Chosen by God, and chosen to participate in a special program being offered by St. Mary’s Church.Chosen will both catechize and challenge teens to fully embrace a life of Christ.
NOT LIKE ANY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
PROGRAM YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED!
Registration forms & an overview of this program were mailed to all 7-12 grade parents a couple of weeks ago. We need to order program materials and need to have some idea of how many students will be participating.
Please return your registration
The first session will be on
Sunday, September 28, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Stefan Aydt, Gail Holzer, and Kathy Voytovich
will be leading teens on a unique journey of faith.
Students who have not been Confirmed need to continue in a religious education program in order to be eligible for the next Confirmation class. Students who have already been Confirmed need to understand that this is not an end but a beginning to their life time faith journey.
2 Video Classes
Several Classes will be offered by
Kathy Voytovich In August & September.
These video classes are very worthwhile & informative.
Due to the Deanery Meeting in Arcola on Aug. 20, this class has been re-scheduled to
Wednesday, August 27th from 7-8:30 pm
Conclusion of In the Presence of Our Lord
and Over Holy Ground
An aerial view of Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Rome helps put these lands into perspective.This bird’s eye view is complemented by relevant passages of scripture, and backed by a musical score.
Wednesday, September 25th from 7-8:30 pm
The Greatest Figures of Salvation History:
A Closer Look at Paul and David/Solomon
Steve Ray interviews Cardinal Francis Arinze and digs deeper into the lives and times of David and Solomon. Roy Schoeman joins Steve to talk about the adventures and theology of Saul the Pharisee who became the beloved St. Paul. These unscripted conversations are lively, theologically rich, and thought-provoking. Join us and learn more about the story of salvation.
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
There is a hunger for God by people who do not even know it.
They have great lives, but still feel a lack.
They do well, have a wonderful family, but still sense something is missing.
Where can they go; to whom can they turn?
RCIA has provided an answer for many such people over the years. RCIA helps people find the Faith they already have.
And what is the RCIA program? It is a weekly gathering of RCIA team members (active Catholics) who share their Faith life, Faith stories and experiences, as well as their knowledge of Faith with people who are not Catholic; with people who have an interest in or curiosity for Catholic Doctrine; and with those Catholics who desire to restore their Faith back into active practice.
RCIA classes will start next month and if you know of someone who would be interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, please call the parish office and a personal invitation will be sent to them inviting them to attend the inquiry sessions beginning September 23rd.