Adult Faith Formation
Summer Book Groups
In commemoration of the death of George Floyd on May 25, STM is forming summer sharing groups using books that examine racism in the United States as well as Black theology and spirituality. Below are the book group options:
- Howard Thurman: Jesus and the Disinherited (Wednesdays, July 7 – August 4, 7:30pm) OR
(Mondays, July 5 – August 2, 7:30pm)
- Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – (Tuesdays, June 29 – July 27, 7:00pm In-person at Mulhern Hall) OR (Tuesdays, June 29 – July 27, 7:30pm Zoom)
Groups will meet via Zoom. Space is limited. Register
Summer Lovin’: Ignatian Marriage Enrichment
Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, and 22 – 7:30pm, Mulhern Hall (Registration required)
What does a 16th century celibate saint have to say about marriage today? St. Ignatius of Loyola developed the Spiritual Exercises as a way for individuals to grow closer to God. If God is love, then the Spiritual Exercises can lead us closer to one another as well. Join us for a 4-week marriage enrichment program that will follow the movements of Ignatius’ 4 weeks of the Spiritual Exercises adapted for relationships. Couples will be given tools from Ignatian spirituality such as the rules for the discernment of spirits, a relationship Examen, imaginative prayer exercises, and reflection activities to grow closer to God and one another. Whether you’ve been married 6 months or 60 years, there’s always more to explore in the great mystery of God (and love!). Give yourself and your marriage the gift of summer lovin’!
“I Am Not Your Negro” Film Screening
Saturday July 17, 2021 12-3 p.m. in Mulhern Hall
The Oscar nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” is a personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of writer James Baldwin’s close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. The film, narrated by actor Samuel Jackson, chronicles the racial climate in the America of Baldwin’s day which parallels current events in our time. This screening will include opportunities for silent reflection, journaling and sharing. Please bring your journal and favorite pen. Register
Tuesdays, Jul. 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 or Mondays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Ignatian Foundations offers a deeper understanding of the Ignatian worldview by studying Ignatius’ life, the Spiritual Exercises, and Jesuit history. Sessions will be led by Jesuits and lay Ignatian ministers, addressing the Ignatian themes of prayer, discernment, and freedom. Cost: $60 includes six sessions. Advance registration is required. Space is limited for the purposes of online conversation. Register.
Centering Prayer Weekly “Zoom” Meetings
Centering Prayer meets each week via Zoom. Email email@example.com to sign up.
Scripture Study with Louanne
Pray with and explore the Sunday scripture reading from a historical and theological perspective. Contact Louanne at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Scripture Study with Jerry Pendrick
Discuss the weekly Sunday readings.