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.
ANGELS IN THE BIBLE Monday nights, Jan 10 - Mar 7 from 7-8:30 pm, Church Hall. (Bible Study / OGSS )
- Seven sessions on Monday nights explore Angels in the Bible. The first night we will watch the introductory video and hand out books. (Book fee $10). Each week, you'll have at-home reading and reflection questions. Find out more details at the publisher's website here.
DIVINE MERCY STUDY Wednesday mornings, Jan 12 - Mar 23, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am, Church Hall.
Come learn from Fr. Gaitley's video study: Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told. Each week, watch and learn, then discuss with parishioners. Free to attend, optional $20 study guide for those who like to go deeper or review at home. Click here to see the video trailer for the study.
BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: a monthly book club
Our book club returns this year on the second Tuesday of most months! January's pick is LIVING THE MASS. Pick up a copy at the main office for just a $5 donation, then read the book beforehand, and join us for a lively discussion- Click here for details.
THE CHOSEN - A Sample Episode: January 27 at 10:30 am in the Church Hall
Join us for just one of our favorite episodes of the new multi-season series about Jesus and his followers. The episode is about an hour, and a short group discussion will take place afterward. To find out more abou the show, including how to watch on your own, click here.
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) from January 7 through April 8. Contact Kristi for details or questions.
JESUS AND JAVA: Friday, February 10 at 10:00 am in the Church Hall
- Ask our pastor your questions about Catholic theology, history, liturgy or bible studies. Fr. George earned his S.T.D. (Ph.D) from the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium, and has taught college classes since 1990. To submit a question in advance, or to see prior recorded videos, please click here.
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).