CURRENT EVENTS IN ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Habits of the Household (Book Study)
Sundays | January 8 – February 26 at 9:00 – 10:00am 

Justin Whittle Earley offers 10 daily habits families can practice together to deepen their bonds, grow closer to God, and aid in the task of parenting! From mealtimes and screen time to work and play, the Habits of the Household book can be a game-changer. Register at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith 

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Couples’ Weekend Retreat
February 10-12
Saint Ignatius has much wisdom for couples that will help them grow closer to God and one another. His Spiritual Exercises offer a pattern we can apply to the journey of a romantic relationship. This retreat presents Ignatius’ wisdom and tools to enrich the life of couples, whether dating or married. Throughout the weekend, retreatants will be given exercises and suggestions for personal prayer and for reflections together as a couple. This is a silent retreat.
For more information and to register, CLICK HERE 


Ignatian Foundations
Tuesdays | February 21 – March 28 at 7:30pm | via Zoom
Ignatian Foundations will give participants a deeper understanding of the Ignatian worldview by studying Ignatius’ life, the Spiritual Exercises, and Jesuit history. Classes will be led by Jesuits and lay Ignatian ministers, addressing the Ignatian themes of prayer, discernment, and freedom. Each class will last 60-90 minutes each. Fee: $30. Register at bit.ly/igfound223

The Enneagram for Married Couples
Wednesdays | March 1-22 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | via Zoom

Enneagram coach Shannon Anderson presents a 4-week course on how the Enneagram can give you and your spouse a deeper appreciation for each other, offer conflict resolution strategies, and rekindle relational intimacy. The course draws from Gottman Institute principles and is focused on Gospel-based loving. Fee: $150 per couple (space is limited to 10 couples).
Register at bit.ly/enneamarried

Mark’s Gospel LIVE
Thursday, March 2 at 7pm
A solo performance of the Gospel of Mark by Fr. Joseph Morris. This dramatic telling of the oldest of the four canonical gospels speaks to the experience of early Christians where the scripture stories would be share orally. Let the Gospel escape the gravity of ink and paper and enter into the story of this very brief chance to share the love that changes life on earth and leads to eternal life through the power of compassion.
A good will offering will be taken up for Fr. Joseph. 
RSVP at bit.ly/marksgospelstm

Lenten Freedom: An Ignatian Journey – A Lenten Prayer Series
Sundays | March 12 – April 2 at 10:00am
Participants will embark on a spiritual journey through Lent using the Ignatian tradition of prayer and scripture. Each week, participants will spend time praying on their own with selected scriptures, and then come together with the group to share their reflections and experiences. This series offers an opportunity for deep spiritual growth and connection with others during the season of Lent.
RSVP at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith

Lenten Evening of Reflection
Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm 
Step into the Lenten story and the Way of the Cross through story, art, and other visuals. This will be an evening of quiet reflection on the paschal mystery of Christ. 
RSVP at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith

Landmarks: An Ignatian Journey (Book Study)
Wednesdays | June 21 – July 26 at 7:30pm via Zoom
Dive deeper into Ignatian spirituality in this 6-week study of Margaret Silf’s book Landmarks. Silf presents Ignatian principles through beautiful metaphors and helpful visual illustrations. If you’re new to Ignatian spirituality or wish to deepen your understanding of its practicality, this book study is for you.
Register at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith

Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Saint, Sinner (Film)
Sunday, July 30 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
View the 2016 dramatic film on the life of Ignatius of Loyola produced by the Jesuits of the Philippines. You may bring your own dinner. Light refreshments will be served.
Register at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith

Ignatian Foundations
Thursdays | October 12 – November 16 at 7:30pm | via Zoom
Ignatian Foundations will give participants a deeper understanding of the Ignatian worldview by studying Ignatius’ life, the Spiritual Exercises, and Jesuit history. Classes will be led by Jesuits and lay Ignatian ministers, addressing the Ignatian themes of prayer, discernment, and freedom. Each class will last 60-90 minutes each. Fee: $30. Register at bit.ly/igfound223


 

SCRIPTURE STUDY

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study
Meets on Monday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm in Mulhern Hall
The Spring 2023 session of STM’s Women’s Bible Study will study Sisters in Scripture by Kathleen MacInnis Kichline, an exploration of the relationships of women in Scripture.
Please purchase the book at your preferred bookseller before our first session.

Not Your Mama’s Rosary group
1st Tuesday of the month, 8:00am-9:00am, Parish Library; Other Tuesdays, 8:30am-9:00am, Zoom
(for Zoom link, email erin.e.brewster@gmail.com)
All are invited to the weekly rosary group.


Scripture Study with Louanne
Tuesdays, 1pm
Pray with and explore the Sunday scripture reading from a historical and theological perspective. Contact Louanne at bachner@juno.com to join.


Bible Study with Jerry Pendrick

Join Jerry each Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Parish Library to dive into the week’s scriptures. Contact Jerry at jpendrick1@yahoo.com 


Centering Prayer 
Wednesday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm via Zoom
Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am in the Julie Room
Contact Joanna Brunson at columbus4x@gmail.com with questions. 


LGBTQ Bible Study

The LGBTQ+ Catholics and Friends group meets each Tuesday at 7pm in the Family Room. All are welcome!
Connect to our email group and stay up to date on events and gatherings: bit.ly/stmLGBTQ

 


Playground Gathering
Families with young children are invited to gather at the church playground to meet one another and to enjoy some coffee and donuts. Second Sunday of the month at 11:15am.

Little Ways Playgroup
Inspired by the meditations of Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, Little Ways seeks to bring together mothers and their children in a community of faith formation and encouragement. In spite of the many competing demands on our time, Saint Thérèse reminds us that often the ways in which we can best serve the Lord are those which seem the most small. This group seeks to bring together mothers who are serving the Lord in what is perhaps our lives’ most important ministry, that of raising our children. We meet the first Fridays of each month from  9am in the church nursery. RSVP to Megan at megan.schellman@yahoo.com.

Connect to our email group and stay up to date on parent-related
happenings (and even our babysitter listing): bit.ly/STMparents

Or join our WhatsApp group:
bit.ly/stmfamilies


Monthly Wine & Cheese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet and socialize with other young adults in the community on the Second Sunday of each month at 6:30pm in the Parish Library. 

Dates:
January 8
February 12 – NEW! Social Gathering with LGBTQ+ Catholics and Friends group at the Inner Voice Decatur at 6:30pm. Click to RSVP
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10