Adult Faith Formation
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Friendship with God: An Exploration of Ignatian Prayer
Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27 at 7:30pm
Take a deep dive into the three primary forms of Ignatian prayer: meditation, contemplation, and the Examen. Each week you will take a deep dive into the roots of these prayer methods, hear Ignatius’ guidance from the Spiritual Exercises, and have a guided prayer experience. Facilitated by Andy Otto. Register here.
Thursday Gospel Contemplation
Thursdays, 12:00 PM (Live on Facebook)
Each week we invite you to pray with the upcoming Sunday gospel reading. Every Thursday at 12pm, Andy Otto will lead you through a live guided prayer using the Ignatian tradition of contemplation, engaging your imagination. You can access past recordings in the videos section of our Facebook page. You can also access past recordings in the videos section of our Facebook page.
Centering Prayer Weekly “Zoom” Meetings
Centering Prayer meets each week via Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
STM Sharing Groups
These new sharing groups allow space for safe conversation and sharing on the topic of racial justice. A book will be used to center the group’s reflection.
Dignitatis Humanae: A Study on the Vatican II Declaration on Religious Liberty
Two Options: May 4 or May 11
Fr. Mark will lead participants in a study and discussion of how the Church’s teaching on religious liberty and freedom of conscience has evolved over time, culminating in the Vatican II Declaration on Religious Liberty, and how Catholics might approach issues of religious liberty in our own time. Participants should read the rather short Declaration on Religious Liberty ahead of time. Offered May 4 and May 11 at 7:30pm. Register at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith to get the Zoom link and link to the document.
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:
- Thea Bowman: In My Own Words (Thursdays, June 3 – July 1, 7:30pm)
- Howard Thurman: Jesus and the Disinherited (Wednesdays, July 7 – August 4, 7:30pm)
- Howard Thurman: Jesus and the Disinherited (Mondays, July 5 – August 2, 7:30pm)
- Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – (Tuesdays, June 29 – July 27, 7:30pm)
Groups will meet via Zoom. Space is limited. Please register at stmgaparish.org/adultfaith/
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.
Scripture Study with Jerry Pendrick
Discuss the weekly Sunday readings.