Adult Faith Formation
Tuesday, June 21st, at 6pm in Mulhern Hall
Sponsored by the S Factor
The S Factor invites you to a presentation by Vera Bej, born in Ukraine 84 years ago. Vera will share her family’s harrowing but successful saga as they escaped the WWII Holocaust from Stalin and the Nazis. She will compare the present day Ukrainian refugee to the refugees of World War II.
Her mother and three children eventually settled in Philadelphia, PA later to be joined by her father, who had escaped a Soviet work camp. Years later, Vera served as the principal of the local Ukranian School. She has worked in education for close to 60 years. During her 30 year tenure as a high school social studies teacher, she traveled with students throughout the former Soviet Union and later Ukraine. After retirement, Vera was selected to work as a Distinguished Educator for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She currently works at Shippensburg University preschool and day care. RSVP
MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT- Ignatian Marriage Enrichment – Now on Zoom!
Tuesdays, July 12 – August 2, 7:30-9pm
What does St. Ignatius tell us about marriage? A lot! Join us for a 4-week marriage enrichment program drawing from the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius. 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. Hear also from witness couples and a couples therapist. On the final week we invite couples and their families to a celebratory picnic dinner at STM. Whether you’ve been married 6 months or 60 years, there’s always more to explore in the great mystery of God (and love!). $50 fee per couple. Register.
Families with young children are invited togather at the church playground to meet one another and to enjoy some coffee and donuts. Second Sunday of the month at 11:15am.
Child Care and the Wider Society: A Catholic Social Teaching View
Dr. Kate Ward, theologian of Christian ethics at Marquette University will present about America’s childcare crisis and how it fits with Catholic social thought. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7:30pm, Zoom. Register
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 after the 5:30pm Mass in the Parish Library. Beginning August 14.
Young Adult Day Afternoon of Prayer
Spend an afternoon in prayer and quiet on the gorgeous grounds and trails of Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. There will be reflective talks and time for socializing. Sunday, Oct. 16, 1-5pm. $10 fee. Register
Connect to our email group and stay up to date on events and gatherings: bit.ly/stmLGBTQ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
All are invited to the weekly rosary group.
Scripture Study with Louanne
Pray with and explore the Sunday scripture reading from a historical and theological perspective. Contact Louanne at email@example.com to join.
Bible Study with Jerry Pendrick
Join Jerry each Monday in the Parish Library to dive into the week’s scriptures beginning Mon., Aug. 30. Contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would prefer the Zoom link
Centering Prayer Weekly “Zoom” Meetings
Centering Prayer meets each week via Zoom. Email email@example.com to sign up.
LGBTQ Bible Study (NEW!)
Beginning in August. Details TBA.
Contemplative Photography: Awakening To Life’s Fullness Through Your Lens
In this 90-minute class you will be introduced to contemplative photography, learn ways to use your camera to help you open to deeper, fuller encounters with life, engage in some of these practices as a group, and have time for discussion.
Facilitator: Katie Archibald-Woodward
Saturday, Oct. 1, 10am-11:30am. $15 fee. Register
Bible Journaling Workshop
Are you looking for a new way to engage with scripture? Do you want to learn a fresh approach to reading the Bible? Bible journaling is a way to visually capture scripture, and to experience God and God’s Word in a creative way. This two-week workshop is for everyone! No artistic talent is required. We will provide all of the supplies you need to get started, such as pens, markers, watercolors, stamps, washi tape, journaling pages, and more. You’ll learn some basic techniques, how to choose passages that are meaningful to you, and some of the best ways to creatively express your faith. It’s not necessary to bring anything, but if you have a journaling Bible, or favorite notebook you would like to use, feel free to bring it along.
Facilitator: Kelly Marriott
Two-session workshop: Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30, 10am-11:30am. Register
Honoring the Ignatian concept of Cura Personalis and his invitation into prayer that is the Examen, we will join together to care for our entire person through the steps of the Examen drawing on mind, body, soul, and spirit for participation. We will flow through the stages of the Examen using yoga, meditation, prayer, and journaling.
Facilitator: Kimi Nettuno, MTS, RYT
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10am-12pm. $15 fee. Register