholic Social Teaching: Major Themes form Papal Encyclicals from Leo XIII to John Paul II” on Tuesday evenings. The class will describe justice as a fundamental concern in the Judeo-Christian tradition, including the ways that the Catholic Church as been on the forefront of justice issues, including racism, care for the poor, safe working conditions, and the promotion of peace. It will describe the challenging statements concerning issues of justice made by popes for more than 100 years. The class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., beginning March 25.

“Faith and Healing” with instructor Mary Petrosky, FMM, will look at the healing stories in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, describing the connection between faith love and healing. A current example of faith and healing will be presented at each class.   Sr. Mary is a member of the Franciscan Center for Spirituality at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street.  The class is offered on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

AdultEdN9990LRGOther courses being offered at St. Francis of Assisi include Beginning Church Latin, the Medieval Church withDominic Monti, OFM, and Quest: Prayer and Place with  Pacid Stroik, OFM.  Information about the classes can be found in the Winter/Spring 2008 booklet , available at the entrances to the  church and in St. Francis House at 135 West 31st Street.

Registration information is available at the hospitality desk at the St  Francis House. The Adult Education Center is closed Easter Monday, March 24