The Power of Healing: an Encounter with Jesus Christ.

The Office of Evangelization presents
“The Power of Healing: an Encounter with Jesus Christ.” 

February 11th and 12th, 2015
7 – 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga

(Open to all lay faithful)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015: The Power of Confession

Thursday, February 12, 2015: The Power of Forgiveness

Feb 11th & 12: Tools for Evangelization: Spiritual Healing (priests only)

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Bulletin and Mass Announcements

 This series aims at equipping all the lay faithful of the Diocese of San Jose with tools for their own spiritual health and the spiritual health of others.  The Diocese of San Jose will be promoting the Sacrament of Reconciliation at all Catholic Churches in Santa Clara County during Lent this year.  This series will help our lay faithful to promote the Sacrament to their friends, family and colleagues, especially those who may have been away from the Church for many years.


Bulletin Announcement

The Power of Healing: An Encounter with Jesus Christ
The Diocese of San Jose will be promoting the Sacrament of Reconciliation at all Catholic Churches in Santa Clara County during Lent this year.  The Power of Healing series aims at equipping all the lay faithful of the Diocese of San Jose with tools for their own spiritual health and the spiritual health of others.  On Feb 11, Fr. Dennis McManus, PhD will present on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  On Feb 12, Matt Lozano will present on the Unbound method of spiritual freedom. All presentations will be 7-830PM at Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga.  No registration is required.  Presentations will be in English.  Details at www.dsj.org/evangelization.

Mass announcement
This Lent, all the Catholic Churches will be open for confessions on Wednesdays 6-8PM in an initiative called “The Light is On for You.”  In preparation, the Diocesan Office of Evangelization presents a series of talks by Fr. Dennis McManus (Pontifical Advisor) and Mr. Matt Lozano that will look at how the Sacrament of Reconciliation brings about spiritual healing.  They will be speaking at Sacred Heart Church in Saratoga next Tuesday Feb 11 and Wed Feb 12 at 7PM.  See the bulletin or www.dsj.org/evangelization for more details.  No registration is required.


The Power of Confession: A Relook at the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Rev. Dennis McManus, PhD
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, CA

Does confession bring happy memories for you?  How does confession and happiness go together? Fr. Dennis McManus, priest, theologian, professor and Pontifical advisor, will relook at the Sacrament of Reconciliation from the Church’s teaching and his own experiences as longtime priest and penitent.  All those seeking healing, health and happiness for their souls are welcome.


The Power of Forgiveness: 5 Keys to Spiritual Freedom
Mr. Matt Lozano (previously Mr. Neal Lozano)
Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Church, Saratoga, CA

Have you had trouble forgiving someone? Do you know someone who has been bound and burdened by anger or resentment for years or even decades?  The Unbound method includes 5 keys that are practical, powerful, and rooted in the prayer tradition of the Church. Everyone who seeks spiritual freedom for themselves or others are welcome.


Tools for Evangelization: Spiritual Healing
(Open to Priests only)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
9:30 am – 3 pm
St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, Santa Clara
The Office of Evangelization and the Office of Clergy are collaborating on a day to equip and prepare us priests for the season of Lent 2015.  Fr. Denis McManus, PhD from St. John the Evangelist Seminary will present on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  He will be followed by a presentation by Mr. Matt Lozano who will present 5 practical tools for spiritual freedom.  Mr. Lozano will have a follow-up training for priests on Feb 12, 9:30 – 12:30 pm at St. Lawrence the Martyr.
 


 About Our Presenters

Rev. Dennis McManus, PhD

The Rev. Dennis McManus is a priest of the Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama. He has taught liturgy and sacraments at  seminaries throughout the US, including Dunwoodie, the Dominican House of Studies and Conception Abbey. At present, he is professor of liturgy at St. John the Evangelist Seminary in Boston. There, he teaches courses in the sacraments, the liturgical year, the Roman Rite, spirituality and the rites of exorcism. Fr. McManus served for nine years (1997-2005) as Associate Director in the Secretariat for the Liturgy at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC.

He has written widely on liturgical matters and specializes in the language and spirituality of the Roman Missal and the rites of exorcism. Pope Benedict XVI named him as Consultor to the Congregation for Divine Worship (Vatican City) and Peritus for the same Congregation’s commission on liturgical translation. Fr. McManus presented at a two-day workshop for the US Bishops in November of 2012 on the reformed rites of exorcism and their implementation. He is widely consulted on cases of possession, haunting and demonic affliction. He serves as associate professor at Georgetown University in the department of Jewish Studies.

Mr. Matt Lozano

Over the past 15 years, Matt has volunteered with various ministries including Intervarsity of Christian Fellowship, Lifeteen and Renewal Ministries.  Before being called to full-time ministry, Matt served as a high school teacher for twelve years.  Matt holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute.  Matt has joined his father Neal in helping people find freedom in Jesus Christ through the Unbound model of prayer.  He and his wife Jenn have four children and live in the Philadelphia area.