CATHOLIC ADULT FORMATION AND EDUCATION
Director of Religious Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0251
While it is true that most of our groups take a break for the summer, know that September will bring many opportunities to participate in studies, social groups, service opportunities, etc. Here are just a few of the offerings:
Sundays at 12:15—”Symbolon:” a survey of the faith, where you can come to all of the sessions, or drop in on a specific topic.
Sundays during the 9:00 Mass and following—sessions for adults who would like to celebrate sacraments (see below)
Monday nights at 7PM— Bishop Barron’s study on “The Mystery of God:” a study that addresses the issue of atheism and why we believe what we believe about God.
Monday evenings at 7:45PM, every other month Christian Classics Book Club—We read a book that addresses some aspect of faith or spirituality and discuss it.
Tuesday mornings at 9:45AM—A woman’s bible study that covers one or more topics each year. This is our “big” study, in that there are usually over 100 women participating.
Wednesday mornings at 10AM—A topical bible study that delves into the meaning and work of scholars on one book of the bible, or a specific theme of scripture.
Know that this list isn’t complete! Always watch our bulletin for opportunities to join your brothers and sisters in faith in a gathering that has the potential to truly impact your life! For more info, please feel free to contact me:
Peggy Casing, MAPS, MC—Director of Formation
Peggy Casing or (248) 243-0251.
Adults Seeking Sacraments
A new group is forming! If you are an adult who’d like to celebrate Baptism, Confirmation, or Eucharist in the Catholic Church, please contact me. Most of our candidates gather on Sunday mornings through the school-year, but upon occasion, other arrangements are made. Please contact me so we can work together to find a plan for you!
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Christian Classics Book Club
Are you looking for a good summer read? Our next book is, Hotel of the Saints, by Ursula Hegi. This collection of eleven short stories would be a great “grab and go” book for the beach, or to drop into a tote for something to read when you want more than a magazine, but don’t have the time to get into an entire novel. Hegi is a bestselling author who “takes rickety, empty lives and sees them beyond their plainness, until they glow with meaning — historical meaning — and become saints” (S. Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times). Read the book over the summer, then join us on September 18, at 7:45 PM, for a discussion with a great group of readers! Feel free to contact me if you’d like further information.
Know Someone in Crisis?
We have a special outreach ministry here at St. Mary’s. We are happy to help those individuals in need of comfort in a time of sorrow, illness, or struggle. We provide that support through prayer and blankets or shawls that are knitted, or crocheted, by members of our volunteer ministry. If you know of a parishioner, or their family member who’d benefit from this ministry, call Peggy Casing at (248) 243-0251.