Women’s Christ Renews Retreat

Christ Renews

A Weekend of Renewal For Women

May 2 and 3, 2020

Life has a way of teaching us that all of our commitments, including our commitment to Christ, need continual renewal if we are to be faithful

Registration Deadline is April 13th

Think and pray seriously about this opportunity . . .

… do you need to deepen your faith?

… do you need space for your inner journey?

… is your life out of balance?

… are you out of touch with the action of God in your life?

… are you seeking to enrich your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in today’s world?

… do you see yourself as “church”?  As a disciple of Jesus?

… do you need time to listen anew to Jesus’ call?

What about the cost?

The renewal weekend is a gift from the women putting on the weekend to the women attending the weekend.  Volunteers provide food and service.

Where can I get further information?

You are welcome to call the Coordinator of Adult Formation Programs 835-6777 or speak to any parishioner who has experienced the weekend.

 

Make Your Own Desert Prayer Garden

On February 23 we will be having a WHOLE COMMUNITY DESERT PRAYER GARDEN making event. Drop in any time between 9:30-11:30 am to participate.  Please join us to create this interactive way of walking through the 40 days of Lent based on Scripture. What a beautiful way to mark time the Catholic way! Gathering as a community and celebrating traditions are ways that TEAM CATHOLIC practices together.

Cost: $5 – You can pay in the Faith Formation Office or online (under Faith Formation Fees)

Proactive Parenting Series- The Domino Effect of Technology on Families: Parenting in a Digital Age

Join Us for an Evening in Our

Proactive Parenting Series

The Domino Effect of Technology on Families: Parenting in a Digital Age

How can we teach our children (and ourselves) to harness the
good in technology and lessen the negative effects?


Children’s Liturgy of the Word Catechists Needed!

Our CLOW program is designed for all children 5th grade and below. To accommodate this diverse age range, we offer two CLOW sessions at the 11:00 Mass and one on Saturday. We need catechists to teach them! Please prayerfully consider being a CLOW catechist 3 times a year. Training and materials provided.

 

You can volunteer with:

  • seven-year-olds and under at 11:00 Mass on Sunday
  • eight to ten-year-olds at 11:00 Mass on Sunday
  • seven-year-olds and under at 5:00 Mass on Saturday

Contact Ansley Dauenhauer at ansleyd@blessed-midland.org for more information.

Afternoon Bible Break

Afternoon Bible Break

A bi-weekly bible study to refresh your spirit

 

Looking for something to brighten your winter days?  Have you considered scripture study?

Come join us after the holidays, as we study James: Put your Faith to Work, and learn how to apply Jesus’ teachings to our lives, giving us a roadmap for the Christian journey.

Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5,19, Mar. 4, 18 room 110, Parish Center.

Carmen Gray 832-4164 or carmen.t.gray@gmail.com, Kathy Doering 839-9273 or  kathy5809@aol.com

Stop by the Parish office to register and purchase a book. $9.00

Art Reflection

Art Reflections provides an opportunity to see and discuss the visual arts, to recognize the sacred in the secular. We begin with Visio Divina followed by some casual, some prepared discussions of Art in our lives. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00-7:30pm in the Lounge.

The imagination works through suggestion, not description. Description is always direct and frequently closes off what it names. Suggestion respects the mystery and richness of a thing. All it offers are clues to its nature. Suggestion keeps the mystery open and extends us the courtesy of inviting us to see the thing for ourselves. It offers us the hospitality and freedom to trust the integrity of our own encounter with a thing. This is how a work of art can allow itself to be seen in so many different and often conflicting ways. It does not foreclose on the adventure of revelation. —John O’Donohue

Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler offers a wonderful invitation into visio divina (or sacred seeing). I invite you to try this image for a meditation experience, as a window into your own soul and the Divine.

Social Justice Team

Come and join the Social Justice Team to help promote change. Monthly, first Thursday, 4:00p – 5:00p. Committed to the awareness and action of Catholic Social Teaching For more information, please call the parish office at 835.6777.

Midland Area Inter-Faith Friends

The Midland Area Inter-Faith Friends are inspired to affect positive change through Unity, Support, Compassion and Willingness to make a difference in this world as we face so many issues and problems.

Midland Area Inter-Faith Friends is also currently  a part of a non-profit organization “Foster Closets of Michigan”.

Come and join us and be a part of making a difference in our local community.

Please contact Deb Ballard:   debraleeballard@gmail.com