St. Mary's offers faith formation opportunities for adults throughout the year. Always prompting lively discussions, these sessions are based on topics suggested by parishioners--sometimes "ripped from the headlines" of current world events. Guest presenters and St. Mary's clergy periodically present forums that delve deeper into matters of faith, Christian living and our ministry to others.
Second Saturday Discussion Series
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month as we delve deeper into topics important to the faith journey of all Christians. These 90-minute discussion groups are informal and everyone is welcome to join us as your schedule permits.
Our current discussion series is entitled Work, Play, Pray: Striving for Balance through Benedictine Spirituality.
It may seem odd that some of the best guidelines for achieving balance in our world today, where "stress" has become the norm, come from a Sixth Century Italian monk who at one point chose to live by himself in a cave. Yet through the centuries, millions have found the teachings of St. Benedict of Nursia and his Rule for monastic life key to their own spiritual wholeness.
The spirituality of St. Benedict has offered those who follow its path a way to faith-filled living through work, prayer, learning and living in community. This is not a spirituality that requires a departure from everyday life, but rather a way of being that embraces and becomes fully engaged in the holiness that permeates our daily existence and the call to follow Christ in all that we do.
When we live an integrated life, we express the true identity that God created for each of us. Our every encounter and activity revolve around our longing to be connected to God. St. Benedict's wisdom can help us center ourselves in God even while we live day in and day out in a culture that may work against us. Moreover, it shows us how those who share our lives are part of the spiritual way.
Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the Second Saturdays of September through December 2018 as we explore how Benedict's wisdom speaks to us today.
Game nights, church suppers, movie nights, theater outings, ladies' night out, and even sleigh rides are held year round. St. Mary's is a great place to work, pray, and celebrate God's love!
Information about Children's and Youth Faith Formation is on a separate page.