CATHOLIC ADULT FORMATION AND EDUCATION
Director of Religious Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0251
New Studies Starting!
On Monday nights, starting on September 25, 2017, we’ll meet from 7:00PM-8:30PM, to study Bishop Robert Barron’s “The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters.” It is an important, but short (6 wk.) study that addresses the issues that are often brought up by atheists and skeptical thinkers today. Peggy Casing facilitator.
Our Wednesday 10:00AM group will start a study called, “Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John,” on October 4, 2017. This 8-part study, by Dr. Edward Sri, will focus on the academic study of the bible, while encouraging a deepening of your relationship with Christ. Mrs. Janet Sheerin facilitates.
Also of note: A new group will be gathering to take a reflective look at the topic of “Trust” in the bible. With a focus on life application and finding personal meaning in the scriptures, this will be the first of several four week studies. We will meet from 1:30-3:00 on Wednesdays, beginning October 4, 2017. Mrs. Angie Mattera and I will co-facilitate. Please consider joining us.
Finally, we’ll continue the “tradition” of having a study on Sundays from 12:15-1:45, by offering the video series, “Symbolon: Knowing the Faith.” This study features a new topic each week. As such, you can come to one session, or the whole series. We’ll start on October 1st, with “The Journey of Faith: Trinity, Faith and the God Who Is Love.” Brought to us by the Augustine Institute, this series features “experts” presenting key aspects of Catholicism.
Peggy Casing, MAPS, MC—Director of Formation
Peggy Casing or (248) 243-0251.
Adults Seeking Sacraments
We are starting our sessions on September 10, 2017! If you are an adult who has “missed” celebrating a sacrament, if you were part of another denomination, or any other circumstance where you now find yourself thinking about celebrating sacraments in the Catholic Church for the first time, please feel free to contact me. Our regular group sessions are on Sundays from 9:00 (during Mass) until 10:55. I’ll be happy to work with you to find a plan that fits your particular circumstances.
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Christian Classics Book Club
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.