Adult Faith Enrichment

ADULT BIBLE STUDY- STARTS SEPT 13th

Imprisoned multiple times for defending the Gospel, St. Paul wrote several letters from his prison cell (Philippians, Philemon, Colossians, and Ephesians). In this study we will learn to hear the voice of God in our lives as we get to know St. Paul, the reasons he wrote the letters, the close relationship that he had with these communities, and the application of these teachings to our lives today. There are 26 lessons in this study which begins the week of Sept 13 and ends the week of April 18. 12 sessions for Part 1 in 2020 and 14 sessions for part 2 in 2021. Session days and times are: Sun (10:30 AM–Noon); Tue (10-11:30 AM); Thu (7-8:30 PM). All three meetings are the same. Pick any one of the three that fits best with your schedule for each week of the study. All sessions will be available with Zoom even if on-campus meetings become a safe possibility. Please register before Sept 1. Your registration helps us to secure the resources needed for this study. Register at https://tinyurl.com/LFPRegister or call the Faith Formation office (688-0599).

NEW! TUESDAY AM CLASS OFFERED IN THE CHURCH-With the current Pandemic and the reopening of the school, we will begin our Sunday AM and Thursday PM classes using Zoom and transition to the Parish Center as we are able. Our Tuesday AM class will use a combination of in person meeting and Zoom. The in person meetings will be in the Church. We will use the same protocols for social distancing, wearing of masks, etc., that we have been using for Mass. We will transition to the Parish Center when this becomes possible. Even when we are able to transition to the Parish Center for any of these three sessions, Zoom will continue to be available for those who would prefer not to meet in person at that time.

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY- STARTS SEPT 13th

Imprisoned multiple times for defending the Gospel, St. Paul wrote several letters from his prison cell (Philippians, Philemon, Colossians, and Ephesians). In this study we will learn to hear the voice of God in our lives as we get to know St. Paul, the reasons he wrote the letters, the close relationship that he had with these communities, and the application of these teachings to our lives today. There are 26 lessons in this study which begins the week of Sept 13 and ends the week of April 18. 12 sessions for Part 1 in 2020 and 14 sessions for part 2 in 2021. Session days and times are: Sun (10:30 AM–Noon); Tue (10-11:30 AM); Thu (7-8:30 PM). All three meetings are the same. Pick any one of the three that fits best with your schedule for each week of the study. All sessions will be available with Zoom even if on-campus meetings become a safe possibility. Please register before Sept 1. Your registration helps us to secure the resources needed for this study. Register at https://tinyurl.com/LFPRegister or call the Faith Formation office (688-0599).

NEW! TUESDAY AM CLASS OFFERED IN THE CHURCHWith the current Pandemic and the reopening of the school, we will begin our Sunday AM and Thursday PM classes using Zoom and transition to the Parish Center as we are able. Our Tuesday AM class will use a combination of in person meeting and Zoom. The in person meetings will be in the Church. We will use the same protocols for social distancing, wearing of masks, etc., that we have been using for Mass. We will transition to the Parish Center when this becomes possible. Even when we are able to transition to the Parish Center for any of these three sessions, Zoom will continue to be available for those who would prefer not to meet in person at that time.

Lectio Divina Prayer

You are invited to join a short daily prayer and faith sharing meeting for St. Mary’s parish. Click on the heading link for more information. 

Prayer Schedule:

Sunday thru Saturday:  8:00 a.m. via Zoom

 

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 Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m  to pray the Rosary.

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.

 

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.