Mary Kane Mauer
Coordinator of Adult Education/Faith Formation
Recipient of the Mary Ann Kelley Award
Ministry of Adult Education and Faith Formation Members
Faith formation enables us to apply our religious education to making a difference in how we live our lives, raise our children, spend our money and engage in the political dynamics of our community. It is about providing opportunities within a faith context for adults to talk with other adults about things that matter. It is about enriching the faith life of the participants and strengthening the parish community. It is about becoming articulate about our faith and being signs of the work of God in our midst to each other, to those who have left, to those who have no church to call home. To that end adults are invited to participate in a variety of programs: bible studies, “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life”, “Divorce and Beyond” (a program of recovery and healing), presentations on respect for life, reconciliation, Eucharist, etc. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, advertising, hospitality, and childcare. All are welcome.
DIVORCE AND BEYOND, a program of support for men and women who are divorced or have filed for divorce. Each session will focus on a different topic over ten weeks: the process of divorce, self-image, stress, anger, blame & guilt, loneliness, forgiveness, happiness and pathways to growth. Led by experienced facilitators, participants experience hope and healing by working through this emotional ordeal with the help of others. A former participant commented, “I learned to forgive. It was healthy for me and my children. It was also a gift to me
10 Week Spring Program – Wednesdays, April 17th – June 12, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Newman Room.
To register, or for more information, contact Mary Kane Mauer (219) 531-0933, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.saintpaulvalpo.org.
Did you know?
Divorced Catholics are not ex-communicated.
Divorced Catholics may receive Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Divorced Catholics are full members of the Church and can participate fully in the life of the Church.
Before a divorced Catholic can remarry in the Church, an annulment must be granted on the previous marriage. Children will not be illegitimate if a divorced Catholic is granted an annulment.
Additional websites: rainbows.org, familyministires.org, retrouvaillenoil.org/nwi.php, OnceCatholic.org, Divorced Catholic.org.
Spring Bible Study…PUT YOUR FAITH TO WORK
Our Spring Bible Study will be THE LETTER OF JAMES. “James not only points us toward the ideals of Christian life, he peels back the surface of our religious activity to expose the obstacles that impede our progress toward these ideals.” The Letter of James is a natural outgrowth of our personal introspection through the forty days of Lent. What do we do now? James has instructions for us in this Letter.
We will meet on Thursday afternoon, May 2 thru May 30 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm in the Newman Room. The price of the text, “JAMES: PUT YOUR FAITH TO WORK”, is ten dollars. Register will begin after Easter, Monday, April 22, by contacting Donna Gray at 464-7788 or email@example.com. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 30.
FULL OF GRACE
Women, find your purpose and feed your soul in a study designed for you! Come to this inspiration program. Join the facilitators for nine consecutive weeks in prayer and reflection using Sacred Scripture, documents, Catechism, the lives of women saints and the example of Mary, our Spiritual Mother.
Contact Terri Collins at 773-343-1332, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Kane Mauer at 219-531-0933, email email@example.com for more information.