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CLASSES & EVENTS

Our classes at Ruah Woods will move you. Whether you’re taking an introduction to Theology of the Body or one of our advanced classes that delves deeper into the mysteries of the human heart, you’ll want to apply what you’ve learned to every relationship every day. We have classes designed for teens, for college students, for engaged or newly married couples and for lifelong learners. Classes and programs are offered with a number of options to fit your schedule. Check our current Adult Courses or Teen/College Level Courses below to get you or someone else started on this bold new path in the journey of life. Or you can click to download a printable Courses and Events Schedule here.

CLASSES & EVENTS

ADULT COURSES & EVENTS

Classes Winter / Spring 2017 Spring / Summer 2017 Fall / Winter 2017
Freedom to Love
TOB for Young Adults
($25/Person)
Tue 9:30am-11:30am
Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14

Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
Intro to Theology of the Body
($25/Person)
Tue 9:30am-11:30am
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25

Wed 7:00pm-9:00pm
Mar 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26
Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jun 15, 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3
Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sep 29-Nov 17
Into the Heart:
A Journey Through the
Theology of the Body

($35/Person)
Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide
($35/Person)
Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17
Mon 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sep 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17 24, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec 5, 12
CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players
Discover the figures who shaped the
Church and changed the world.

($25/Person)
Thu 9:30pm-11:30am
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 (cont’d thru Jun 29)
Thurs 9:30pm-11:30am
May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  FOR THE JUST ENGAGED AND NEWLY MARRIED
God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage
(Part 1 of the Marriage Requirement)
($100/Couple)
ONE WEEKEND
Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm

Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Feb 3-4
Apr 7-8
ONE WEEKEND
Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm

Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Jun 2-3
Aug 4-5
ONE WEEKEND
Fri 7:00pm-10:00pm

Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
Oct 7-8
Dec 2-3
Living a Joy-Filled Marriage
(Part 2 of the Marriage Requirement)
($50/Couple)
ONE DAY COURSE
Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

Jan 14
Mar 4
ONE DAY COURSE
Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

May 6
Jul 8
ONE DAY COURSE
Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

Sep 10
Nov 5
Natural Family Planning
Sympto Thermal Method

(See ccli.org)
THREE DAY COURSE
Sun 2:00-4:00pm

Dec 4, 2016, Jan 8, Feb 5 (Manhart)
Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7 (Manhart)
THREE DAY COURSE
Sun 2:00-4:00pm

Jun 4, Jul 9, Aug 6 (Alderson)
THREE DAY COURSE
Sun 2:00-4:00pm

Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6
BELOVED: Finding Happiness in Marriage
A beautiful plan for any married couple.
($50/Couple)
Tue 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27, Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
STORIES ABOUT SAINT JOHN PAUL II:
Told by his Close Friends and Co-Workers

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Jan 19, 26 Feb 2, 9, 16
LOVING MY (LGBT) NEIGHBOR:
Being friends in grace & truth

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Mar 2, 9, 16, 23
JEPHTHAH’S DAUGHTERS:
Innocent Casualties in the War for Family ‘Equality’

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Jul 13, 20, 27 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
NOT JUST GOOD, BUT BEAUTIFUL:
The Complementary Relationship Between Man & Woman

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Sep 7, 14, 21, 28
DEBATING RELIGIOUS
LIBERTY & DISCRIMINATION

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Oct 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16
JESUS THE BRIDEGROOM:
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

($25/Person-includes book)
Thu 9:30-11:30am
Nov 30 Dec 7, 14, 21
  COURSES FOR TEACHERS
Theology of the Body for Teachers:
Intro Workshop

($80)
Daily 9:00am-4:00pm
Jul 11, 12, 13

Special Topics in Theology of the Body
($60)
Wed-Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
Jul 19-20

TEEN / COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES & EVENTS

We have courses, programs and retreats structured for the young as well – from middle school, to teens, to college level – if they have a body, they qualify to learn mind-blowing truths about God and the gift they’ve been given. Our TOB for Middle School Retreat has made profound differences in young lives in just a day. For High School teens, this experience happens at the Made for More Retreat. The profound change comes through best in their own words.

