September 27 to October 25 – Parish Study: Sermon on the Mount
Join us for a Parish Study on the Sermon on the Mount on Tuesdays from September 27 to October 25 at 6:45 pm in the Lower Church at St. Vincent’s. Fr. Albert Paretsky, O.P. will provide a close reading of the Sermon on the Mount and show how the spiritual path presented runs throughout the Gospel of Matthew.
The study will explore how the Sermon on the Mount (Mt., chapters 5-7) has been called a handbook for preparing the believer for the life of the Kingdom, a sermon on the ethical demands that the Kingdom makes on the present, or a blueprint for re-ordering social structures here and now. It is all of these and more. In this course, Fr. Albert will speak about how Jesus bases his preaching on the order of God’s moral universe, and how this spiritual path is present throughout the entire Gospel of Matthew: “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well” (Mt. 6:33).
Frank Matera’s The Sermon on the Mount: The Perfect Measure of Christian Life will be a helpful resource for this study, and can be found here.
If you are interested in attending, please register here.
Image: “The Sermon on the Mount,” Bl. Fra Angelico, 1436-1443, Museo di San Marco, Florence