Women In Faith
wif.friday@gmail.com

Do you wish to meet other women in the parish and enrich your faith? Come check out Women In Faith! 
Open to All Women of the Parish
9:45 a.m. (After 9:00 a.m. Friday Mass)
in the Social Hall.

2022-2023 Leadership
Contact Women in Faith :  WIF.Friday@gmail.com 
Katy Samaha



Women in Faith

WIF FALL STUDIES 2022

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BOOK STUDIES:

Busy Lives and Restless Souls: How Prayer Can Help You Find the Missing Peace in Your Lives by Becky Eldridge

You can also order this book directly from Loyola Press by clicking here.

If you’ve already figured out your life and feel totally complete, then this book may not be for you. But if you are like the rest of us, every day presents a mountain of to-do items, jobs to go to, errands to run, projects to complete, meals to cook, children to raise… You forge ahead and get it done, but you know that things aren’t as they should be. Even when you check every item off your daily list, you still feel as though something meaningful and essential is missing from the very center of your life.

Spiritual director and writer Becky Eldredge has felt that same longing, and she knows what people are missing—a relationship with God through prayer. In Busy Lives & Restless Souls, Eldredge interprets principles of Ignatian spirituality in a fresh way to equip us with prayer tools that are accessible and practical within the relentless realities of our daily routines. Just as important, she shows us how we can bring our relationship with God to life by becoming what St. Ignatius called “contemplatives in action.” For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls will help them find it—right where they are.

Becoming Women of the WORD: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy by Sarah Christmyer

You can also order this book directly from Ave Maria Press by clicking here.

This book was originally offered in the Summer of 2020 and several women have encouraged us to offer it again…primarily because it’s about women!  The women God called to bring his chosen people into the world were ordinary women who struggled with emptiness, oppression, infertility, and loss—yet who found strength and hope in God. In her first book, Sarah Christmyer—codeveloper of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program—pairs the stories of key Old Testament women with stories of women she has known to show us how we can hear God, say yes to his call, and share him with the world just as they did.

Breaking open the scriptures to reveal the historical, cultural, and biblical context in which Old Testament women lived, Sarah Christmyer breathes new life into their stories and makes their lives surprisingly relatable. In the process, she shares stories from her own faith journey and the lives of family and friends to show how the same principles that turned ordinary women into heroines of the faith are true for our lives today.

Each chapter of Becoming Women of the Word highlights the spiritual legacy of one or more women in the Old Testament. Their world was vastly different from ours, yet they faced the same questions we do: when we can’t feel God’s presence, where do we find help? When our world is collapsing, where is God? Why should we trust him? How can we trust him? Christmyer simply and clearly draws from the lives of these women important principles that help us to trust—even as we struggle with doubt. 

 

Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet  

You can also buy it directly from Ave Maria Press by clicking here.

[*This book will be read aloud in class and is geared to moms with children of ALL ages. Homework is not necessary.] Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In this, their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers.

In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet of the Columbus Catholic Women’s Conference—one of the largest  annual Catholic women’s conferences in the country—draw  upon their own experiences to introduce you to St. Faustina and her five essential elements of the Divine Mercy message:

With heartwarming stories and practical advice, this book reveals that mercy is not just a gift to be received in the confessional but a spiritual resource that strengthens those who extend themselves in word, deed, and prayer. Designed for personal or group study, Divine Mercy for Moms celebrates the infinite mercy of God and the role of Mary, the Mother of Mercy, in the lives of all believers.

The book also includes group study questions, prayers of mercy, and thirty reflections from the authors’ website, divinemercyformoms.com.

BIBLE STUDIES:

Threshold Bible Study: Questions Jesus Asked by Stephen Binz

These books can also be ordered directly from Bayard Faith Resources. Click here.

Please note: Cindy McFadden in Adult Faith Formation will order books in bulk in early August once we have an idea of the number needed.

One of the most striking characteristics of Jesus’ ministry is the way he continually asks questions of those he encounters. The latest in the award-winning Threshold Bible Series examines the questions Jesus asks his listeners. From the simple, “How many loaves do you have?” to the challenging, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?” and to one that inspires inward searching, “Who do you say that I am?”, each chapter invites us to new ways of encountering Jesus in the gospels, to better understand who he was for his original disciples and who he is for us today

 Emmaus Journey: Reflection on Sunday’s Readings. 

(*This option requires no book purchase, reading or homework.) Reflecting on Sunday’s Readings introduces participants to small-group discussion materials based on the Scripture passages used in the upcoming Sunday’s Mass. Each passage is printed along with a few questions designed to engage the heart and stimulate discussion. 

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in The Liturgy by Dr. Edward Sri

You can also buy this book directly from Ascension Press: Click here.

This study was first offered by WIF in Fall 2011. We are again offering it as our United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called for a three-year eucharistic revival which officially started on the feast of Corpus Christi June 16, 2022. Discover how the Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist.

The words, the gestures, and the rituals of the Mass are rich in meaning. Everything we say and do in the Liturgy is steeped in biblical language. A Biblical Walk Through the Mass explores the extraordinary biblical roots of the Liturgy and reveals what it all means and why it all matters. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. *This program also includes 5  – 30 minute videos.


Nursery is available for Friday Onsite MeetingsClick here to Sign Up for a Space.


ANY OTHER SMALL FAITH SHARING GROUP that would like to join the Women in Faith in sharing our journeys with each other are welcome to contact WIF Leadership to add your group or study to this list.
We welcome all women! WIF is supported by the Adult Faith Formation Office and can help with resources, books, studies or any other assistance your group may need.


Any Questions or for any further information, please email WIF.Friday@gmail.com .

Love and Be Loved, WIF

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