Classes Winter/Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall/Winter 2017
TOB for Teens
Middle School Class
($25/Person)
Thu 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10 17
YOU: Life, Love and TOB
for High School Teens

($25/Person)
Every Other Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm
Jan 10, 24, Feb 1, 21, Mar 7, 21, Apr 4, 25
Every Other Thu 7:00pm-9:00pm
Sep 5, 19, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 14, 28, Dec 12
KENOSIS:
Teen Disciples for Love & Life

High School Edition
($50/Person Annually)
Prerequisite: TOB for Teens High School Class
Tue 7:00pm-9:30pm
(Alternates with YOU)
Jan 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28, Apr 11
KENOSIS:
College

(FREE)
Sunday 6:00-7:30 pm
Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 26, Apr 9, 30
Sunday Program TBD For more information contact Keith

WORDS FROM THE HEART

Actual quotes from those who have attended Ruah Woods classes and events…

“As a teen I am constantly bombarded with the idea of casual sex and that I should have sex whenever I feel ‘ready.’ Movies, TV, social media, music, friends' conversations, novels, even political ads — everyone is discussing sex and my ‘right’ to have it. But not one of them ever tells me the truth — that waiting means saving myself for something really important. I am looking forward to learning more about myself through Theology of the Body this school year, and I feel blessed that my classmates will also experience its powerful vision and support. Thanks to the Diocese of Covington and Ruah Woods.”
– Senior at Notre Dame Academy

“I want to thank you for the beautiful experience that my two girls had at Camp Echo. One of my daughters often verbally expressed her support for homosexual so-called marriage. Now she understands the purpose that God has designed for the human body and no longer supports homosexual unions. You empowered her with the truth. Her heart has been reset. She still desires to love the homosexual, but now in the truth, for their own sake...and the TRUTH has set her free! Thank you for reaching her heart with the truth IN the love of Jesus Christ.”
– mother of a Camp Echo attendee

“Thank you so much for this camp. I am a dude and so I am not very good at explaining feelings but…. I am so ready to change and be different. This is closer than I have ever felt with God. I just wanted to say thank you for this.”
– TOB for Teens attendee

“I know how to pray for more than just the feeling. With this awesome experience, I am ready to live a life as Christ's daughter, I am prepared for the journey to get to heaven, No matter what that has in store for me! I wouldn't take it back for the world, This retreat was truly the best thing that has ever happened to me, I cannot thank you all enough! But I will be praying for all of you! ‘Thanks for giving me the encouragement I needed to make the jump into Gods everlasting love.’ That's what I'm screaming!"
– TOB for Teens attendee

In a recent grade school class, the topic for the day was formation for the priesthood. We watched a video about “A Day in the Life of a Seminarian,” talked about the 4 Pillars of Formation, and did a timeline activity to show the number of years of study and preparation required before ordination to the priesthood. Then we opened up the floor for questions. The students had many! However, my favorite question came from Ben, a bright young man who sits in the back row. He asked: “If you go to seminary, do you have to take Theology of the Body again?” He was informed that it is not a requirement to take Theology of the Body in seminary, but that Mount St. Mary’s does offer it as an option for their seminarians, at an adult level that would look a little different than the middle school presentations we did. This did not deter him one bit. With a grin on his face, he threw his fist in the air and let out a triumphant “Yes!” How good it is to know that our future seminarians are entering their discernment equipped with the knowledge of their identity as sons of God, what true love is, and an understanding of their call to make a total gift of themselves in love through their vocation. Praise God!
– Ruah Woods Instructor

“My life has profoundly changed in recent weeks in no small part to what I have learned at Ruah Woods and I thank God immensely for the TOB and the people I have met through the classes. Someday I will tell you exactly how all of this has impacted my life. But, for now, let me just say, ‘God is SO good!!!’”
– Into the Heart Adult Learner