Saint William Parish
601 Seagate Dr.
Naples, FL 34108

Driving Directions

MassSchedule

Confessions:
Saturday
10:00am

Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Mailing Address:
Saint William Parish
Office & Ministry Center
750 Seagate Dr.
Naples, FL 34103

Parish Office
239-261-4883

Parish Fax
239-261-8729

Ministry Center Fax
239-403-4435

 
 

 


SAINT WILLIAM ADULT FAITH FORMATION
NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2014



 
SCRIPTURE FROM SCRATCH
Wednesdays — September 10th thru November 5th
9:15am - 11:00am
Ministry Center Hall

If you have always wanted to learn about the Bible from square one, here is square one! Scripture from Scratch is an experience of God's word for all Catholic adults who want to know more about the Bible but don't know where to begin. No previous Bible study is required or expected. Textbook fee is $15.00. Please call Karin Daniels 776-7898 or Sr. Christa 261-5831 to register.

CHRISTIAN PRAYER: Deepening My Experience with God
Thursdays, September 11 to October 16,
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Ministry Center Room 7
Presenter: Sister Jean Tranel

Prayer is first and foremost our union with God, our openness to God, who loves us beyond measure. Prayer is also formative. Each time we pray we are formed; something happens to us. In prayer, our perceptions change, who we are changes, and our prayer changes and grows. Come and experience your relationship with God change and grow. Textbook fee is $18.00.
Please call Karin Daniels 776-7898 or Sr. Christa 261-5831 to register.
INTO THE HEART OF GOD
Tuesday evenings, Sept 16th to Oct 28th
7:00pm
Church Hall
Facilitator: Sister Christa Cunningham, O.P. and Team

Embark on a wonderful journey into the heart of God, with Jean Vanier as your guide. By retracing the actual steps through the Holy Land of the events and accounts of the  Gospel of John, Vanier recreates a vivid and intimate portrait of what is often called the "mystical gospel." This series looks deep into the gospel, and in so doing brings viewers further into the heart of God, whose boundless love for humanity manifests itself in the life and times of Jesus. Vanier will share the stories of L'Arche, an international community for the mentally handicapped he helped found and has ministered to for fifty years. Please call Karin Daniels 776-7898 or Sr. Christa 261-5831 to register.
MOVIE: KILLING TIME - CELEBRATING GOD’S GIFT OF FORGIVENESS
Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00pm
Ministry Center Hall

Killing Time is a true story of human resilience and forgiveness. Arrested and interrogated for a killing he knew nothing about, Noel Fellowes was cast into a British prison for another man's murder. Noel was an ex-policeman and was despised by both the prison guards and fellow prisoners. He was beaten mercilessly and repeatedly Only God could heal this broken man. And God did. Eventually, an enterprising reporter uncovered evidence that proved his innocence, and a woman who believed in him helped him establish a new life. This is a true, heart- wrenching story of a man wrongly imprisoned and how he learned to forgive in spite of the horrible injustice he experienced.
IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS
Monday, October 6, 7:00pm -or-
Monday October 27, 9:00 AM
Ministry Center Room 7
Presenter: Lorrie McCann
Jesus commanded us to love one another—it's all about relationships! Navigating relationships, however, can be a real challenge. Relationships can be the biggest source of joy or our deepest hurt.  Lorrie McCann learned this lesson in life and, as a licensed therapist, she helps others learn how one forms relationships that follow ground rules to help us honor our personal, physical, and emotional well-being.   How does our relationship with God figure into our relationships? How do we find the strength to "let go and let God?" Lorrie will share what has helped her face difficult life challenges with the support of a prayerful relationship with God. Come learn about your relationships with others and how God is the center of all relationships. Join us on October 6th or October 27th to learn about these skills.
ON-GOING SCRIPTURE STUDY:
Introduction to the Bible

Monday evenings: Oct. 13th through Nov. 24th
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ministry Center Hall
Facilitator: Michael Mahr

Open the Bible with newcomers and experienced Bible students alike. Participants will become comfortable finding their way around the Bible, develop a better understanding of its themes and writing styles, and gain clear insights about Catholic use and interpretation of the Bible. A great course for Lectors and for those just interested in knowing about the Bible. This study has seven sessions, incorporating an introductory session and six lessons. The study set includes a Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and a commentary "Introduction to the Bible, A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture" by Stephen J. Binz.  Textbook fee $25.00. 
BECOMING HAPPY, HEALTHY, AND HOLY CATHOLIC WOMEN
CELEBRATING THE GIFT OF WOMANHOOD

Friday, Oct. 10th 9:00am to 2:30pm
(Includes 12:10pm Mass and lunch) -OR-
Saturday, Oct. 18th 9:00am to 2:30pm
(Includes lunch (8:00 Mass optional))
Presenters: Carol A. Marlow and Sr. Christa Cunningham, O.P.

Many women discover a longing within to become a holy woman. Each desire to be a woman of faith who accepts herself as a beloved daughter of God. Christian women are discovering deep within their souls that the reality of their Christian baptism as a child of God, and their creation by God as a woman, are two sacred realities that shape their dignity. This day of reflection and prayer will invite us to celebrate the gifts of womanhood. We will be invited to discover anew our true identity in Christ. Invite a friend and come deepen your call to be a happy, healthy, and holy Catholic woman. Please call Karin Daniels 776-7898 or Sr. Christa 261-5831 to register.
We hope you will be able to come to one or more of the programs.
Sister Christa Cunningham, OP
Director Adult Faith Formation
Contact:
Sister Christa Cunningham
emailsrchrista@saintwilliam.org
(239)261-5831