Adult Education

Fall Adult Education Series:  Oremus:  A Guide to Catholic Prayer

Do you find it easy to pray?  Is prayer an integral part of your day?  Do you hear God’s voice in your daily life and know how to respond accordingly?  The Oremus study program teaches the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life.  Discover how  God speaks and to recognize God even in the smallest encounter.  Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to more effectively enter into relationship with God.  Whether you have never really prayed or a prayer warrior – all can benefit from this program.  We will offer two options for participation:

  • Monday Nights, 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Social Area of the Church
  • Tuesday Mornings, 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Parish Library

In Oremus you will:

  • Become more aware of God’s presence in your life
  • Discover the simple yet profound steps of Catholic prayer
  • Learn how to respond to God and express yourself in prayer
  • Discover how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart, and in ordinary moments
  • Learn how to overcome frustration, distractions and dryness in prayer
  • See that desolation and consolation are a normal part of everyone’s walk with God
  • Grow in your relationships with God and those around you.

…and more

Overview of Sessions:

  • January 29/30th – What is Prayer?
  • February 5/6th – Before You Pray
  • February 12/13th – Lectio Divina
  • February 19/20th – Relational Prayer
  • February 26/27th – Spiritual Senses
  • March 5/6th – Discernment Prayer
  • March 12/13th – Dealing with Distractions
  • March 19/20th – Desolation and Consolation

 

Bible Study

Bible studySt. Colette has much to offer in this area. While all three studies have come to the end of their work for this year, each will get started once again in the fall. These bible studies, each run independent of the other, meet:

  • Tuesday, From 7:15-8:30pm in the Room C of the Activity Center.  This study is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and promises to be an exciting year of study as they look into 1st & 2nd Samuel.  Class will begin Tuesday, September 12 at 7:15pm in Room C of the Parish Activities Building.  All are welcomed.
  • Wednesday, 10am-11:30am in the Library of the Activity Center.  This study will resume Wednesday morning on September 13th.  Our course of study for 2017-18 will be to explore themes of faith and how we are called to live it in this modern world by exploring some of the Letter’s St. Paul wrote while in prison.  This study meets in the Library of the Parish Office Building.
  • Wednesday, 7-8:30pm  not meeting during the winter months

RCIA(RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is a process for:

    • Adults who have never been baptized and wish to be.
    • Adults who have been baptized in another Christian denomination but wish to become Catholic.
    • Adults who have been baptized Catholic but never truly lived a life of faith or were confirmed.
    • Children over the age of 7 years who have never been baptized.

Most sessions will take place on Monday evenings in the Activities Center Library, although special arrangements can be made for special circumstances.  Please call the Religious Education Office at (734) 464-4435 for more information or to register.