TOB 1: An Intro to Theology of the Body CRASH COURSE
March 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm- Free – $30
Friday, March 8, 2023 @ 6:30 – 9:30 pm AND
Saturday, March 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
In the Riede Room @ Holy Family Catholic Church
Course is approved for ArchLou Catechist Credit.
This consolidated crash course is an ideal solution for those who aren’t able to attend consecutive weeks due to work, family obligations, travel distance, etc.
Make it a special weekend . . .
Enjoy dinner before the evening session on Friday, [stay overnight, if you live out of town] and spend all day Saturday receiving the gift of Theology of the Body … you will be glad you did!
* The course is scheduled to end so those who are able can attend the
4:30pm Vigil Mass (on site) at Holy Family *
$20 per person; $30 per couple (or family living in the same household)
FREE for college students; missionaries; and clergy
* Nursing Infants are Welcome *
* If registering as a FAMILY, choose ‘Couple’ and complete the fields for the first two people, then ADD remaining names, etc in the ‘Comment/Questions’ box at the bottom of the form *
Accompanying Minors: There are excellent Theology of the Body materials available for children of all ages, however, this course is designed for a more mature audience. Children under the age of 18 can attend at the discretion of their parents (guardian) and must be accompanied by an adult.
*Registration fee includes Snacks & Drinks throughout and a Continental Breakfast on Saturday. For lunch on Saturday, either bring your own lunch OR prepay and we will provide an assortment of deli sandwiches.*
Catechist Credit: All Family Renewal Project courses qualify for Catechist Credit through the Archdiocese of Louisville Office of Faith Formation. *Those seeking credit, please include a note in the Comment Box that you intend to apply for credit so we know to verify attendance.
* A course handout will be provided (no additional cost)
* An optional workbook is available for purchase:
- $15 hardcopy ONLY (email email@example.com to reserve your copy | purchase & receive upon arrival at the course)
- $18.95 (+ $5.75 shipping) includes hardcopy & electronic copy of the workbook AND online access to the accompanying videos for one year (available from Ascension Press HERE)
- $14.95 includes an electronic copy of the workbook AND online access to the accompanying videos for one year (available from Ascension Press HERE)
This “Retreat-Style Crash Course” will provide an excellent introduction to Theology of the Body and a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity. Our experienced facilitators will use the DVD series from Ascension Press entitled “An Intro to Theology of the Body: Discovering God’s Master Plan for Your Life.” [Written as an eight-part/eight-week study to gather weekly for 8 weeks, we’ve consolidated all eight sessions into this retreat-style crash course with time for reflection, discussion and prayer; ending in time for the 4:30pm Vigil Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church (if you choose to attend).]
The course will address the two most fundamental and universal questions:
- What does it mean to be made human, male and female, in the image and likeness of God?
- How can I live my life in a way that brings happiness and fulfillment?
This study is for every “body” who desires to reach his or her full potential in this life and become Fully Alive — young, old; single, married; clergy & religious! [Participants under age 18 attend with parental discretion]
For questions or additional information, please contact us: 502.303.1996 (call or text) | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Renewal Project is overjoyed that Amanda & Preston French have joined our team as volunteer small-group facilitators! They are committed students and avid enthusiasts of TOB; their knowledge along with their heart-warming personalities will provide a wonderful experience to participants throughout this two-part course.
Get to know the Frenches . . .
Both UK grads, Amanda [originally from Owensboro] has a degree in communication sciences and disorders, she currently works part-time as a speech language pathologist; Preston [originally from Western Kentucky] has a degree in mechanical engineering and currently works for a local engineering company.
Amanda enjoys ice cream, spending time with her family, being outdoors on her family’s farm, and hiking. In his free time, Preston enjoys golf, running, and working on house projects with his wife.
Amanda was introduced to Theology of the Body [TOB] through her high school youth group and during her senior year of high school she read TOB for Beginners by Christopher West. At the time, she could have never imagined the positive impact TOB would have on her future friendships & relationships. In 2019, while they were dating, Preston was introduced to TOB when he and Amanda together read Dr. Edward Sri’s very popular book, “Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love”. Since then, Preston has latched onto many of Christopher West’s teachings by attending a live Made for More event, becoming a weekly listener of the Ask Christopher West podcast, and making a TOB pilgrimage to Fatima and Spain in 2022.
Amanda & Preston brought Theology of the Body into their relationship at the very beginning and keep it at the center. They recognize that their faith and TOB shaped and guided them in building a sturdy foundation for the Sacrament of Matrimony and they continue to use the teachings to guide them in their decisions and grow closer in relationship to God. They often say, “we wouldn’t be here without it.”
The Frenches were united in marriage in 2021 and gave birth to their first child in 2022. They are parishioners of Saint Martha Catholic Church.
“We look forward to facilitating these sessions and hope to connect and ignite a fire for TOB in people of all ages.”