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Dive in the Psalms
We gather virtually. We pray virtually. We write.
New members are welcome anytime to our friendly group.
We explore and practice different types of writing and read our work to one another each week. Some days we do “free writing” for ten minutes on a chosen topic.
Other weeks we read our prepared pieces (up to 500 words) on a designated subject. Our comments on one another’s writing are constructive and honor the deep feelings that are expressed.
We share each other resources about writing , and equally the responsibility for the successful working of the group.
Our topics are not overtly “religious,” but give us an opportunity to express the concerns of our souls. Many consider the experience to be healing. We encourage humor and playfulness; we laugh a lot. This is as much a faith sharing group as it is a writing group. We pray together. We take care of one another.
If They Knew Our Names
A poem by Dave Flood
I Was Thinking…
A blog by Theresa Schultz
Visit her weekly blog WISE When I Saw Eighty
How frustrating to be home bound and need to cover my face when I go out for essentials. I hate being restricted. Then I talked to a friend living in an Assisted Living home. She has been confined to one room and eating alone for about five months. The TV shared stories about people who lost financial security, some even their homes. I saw pictures of ventilators and families mourning. The whole world is engulfed in hardship and here I am complaining about the least of all problems.
Whoever thought one could be thankful in such overwhelming times. I am.
Third Thursday of the month
Grounded in the gospel and Catholic social teaching, our PAX Christi ministry seeks to model the peace of Christ in our witness to the nonviolence of the cross through prayer, study and action rooted in justice for the common good of all God's children.
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Registrations for the Faith & Racial Healing series is now closed. Mark your calendars now for the next racial justice series which will begin in February.
JustFaith is a series that invites participants to look at contemporary issues through the lens of Christian faith by engaging in reading, prayer, thought-provoking dialogue, encounter, and by building lasting relationships with a small group.
Faith & Racial Healing:
Embracing Truth, Justice and Restoration
Select the day the session that works for you:
September 15 – November 17, 6:00 - 8:15 pm
September 16 – November 18, 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cost: No fee other than the purchase of required reading materials
This ten-week racial justice formation journey guides participants in learning about the history of racism in the United States, so that we might work toward true reconciliation with God and restoration with one another. Faith and Racial Healing will address through education, prayer and discussion, the difficult but necessary conversation about the historical roots of racial injustice.
Questions: Michelle Paschen firstname.lastname@example.org
Married Couples Ministry is suspended until further notice
A six-week Marriage enrichment series to explore God’s plan for your marriage and family.
Will you love, honor and cherish each other for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, no matter which way the toothpaste is squeezed, where the dirty clothes end up, during football season, through job changes, emotional and body changes...for the rest of your life?
If you are unable to make all 6, come to as many as possible; each night is different. Isn’t your marriage that important?
$40/couple. Child care will be available.
Robert & Susan Evans
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Encounter Jesus through Mary.
Written by Fr. Michael Gaitley, 33 Days to Morning Glory is a six-week small group journey to draw closer to Jesus through his mother, culminating in consecration to him through Mary. We'll learn what the Church and four great saints - Louis de Montfort, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, John Paul II - have to teach us about the power and influence Mary and then how to live as better disciples. Whether you are brand new to the concept of Marian Consecration, or you wish to renew your consecration, you are invited.
Questions: Grace Martinez email@example.com
Tuesday, November 5
Saturday, September 28
Why am I here? Where am I heading? Is there more to life than this? Alpha is your chance to explore life’s big questions...
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks, plus an Alpha Day. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe in many different settings and everyone is welcome.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, specially those who:
What does Alpha look like?
Every session includes a meal and a chance to get to know each other, followed by a short video presentation, and concludes with a small group discussion.
For more information about Alpha contact:
(805) 482·6417 x322
“Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
- C.S. Lewis
Tuesday, October 23
A Model for Mass Goers
Sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation Team.
Friday, September 14
Monday, October 29
Tuesday, April 17
Friday, February 16
Overview of Catholic teaching on the end of life and care options
Advance Health Care Directives and POLST
What to do when a death occurs: mortuaries and Catholic funeral options
Discipleship: Becoming Fools for Christ
This year's parish mission is an invitation to explore the radical foolishness of Christianity as a positive force for change and conversion in the face of division, discrimination, and violence in our world. Looking at the Scripture with new eyes, journeying with wisdom figures like St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis, we will reflect on ways to overcome our tendency to 'water down' or domesticate our faith and the message of the Gospel, so that we can respond to Christ's call to be foolish according to the logic of the world and become wise in the eyes of God.
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Daniel P. Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province of New York, worldwide marathon runner, musician, retreat director, blogger, theology professor, columnist for America magazine and author of several award-winning books, including Dating God.
Get to know more through his website:
and YouTube channel:
We take our cars in for periodic oil changes. We see our physicians for an annual physical or wellness check. The same is needed for our spiritual lives, individually and as a faith community, and we can't always get away for a retreat. So a parish mission is that "shot in the arm", that energizing renewal of our personal faith as Jesus' disciples and our parish community's commitment to the Body of Christ.
Do you want a better understanding of God’s will for your life? Are you seeking a chance to grow personally and spiritually? Do you want to know what your spiritual gifts are and how to use them in life and ministry?
Spiritual Gifts Discovery is a multi-day workshop that fosters spiritual and personal growth. Through teaching, prayer, and faith sharing in pairs, you will come to understand more fully whom God created you to be and what God wants you to do with your life. Each session builds on the previous so commitment to the journey is key.
For more information, please contact Teresa Runyon
September 13, 2017
The 2017 SCRC Convention provides a choice of programs:
- Regular Talks
- A special Christ Triumphant track
- Teen Conference
- Children's Program and other special programs
Everybody has one!
Realism or Non-Realism
Absolutism or Relativism
Absolutism or Relativism
What is God?
Wishful Thinking or Mind-Independent Existence
We’ll discuss what’s real, what’s true, what’s right and what God is.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Knights Of Columbus
Message Of The Week