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 Deme Crinion at 401-0021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Indicates programs currently on hold due to COVID-19
*Bible Studies New Bible studies typically begin in the spring and the fall. In the current pandemic environment we are offering weekly videos on our parish website and Facebook page to continue learning about our faith together even when we can’t meet in person.
Retreats We offer a number of retreats and Mornings of Reflection for men, women, and whole parish groups. These events are typically held in February, September, and November. Our next event is a Men’s Morning of Reflection on Feb 6, 2021 from 8:30-11:30am.
MOMS (currently meeting virtually) Our Ministry Of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) group offers fellowship and growth in faith to our mothers of the parish. Join us on Wed mornings for support, friendship, and reflection as we grow in faith together. Contact Francie Tobe at email@example.com or 937-477-0691 for more information.
*Catholic Men’s Fellowship
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. We currently have a morning group that meets every other Tuesday from 6:45-8 a.m. in the Parish Library, and an evening group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 7:15-9 p.m. in the Parish Library. New members are always welcome. Mornings Contact: David Schoef 937-367-3600 For evenings contact: Don Paul 937-299-2571
*Faith and Light (on hold until Spring)
This is a monthly support group and faith formation program for adults with developmental disabilities and their families/friends. We meet the first Monday evening of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Borromeo Room. Our gathering is 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 delicious snacks. Please call Tim Clarke 937-673-5912 for more information or to get involved.
Adult Confirmation Adults that have already been baptized and received their first Holy Communion, will have the opportunity to participate in a short half-day retreat followed by the Sacrament of Confirmation at the evening Mass the same day. This is typically offered in the winter, but for 2021 we’ll be doing this in May. Contact Deme Crinion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-401-0021 if interested.
Lenten Events During the season of Lent we offer a parish-wide small faith group study that allows our parish to grow deeper in faith and fellowship within small group communities. These are a wonderful opportunity to get to know other people and families within the parish, build relationships, and grown in faith through study, discussion, and prayer. These typically span the full season of Lent. We also offer weekly soup suppers and Stations of the Cross. See our Lent page for details on all our Lent offerings!
Advent/Christmas Events On the first Sunday of Advent families, friends, or individuals can create their own Advent wreath made of live evergreens at our Advent Wreath Workshop. We provide all the supplies, greens, candles and a reflection booklet to be used throughout the Advent season. Our parish also sponsors an annual Giving Tree during Advent. The gifts collected by the parish through this project go to organizations that directly bless families in need during the holiday season. We also host our annual Nativity Lights event – a drive-thru experience of the road to Bethlehem! In this free event, cars drive through our campus and experience light displays, the town of Bethlehem, and of course, live scenes from that holy Christmas night. In 2020 we started a 4-week Advent Video series to help us go deeper into the Advent season as a parish.
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