CATHOLIC ADULT FORMATION AND EDUCATION
Director of Religious Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0251
Adults Seeking Sacraments
If you, or someone you know, is an adult who has “missed” celebrating a sacrament, or is part of another denomination, or any other circumstance where they might be seeking to celebrate sacraments in the Catholic Church, please feel free to contact me, or encourage them to do so.
Peggy Casing, MAPS, MC—Director of Formation
Peggy Casing or (248) 243-0251.
Bible Studies Coming
On Tuesday nights, at 7:00 PM, beginning September 11, 2018, we’ll start a new, seven week, study called “Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism.” This video based study features some home preparation, a 30 minute video each week, and small group discussion. It is a great study for anyone, whether a veteran or new bible reader! If you’d like more information, or would like to preview Lesson One online, you can go online to ascensionpress.com, and look under “studies” for “Fulfilled.” Please call Peggy to register and obtain your books.
Our second study will take an in-depth look at the Book of Acts. A wonderful book, filled with information about the earliest Christian communities, “Acts” can be a great place to start in study, or to enrich your previous understanding. This group will be meeting on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM. Information about the study can also be found at ascensionpress.com, or by calling Peggy Casing. Please call to obtain your materials, so you can prepare prior to the first class on September 12, 2018.
Our third study meets on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 PM. With an emphasis on applying scripture to our lives, it is a lovely way of getting to know the bible and deepen your faith along the way! We focus on a new booklet and theme once every three weeks, so you can participate by getting the book for any number of the studies and joining us for any of the weeks and themes you choose. We start on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 with an introduction of “Fun, Fascinating, and Functional Bible Facts,” and follow that with “Paul: Pastoring God’s People,” on September 19, 2018. The full schedule of topics: Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study Schedule 2018-19
If you’d like to participate in any of these studies, contact Peggy Casing (248) 243-0251 to obtain your materials to prepare prior to the first class.
Christian Classics Book Club (CCBC)
Would you like to start something new, or rejoin a a lovely group of readers? Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book. Consider joining us! The focus of CCBC is to read books that would be found in a “classics” section of a bookstore, or more contemporary literature that is written to convey the complexities of spirituality, morality, or other aspects of living. Our next book is, When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, foreword by Abraham Verghese. Join us on September 17, 2018, at 7:45 PM, for a discussion with a great group of readers! Feel free to contact Peggy Casing for 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.