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The Bible is the living Word of God but is not always easy to understand. Bible study allows participants to learn unique insights to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture. Small group discussions allow you to understand the readings and help you apply them to your life. Bible study also helps participants to understand the readings and prayers at Mass because our Mass is full of Scripture. 
Each fall, winter and spring features a different study.

Fall 2018 Bible Study

Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part One) by Sonja Corbitt

Have you ever been unable to explain the “why” of Catholic beliefs? Have you ever wondered why the Old Testament sounds so different from the New Testament? In the Old Testament, God began building a plan and laying a foundation for the beautiful traditions of the Catholic Faith. That plan was fulfilled by Jesus in the New Testament. 

WHAT: Faith-sharing Scripture study for adults

WHEN: 7 consecutive weeks, Oct. 2-Nov. 17

            Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:15-10:45 a.m., (daycare available) OR Saturdays 9:00-10:30 a.m.

 

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Service Opportunities!

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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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