Adult Classes 


Winter 2017 Adult Enrichment Course
The Formation of the Gospels in Relationship to Historical Jesus
An Adult Lenten Spirituality Course

Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
February 21, March 7, March 28 & April 11, 2017

Join Mr. Mike Longo in this adult Lenten spirituality course that will explore the construction of the Gospels in relationship to the historical Jesus. How do we explain the words of Jesus passed down from Jesus to the Gospel writers? Participants will study how the Gospel writers came out of the early Christian communities and how they adapted the historical Jesus for the audiences they were addressing. In particular, the letters of St. Paul and the Gospel of Mark will be addressed as formative documents for the rest of the Gospels. This course will assist the adult Christian in their personal journey through the Lenten season to better understand the Gospels as they apply them to their own faith life.

The course will be taught by Resurrection faculty member Mike Longo, Religious Studies teacher and Chamber Orchestra director, who holds a Master's degree in Music and Humanities from DePaul University and a Master's degree in Religious Studies from Loyola University.

The cost is $50 - to register for the course, please contact Alisa Martorano 

The following book will be used to help answer and further investigate these questions and are recommended:
The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus
by Sir Francis Watson

The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of The Lord's Prayer 
by John Dominic Crossan

Other books that will be used include the following:

From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith
by Michael White

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation 
by Richard Rohr 

The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth 
by Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan

Summer 2017 Adult Travel Opportunity
Historic Philadelphia
July 14 - 16, 2017

Join Mr. Mike Longo as your guide as your guide for a three-day, two-night trip to explore Philadelphia and the people and history of that great city.  
Step back in time and relive the first cries for freedom against the oppression of the British Crown.  Listen to the echo of the debates as our constitution was founded by our forefathers in historic Philadelphia, the "city of brotherly love."  Join Mr. Mike Longo as your guide for a three-day, two night trip to explore Philadelphia and the people and history of that great city.  
Alumnae, parents and community members welcome!

Please contact Jim O'Malley at Diplomat Travel Agency at or 773-774-2727 to make your reservation or for a complete itinerary or questions.


Mr. Longo with alumnae and friends on their visit to Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown in July 2015.