Praying with the Senses Nature Walk

Mark your calendar!

October 21 at 10:00 am and 5:30 join Lyn Pajk at the Nature Center for prayer and a song before heading out to the trails. Please RSVP to Lyn to ensure she has enough prayer guides.


 

Afternoon Bible Break

Afternoon Bible Break

A bi-weekly bible study to refresh your spirit

Looking for something to brighten your fall days?  Come join us as we study Jonah/Ruth: Love Crosses Boundaries, and discover how God breaks down barriers between people as you see these beloved Old Testament Stories through new eyes.

Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm
Sept. 8, 22, Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 17
Parish Center

Questions: Call Kathy Doering- 839-9273 or Carmen Gray-832-4164

Books are $8. Call the Parish Center to register.

 

 

 

Sacred in the Secular: Rosary on the Go

If you enjoy walking or jogging by yourself or with others why not turn it into a time of prayer so that you can exercise your body and your soul at the same time?!

If you are new to the Rosary on the Go, Blessed Sacrament will provide rosary rings for each participant and a weekly prayer intention based on Pope Francis’s monthly prayer intention. Please contact Lyn to request your rosary ring(s) and list of weekly intentions. In Mark 16:15 Jesus said, “GO into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature…” On your mark, get set, GO!!!!

Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for October: For Missionary Disciples

October 3: We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, and by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel

October 10: For each of us to respond wholeheartedly to the call to follow Jesus Christ as disciples without counting the personal cost

October 17: That all members of the Church may be inspired by Christ’s example of generous self-giving in generously sharing their gifts with others

October 24: For the faithful to accept the invitation to proclaim the Good News in word an action so that we may provide hope to others, particularly those on the margins of society

 

Bible in a Year Podcast

Art Reflection

During Art Reflections we share how to look at and talk about art. We like to discuss old and new paintings by familiar artists as well as exploring the art of newcomers. Join us to chat about art or to just observe and listen to the discussion. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 in the lounge. No need to be an artist to attend. All are welcome.

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. The Social Justice Team is committed to the awareness and action of Catholic Social Teaching. Meets the first Thursday of each month (September-May) at 4:00 at the Parish Center. 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. 

Franciscan Reflections

Spirituality is about being ready. All the spiritual disciplines of your life – prayer, study, meditation or ritual, religious vows – are there so you can break through to the eternal.
Spirituality is about awakening the eyes, the ears, the heart so you can see what’s always happening right in front of you.
-Richard Rohr

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