CATHOLIC ADULT FORMATION AND EDUCATION
Director of Religious Formation
Phone: (248) 243-0251
Opportunities for Adults to Learn and Share Faith
We have many opportunities for individuals to learn more about the Catholic faith, and to share in meaningful conversation with each other. From book clubs that discuss books with a moral, or deeper meaning, to bible studies, faith sharing groups, etc., we have something going on almost every day! Here are a few of the options:
We’ll be continuing our three-week study on Hope: An Anchor in Today’s World,” written by Janet Schaeffler, OP., on Wednesday May 9th at 1:30 PM. Sr. Janet is the Director of Adult Faith Formation, for the Archdiocese of Detroit, and a regular contributor to the Michigan Catholic, so she might be familiar to you. (It’s not too late to join!)
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, from 1:30-3:00, we’ll be starting a three week study on “Barnabas: Man for Others,” by Fr. Jerome Kodell. If you’d like to participate in either of these studies, contact Peggy Casing (248) 243-0251 at least one day prior to get materials to prepare.
Christian Classics Book Club (CCBC)
If you think that you’d like to participate in a book club that features books with a moral, or deeper meaning, especially if that book club meets for one, meaningful conversation about the entire book, we have the group for you! Our next book is, With God in Russia: The Inspiring Classic Account of a Catholic Priest’s Twenty-three Years in Soviet Prisons and Labor Camps, by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., and Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J. Join us on May 21, 2018, at 7:45 PM, for a discussion with a great group of readers! Feel free to contact Peggy Casing for further information.
Adults Seeking Sacraments
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 during the 9:00 Mass until 10:55. I’ll be happy to work with you to find a plan that fits your particular circumstances.
Peggy Casing, MAPS, MC—Director of Formation
Peggy Casing or (248) 243-0251.
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.