Adult Faith Formation
The Adult Faith Formation Ministry nurtures the spiritual growth of our diverse faith community by encouraging adults to deepen their experience of God in daily life. Adult Faith Formation provides a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities to study Scripture; share faith; participate in information and discussion sessions on topics of Catholic faith and practice; and learn about and practice traditional and modern forms of spirituality. Members of the Adult Faith Formation Ministry collaborate to identify areas of interest to parishioners, find available resources and speakers, plan and develop programs, and research contacts for future programming.
Day of Reflection for Women at Enders Island, Mystic, CT, Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Retreat Day Leader: Sr. Eileen Dooling, RSM Suggested Offering: $45; includes lunch. Registration & Offering due by May 1; carpooling to Enders Island is available.
Lectio Divina, Tuesdays, May 3, 17, June 7, 21; 7:00-8:00 pm. Lectio Divina is an ancient art of praying the Scriptures that honors the most basic source of all real prayer – an interior desire for God. We create a safe and sacred space to read, contemplate, and share what the Bible reveals to our hearts. Facilitator: Sheila Denion.
I Hear God Laughing – Tuesday, May 10 & 24, 2016, 7-8:30 pm. Join us as we listen to the humor, wit and keen insights of Edwina Gately, spiritual writer and founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement & Genesis House. Through this inspired talk on CD, we will hear Edwina share her faith journey as she has struggled to be a faithful Catholic lay woman responding to the Gospel values of justice, peace, and transformation of our world. Facilitator: Patricia Curtis Suggested Offering: $15.
Pentecost Twilight Retreat – Saturday, May 14, 2016; 630-8 pm A time for input, reflection, discussion and prayer as we conclude our 90-day journey together. Presenter: Fr. Thomas Gallagher, ofm Suggested Offering: $15; incl. dinner. Presentation only at 7 pm: $10.00 Registration Deadline: May 10, 2016.
Give that special woman a retreat weekend in the peaceful setting of historic Farmington at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center. Women of the parish will gather on May 13-15, 2016 to reflect on the theme: “Encountering the Tenderness of God.” For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.