This is your weekly update on what we at Adult Faith Formation are being Inspired by. Use these links and updates to help guide you to prayer, deepen your mediations on subjects or ideas, listen to other Catholic Voices around the Church, Archdiocese, Nation and World. There will be notes on Liturgical Seasons, thoughts, books, videos, podcasts, commentaries and service & hospitality opportunities. If you ever wanted to learn more about something – start here.
Peace, Therese and Amy, your AFF team.
This week in Adult Faith Formation:
Liturgy this week:
Saints of March:
The Annunciation – March 25
Palm Sunday – March 28
Stations of the Cross
Friday’s at Noon, March 5 – March 26
Live in the Church.
*Masks and Social Distancing Required.
Ministry Led Stations Fridays at 7:00 pm on Zoom
Vía Crucis en Español Viernes 8:00 pm en Zoom
Pre-Recorded Stations of the Cross with our Priests will be available online on the website throughout Lent.
What are we reading:
A Gift for the Parish – this book was shared with all. We hope you will read it and share your insight with us on how it helped you on your spiritual journey. The Women in Faith are reading this group in community and are happy to take on ladies who would like to join in a Virtual discussion, just head to their page on the website for more info. OR, if you’d like to start a Faith Sharing Group to read this book, please contact the Adult Faith Formation Office to get started, or if you need a copy of the book to share.
From the Publisher: Are you taking care of your soul? Are you feeding it and nurturing it? Or are you ignoring it and neglecting it? The reality is, most people have never really been taught how to tend their souls. I Heard God Laugh will help you to do just that, and so much more.
Podcasts we Like this week:
*you can find all of the Transfiguration weekly homilies on our Soundcloud site or on the Media Page on this site under Homilies. *
The Bible in a Year Podcast *Sign up for daily emails AND listen at this link* Fr. Mike Schmitz leads you through reading the Bible.
Ask Father Josh A great podcast with a young, dynamic priest. He answers real questions from real Catholics. This podcast is about the ‘Year of St. Joseph’ We would like to recommend his podcast to older teens and those who parent older teens. He’s a great speaker
The Ladies at Abiding Together are ready to begin a new Lenten Study! From the Website: This Lent, dive into This Present Paradise by first-time author Claire Dwyer, a book about the prophetic life of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and her call to holiness for the laity. This study will challenge you with spiritual inspiration and practical wisdom, revealing how to live in union with God right now, during everyday life. They also have several series ready to listen to ranging from topics about the Family to Scripture – Find them here: https://www.abidingtogetherpodcast.com/
If you are reading I Heard God Laugh and would like to watch the Lenten reflections or just need a daily dose of Matthew Kelly,- start here: Dynamic Catholic
The Catholic Social Teaching ministry is welcoming Amy Rouza, a counselor at the Agape Counseling Center in Orlando, Florida. She will be talking to us about Mental Health and the Catholic Community. Right now, Catholics around the world struggle with their crisis and trauma that have little to do with their faith walk, but need their strong faith to get them through. Amy Krakauer and Amy Rouza want to lead a discussion to destigmatize the world of Mental Health Care and the need to treat the whole person for health and peace of mind. We’d love to have you participate. Click here. You can also watch a Youtube interview Amy Rouza was a part of about the subject. All are Welcome.
How are we loving our neighbor:
Homebound Friends Needs your help!
The Homebound Friends Ministry has been established to reach out on a regular basis with emails, cards, and phone calls.
Currently, they need volunteers to send cards! Reach out to the team leaders to give your time. Bless you.