Theology of the Body Series is Here!
This Summer, fall deeper in love with:
– Your Creator – Discover the life of the Trinity we are created to share in
– Your Spouse – Consider who is man for woman; and who is woman for man?
– Your Body – Uncover the theology of our masculinity and femininity
– Your Catholic Faith – Explore its’ beauty and richness
– Your Marriage – See how it images the great Marriage that awaits in Heaven; Christ and His church, the Bridegroom and his Bride
Are you ready to love in a way that brings true and lasting happiness? Come and discover the Theology of the Body, given to us by our “Pope of Love,” St. John Paul II. Our eight week series begins June 4. Sessions held immediately following the 9 a.m. Mass, 10:15 – 11:45 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Workbook is $15.
Contact Kathy Kelly-Huey for more info, to register and your nursery needs. 770-253-5668 or Kathy_Kelley-Huey@smmcatholic.org.
This course will be facilitated by Naomi Karrels and Jennifer McMann.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
April 18, 25, May 2,9,16,23,30 7-9 p.m.
THE PARABLES SMALL STORIES BIG IDEA’S ( Part 1)
If you missed the Thursday study on the Parables, we are offering part 1 again. . Some of the most memorable teachings of Jesus were delivered as parables and are found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (the Synoptic Gospels).
This study focuses on the parables unique to Matthew, and those developed by Luke. Many of these parables have the power to change or alter one’s image of God and how God relates to people, others deal with how God expects us to relate to each other.
The study explores different ways the parables can be interpreted The parables offer a glimpse into the kingdom of God and invite us to think in new and fresh ways. RSVP to KKhuey@smmcatholic.org. Cost to the church is $20.00 per person.
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.
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