Adult Formation

Adult Formation Coordinator: Emily Burt  815-436-2651 ext. 889 or eburt@smip.org
 

“Welcome to our Adult Formation website!  I hope you will join our diverse and dynamic community as we walk together and enrich our faith lives.  Your suggestions for upcoming events are always welcome, and my door is always open!  May the peace of Christ be with you always and the Spirit ever guide our lives”   - Emily



Calendar 2017 of Adult Formation Opportunities

 



SUMMER 2017

 

 

Practicing Your Path
 

July 12, 2nd Practicing Your Path Workshop: Practicing Hospitality

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2

Take a fresh look at the grace-filled and respectful practice of hospitality as you ask yourself: How am I being called to be more welcoming to God, to myself and to others?

Join Laura Lies, Spiritual Director, for this second workshop in our summer series of fostering an intentional life. Register at practicingyourpath.eventbrite.com

 




 

FIAT - Young Adult Group
 

Open to everyone ages 18-35, FIAT is SMI’s young adult group.

Service, social, and worship experiences will happen throughout the fall so join us when you can!  For more information visit www.fiatsmi.org  and find us on FacebookInstagram, and Snapchat!

 

 


 

St. Mary’s Welcomes New Spiritual Director
 


Laura Ann Lies
M.S. Certified Spiritual Director
Laura Lies is a native Chicagoan, SMI parishioner, and is certified in Spiritual Direction through the Christos Center for Spiritual Formation. Spiritual direction is a contemplative practice that assists individuals in one-hour, monthly meetings, in developing and cultivating a personal relationship with God that leads to transformation. Laura has particular background in: Discernment and Decision Making; Making Sense of Suffering; Navigating major life transitions; Interfaith and ecumenical relationships; and Returning to God after a long hiatus. Laura can be reached at ext. 896

 

 

 

 

At Home and Online Faith Formation Resources


Please consider taking advantage of the diocesan partnership with the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation sponsored by the University of Dayton.  Take any 8 week online course in faith formation (graded or not graded) at an extremely discounted rate.  The Diocese of Joliet subsidizes this opportunity so that as many of our parishioners as possible can take courses at their own convenience. Topics include biblical studies, Church history, sacraments, Catholic Social Teaching, Marianist studies, Evangelii Gaudium, Islam, ministry, and so many others!  Follow this link to learn more: https://vlcff.udayton.edu 
 

 


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Stay Tuned for more exciting summer programming!

 

 

Click HERE to view the various Adult Formation Ministries.

 

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