Adult Ministries

Contact for General Inquires

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



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.

      “Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:32

Adult Speaker Series 2019-2020

The Adult Speaker Series will be addressing various Catholic Social Teachings.  All Are Welcome.

Sessions will be held in the Parish Hall from 12:15pm – 1:30pm

Lunch is served and the church nursery is available.

We will have an “open atrium time” for children enrolled in CGS. MS and HS youth can help during this time as well.

Sunday, September 29: Jay Brown, the CEO of Commonwealth Catholic Charities, will give an overview of Catholic social teaching and how it is incorporated in our Catholic faith tradition.

Sunday, October 27: Deacon Chris Malone presents Welcoming Strangers

Sunday, December 1: Mark Hierholzer presents Women in Prison: How do we minister to these women?

Sunday, January 26 : Paul Amrheim presents Economic Justice

Sunday, March 8: Speaker TBD

Sunday, May 10: Speaker TBD

All-Parish Read 2019-2020

The Cathedral will begin its annual All-Parish Read with the book, Holy Longings: The Search for a Christian Spirituality by Ronald Rolheiser OMI

This book is one of the essentials of Christian discipleship.  Ronald Rolheiser probes the question “What is spirituality?” He writes with clarity, using examples and stories relevant for today. Holy Longings addresses the modern challenges to our faith.  Fr. Rolheiser explains the essentials of a spiritual life, including community worship, social action, and the centrality of the Incarnation. Holy Longings translates the universal struggle for love and a deeper relationship with God.  

To purchase this book for $12.00 please contact:

Maria Thorsen –

(this book is also available on Amazon)

Discussion Sessions will be held on the following dates:

October 9, November 20, January 22, and February 19

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall

Women’s Book Group 2019-2020

Why should I attend the Women’s Book Group?

Meet new people 

Enjoy each other’s point of view

Read a book that we otherwise would not read

Nourish our souls and deepen our faith

Think about what we believe

Have fun chatting

Eat good food

The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism by Michael Himes

September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, | 12:15-1:30pm | Parish Hall | Lunch Provided and Nursery Available

Fr. Himes invites us to consider ten basic truths of Catholicism. Beginning with a discussion of the Trinity, Grace, the Incarnation and Salvation.  Fr. Himes moves the reader into an exploration of Church as the continuing presence of Jesus Christ in the world today.

February – 2020  

(book to be announced)

Dates: February 10, 17, 24 March 2,9

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 and Potluck Supper 2019-2020

Bring a friend and a dish to share! We gather together in the Parish Hall to enjoy current movies.

October 16, 2019 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Parish Hall

I Can Only Imagine

It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms’ Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINEstars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.

A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

February 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Parish Hall

Movie: TBD

Weekday Morning Prayer

Liturgy of the Hours

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”


Mystic St. Hildegard von Bingen

You are invited on the 3rd Sunday of each month for a discussion on the “Mysticism in the Hebrew Bible and Mystics of our Faith.”

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.

Third Sundays from 10:00am-11:00am on the Third Floor of parish offices .

For more information please contact: Mike Jackman

Scripture Study 2019-2020

Galatians: Set Free to Live

Galatians: Set Free to Live – The most important question a Christian can ask: “What must we do to be saved” Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides the answer and reveals the merciful love God the Father has for us. This study program speaks of the extraordinary gift of salvation.

Dates:  September 16, 23, 30,  October 7, 14, 21, 28   November 4
Time and Place:  7:00-8:30 pm / Parish Hall
Facilitators:  Deacon Chris Malone and Deacon Charles Williams

Components of the Galatians Bible Study: *DVD Series- Eight 50 minute video presentations *Workbook for each participant- this contains session summaries, home reading assignments, study questions and responses that accompany each video. *It is suggested that each participant have a Catholic Bible *The cost for each workbook is $20.00

To register please email Maria Thorsen –

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

Experience the Joy of Following Christ

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.

Components of the Follow Me Bible Study: *DVD Series- Eight 50 minute video presentations *Workbook for each participant *It is suggested that each participant have a Catholic Bible *The cost for each workbook is $20.00

Dates: January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2, 9 Time and Place:  7:00-8:30 pm / Parish Hall
Facilitators:  Deacon Chris Malone and Deacon Charles Williams

To register please email Maria Thorsen –

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