Whether it be a course or a retreat, we warmly welcome you to attend any and all of the Adult Formation opportunities scheduled for this coming year. And, since hospitality is our charism, feel free to bring family and friends! Some highlights of the coming year explore timely topics such as Dr. Joe Kelly's introduction to the religion of Islam, and Dr. Nancy Rourke's series on learning about faith from dementia. We welcome Deacon Eric Bessette, who will take the lead in our parish's Ignation Spirituality Programs.
Just Faith Program - Fall of 2017
JustFaith is a transformational journey that invites participants to explore how they may better care for our planet home and the poorest among us. The program provides a context in which participants can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable people and for our common home. Through a rich and intensive process, groups become communities that together pray, reflect, dialogue, and encounter people on the margins of society.
Find out more about the program and meet Jack Jezreel, founder of Just Faith, on Tuesday, 3/14/17 at 2:00PM. Additional meeting dates are Sunday, 3/19 at 10:15AM or Monday, 3/20 at 7:00PM. All held in the Parish Life Center Double Room. Additional information can be found in this FLYER
Questions: Please Contact Margie Benza.
Women in the Spirit
The First Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM
Topics and Location Announced Prior to Meeting
Men in the Spirit
The Third Monday of each month, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Education Center - Upper Level
Finding Christ at the Core
Instructed by Lynn Klei, CYT
Weekly (see day & time below)
Education Center – Upper Level
$75 per 8 week session or $10 per drop in class
Participants must be 14 years or older
Chair Yoga—Mondays @ 10:00 AM—11:00 AM
Chair Yoga—Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Gentle Yoga—Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM—6:30 PM
Grief Share Support Group
Wednesdays; September 7—December 7, 2016
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 12:30 PM— 2:00 PM
Materials Fee: $25; Registration is required.
Contact: Margie Benza
The Grief Share Support Group is a friendly, caring community of people dedicated to walk along side those who have lost a loved one.
Men’s Annual Kentucky Retreat
September 10—17, 2016
Contact: Deacon Pat DiLaura
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other men for a very special week in Booneville, KY. This year’s group will leave the Transfiguration parking lot the morning of Saturday, September 10th and return Saturday, September 17th. For more information, contact Deacon Pat DiLaura.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
30 Week Retreat
Start Date: September 25, 2016
Retreat Coordinator: Deacon Eric Bessette
Fee: $50 for Parishioners
In the 30 week retreat, a person will come to know Christ more intimately, love Christ more intensely so as to follow Christ more closely in the realities that shape our lives. Contact Deacon Eric Bessette for more information.
Religious & Scripture Series with Dr. Joe Kelly
Introduction to the Religion of Islam
Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 7:00—8:30 PM
Whenever a tragedy like the shooting in Orlando occurs, there often follows several incidents of hatred exhibited toward the people of the Muslim faith. Sadly, so much of this prejudice is that result of ignorance. As Americans and Catholic Christians, we stand against such hatred and yet we too far often are not well-informed about this deeply religious faith tradition. This 4-week series will provide an introduction to the origins, the history and the practice of the religion of Islam. An option to visit a mosque will also be scheduled for those who are interested. It is hoped that such study will help to eliminate the uncertainty and fear that often surrounds our relationship with our Muslim neighbors.
Women’s Bible Study
Winter 2017 Session
Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM October 5, 12, 19, 26
Begins January 10, 2017, ends March 28, 2017, no class on February 21
The book of James-Pearls for Wise Living, Jeff Cavins -Catholic Bible Study Program
The letter of James offers wisdom for ordinary Christians in everyday life.
It speaks to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our faith.
Registration Required; Materials Fee = $25 Registration form located HERE.
Women's Day of Retreat - Save The Date
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Location: Parish Life Center Gym
Registration Required. Contact Meg Kastner
More to follow…..
Matthew’s Gospel: A Portrait of Jesus
Sundays, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 10:00—11:00 AM
Matthew’s Gospel gives us a unique portrait of Jesus. Addressed to the first-century Christians who were of Jewish origin, Matthew sees Jesus as the New Moses who has come “not to abolish the Law, but to fulfill it.” Please join us for this 4-week Adult Education series as we look more closely at how this Gospel was written and what impact it can have for us as we live out our lives as Christians.
Women's Annual Kentucky Retreat
April 23 - 29, 2017
Contact: Teresa Harris 518-389-5861 or e-mail email@example.com
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other women for a very special week in Booneville, KY. This year’s group will leave the Transfiguration parking lot the morning of Sunday, April 23rd and return Saturday, April 29th. For more information, contact Teresa Harris.
Theology Discussion Series with Dr. Nancy Rourke
Learning About Faith From Dementia
Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 7:00—8:30 PM
Many of us are elderly. Many of us will become elderly. Most of us are involved in caring for someone who is elderly. What can we learn from looking closely at the places where theology, spirituality, ethics, health care, and advanced age meet? When we bring theology and dementia together we see some unexpected things. Come join us to read, think carefully and prayerfully, share experiences, and investigate what Christianity has to offer to our understanding of these experiences. Join us to see what advanced age can teach us about Christianity.
Men’s Day of Reflection
June 2, 2017
Reservations are required
Contact: Tom Wojick
If you are in need of a reprieve from a hectic 24x7 schedule, or would like to spend the day with other men in a relaxed setting, plan to attend this annual retreat.
Annual 19th Annotation Retreat
June 9— June 11, 2017
Catholic House in Chautauqua, NY
Retreat Director: Deacon Eric Bessette
This weekend retreat nestled on the beautiful Chautauqua Institution campus, is an opportunity to pray with Scripture, nature and each other. Ample time is provided to enjoy sitting on the porch or walking the Chautauqua campus. Registration is required, space is limited. Please contact Meg Kastner, firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-248-2467