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of the Catholic faith at
St. Mary's One Topic One Night evenings.
What is One Topic One Night?
One Night One Topic is going online! With special Holy Week topics: Now More Than Ever!
As a way to stay connected to our parish community, and grow in our faith, the One Night One Topic evenings are coming straight into your living room! The format will be similar: a forty-minute talk on a particular topic, followed by an opportunity for Q&A. See the image for information on the speaker and topics, and see below for information on how to join the virtual web conference.
To join with a computer, tablet or device
Meeting ID: 890 813 318
When prompted, click Open Zoom Meetings and then Join with Computer Audio
To call in using your phone
+1 312 626 6799 (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 890 813 318
Note new security measures require the password.
If you are new to Zoom, please allow a few extra minutes to download it and set up your account. Please contact Kelly at [email protected] ahead of time if you need assistance. Be patient, it takes a bit to get use to new technology, but once you get the hang of it, it’s very doable.
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Recent One Topic One Night
At a recent ONE topic ONE night, Father Keith outlined a logical and thoughtful explanation to build an argument to address the question: Salvation— Only through the Catholic Church?
Here are some highlights.
“[God] wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth .” 1 Timothy 2:4
Salvation is a gift from God, and, like all God’s gifts, unmerited and freely given. It is not dependent on us; we cannot save ourselves. Salvation is an event and a process, and ultimately it is a desire, beginning first by God, put into our heart and soul at Baptism.
Salvation begins with a Trinitarian, monotheistic understanding of God. It is Inclusive, in that we believe it is possible for all to be saved, but in reality only some are saved. We believe in Justification, and the need to continually work towards our salvation, not so as to save ourselves, but rather to strive to be pure, just and right ordered with virtue. We believe in the Mercy of God which is limitless (CCC 1864), boundless and infinite. There are some people who cannot be justified so rely on the mercy of God. In our Christian society, Baptism is necessary for salvation, and Father Keith discussed the three ’types’ of
Baptism, including Sacramental Baptism, Baptism of Desire, and Baptism by Blood or martyrdom. The discussion also touched on the possibility of damnation, as a consequence of being a state of grave sin, obstinate refusal to change, full knowledge of sin, and the freedom to choose to sin. Salvation is a lifelong effort, a process, which should be declared and lived out everyday.