Adults

 

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.

Parish Pilgrimage to Solanus Center | Friday, September 7, 2018

Blessed Solanus Casey, a Capuchin friar, spoke in a soft and quiet voice to all who came to him for help. And he prayed. Some say his prayers cured illness. All say his serenity and counsel gave them peace in everything. Blessed Solanus took God’s word to heart. He believed every prayer is answered in Gods won way. The Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, MI is a spiritual oasis where souls are nourished. It is a place of peace and the presence of God’s healing grace experienced through the intercession of Blessed Solanus.

“Worry is a weakness from which very few of us are entirely free. We must be on guard against this most insidious enemy of our peace of soul. Instead, let us foster confidence in God, and thank Him ahead of time for whatever he chooses to send us.” Blessed Solanus Casey

Click below for more information and for registration.

Solanus Casey bus trip registration

 

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 2018.

 

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:

 RCIA Registration 2017-18

ACTS Retreats

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 8-11, 2018 (begins on Thursday evening & ends on Sunday afternoon)

2018 Men’s Retreat Registration

ACTS brochure.2017-2018

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.

Bible Studies

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.

Young Adults
Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm            Little Flower Parish House

Women
Tuesday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am         Hospitality Room

Men
Saturday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am          Little Flower Parish House

Blade coverage of Men’s Bible Study

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 annpfrancis@yahoo.com or register online at http://alturl.com/st6oe.

Men’s Night 

Little Flower Men: Save the date for the next Men’s Night  —  Saturday, September 8  —  7-9pm in the St. Francis Room.      Questions?  Email to Ed Gillig, Eric Zatko or  Paul Figliomeni at lfmensnight@gmail.com.                

Click on the link below to download a recap of the Men’s Night:

LF Men’s Night Talk 2 of 2 – Fr. Mike Schmitz – July 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 1 of 2 – Fr. Mike Schmitz – July 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Archbishop Fulton Sheen – June, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Deacon Alex Jones – May, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Sr. Bethany Madonna – April, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Fr. Robert Spitzer – March, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Gary Zimak – February, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Jason Evert – January, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Sr. Mary Gabriel – December 2017

LF Men’s Night Talk – Bishop Robert Barron – November 2017

LF Men’s Night Talk – Fr. David Meconi – October, 2017

http://littleflowertoledo.org/faith-formation/adults/link-mens-lectures/

Women’s Study

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.                                                

The Director of Evangelization and Discipleship is responsible for all of the above ministries. Please call:
Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock at the Parish Center
phone1419-537-6655

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