Women’s Day of Reflection January 13, 2018, registration form
Current Program Offerings:
St. Mary Magdalene Life Long Adult Faith Formation
Sundays, 10:15 – 11:15 am Why do Catholics do that?
January 7 Liturgy Deacon Steve Swope In Church
January 14 and 21 Devotions and Traditions – Kenny McMann In Social Hall
Saturday, January 13 WOMEN’S RETREAT Stepping Stones of Spirituality
8:30 am – 3:30 pm $20 per person – Led by Sister Mary Francis of the Eudist Sisters – Registration forms in the narthex.
Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25 SMALL FAITH GROUP APOLOGETICS “How to Explain and Defend Mary”
9:30 – 11:45 am $6.50 per person. Facilitated by Frank DiGiacomo
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 BIBLE STUDY – WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
7 – 8:30 pm Facilitated by Deacon Steve Swope
Deacon Swope will introduce many of the women of the Old Testament whom we have heard of but perhaps never really met. Who were they and what did they do ..and why does it matter?
Tuesday, February 20 10 CHALLENGES FACING BLENDED FAMILIES
7 – 9 pm Vince and Monica Frese
The old “revised” adage – “there is no handbook for raising children…and the handbook for raising children in blended families is three years behind that.” However, we can learn from the wisdom of others. During this session, Vince and Monica will examine the top ten challenges when blending families and strategies for overcoming them. Vince and Monica blended families when they married ten years ago. Together they have seven children. They have created the Love Again remarriage program and facilitate it for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Vince has co-authored the book, Divorced. Catholic. Now What?, and he is the creator of the Recovering from Divorce program, used in parishes throughout the United States and Canada. Vince has been featured on EWTN, CNN and the BBC. In an outreach effort, please feel free to invite and come with your friends who may be nervous about coming alone. Attendees do not need to be parishioners. Open to the community at large.
Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 Lenten Bible Study The Passion Narrative in Faith and in Art.
7 – 8:30 pm Presented by Deacon Swope and Carol Toole (Carol was a High School Art Teacher for over 30 years and is a noted authority on art history). Deacon Steve Swope walks with us through the Lens of each Gospel as each Evangelist shares the story of the Passion and Carol Toole will explore the Passion as depicted in Art.
Tuesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27, Bible Study Gospel of Matthew
March 6, 13, 20 Deacon Scott Parker
9:30 – 11 am This study is a penetrating study of the Gospel of Matthew, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary. $14 per person
Sundays, February 4, 11, 25, Adult Confirmation Formation – Adults age 19 and older.
March 4, 18, April 8, 16 Preparation for catechized adults who have never been confirmed.
Registration forms can be found in the narthex in the welcome center.
Please register for sessions you are interested in attending.
Contact Kathy Kelly-Huey, Director of Religious Education/Life Long Faith Formation
770.253.5668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SMALL FAITH BROCHURE…BIG FAITH REWARDS
Small communities come together in homes, clubhouses and church to learn and grow in relationship and faith. If you are new to the parish or really don’t know anyone, this is a great way to have the small home church experience within the larger parish. Offering a variety of studies, some on spirituality, others “refresher”, as well as apologetics. Gathering 6 days a week at various times and locations. You may join a group at any time. Please click this link for date, time and subjects
Reading more about our faith is a great way to increase your faith. Here are resources to purchase books, DVD’s and other material to enhance your knowledge of the faith and inform your spirituality.
Year round, Life long, Adult Faith Formation Sessions
Lifelong faith formation strives to develop and enliven disciples of Jesus Christ and to continue our individual lifelong conversion.
14 “This is crucial: we must be converted—and we must continue to be converted! We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ. And we must be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who will continue to convert us as we follow Christ. If our faith is alive, it will be aroused again and again as we mature as disciples. 15. We can only share what we have received; we can hold on to our faith only if it continues to grow. “But if salt loses its taste,” Jesus asked, “with what can it be seasoned?” Go and Make Disciples, USCCB.
St. Mary Magdalene strives to offer a variety of formation opportunities for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
VIRTUAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Virtual faith formation is a great way to evangelize others and learn more about our vibrant Catholic Faith.
https://formed.org/ Access Code 2Z8MZQ . Join FORMED.ORG by using the parish code. A wonderful library of movies for youth and adults, books, audio and adult faith formation studies are at your finger tips. All smart devices can be used. Traveling and can’t attend a small faith group? You can access the study your group is doing and participate from your hotel room. Watch, share and talk from 1000 miles away!
Enjoy your journey through these websites for vibrant and current information about our faith.
Official Vatican homepage. http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Presents news services, information on the history of the Catholic Church and departments of the Roman Curia, as well as Church Teachings.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org.
Official U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Presents information on Evangelization and Catechesis and Catholic education geared to a variety of age groups, including elementary, secondary and college students, youth and young adults, adult members of the Church and those who are seek to become Catholics.
Archdiocese of Atlanta – www.archatl.com.
Official website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Current and topical information affecting the Church of Atlanta.
Resource Page from Office of Faith Formation – Archdiocese of Atlanta http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/resources/index.html
A plethora of webinars videos on topics ranging from the Documents of Vatican II, the Liturgy to Prayer and Sacraments to parenting and moms support groups.
Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com/
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself — to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) www.crs.org
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Busted Halo http://bustedhalo.com/
A real time blog spot with current events and topics relating the world at large in light of our Catholic Traditions