A-03 Mysterious and Wonderful: Praying and Teaching the Holy Rosary!
Every Catholic learns the Hail Mary and the Our Father, and they have heard about the Rosary . . . but WITHOUT the Mysteries, the Rosary is just a long repetition of prayers. WITH the Mysteries, we come to know the Bible, the Person of Christ, the Story of Salvation, the Presence of Jesus in our own story of life! This presentation will teach the Mysteries of the Rosary, and suggest ways to pray them and to teach them in a meaningful way in the family, in the classroom for children of all levels, for Confirmation Classes and RCIA and for retreats. Scripture, Art, and handouts will equip participants to get a LOT more out of the rosary and enable them to teach the same others!
Rev. Gregory Beaumont
Rev. Gregory Beaumont draws his reflections from an international education and background. After completing a degree in Biology at U.C. Davis and working in agricultural sci- ence, he studied for the priesthood first at Mt. Angel Seminary in Oregon then at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has graduate degrees in theology and ecumenism, and is serving as the Ecumenical Director for the Diocese of Fresno (a position which involves working with other denominations and faiths with a view toward growth in cooperation, mutual respect and unity). In 15 years of priestly ministry, he has served the parishes in Clovis, Visalia, Tipton, Lemoore and is currently the pastor in Kingsburg. He is also a poet and outdoor enthusiast, and has led pilgrimages to Fatima, Rome, Ephesus and the Holy Land. Fr Gregory has personally met Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II, and participated in the Sydney World Youth Day with Pope Benedict XVI. You will be blessed with his enthusiastic joy for sharing the Good News of our Catholic Faith!