What is God’s Will?
April 22 – May 6, Wednesdays, 7pm, $10
The most difficult decisions are not choosing between good and evil, but discerning between good choices! This workshop will lay out all the tools of Ignatian discernment and invite participants to bring their own decision-making “case studies” for the group to grapple with. We will study Ignatius’ foundation for all life decisions, examine his famous Rules for the Discernment of Spirits, and explore various methods of bringing out decisions to prayer. Participants will be equipped with tools to discern future decisions more confidently.
Attendance at all 3 sessions is imperative as each week builds on the previous.
4-Week Retreat in Everyday Life
March 1-29, 2020, Cost: $200
This 4-week retreat draws from the themes of the Spiritual Exercises and uses material from The First Spiritual Exercises by Michael Hansen, SJ. Retreatants will meet each week with their spiritual director who will offer material for the week’s prayer, to be prayed at home. This retreat is an opportunity to experience a more extended Ignatian-style retreat. You must be able to commit to at least 30 minutes of daily prayer at home. If you are interested in registering for this retreat please email Andy Otto at email@example.com.
MORE Theology is a series of St. Thomas More classes on topics that affect us as Catholics, including theology, church history, spirituality, liturgy, and church teaching. To attend you MUST register. In order to maintain an engaging class dynamic and to allow for group work, registrations are limited.
Join us some Sundays after the 9:30am Mass in Mulhern Hall for a chat with a local expert on various themes and topics while enjoying a cup of joe.
STM Coffeehouse meets during the school year.
Scripture Study with Louanne
Louanne K. Bachner, Ph.D. is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Emory University. She has been involved with catechesis and Adult Faith formation across the Archdiocese for over thirty years. She has led many retreats as well as offering spiritual direction.
On Tuesday afternoons men and women of this parish gather to pray and prepare for Sunday liturgy. Heeding the words of Pope Francis, we find the deep and lasting joy of the Gospel. The scripture readings for the coming Sunday are read aloud, explored from a historical and theological perspective, and reflected upon. Through mutual sharing, the meaning of the scriptures for day-to-day living are explore. The entire community is welcome.
RENEW meets in the STM parish library. Classes are Tuesdays 1:30-3pm during the school year.
The Word – Bible Study
Join our biblical scholar, Jerry Pendrick each Sunday morning to unpack the weekly scripture readings. The primary focus will be on explaining the literal meaning of the texts, especially the Gospels. 10:40-11:50am in the Parish Library, beginning August 19.
Jerry was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York. He been a parishioner at St. Thomas More since 1988 and has taught ancient Greek and Latin at various high schools and colleges for 27 years.”
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.