Adult Formation Coordinator: Emily Burt 815-436-2651 ext. 889 or firstname.lastname@example.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
33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat to Marian Consecration:
Join us on April 10 as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. For six weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and St. John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. On May 13, the 100th Anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, participants will be invited to make their personal consecration to Mary after the 4:00 pm Mass.In our weekly meetings, Mondays from 7-8 pm we’ll share our insights within our small group and then watch a 30-minute video. The video by popular author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, brings our individual reflections and group experience into a clear and live-able focus. If you’re looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness, join us for 33 Days to Morning Glory Small-group Retreat.
Registration weekends will be April 1st/2nd and April 8th/9th after Masses.
El Curso para Matrimonios
Practicing Your Path
1st Practicing Your Path Workshop: Meditation upon Saying Good-Bye
Join Certified Spiritual Director, Laura Lies, on Tuesday, May 9 as she leads us through a guided imagery walk from John 14.
Whether you are preparing to say good-bye to a person, place or a thing, may a meditation like this bless you. Register at practicingyourpath.eventbrite.com
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 Facebook, Instagram, 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
Stay Tuned for more exciting summer programming!
Click HERE to view the various Adult Formation Ministries.