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Adult Faith Enrichment


Elements of the Catholic Mass is an online video program designed to help you better appreciate the beauty of the Mass. Featuring experts from the Liturgical Institute, the program consists of short videos, study guides, and resources provided for you by St. Mary’s to use for individual study or in a class at the parish.

 

Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. OR Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • This study compares the particular insights found in the passion and resurrection accounts of the four gospels. The core of our faith incorporates both the pain of the cross and the hope of the resurrection into daily living.
  • Program begins January 8th (Tuesday) or January 10th (Thursday) and ends April 9th (Tuesday) or April 11th (Thursday)
  • Participants will receive the full schedule at the first gathering.
  • Pre-order deadline for materials is November 29, 2018. (Any sign-ups after this date may not receive materials until the study begins.)

The passion and resurrection of Christ are at the core of Christian faith and form the capstone of each of the four gospels. This study opens Matthew, Mark, Luke and John individually to reveal the special insights each has preserved. Examining the passion and resurrection will challenge you to incorporate both the pain of the cross and the hope of the resurrection into daily living.

Sessions Include:

  • The Passion According to Mark: Mark 14–15
  • The Passion According to Matthew: Matt 26–27
  • The Passion According to Luke: Luke 22–23
  • The Passion According to John: John 18–19
  • The Resurrection According to Mark and Matthew: Mark 16, Matt 28
  • The Resurrection According to Luke and John: Luke 24, John 20–21

Please click this link to register online or contact the Faith Formation Office (716) 688-0599 or familyfaith@stmaryswormville.org

* Book/Material fee is $15.00. Payments can be made in the Faith Formation Office (cash or check) or in the Rectory (cash, check or credit).

 

Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm OR Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am

  • Join Deacon Rick Stachura as he presents this 13 week program to learn and discuss the mystery of Our Lady that is woven into the fabric of Sacred Scripture.
  • Program begins January 9th (Wednesday) and January 10th (Thursday)
  • Pre-order deadline for materials is November 29, 2018. (Any sign-ups after this date may not receive materials until the study begins.)

Twelve visually stunning lessons convey the beauty of the doctrine and devotions surrounding Mary, bringing them to life in a powerful, new way.

Please click this link to register online or contact the Faith Formation Office (716) 688-0599 or familyfaith@stmaryswormville.org

* Book/Material fee is $35.00. Payments can be made in the Faith Formation Office (cash or check) or in the Rectory (cash, check or credit).

 

Join Dick Marchessault as he presents this study:

To understand the Bible we should understand its “plot.” And the Bible’s plot is the story of salvation history. It is the story of human salvation unfolding in history according to God’s plan. We need to read the Bible from the heart of the Church if we are to make sense of the Scriptures and apply them to our lives. This includes an understanding of why we should read them and how we should read them.this summer to study the divine covenants that God made with humanity in the course of salvation history. We will focus on the Old Testament covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, and then we will see how each is fulfilled in the New Testament covenant that God makes with the world through Jesus.

* Purchase of study set is optional but recommended

 

Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:30 am or Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • Join Deacon Rick Stachura as he presents this 4 week program to learn about and discuss the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
  • Program begins March 13th (Wednesday) and March 14th (Thursday)

What is is that is so special about the Eucharist?

Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and its members.

It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation.

* Book/Material information will be given during the first class. Please contact the Faith Formation Office with any questions. 716-688-0599 or familyfaith@stmaryswormville.org