St. Joseph/St. Raphael Parish tries to provide 6-8 special, or one-time, adult faith formation opportunities per year. We try to schedule these events at varying times so as to accommodate different schedules. We also try to pass along the best opportunities for faith formation held in our local area.
2018-2019 Films of Faith Festival
"The Sultan and the Saint"
Sunday, October 14
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, we will show "The Sultan and the Saint" on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3:00 in Hoban Hall. (Hoban Hall is the basement of St. Raphael Church and located at 225 E. High St., Springfield, OH.) The Emmy Award-nominated film tells the story of a meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Sultan al-Kamil of Egypt at the height of the Crusades. While others prepared for battle, the two men carried on a dialogue focused on faith and peace. It speaks directly to the conflicts of today.
All are welcome to attend this free screening. After the film, there will be a time for interfaith dialogue.
The film is rated PG because of the violence in the battle scenes and may not be suitable for young children.
For more information, please see The Sultan and the Saint website.
Sunday, November 4
In honor of St. Martin's Day, we will have a potluck luncheon and show the film "Amazing Grace" on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Hoban Hall. (Hoban Hall is the basement of St. Raphael Church and located at 225 E. High St., Springfield, OH.) The film tells the story of the life of William Wilberforce and his lifelong fight to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Other major players in the fight against slavery are depicted by an all-star cast, including Olaudah Equiano, a former slave who wrote a best-selling book about his life which was instrumental in swaying public opinion to the abolitionist viewpoint.
All are welcome to attend both the potluck and the free screening. We will be watching while we eat. Bring a dish to share if you can.
This film is rated PG because of its graphic depiction of slavery and may not be suitable for young children. The film is 118 minutes in length.