The Paschal Lamb

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Open House & Steve Hemler Book Signing 12/7/19

Join us at The Paschal Lamb this Saturday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Author and Catholic Apologist Steven R. Hemler will be available to sign his books, The Reality of God and Search No More, answer questions and chat with you. We are honored to host Mr. Hemler and hope you will be able to come meet him. We will also be serving refreshments all day for our annual Open House.

Steven R. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator and Search No More: The Keys to Truth and Happiness, both published by Saint Benedict Press/TAN Books.  He is also the Coordinator of Christian Initiation and Adult Faith Formation for his parish, Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper.  Steve has a Master of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil/Structural Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also has a Certificate in the Catechism of the Catholic Church from Catholic Distance University and Advanced Catechist Certification from the Diocese of Arlington.

Steve has been actively involved in adult and adolescent catechesis for over 30 years, including developing and teaching six popular online apologetics seminars for the Certificate in Apologetics offered by Catholic Distance University.  His multimedia presentations focus on strengthening faith and equipping Catholics to better explain and share why we believe what we do.  After a 33-year professional engineering career, including 13 years in Saudi Arabia, Steve took early retirement in 2011 to follow a calling to serve God and the Church full-time.  He and his wife Linda have been married for nearly 40 years and have three grown children.

The Reality of God addresses these all-important questions by providing an introductory overview of key scientific evidence, philosophical reasons, and insights drawn from human nature demonstrating God’s existence.

In simple, accessible language―and well-supported by scientific experts―author Steven Hemler guides the reader through compelling evidence for the existence of God. Hemler shows how natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics―far from disproving religious belief―suggest and reveal the existence of a Creator at every turn.

Catholics and others seeking sound reasons, credible science, and faithful theology supporting belief in God will cherish this easy-to-read book.

The Reality of God provides:

• An opportunity to address doubts about God’s existence and strengthen faith

• Persuasive reasons for belief valuable for sharing with questioning family and friends

• Arguments showing the compatibility of faith and reason/science

• Reasonable answers to the evolution vs. creation debate

• A great gift, including for high school and college students.

The Reality of God puts forth in layman’s terms how science and the natural world point to God’s existence. Anyone seeking answers to life’s deepest question will find in author Steven Hemler an indispensable guide.

Why are we not truly happy with what everyone says are the good things in life, including money, fun and friends?

How does being a committed Christian bring true happiness?

How can we know that Jesus is really the divine Son of God who rose from the dead?

Is there scientific evidence that the afterlife and heaven are real and, if so, how are we saved?

Why would anyone want to be a practicing Catholic in today’s world?

Search No More provides clear, compelling, and concise answers to these and other “big questions” about happiness, Jesus, salvation, and the Catholic faith. In Search No More, author Steven Hemler makes the case that the keys to truth and happiness are Jesus and his Church, as experienced by himself, the saints, and millions of others over the past 2,000 years.

Even though the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandals are terrible and have damaged the credibility of the Catholic Church’s witness, this does not negate the wisdom and truth of the Church’s divinely inspired teachings nor prevent us from finding true happiness and joy in her service-oriented community and sacramental graces. Explore this claim for yourself and discover the happiness and truth you are searching for in life.

Search No More will be of interest to anyone seeking something more or examining the truth of key teachings of the Catholic Church, including those who were raised Catholic and have questions about the faith of their childhood. Search No More will dispel doubts, strengthen faith, and provide valuable information for discussion with family and friends who have questions about Catholicism.
Search No More also makes a great gift, especially for those who were raised Catholic but no longer go to Mass.

Institute of Catholic Culture

If you are unfamiliar with the Institute of Catholic Culture, we invite you to find out more by visiting their website. If you live in the Northern Virginia area going to their events is a must. If you live farther away, the resources on their site are invaluable for growing in the faith at home or in your car. Regardless of where you are, you don’t have to miss the inspiring programs as you can attend their events live via webcast or listen to the recordings later as they are posted on the website. They even have an app at the iTunes store. Their next event is Tongues of Fire: The Feast of Pentecost in Sacred Scripture.



Lamb Cake Drawing

We have a tradition of holding a drawing for a handcrafted lamb cake on Holy Saturday. Stop by on March 26th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enter your name. The winner will take home a delicious Easter dessert!

Our annual lamb cake drawing is coming up!

In case you live too far out to visit us, Catholic Culture has a wonderful recipe here. Have a blessed Holy Week and a very Happy Easter!

Our Day on the Radio

On February 20th we were blessed to have WMET Radio 1160 AM come to The Paschal Lamb and broadcast live from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. WMET’s Executive Director interviewed two of our three owners, Donna and Cecilia, as well as Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo of the Institute of Catholic Culture. The conversation embraced ‘evangelization through education’. It is our hope to help our guests in this important work when they come to visit us.  We know the ICC and Deacon Sabatino are doing wonders in our Diocese.

Support Catholic radio and listen to WMET Radio 1160 AM!

Radio 1160 AM Live from the Paschal Lamb


Join us on Saturday, February 20th from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.when WMET Radio 1160 AM will be broadcasting live from the Paschal Lamb, hosted by David Hornbek, WMET Executive Director. Mr. Hornbek will interview Deacon Sabatino Carnazzo of the Institute of Catholic Culture as well as Cecilia Balog and Donna Biegler, owners of The Paschal Lamb on “Evangelization Through Education.”

The Reality of God Book Signing

Join us on Saturday, December 19th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for a book signing with author Steven R. Hemler. Mr. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of the new book entitled The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator.

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