Adult Faith Formation

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Adult Week of Reflection will take place again this summer.  Please mark your calendars for the week of August 7-11.  This week long journey will include a morning retreat, a movie, fellowship luncheon, an opportunity for service, and a special group outing.  Most events will take place late morning to early afternoon. You will be able to attend one to all five events as your schedule allows. More details to come in the following months.

Eucharistic Speaker Series

 

 

 

Rosary Group  *Update*

 

The Rosary Group is one of the fastest growing groups at St. Paul’s Church.  With over 20 members of both experienced and inexperienced members- prayers, friendships, support, and faith are at the heart of every gathering.  We invite you to join us each Tuesday at 12:00 to recite the Rosary with a warm and welcoming group of men and women growing in their spirituality.  *Please note, May 16th and June 6th Rosary Group will be moved to 10:45 AM, immediately following Coffee and Catholicism.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Pre-planning Your Funeral

Planning the funeral of a loved one is very difficult while in mourning.  To ease the burden and stress on those we love, many have begun to make their own arrangements by pre-planning their funeral and liturgy services.  On May 23rd at 6:30 PM, Jeff Scott, the funeral director of Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, and Katie Van Damme, the Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, will present on pre-planning your funeral serves.  Jeff will cover the Funeral Home process while Katie will discuss liturgy planning.  More information to come as the date gets closer.

 

 

Together in Grief

Have you experienced a recent loss in your life and you’re looking for people to connect with? Together in Grief is St. Paul’s bereavement group that meets the third Thursday of each month to find healing and peace after a loss. We are not therapists, but a support group which assists one another on their journey. You do not need to be a member of St. Paul’s Church to join. All who are looking for support are welcome. If you have any questions about this group please contact Katie Van Damme, the Adult Faith Formation coordinator, in the parish office.

Future Dates:

May 25: What I’ve Learned About Grief

June 15: Staying Connected

Coffee and Catholicism

This year the Coffee and Catholicism program is watching episodes of season one, The Chosen, a series depicting the life of Christ and His followers. After each episode, the group discusses and reflects upon the message and meaning of that installment. All adults are invited to join us as we travel 2,000 years back in time to walk in the footsteps of Christ.

June 6: Episode 8: I Am He

*Coffee and Catholicism will not be meeting in July and August. Meetings will resume in September.

Katie & crew cleaning up

Eucharistic Revival Speaker Series

 The saints have a very special connection to Christ, which we as Christians strive for as well.  Many of our saints are known for their deep devotion to the Eucharist.  There are saints who are known to have lived off the Eucharist as their only source of nourishment. Lisa Lickona from St. Bernard’s School of Theology as she introduced us to “The Saints Devotion to the Eucharist” on Wednesday, February 1st.  Her talk is recorded and available for your viewing here.  Lisa's Presentation

Catholic Resources

Looking to enrich your spiritual life? Here are some great resources to help you grow in faith, hope, and charity. *Please be mindful, not all resources that advertise themselves as Catholic, are truly Catholic in nature. If you have any questions regarding the authenticity of any resource you encounter please contact Katie, our Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, and she can assist you in discerning the accuracy in what you have found.

Catholic Authors:
Raymond Arroyo—pre-teens/teensBishop
Robert Barron Danielle Bean
Sr. Joan Chittister C.K. Chesterton
Dr. Ray Guerendi
Dr. Scott W. Hahn
Trent Horn Matthew
Kelly Thomas Keating
C.S. Lewis
Flannery O’Connor
Holly Ordway
Fulton J. Sheen

Websites

Credible Websites for Catholic Information

Aleteia  https://aleteia.org/

Ascension Press https://ascensionpress.com/

Catholic Answers https://www.catholic.com/

Catholic News Agency https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

Dynamic Catholic https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/lent.html

EWTN https://www.ewtn.com/

National Catholic Registrar https://www.ncregister.com/

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Our Sunday Visitor (OSV News) https://www.catholicnews.com/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) https://www.usccb.org/

Vatican News https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html

Podcasts:

Catholic Answers

Girlfriends with Danielle Bean

Jeff Cavins

EWTN – various platforms

Dr. Ray Guarendi

Fr. Mike Schmitz

Word on Fire Show

Divine Mercy Radio: 92.9 FM or 1460 AM

The Station of the Cross

The Transforming Power of Christ

Thank you for partaking in this week and for allowing yourself to be open to all the possibilities Christ has intended for you. I am grateful for that week and the opportunity to get to know each of you a little more intimately. I am so blessed to work here and to serve each of you. Have a wonderful rest of your summer and thank you again for partaking in the week of Transformation and Reflection.

Photos are below!

Katie.vandamme@dor.org or 671-2100 X24

Contact

If you have any questions about any of our Adult Faith Formation programs, please contact Katie Van Damme, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator at 671-2100 x24 or katie.vandamme@dor.org. *Program ideas and topics are always welcome and encouraged! Check back often for any schedule updates including Zoom sessions.

Lenten Daily Reflection Books

Due to popular demand, The Little White Books, which follow the Lenten Little Black Books, will be provided for each family this Easter season. These books will be available at Easter masses and they begin Easter Monday and run through Pentecost. One book per family please.

Lenten Daily Reflection Books

This year St. Paul’s is offering The Little Black Book: Six-minute meditations of the parables of Jesus, to enhance your prayer life this Lent. These books provide a bit of knowledge about the church, saints, Holy Days, and other important facts to enhance our faith, along with an in-depth look at scripture and how it relates to our lives. These popular reflection books will be available in the Narthex the weekend of February 26 and 27 and throughout Lent, while supplies last. One book per family please.