Welcome to Adult Faith Enrichment for 2021: Spring Events
Enrichment or education events will be held online and in person on a limited basis. We are striving to stay connected socially and spiritually. The resources on this page are either hosted by St. William or from trusted Catholic organizations, and are provided to help you deepen your faith by learning and praying in different ways virtually.
WRITING YOUR SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 12 pm, starts April 21.
This six session, in person series will help you reflect on how your faith and life have influenced each other. While it focuses on writing, we will also suggest other audio or video options to record your thoughts. This is a great way to reflect on or re-kindle your love for God. The $65 fee includes guidance, examples of other “spiritual memoirs,” reflection questions, and the opportunity for feedback. Our facilitator is Lisa Wroble, a published author, working editor, and local Catholic. Call Susan to pre-register 631-8069 or email kristi (at) saintwilliam (dot) com.
Centering Prayer (currently on Zoom calls)
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: 20 minutes of shared silent prayer, followed by a video presentation and group discussion. Free. Contact Kristi for details on how to join.
“Reads Well With Others”
Our book club returns this summer! Each month we will read and discuss one book that is connected to our faith (sometimes creatively!). Watch the bulletin for more details.
Jesus & Java: Virtually (an ongoing, occasional Q&A series) Click here for more information.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH THE PARISH
*** FORMED website subscription: this Catholic website offers high quality movies, e-books, study series, and audio programs. Since we are unable to gather in large groups, we thought this was a great year to buy a subscription for YOU. Sign up and see what interests you! Just go to https://formed.org/signup
- Search “Saint William, Naples”
- Click on our parish when it comes up.
- They should NOT ask for any money or fees, as the parish already bought an annual subscription for all our parishioners.
- Enjoy exploring and learning!
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.
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.
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).