Have you ever wondered if there were something you, or you and your family or friends, could do to help out? We have a wide variety of people in need and a wide variety of skills and resources to meet those needs. Let us help you find a way to help that taps your best interests and skills.

Sheila Rynaski, member of the St Margaret Mary Adult Faith Formation Committee, has volunteered to be our parish Service Opportunity Coordinator. She will love to connect you with volunteer opportunities throughout the year and for any other projects or needs of the parish and its groups or ministries.

Here are some areas she’s exploring:

  • Getting ready for winter: helping the parish and our neighbors with winterizing. Could involve raking, planting, weatherizing, whatever is needed.
  • Game Night: to help the refugee families our parish has sponsored meet other parishioners.
  • Helping a local shelter: serving a meal, clean-up, reading to kids at the shelter, whatever is needed.

Sheila will be posting opportunities in the Bulletin and on the parish website, but PLEASE CONTACT HER with any good ideas you have as well! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 CLICK HERE to find out how you can get involved with the Parish Pastoral plan to create or expand Adult Faith Formation Activities

Adult faith formation provides a number of processes through which people may consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study. This must be the central task of the catechetical enterprise “becoming the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age”. (General Directory for Catechesis, #275)

“Every disciple of the Lord shares in his mission. … To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service…. Pope John Paul II …envision[s] a laity who are living witnesses to Christ: well-formed in faith, enthusiastic, capable of leadership in the Church and in society, filled with compassion, and working for justice.” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, USCCB, 1999, pp. pp.1-2, 11)

Here’s a quick overview of “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.”

Here’s a link if you want to buy a copy.

Here’s a link if you want to read a free copy online.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

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Small Group Study 

Spring 2019 Registration now Open

 

 Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer — He wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ.

Through this study, you will:

  • Learn what it takes to follow Christ.
  • Discover the joy of divine friendship.
  • See how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

 

Small Groups will meet once a week for eight weeks, from Feb. 10-April 4. 
Session times are Sunday 10:15-11:45am, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm, or Thursday 9:15-10:45am. 
 
Register online here or print this form and drop off at the Parish or RE office. 

 

Registration is due Jan. 31st. Registrations received after Jan. 31st will be charged a $10 late fee. 

 

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