Catholics are encouraged to always go deeper in their knowledge and practice of their faith. We draw nearer to the Lord through prayer, study, and fellowship. If you are looking to grow in your faith, take a look at our current list of options.
The BSC Prayer Group was started over 30 years ago as a Lenten practice for a few women available to pray Wednesday after Mass. We decided that we did not want to quit praying together after lent and have been together ever since. We have prayers of praise and thanksgiving followed by intercessory prayers for many causes including the church, vocations, pro-life, and many more. We especially pray for the sick, dying, chronically ill and the individual petitions of the members depending on the liturgical season. We may have readings on liturgical seasons and other subjects chosen by the members.
The Tuesday Women’s Bible Study focuses on scripture studies, teachings of the Catechism and all Catholic based beliefs. Some studies include videos and workbooks, or a non-fiction, educational book with questions included within or a Catholic based video or book with open discussion. We meet from September to May at 9am on Tuesdays for 1 1/2 hours- 2 hours depending on the study.
The St. Ignatius Prayer Group is a group of women who have completed the Spiritual Exercise of St. Ignatius of Loyola. We continue to meet and pray in the Ignatian Tradition. Our group has studied various content over the years, on different days and times depending on the availability of the members.
The Apostolate of the Returning King is a new movement in the Roman Catholic Church that calls people to greater personal unity with Jesus Christ. He calls this a ‘Rescue Mission for souls’ which involves people accepting their call to personal holiness and service in the Church. This Rescue Mission began in 2003 when Jesus asked Anne, a lay apostle, to begin recording messages from heaven to the world through a process called interior locution. Anne has recorded ten Volumes, twenty small booklets, several books, and almost eight years of monthly messages. Direction for Our Times, or DFOT for short, is the non-profit organization that was set up to promote and disseminate the writings of The Apostolate of the Returning King. An Imprimatur was granted for all of the writings, by +Most Rev. Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, Ireland. A Decree which grants the Apostolate of the Returning King the canonical status of a Private Association of the Faithful with Juridical Personality was given on November 29, 2018. We meet the second Tuesday of every month in the St Jude Chapel to pray the rosary. Then we read the monthly message and have discussion.
Cursillo is about three encounters: self, Christ, and community. Through the use of piety, study and action and through sharing our triumphs and failures at our friendship groups we work to become the Good News, not just preach it. By doing so, our goal is to naturally lead others to Jesus Christ and support the mission of the Church. There are various Cursillo groups that meet at Blessed Sacrament on a weekly basis. These groups meet as one each second Sunday of the month for Cursillo Ultreya, which means, “onward.”
Under the patronage of St. Joseph, this men’s ministry of all ages is dedicated to learning more about their faith and becoming the best versions of themselves, meets on the first Saturday of the month at 7:30am in Room 107 at Blessed Sacrament for 1-1 ½ hours.
There are several bible studies offered throughout the year on specific topics of faith formation. These change yearly, so be sure to check your weekly bulletin for information about these spiritual opportunities.
If you are a mother who desires to grow in your faith through communal prayer, fellowship with other moms, and the study of Scripture, this bible study is for you! All moms with kids of all ages are welcome to participate as often as you are able on Monday mornings from 8:45-10:15am during the school year from September to May. Childcare and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS), a Montessori based catechesis, is available during this meeting time to ensure that you have a time during your week to share your faith journey with other women in our parish. This community also supports the wider parish community by contributing funds to the building of CGS Atriums, serving at Wednesday night Faith Formation Meals and Lenten soup suppers, and decorating the parish for Christmas.