Acceptance is an agreement of freedom according to founder of the class, the late Edward D. Popielarz, a popular pastor who I met at my home parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle Church, Detroit.
He taught the class weekly in a few parishes in the metropolitan area, and, although I was too young to appreciate it in high school, now, I have learned to respect his notes that he left me.
In fact, I lead his class the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm in Big Jack's Bar-B-Q in Roseville, MI.
Fr. Pops, as he's been called over the years, helped numerous people who attended.
His blend of spirituality, religion, psychology, and the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, makes for an interesting class. High school students, and more participated.
His wisdom has me leading the class currently, along with Father Fred Klettner who led it for decades.
The class is for people who are coping with issues and want to learn to accept them.
In a group setting, participants glean from the ways and wisdom of Fr. Pops along with those in the group. Attendees are able to discover how to deal with problems of possessiveness, for example, among other concerns.
Entire families attend.
If you have questions, or, are curious, give a call at (313) 530 2777.
We'll be there Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 pm for an hour, followed at 7 pm with "Serving Supper Well: The General Instructions of the Roman Missal," with Dan McAfee of the Worship Office of the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Give a call, or write firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot, and, to set up the room.