Small Groups can make the difference!
Small Groups offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parishioners while enriching our faith. Those involved in small groups consistently cite a greater feeling of community as well as better clarity in what it means to live out their faith on a daily basis.
Every Fall and Lent, various groups gather together once a week to read and discuss books on faith. We aim to deepen our faith and commitment to Christ and His Church through prayer, fellowship, and learning. The groups meet at different times and places, join one that fits your schedule!
LENTEN SMALL GROUPS:
This Lent, we will be reading My Other Self: Conversation with Christ on Living Your Faith by Clarence Enzler.
Modeled on the fifteenth-century classic The Imitation of Christ, My Other Self, explores the meaning of the Christian life. Written in first person, Christ speaks directly to the reader, inviting him or her to a relationship of friendship and discipleship. The reader is lead to deeper examination of the Christian life: detachment, virtue, prayer, avoidance of sin, and the Eucharist. Each chapter is divided in short sections with scripture for reflection and prayer.
If you are interested in facilitating or forming a new small group with your friends and family, contact Kelly Hernandez at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 821-2122.
Small Groups meet on different days and times, choose one that works best for your schedule. SIGN UP HERE
“Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding…” Baruch 3:14
ALL MOTHERS are invited to join us for one of the following book discussion groups:
Mondays at 12:30 p.m. in the nursery (basement of church), beginning January 16th. Bring your children to play while we discuss. Facilitator: Christine Billick.
Friday, February 3 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with the MOMS group in the Chapel. Childcare will be provided.
Books can be found on the church book rack and in the parish office for $12.00.
Mark Your Calendars for a special presentation by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, authors of Divine Mercy for Moms: Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the P.A.C.
All are invited to come listen to Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, authors of Divine Mercy for Moms, as they share the message of Divine Mercy and the practical application for today’s moms. Come learn from their personal testimonies as Catholic mothers, how to say ‘yes’ to God and bring mercy into our own families.
For more information, contact Kelly Hernandez: (734) 821-2122 or email@example.com
Meets every Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 pm In the Chapel
Have you thought that you should try meditation? Our meditation group is for beginners as well as advanced meditators. This ancient form of Christian prayer, rooted in the Gospels and St. Paul is offered weekly. Come when you can.
Contact parishioner Paul Thompson at 734-646-5591 for more information or just show up.
PRAYER SHAWL KNITTING MINISTRY
“Blanket those in our community in Prayer, Healing and Love.”
Do you like to knit or crochet?
We use the craft of knitting/crocheting to create shawls for those in the community who might derive comfort, warmth, and spiritual sustenance from them. People such as the homebound, chronically ill, those experiencing a crisis, and a mom with a first baby are typical recipients.
The Knitting Group meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Library, located off the gathering space of the church. To get a broader perspective on what this is all about, visit: www.shawlministry.com
We attach this note: “Crocheted by hand and threaded with prayers of love and hope, this item is a gift to you. May it bring blessings of comfort, gifts of warmth and the knowledge that you are loved. – St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Prayer Shawl Ministry”
For more information, including pattern and yarn recommendations, please contact Kathleen Ardan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-717-0685.