As a faith community committed to growing as intentional disciples, we realize the compelling need to engage in lifelong faith formation. Whether this journey began for you as an infant and has remained strong ever since, or if you have turned from a vibrant living of your faith by consciously leaving the Catholic Church or simply drifting away, or if you are now experiencing an inner pull to become acquainted and more knowledgeable of the Catholic faith for the first time, you are welcome here. We seek to provide opportunities and support to meet your needs wherever you are.
New Offerings for Adults
“Committed” | St. Francis Room
Faith Formation using the Symbolon DVD Series. We will explore the Catholic faith, followed by discussion and reflection. This session will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am – 10:45am, resuming in the fall of 2017.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults become members of the Catholic Church. RCIA is for those
- Who have never been Baptized
- Who were Baptized in another Christian Church
- Who were Baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received First Communion or been Confirmed
- Who want to update their understanding of the Faith.
Click on the link below for the RCIA Registration Form:
ACTS retreats are structured on the foundation of Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Parishioners come together to experience how their daily lives are fundamentally impacted by the Word and Sacraments of our faith. Through a weekend retreat (men’s and women’s) and through small faith communities, parishioners are led to live their faith more intentionally on a personal and community level.
Men’s Retreat: November 2-5, 2017 (begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon)
Women’s Retreat: April 5-8, 2018 (begins on Thursday evening & ends on Sunday afternoon)
Simeon and Anna Ministry (for those 60 and older)
This group meets on First Monday of every month at noon for lunch and a short presentation in the St. Francis Room.
Ongoing Opportunities to Grow as Intentional Disciples:
Life as an intentional disciple is rooted in an experience of God’s goodness and love that leads one to desire an ever deepening relationship with Jesus. Consider how you can engage in growing in your faith through these opportunities or other ways.
One of the clearest ways God desires to speak to us is through His revealed Word in the Sacred Scriptures. These gatherings focus on the Scripture readings of the upcoming Sunday.
Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm Little Flower Parish House
Tuesday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am Hospitality Room
Saturday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am Little Flower Parish House
Bloom (for Mothers and Grandmothers)
Bloom is a program for Catholic mothers in all stages of mothering/grandmothering, which will meet on the second Thursday of each month from September to May, from 9:00am – 11:15am in the St. Francis Room. Please contact Ann Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at http://alturl.com/st6oe.
Little Flower Men: October Men’s Night is almost here — Saturday, October 14 — 7-9 pm in the St. Francis Room. We will hear an enlightening talk from a Fr. David Meconi, S.J. called Courage to Become Christ: The Beauty of Catholic Deification. Fr. Dave is a young Jesuit priest and faculty member at St. Louis University and will remind us that we must live our lives as an “extension of Christ” and learn how to grow as men in intimate union with God. Catholic teaching tells us we are made in the image and likeness of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. As men of faith, we need to support each other and lead others by our example in making a “gift of ourselves”, just as Jesus did out of love for us. As always, enjoy appetizers, drinks and lots of fellowship. Also . . . save the date for the next Men’s Night — Saturday, November 11 from 7-9pm in the St. Francis Room. Speaker TBA. Questions? Email to Ed Gillig, Eric Zatko or Paul Figliomeni at email@example.com
Click on the link below to download a recap of the Men’s Night:
Every other Tuesday night, all women of the Parish are invited to join us for a video study and discussion of A Biblical Walk with Mary by Dr. Edward Sri. It is helpful but not necessary to attend each session. We will meet in the Parish House at 7:00 pm. No registration is needed.