Adult Faith Education

Parish Common Read: Being Catholic

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Being Catholic: How We Believe, Practice, & Think by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk

Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 29, & June 5 | 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall

This series will focus on understanding and applying what we believe to daily life. Drawing from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this series will explore the guiding principles of our faith and how we put faith into action each day through beliefs, practices, and mentality.

This book is broken into three sections, which will be covered in three stages: Tuesdays nights from 7-8:30 PM in Hendricks Hall May 8-June 5; July 24-August 14; & October 2-30.

Part 1, How we believe: Tuesdays, May 8-June 5
Part 2, How we practice: Tuesdays, July 24-Aug. 14
Part 3, How we think: Tuesdays, Oct.2-Oct. 30

The one-time fee of $20 include the cost of the book. You may register and pay on-line by following the registration link on the parish webpage.

Register by April 17 for the book & first section, “How we believe,” May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5.

HOW WE BELIEVE: Believing Catholic is a matter of knowing, understanding and responding to a story-the true story of God’s love for us. It offers “the fundamentals that have to be there if thinking and practicing Catholic are going to have any appeal or make any sense.”

HOW WE PRACTICE: Reflections on the behaviors that express our faith and our membership in the Church, such as going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and raising children Catholic. By being a practicing Catholic, we strengthen our behaviors so we can proclaim them to others.

HOW WE THINK: A series of thoughtful, pastoral and heartfelt reflections on all aspects of our lives in the world, seen through the eyes of one deeply faithful to the tradition and teachings of the church. Topics for “Thinking Catholic” include respect for life, spiritual maturity and a universal Church.

This book is part of a Common Read in which Young Adult Ministry & Adult Faith Formation will be participating. Young Adults will meet with Laura Ginikos and the Other Adults will meet with Sister Teresa. At times, we will come together for common sharing.

Day of Peaceful Prayer for Women

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Making a Space for God … 
Day of Peaceful Prayer for Women
There are many opportunities for prayer at St. Brigid Parish.  This year we have expanded the retreat offerings.  We will still have the Men’s Weekend Retreats and the Women’s Weekend Retreat for those who find a weekend the best format for them.  Many people cannot attend an entire weekend and we want to offer alternatives throughout the year.  One alternative is an Advent Day of Prayer for Women.  We are entering what is often the busiest time of year for many people.  At the same time, the Church asks us to enter into the beautiful season of Advent and to prepare once again to welcome the Word Made Flesh into our midst.  In this busy season of Advent, we invite you to take time to STOP! LOOK! LISTEN to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ and our desire to respond to that love.  The day will include morning prayer, presentations, silence, time for conversation and closing prayer.  Our guides for the day are Mary Reichley and Sr. Louis Mary Passeri, OP.  Mary and Sr. Louis Mary have done many retreats and days of prayer across Ohio. They both are spiritual directors and the day promises to be an opportunity to find that deep place of peace as we prepare for the Word Made Flesh.
December 3, 2016    
St. Therese Retreat Center 5277 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213
9:30 AM –  3:00 PM Day of Prayer.  
Cost $25.00 includes beverages, breakfast treat, lunch and conference fee.
Registration is required no later than November 28, 2016

Click here to register.

Questions? Email Sr. Teresa at