Welcome to Adult Faith Enrichment: Winter 2022 Events
Enrichment or education events will be held in person whenever possible. We strive to help you deepen your faith by learning in different ways. Zoom or recording may be possible by request or necessity. We will setup our spaces for physical distancing, and in the conference room we will limit the number of people to 12.
As of September 2021, masks are highly encouraged when gathering, regardless of vaccination status.
We know your time is valuable, so we only invite the best to come and share their wisdom with us. Click here for details.
What We Mean by What We Do: The Sign Language of the Liturgy, Fr. Tom Boyer: March 23, 30, April 6, 8:45 am - 9:45 am . Miss a session? Watch a reply here.
BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: a monthly book club
Our next book club will be the third Tuesday of April. Our book is: #Rules_of_Engagement, by Ann M. Garrido, and it covers practical habits that encourage people to be Christ's presence in the digital world. You can buy from your usual booksellers. Our format is to read the book individually, and then join together for a lively discussion. For more, Click here for details.
CENTERING PRAYER (Zoom call or limited in person space) Friday mornings at 9am
Come “practice” Centering Prayer and discover what the leaders of Catholic Mysticism have to say about making room for God in our minds and hearts. Friday mornings on zoom OR in person, the format is the same: 20 minutes of shared silent prayer, followed by a video presentation and group discussion. Free.
The in person group will meet at the Church conference room (near the gift shop) through April 8, and ends about 10 am. The zoom group is ongoing and ends about 10:30 am. Contact Kristi for details or questions. The online group catalogues their video learning on this page.
Other scheduled events for the 2022 Winter Season:
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STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE PARISH
Franciscan at Home through the Diocese of Venice Institute for Catholic Studies and Franciscan University in Stubenville. Click here to learn more about this offering.
Virtual Learning Community from the University of Dayton. This long established institution offers a variety of college level courses for minimal fees. Take one class or enough to earn a certificate. Click here for their homepage.
Crossroads from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Click here for their homepage. Look for the "course schedule" to see what classes being on their summer session (starting in July). Or peruse the courses in general. For a small fee, you can take just one class, or enough specific ones to earn a certificate.
Online Catholic Teaching relating to Racism
In light of current events, we can educate our minds and hearts by looking toward the Church. In 2018, the Catholic Bishops of the United States published a formal statement on racism: "Open Wide our Hearts" They also published a pastoral letter on racism in 1979 (Brothers and Sisters to Us). You can find both these statements as well as practical resources on this specific USCCB page (click here).