Our Parish offers a variety of Adult Faith Enrichment opportunities! An overview of these programs is listed below. Information on current and upcoming opportunities are advertised in our weekly bulletin, the quarterly LIGHT, e-news, on our website and our Facebook page. If you have any questions please contact the Faith Formation office at 937-434-9272.
Catholic Men’s Fellowship (every other Tuesday 6:30-8:00AM): Open to men in the Kettering Catholic Community. Small groups of men meet regularly to share life experiences and offer one another support. The regular meetings include reflections on Scripture, individual sharing and prayer for the needs of all families, the parish, and the community.
Mom-to-Mom (Wednesday Mornings 9:00-11:00): Open to moms in the community. A relationship building program for moms which includes a speaker, breakfast and childcare. Mom’s with smaller children are accompanied by mentor moms who support and encourage them through the challenges of family life in a small group setting. Winter session begins January 17. Click Here to Register!
Pietra Fitness (Wednesday Evenings and Thursday mornings 8:15-9:15): For women in the Kettering Catholic Community. A fitness class that stretches, strengthens and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer. In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed.
Word on Fire Study (Friday Mornings 9:15-11:00): Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. The goal of this faith-sharing format is for individuals to grow comfortable and confident in sharing God’s powerful Word in all walks of life – to carry the Word out into the culture – to our families, friends, co-workers – to be part of the New Evangelization called for by Vatican II.
Faith and Light Gathering (3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:00): This is a monthly support group and faith formation program for adults with developmental disabilities and their families and friends. Gatherings are informal, welcoming and everyone enjoys each other’s company. We sing, talk about what is going on in our lives, relate Bible stories to our own experiences, make crafts and have snacks.
Growing in Faith Men and Women’s Small Group Studies (Sundays 6:30-8:00): Open to all Adults. Small groups meet at the Parish in different rooms for fellowship and community. Groups are led by two leaders and often involve a study around a particular topic. Next session: January 14-February 18.
Parish Tours (5th Monday of the month 6:00-6:30 Jan 29, April 29, July 29) : Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. A guided tour of St. Charles Parish which outlines the metaphorical and symbolic architectural design of the Church. Interspersed throughout the tour are explanations of the theological underpinnings of our faith. Learn how these underpinnings are expressed in the Parish’s spatial arrangement, an arrangement which articulates the story of Christ’s Life, Death and Resurrection, along with the sacramental and liturgical life of every baptized believer.
Open Door Nights (5th Monday of the month 6:30-8:00 Oct 30, Jan 29, April 29, July 29) : A welcoming experience for newly registered parishioners which affirms their presence as an integral part of our faith community. Inspired by Matthew 7:7 (Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you) Open door nights are the first step in building community and fostering deeper engagement in parish life. New members are given an overview of parish history, ministries and culture in a relaxed environment where our welcoming team gets to know them on a personal level.
Advent Wreath Workshop Sunday Nov 26 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. A time of fellowship in which families, friends, or individuals can create their own Advent wreath made of live evergreens. We provide all the supplies, greens, candles and a reflection booklet to be used throughout the Advent season.
Advent Scripture Reflection: Love, Peace, Joy and Hope Wednesday Mornings (9:30-11:00 and Thursday nights 6:30-8): Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. This Advent scripture reflection series will highlight the themes of Love, Peace, Joy and Hope. Our series will encourage and teach you how we can give birth to Jesus, the Word of God, in our hearts, and in our everyday lives. Now more than ever, we need that relationship to be tangible. We need to reflect the Love, Peace, Joy and Hope of Jesus in our families, and everyone else who encircles our lives. This Advent series is for all adults—those who like to share and those who don’t. All will feel welcome! This will be your Advent sacred space, and everyone needs some sacred space this time of year. Our presenter and guide will be Tim Clarke.
Live Nativity: Free and open to anyone in the public. A community building event for the whole family which reenacts the first Christmas in Bethlehem with live actors and animals. Also included are Christmas Carols sung throughout the evening, cookies, hot chocolate and fellowship.
Men’s Morning of Reflection (Sat Feb 3, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.): Open to all Men in the Kettering Catholic Community. Join speaker Norm Rich as we explore our unity as believers found in the Eucharist. Our scripture for the morning comes from I Corinthians 10:16-17, “…is not the bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share in the one loaf.”
Women’s Morning of Reflection (Sat Feb 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.): Open to all Women in the Kettering Catholic Community. Join speaker Mary Ann Metzner as we explore II Corinthians 3:17, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Mysteries of the Rosary 7-week Lenten Study (Wednesday Mornings 9:30-11 and Thursday Evenings 6:30-8:00): Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. The Mysteries of the Rosary study looks at the 5 sorrowful mysteries of Christ’s Passion by integrating deeply reflective insights on the life of Christ, theological truths, and captivating stories together with breathtaking scenery, illuminating sacred art, and inspiring music. By filming on location in the Holy Land, the Rosary comes alive in the hearts and minds of the participants.
The Faith Formation Office has a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who wish to share their time and God-given talents. We would be happy to explore those opportunities with you! 937-434-9272