Adult Faith Enrichment
The Chosen –
Join us as we study the Bible and enter into the story of the ordinary people who surrounded Jesus. 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.
The Eucharist – The Veil Removed –
Join us as we delve into the “source and summit” of our Faith with the powerful “The Veil Removed” video, combined with Bishop Robert Barron’s study program. This spiritual study will give you a deeper understanding of the precious gift of the real presence of Christ’s body, blood, soul and divinity that you can receive at each and every Mass. Your registration helps us to prepare the resources needed. Each 90 minute session will include prayer, reflection, and faith sharing. There will be two opportunities to participate each week:
Thursdays at 10:15 am OR 6:30 pm
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:
- Why We Don’t Drink Coffee at Mass
- When Mass Feels like Going Through the Motions
- Pray the Mass Like Never Before
- The Hour That Will Change Your Life
Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes. Each 20-25 minute episode includes: Two to three scripture readings and a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz.
Read the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church in 365 days. Understand the essentials of the Catholic Faith and why they matterSee how Church teaching is rooted in Sacred Scripture Absorb over 2,000 years of Sacred Tradition Encounter God’s plan of sheer goodness Transform their relationship with the Church that Christ founded.