Made for Joy

Is Christianity the source of joy?

Everyone longs for more than mere pleasure. We want true fulfillment, or joy. Even when we think of joy we can often associate it with a passing happy feeling, rather than understand its meaning in its fullness. We hear that God made us for happiness, but the Christians around us don’t seem to exude much happiness.  Or, maybe we’re afraid to grow in our faith because we think the Christian life is nothing but suffering.

Let’s explore the joy for which God has made us. If you want to encounter God – or you want to refresh your understanding of this good news and delight more in God, this series is for you.

Everything smaller than Heaven bores us because only Heaven is bigger than our hearts.

Peter Kreeft Jesus Shock

Not Your Typical Study

With the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan, you receive seminary-level, in-person instruction, giving you direct access to ask questions and take a deep dive into comprehensive study—in a way that’s convenient and relevant to you.

  • Lively discussion with other adults
  • Focus on discipleship teaching – and how to live it today.
  • Format includes prayer, written reflection, reading, discussion, and Q&A.

You get all this while enjoying fellowship with other Catholic adults in the area. And, don’t worry, there are no tests.

Meet Your Instructor

Pete Ziolkowski has been teaching Scripture for many years in a variety of venues and has taught at Sacred Heart Seminary. He has developed the “Jesus Challenge to Young Adults” series and written a Disciple Group Handbook, Made for Joy, and Discipleship for Catholic Men.

Pete studied liberal arts with a degree in pure math and holds master degrees in finance and scripture (University of Michigan and Sacred Heart Major Seminary).  Pete and his wife Theresa have five children and live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

      Accept, Delight, Grow & Love

In our agnostic world of pleasure, self invention, distraction, isolation, and anxiety, the good news is that God made us for joy – a joy of being with Him, of beauty, of fellowship, and of love.  This series help people encounter (or re-encounter) God.  It also deepens believers’ understanding of the Gospel, prayer life, and God’s plan for becoming like Him and loving as He loves.  

When: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm, starting January 23th

Where: St. Mary of Redford (Parish Hall), 16098 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48227

  – 6 Weekly Sessions
  – Lecture and small group discussion
  – Refreshments (including 3 dinners)

Cost: $25 tuition (or free)
  *A generous donor is covering all additional costs of the course, a full value of $75.