Wednesday Morning Scripture Study
Looking to dive deeper into the scriptures? Join us Wednesday mornings starting on March 8th to learn more about The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus. This Scripture Study will start on March 8th and will run for 6 weeks. The time will be 10:30 am (right after daily morning mass) until 12:00 pm. For more information contact Terri Hunt.
CONSIDERING BECOMING A CATHOLIC OR SIMPLY WANTING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed for non-Catholics who wish to learn more about the Catholic Church.
The RCIA process explores the meaning of faith and how Catholics express that faith in the community and in the world. It offers a chance to ask questions, raise doubts, acquire information, share, learn, and grow. The process helps seekers to discern whether or not God is calling them to become Catholic. Those who complete the process celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism (if needed), First Communion and Confirmation at the Easter Vigii.
RCIA sessions take place on Sunday mornings before Mass in the Parish Office Fireside Room.
What's the commitment?> First of all, you're not making a commitment to join the Catholic Church, You won't be pressured into making any decisions, you can stop attending the meetings at any time. While many past participants have chosen to join the Church, others have not. That's OK. The Holy Spirit works in us differently, and the process requires that all involved respect those indiviual differences. You will continue to be welcome at the meetings and in the parish no matter what your decision.
For information concerning the Rite of Christian Initial of Adults, contact Terri Hunt at 612.920.5030 ex t. 22 or at [email protected],
Seven possible reasons to join RCIA
1. You're marrying a Catholic Sharing and practicing your faith together is a great foundation for married life
2. You're already married to a Catholic and your kids are being raised Catholic It's natural to want to feel a closer bond by sharing in the sacramental experiences of those you love.
3. Your children are learning about the Catholic faith. You just want to learnmore about this Catholic tradition of faith, still not sure you ever want to become Catholic,
4. You've lived in a "Catholic world" all your life so much so that many people assume you already are Catholic. YOu'd like to find out if you are closer than you think in mind and heart.
5. You don't know much about Catholicism but you have a friend or neighbrom who has inspired you to want to learn more about it. With no strings attachedm this is a wonderful way to check things out.
6. You have suffered through a personal loss or personal struggles. You are seeking ways to deepen your spiritual life by checking out the Catholic life of faith.
7. You don't know why, but you feel something urging you to the Catholic Church. It's probably the Holy Spirit, so it is a good idea to listen up!
Seasonal Retreats and Groups
During Advent and Lent, we typically offer additional meditation groups, day retreats, and seasonal liturgy services. Check back during these seasons for updated information on these programs, or contact
When you have 5-10 minutes
- Breath Prayers - here are some suggestions from Guidepost
- 10 New Ways to Pray from Franciscan Media
- 3-Minute Retreat from Loyola Press
- Read through the Gospel of Mark (or another book of the Bible) and write down your thoughts, questions, or things you notice in a notebook or journal.
- Abide and Seek
- The Upper Room
Acts of Compassion
- Write a thank you or a note of appreciation
- Collect food for the Christ the King monthly food drive (first full weekend of the month)
- Donate money or items to a non-profit in our community
Acts of Justice
- Become more aware of social situations by being attentive to a reputable media source (newspaper, podcast, tv, radio, internet, etc.)
- Donate can/plastic/glass returnables