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, Kathy Voytovich and Amy Hannig
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 BREAD MONK
FR. DOMINIC GARRAMONE, OSB AKA THE BREAD MONK
St. Mary’s Parish Hall
October 4th at 10:00 am
Tickets are on sale by the
Home & Community Education Association
Call Carole Halloran for more information 884-2374
Father Domninic Garramone, OSB, is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois. He is the head of the Religion Department at Saint Bede Academy and teaches church history and Christian doctrine. He is also the drama director and has published two plays. He is the host of the PBS cooking show “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic” from 2000 t0 2001, and has written six cookbooks. His newest book, a beginner’s baking book titled How to Be a Breadhead, was published by Reedy Press. His first children’s book, Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery, was the recipient of the 2011 Christopher Award for Children’s Books (ages 8 to 10) and the 2011 Catholic Press Association 1st Place Award for children’s books. Fr. Dom says he got his culinary education between my mother’s kitchen, PBS and the public library and when not baking can usually be found in the abbey herb garden.
(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 welcomes people where they are and offers them the experience of growing together in Faith, Prayer, Scripture and Doctrine. The stories of lived experiences with Faith flow together in a friendly relaxed environment. The laity share their faith and offer their care for others. People come to “belong” even more than they come to “know.”
RCIA does not require thecommitment of becoming a Catholic. It rather gives the opportunity of learning about Faith in the Catholic tradition and in a small dedicated atmosphere. A non-Catholic begins with simple inquires.
RCIA begins Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room with the first of three inquiry nights.
To register for RCIA or indicate someone who might be interested, please fill in the card that can be found in the pews or on the table in the gathering space, and mail it to the parish office or drop it in the collection basket. Fr. Z will send a personal invitation to this person inviting them to the inquiry sessions.