Adult Faith Enrichment

 At this time, there are no ON CAMPUS offerings.

 

Lectio Divina Prayer

 

You are invited to join a short daily prayer and faith sharing meeting for St. Mary’s parish while we are in quarantine. We meet for about 15 to 30 minutes Monday through Saturday at 9 AM and Sunday at 8:30 AM. 

 

The scripture we read, meditate and share on is the Psalm of the day from the Mass readings for that day. On occasion other readings from the Mass may be used in place of the Psalm. The experience begins and ends with prayer. In between are the Scripture reading and faith sharing. You are not required to share. You can simply listen and pray.

 

St. Mary’s Virtual Rosary Prayer Room

 

Join us Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. to pray the Rosary during this time of quarantine.

 

Led by parishioners, this beautiful “virtual” Rosary guides you through the Mysteries of each day with a Powerpoint to help you follow along. Perfect for anyone who has been praying the Rosary for years, or someone who wants to learn.  A call in phone number is available to those who do not have internet access.

 

Contact: dlesinski@stmaryswormville.org with your email to get the daily invitations.

 

Bible Study

 

UNLOCKING THE MYSTERY OF THE BIBLE
An 8 session study beginning June 7. We hear Bible verses in the liturgies, prayers, songs, books, movies, radio, TV, etc. Bits and pieces from the Bible. Saint Ephraim said, “Lord who can grasp all the wealth of just one of your words? What we understand is much less than we leave behind; like thirsty people who drink from a fountain.” We open our Bibles, begin to read, and get bogged down by the long stretches that seem not to make sense or get lost among the sea of Old Testament names and places. Join our Bible study to unlock the story of God’s love and our salvation woven throughout the Bible and the Church’s guidance on how to read it. Before the end of the summer, you will be picking up your unlocked Bible with the confidence you need to drink more from God’s fountain. There are 8 lessons in this study that will run on Sundays, 10:30 to noon, from June 7 to Aug 9, 2020. We will either meet on-campus or online. Attend when you can. Bring a friend or family member (confirmed teens welcomed). Enjoy refreshments. Socialize. Your registration helps us to schedule an appropriate on-campus meeting place, and provide the means for you to keep up when you cannot attend. Register soon at https://tinyurl.com/UnlockRegister or call the Faith Formation office (688-0599).

 

 

Celebrating the Mass

 

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. 

 

 

The Best Dad Ever

 

“Best Dad Ever is the story, made up of a bunch of shorter stories, of how my kids introduced me to God the Father. Each chapter focuses on a lesson I’ve learned about the Father’s love through my own imperfect and broken attempts to love and provide for my kids. It’s not a manual for parenting or a list of my credentials. It’s just example after example of an incredibly undeserving dad experiencing glimpses of God the Father’s perfect love as I try to figure out how to keep my kids alive.”

 

– Author, Brian Kissinger

 

PODCAST & PDF available.