Adult Ministries

Contact for General Inquires

General inquires about our Adult Ministries should be directed to: Maria Thorsen

FINDING OUR WAY TOGETHER:


ADULT FAITH FORMATION 2018-2019

Every disciple of the Lord Jesus shares in the mission to proclaim God’s word. To do our part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel. We are men and women of faith which is grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus. We are on a life-long spiritual journey together.

ADULT SPEAKER SERIES 2018-2019


December 2- Mary, Christ-Bearer and Mother of God

Barbara Hughes, a columnist for the Catholic Virginian, will bring us a presentation  to begin the holy season of Advent. “Although the words of Mary recorded in Scripture would equal less than a paragraph, her role in salvation history cannot be overstated. Mary is the Mother of God, Mother of the Church, and our mother. Mary is a perfect model of humility and self-knowledge. Neither ordained nor religious, Mary is the perfect model of lay leadership.”  12:15pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and nursery care provided.

January 20- Overcoming Bias: Building Relationships Across Differences

Matthew Freeman, co-author of the book, Overcoming Bias, will lead a presentation and discussion about unconscious assumptions. These assumptions can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people of differing backgrounds. The central message is we can be part of the solution.  12:15pm in the Parish Hall. Lunch will be served and nursery care provided.

March 17- Fellowship of Christian Athletes

This event has been cancelled. For the latest updates on adult speakers, please register for our weekly newsletter.

All Parish Read


God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for our Time 

by Bishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Laureate Bishop Desmond Tutu has long been admired throughout the world for the heroism and grace he exhibited while encouraging countless South Africans in the struggle for human rights. This book is Desmond Tutu’s most soul-searching book. He shares the spiritual message that guided him through troubled times. Archbishop Tutu reaches out to readers of all religious backgrounds, showing how individual and global suffering can be transformed into joy and redemption.

Please join the parish in reading our annual All Parish Read.

Books will go on sale November 4 for $10, which you can purchase at the Vestibule Gift Shop or the Parish Office

For our next book in our All Parish Read program, check our website, sign up for our e-newsletter, or look for announcements in our weekly bulletin.

Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of Faith

by Bishop Robert Barron


  • January 30
  • February 14, 20, 28
  • March 7, 13, 20, 28
  • April 4

7:00pm-8:30pm @ Parish Hall

The truth, beauty, and goodness of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of the global culture, learn what Catholics believe and why, and discover the full meaning of the faith. Deacons Chris Malone and Charles Williams will facilitate discussions.

Women’s Book Group


Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor

February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25 | 12:45-1:45pm | Parish Hall | Lunch Provided

“Darkness is shorthand for anything that scares me – either because I am sure that I do not have the resources to survive it or because I do not want to find out.  If I had my way, I would eliminate everything from chronic back pain to fear of the devil from my life and the lives of those I love….at least I think I would”

Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, teaching us how to find God even in the darkness and giving us a way to let the darkness teach us what we need to know.   

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller, An Altar in the World and Leaving Church.  Taylor is a Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998.  

Upcoming Women’s Book Group events will be posted here, in our bulletin, and our weekly e-newsletter. If you don’t currently receive our e-newsletter, sign up here.

Movie Time and Potluck Supper


Bring a friend and a dish to share! We gather together in the parish hall to enjoy current movies. Recently we watched Pope Francis: A Man of His Word and enjoyed the film along with fellowship together. Upcoming Movie Time and Potluck suppers will be posted here, in our bulletin, and our weekly e-newsletter. If you don’t currently receive our e-newsletter, sign up here.

Weekday Morning Prayer


Every Wednesday at 7:30 am in the Sanctuary

Facilitated by: Deacon Chris Malone and Deacon Charles Williams

The Catholic Church has the custom of celebrating the Liturgy of the Hours each day.  In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing.   The Liturgy of the Hours is a prayer of the whole people of God.

Please join us in prayer. “When the faithful gather together in prayer, we are the temple of the living God”

Reflections


Topic: Join us in a discussion on mysticism in the Hebrew Bible, the basis for all Christian mysticism.
Third Sundays from 10:00am-11:00am in Monsignor Golden’s Office, Third Floor of new parish offices .

The spiritual life is a journey of change.  We yearn for a greater spiritual oneness with God. All are invited to join this Adult Faith Formation study and discussion. Topics will be chosen that deepen our relationship with God and build our faith community.

For more information please contact: Mike Jackman

Scripture Study


One of the best ways to learn about scripture is to read it and discuss it with other people. Recently as a parish we gathered to study the Bible timeline. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in our faith and understanding of scripture. Upcoming Scripture Study events will be posted here, in our bulletin and our weekly newsletter. If you don’t currently receive our e-newsletter, sign up here.