A Journey Through Church History



Classes will be Thursday 10AM till Noon & Thursday 7PM – 9PM in St. Mary’s Hall.

Due to many requests, we will continue with EPIC: A Journey Through Church History.

We studied the Early Church in the Spring; however, it is not needed to start this study.

Sign ups will start after EVERY Mass on the weekends of August 12th and 13th & August 19th and 20th.  Stop by an ask question and sign up to learn more about the history of the Catholic Church.

Any questions can be emailed to Freddie Seale at smsj.growing.in.faith@gmail.com.

 Epic: A Journey through Church History 

by Steve Weidenkopf

The Study

Do you know your family history?  The history of the Church is the story of our family. It is the epic story of our ancestors in the Faith – the heroic men and women who shaped civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world.  Knowing this story is crucial to our identity as Catholics.  Just as we would uncover exciting and interesting stories of our ancestors through the study of our family genealogy, we can uncover our Catholic past through the study of Church history.  Knowledge of our Catholic story helps provide meaning to the present, and the present determines the future.  Learning 2,000 years of history can be a daunting task – but with Epic:  A Journey through Church History, you can easily learn the amazing story of the Church.

Many in our society misunderstand and even attack our Church for the supposed misdeeds of the past.  Topics such as the Crusades, the “Inquisition”, and Galileo are used in an attempt to discredit the Church and her role in the world.  What is the truth concerning these events and persons?  How can you answer the objections?

Epic: A Journey through Church History is your answer.  Developed by teachers and historians Steve Weidenkopf and Alan Schreck, this exciting learning system helps people understand the Catholic story of history.


What you will learn…

  • The 2,000-year story of the Church by understanding the main themes of each of the 12 time periods.
  • The true story of the Crusades and the “Inquisition.”
  • The revolutionary character of the Protestant Reformation.
  • Why Mary Tudor, the Catholic daughter of Henry VIII is known as “Bloody Mary” while Queen Elizabeth, persecutor of Catholics, is known as “Good Queen Bess.”
  • The real story of Galileo and the Church.
  • The massive persecution of Christians in the 20th Century.
  • The workings of the Holy Spirit throughout Church History and how your own faith story fits into “His-story.”


Fred and Freddie Seale


Church office: 936-894-2223

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