Adult Faith Enrichment
The Chosen (Season 1) –
Join us as we study the Bible and enter into the story of the ordinary people who surrounded Jesus. Beginning September 18th, there will be three opportunities to participate each week. Each session will be 90 minutes of prayer, reflection, and faith sharing. Open the registration form below to learn more and see a trailer. Your registration helps us to prepare the resources needed. Please contact Dick Marchessault by phone (716) 221-0046 if you have any questions or the Catholic Education Office at (716) 688-0599. You are a diciple!
Sundays at 10:45 am
Mondays at 10:15 am OR 6:30 pm via Zoom.
Biblical Walk With The Blessed Mother –
The better we know Mary, the better we will know her son. You will learn how Mary works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.
Come and join Deacon Rick as we go on a pilgrimage to explore the Blessed Mother and her unique place in salvation history. Classes will run Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. We will start our eight session pilgrimage on September 28 th and end on November 16th . Please contact the Catholic Education Office at 716-688-0599 for further details.
To Jesus Through Mary – Rosary Meditation –
October is another month dedicated to Mary! Why so much concentration on Mother Mary? Because looking at Mary is seeing God in her. It’s like when you see a very kind and holy person, but you realize you aren’t looking at them so much as experiencing God’s love for you through them.That’s Mary! Her fiat, her purpose, and her love for us and our love for her is all about God. This month that love is focused on the Holy Rosary. Through the Holy Rosary, we meditate on God’s Word. The Gospel becomes embedded in our hearts, and Mary holds our hand to Jesus Christ. Sessions will take place on Thursday mornings from October 6h through 27th at 10:00 am – 11:00 am in Room 105.
JOIN US FOR DAILY PRAYER!
When the Pandemic struck and the church was closed, we began a prayer experience using Zoom. We chat, begin with intercessory prayer, read and reflect on the Psalm of the day, and close with prayer. Starts every day at 8 AM and lasts about 15-20 min. It’s all good. Come and see. Come when it fits your schedule. Come when you need prayers. Come! Use this address with your online device to join us: https://tinyurl.com/SMSPrayAM
Questions? Text or call Dick M at 221-0046
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.
“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.
The God Minute is a small group of priests, nuns and lay people who start their day in prayer. Soft music, sacred scripture and a thoughtful reflection are weaved into a 10 minute guided reflection. Listen with your coffee in the morning, while driving to work or taking the dog for a walk.
See how easy and beautiful prayer can be.
Father Mike Schmitz on YouTube
Father Michael Schmitz is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth as well as the chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He offers weekly homilies on iTunes and bulldogCatholic.org and has appeared in programs for youth and young adults through Ascension Press, as well as through regular short video messages on Ascension Presents. Here are a few videos we’ve compiled: