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Praying the Rosary Like Never Before

Do you struggle with praying the rosary?

Do you have trouble finding time, fighting distractions, or feeling you’re just going through the motions?

Come and join Deacon Rick for a nine week program on the rosary. We will explore the history of the rosary, the prayers we pray, and discuss the biblical origin of the mysteries.

This Rosary Program will be offered on:

  • Wednesday evening, beginning September 18th at 7pm-8:30pm


  • Thursday morning, beginning September 19th at 10am-11:30am

You will also need to purchase the book Praying the Rosary Like Never Before by Edward Sri (ISBN 978-1-63253-178-0) available on Amazon.com.

Please use this link to access the sign up for this program or you may contact the Faith Formation Office by phone at 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. 

Genesis to Jesus – A Bible Study about the Bible

  • Sunday mornings in the Parish Center, Room 109 from 10:30 to Noon
  • Program runs from June 2nd to September 8th (12 sessions).
  • Register and *purchase materials at https://tinyurl.com/G2JRegister
  • You can also register by calling the Faith Formation office (688-0599).

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 



In the Catechism the sacraments are described as “the masterworks of God” in the new and everlasting covenant. More than rituals, they are “‘powers that come forth from the Body of Christ.” This study program from the St. Paul Center with Scott Hahn dives into the mystery of these channels of grace by illuminating their scriptural roots in the Old and New Testaments, and their connection to the rites of the Church. Join us on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to Noon and discover that the sacraments we celebrate are nothing new. God has always dealt with us in a sacramental manner. Finding their institution in Jesus and their origin in salvation history, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Holy Orders are God’s gifts of life and love to his children. There are 11 lessons in this study that will run from October 6 to December 15. Register soon at https://tinyurl.com/SacRegister or call the Faith Formation office (688-0599).

  • You can participate in the study in one of the three ways listed below
  • Purchase resources in advance based how you would like to participate
  • Resources – Select from one of the following three options


Catholic Bible + Catechism (Hard copy or free online)


Bible + Catechism + Workbook ($22.45 + S&H)


Bible + Catechism + Participant Kit ($44.95 + S&H)



Dick Marchessault (221-0046 [voice or text]) or Faith Formation (688-0599)