The following programs are available through the Office of Adult Education. Please contact Marilyn Dietrich in the church office at 817.478.8206×204 or email at email@example.com
“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” St. Jerome
Our parish offers weekly Bible studies Sept to May . The following bible studies will be offered for 2011-2012:
Great Adventure Series- Matthew: the King and His Kingdom a 24-week study on the Gospel of Matthew Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings Sept-May
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Dr. Edward Sri takes us on a unique tour of the Liturgy. This study explores the biblical roots of the words and gesatures we experience in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance Wednesday mornings Nov 2, 2011- Dec 5, 2011
Marian Bible Study: Bringing Scripture to Life for Moms Jan 11, 2012-April 18, 2012
Registration is required. There are frequently mini Bible studies offered. Check Special Events through the church office.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
www.usccb.org/catechism/text www.DynamicCatholic.com the Matthew Kelly site
Strong Catholic Families:Strong Catholic Youth
When parents bring their children for baptism, they promise to be “the first teachers in the faith” What do those words mean? Where do they begin? How do they “teach” the faith?
Catholics Coming Home
Perhaps you are an inactive Catholic. Many people have left the Church for a variety of reasons. Many are simply waiting for an invitation to return. Consider this that invitation to come home to the Catholic church. We would like to welcome you back no matter the reason you left or how long you’ve been away. If you would like a priest or Adult Ministry director to contact you, please call the parish office.
The SVdP book club is open to anyone who loves to read. We enjoy lively conversations sharing our thoughts on the books we read. The book club meets at 9:30 a.m. every sixth Tuesday beginning in September through May. Our meetings generally last an hour to an hour and a half and we meet in the front office converence room.
CFF (Christ First in our families)
The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” Luke 10:41-42
The goal of CFF is to form a community of women who seek to deepen their spiritual life and learn how to put God at the center of all their ordinary everyday activities. Whether it is marriage, raising children, or working outside the home. God is asking us to place Him right in the middle of it all.
CFF meets Wednesdays from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m. Sept.-May, the format is small group where various topics that affect our everyday lives are discussed. The group selects the materials to be used each year. these include books, videos and Bible studies. Nursery is avaialbe for a minimal fee.
There are several opportunities for those men and women going through the real and wrenching pain of civil divorce. Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide a 12-week Divorce Recovery program Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends a 12 week program Divorce and Beyond an eight week program. You may also consider asking about our Stephen Ministry program for information or to be directed to a program in the area.
Prison Ministries serves the spiritual and religious needs of Catholic inmates in detention centers, county jails, federal and state prisons, as well as other inmates seeking to know about the Catholic faith and way of life. We provide this service through the chaplains and volunteers who minister in correctional facilities throughout our diocese.
“We are still a long way from the time when our conscience can be certain of having done everything possible to prevent crime and to control it effectively so that it no longer does harm and, at the same time, to offer to those who commit crimes a way of redeeming themselves and making a positive return to society. If all those in some way involved in the problem tried to…develop this line of thought, perhaps humanity as a whole could take a great step forward in creating a more serene and peaceful society.” – Pope John Paul II, July 9, 2000
Why Catholic? Small Community Group
Why Catholic? is a unique four year adult faith formation program that is solidly based on Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church which offers a concrete approach to help adults deepen their Catholic faith and connect its teachings to their everyday lives. Our parish provides both small group and large group settings. We are currently entering year 3
Lifting Up Our Hearts by Renew International is a timely resource that offers small faith-sharing groups the opportunity to reflect on how the Sunday liturgy connects to daily life and calls us to action in our world. Using the newly translated liturgical texts, Scripture, and beautiful reflections, participants will be able to revisit the Sunday liturgy in a new way.
Beginning Fall 2011. Registration required
The library is located on the first floor of the Administration Building . We own books and tapes on the Catholic faith and pholosophy for loan. We also have a complete history of the parish in pictures that can be viewed on site. We also welcome the donation of books and tapes that would help others. The Library is open during offices hours.