Welcome to the St. John Paul II Resource Center for Theology of the Body and Culture!

The JP2 Resource Center is here to serve you! We offer talks, retreats, and training for individuals on “Theology of the Body,” St. John Paul II’s  influential work. We offer workshops, teacher in-service retreats, age-appropriate classroom talks and more for parishes, schools, and other groups.

Contact us at (602) 354-2179 for more information!

What the Resource Center provides within the Diocese of Phoenix:

  1. 3 levels of education on the theology of the body:
    • Water skiing – A one-hour talk that “skims” the surface of John Paul II’s 129 Wednesday audiences. Learn More
    • Snorkeling – Two or three talks that go a little deeper into John Paul II’s thought by focusing on a specific topic (chastity formation, marriage, the single life, dating, modesty, the dignity of women, Mary, the Eucharist, current moral issues, natural family planning, etc.). Learn More
    • Scuba diving – Four to seven talks that penetrate deeply into John Paul II’s thought (not for the faint at heart!). The goal is to help participants transition from hearing about John Paul II’s writings to engaging the text of his writings for themselves. Learn More
  2. Consulting for parish or organizational programs that desire to integrate theology of the body into their program content/presentations (i.e., Life Teen, confirmation, marriage preparation, etc.) Contact Us
  3. Assistance in answering your questions regarding the theology of the body. Contact Us

The Resource Center in collaboration with the Kino Catechetical Institute is pleased to announce the start of a new TOB Mentoring Program beginning in September 2017. The Theology of the Body provides answers to the critical questions surrounding gender and marriage as well as helping to form the next generation for authentic love and relationships. The goal of this mentoring program is to provide an ongoing formation in St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body along with his particular Trinitarian spirituality. If the desire to deepen your understanding of Theology of the Body is stirring in your heart then perhaps the Holy Spirit is calling you to this mentoring program! For more information please contact Katrina J. Zeno at kzeno@dphx.org. The registration for this program is now closed. If you are interested in future offerings of this program, please call 602-354-2179.

TOB Mentoring Program - click here to register.
Register Here for TOB Mentoring Program Mini-Course #2 : Humanae Vitae and the Courage of Pope Paul VI. Cost: $99.
This mini-course will walk through the actual text of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, and will look at the “majority” and “minority” reports of the “birth control commission” submitted to Paul VI advising him to change the Church’s teaching (majority report) and to preserve it (minority report). We will also look at Karol Wojtyla’s writings on person and community from lectures given in the 1970s, including his call for a special “theology of the body.”
Class Schedule: Wednesday nights 6:30-9:00 pm. October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29.
Location: Diocesan Pastoral Center (DPC): 400 E. Monroe St., Downtown Phoenix.
8 catechist recertification hours available.
Cost: $99.
Register Here for TOB Mentoring Program Mini-Course #2 : Humanae Vitae and the Courage of Pope Paul VI. Cost: $99.

Theology of the Body Mini-Course | Humanae Vitae and the Courage of Pope Paul VI

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 29, 2017