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Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Our Lady of the Lake (Rockwall) Sat. March 28

Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching (Course #505) Catholic Social Teaching is integral to our identity and mission as Catholics. It is rooted in the Hebrew prophets who announced God’s special love for the poor and called God’s people to a covenant of love and justice. Catholic Social Teaching is a teaching founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ, who came to bring glad tidings to the poor…liberty to captives…recovery of sight to the blind (Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with the hungry and the stranger (Mt 25:45).

It emerges from the truth of what God has revealed to us about himself. Made in God’s image, we share this communal, social nature and are called to see, judge, and act as we reach out, building relationships of love and justice. Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. In our relationship with God we experience the conversion of heart that is necessary to truly love one another as God has loved us.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history and background of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Learn the scriptural roots of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Become familiar with the major themes of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Learn how to incorporate these tenets into their daily life
  • Be aware of the need of conversion, service, and action
  • Incorporate Catholic Social Teaching Methodology: see, judge and act into their daily lives


This is an advanced level course in the area of theology.

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching at Our Lady of the Lake (Rockwall)



Dates /Times:

Saturday, March 28  from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Catechists must attend the  complete session to receive credit.

Please plan to arrive by 8:45 AM to allow time to check-in, get a name tag and pick up your book.

Who may attend:

All parishes are welcome to send catechists. The Catechetical Services will only bill parishes for the cost of the book. No cash or checks will be accepted at the door.


Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd, Rockwall, TX 75087 map it


Julie Billmeier

Credit Hours:


Questions about the Location or this Class

Contact Sara Campbell | 972-961-9384

What to Bring

Bring a writing instrument and paper or notebook to take notes.

Bring a sack lunch and a drink,  for lunch will be a working lunch. Light snacks and drinks will be served.




Please park in lower parking lot and enter through the glass doors on the northeast corner of the building. (by the Italian Cypress trees) The parking lot is one way, and it is best to drive up and around the front of the church and back down to park, so you can park close to the entry/exit door. Doors will unlock at 8:30 AM. Follow signs to the classroom.

To Register

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Parish Initiates Class but requests instructor for class

Instructor: Julie Billmeier ID 195

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