2019-2020 Unite Mass Theme
God or Unicorn: The Existence of God
Religion or Freedom: Organized Religion
Holy or Hypocrite: Hypocrisy, Judgement, & Tolerance
Trust or Fear: Suffering
A serious misconception is that questioning our faith is shameful and equal to doubting or rejecting God. Asking questions is healthy and can serve as a springboard to grow in our knowledge of God’s love and trust in the Catholic Church. In this series, Question Everything, we encourage questions and thoughtfully explore four obstacles to fully embracing our Catholic faith.
God or Unicorn
Asking the Question: Does God Exist?
November 9th, 5:00-7:30 pm (Mass is at 4:00)
St. Pius X Catholic Church - Rochester, MN
Our guest speaker, Brian Kusek - Coordinator of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry at St. Francis of Assisi, will dive into the questions: Does God exists?; How can we know?; If yes/no, what does that mean for us?
Religion or Freedom
Asking the Question: Do We Really Need Religion?
December 14th, 6:15-8:45 pm (Mass is at 5:15)
Pax Christi Catholic Church - Rochester, MN
Our guest speaker, Ethan Heinzen - a local catechist and past Camp Summit emcee, will explore whether or not organized religion is necessary.
Holy or Hypocrite
Asking the Question: Aren't Christians Hypocrites?
February 8th, 5:30-8:00 pm (Mass is at 4:30)
Holy Spirit Catholic Church - Rochester, MN
Our guest speaker, Father Tom Loomis - Pastor of Holy Spirit, will tackle the topic of hypocrisy and question, among other things, why God would want to love me when he knows I'm just going to reject his love time and time again.
Trust or Fear
Asking the Question: Why is there Pain and Suffering?
March 14th, 5:30-8:00 pm (Mass is at 8:00)
Resurrection Catholic Church - Rochester, MN
Our guest speaker, Dana Petricka - Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Pax Christi, will provide insight into the age old question: If God is all powerful and good, why is there so much pain and suffering?