Together in Spirit

Adult Faith Learning Opportunities

During these times of Covid -19 there are several opportunities for online learning. Here are some opportunities recommended by Judy Foster, Director of Adult & Family Faith Formation. If you have any questions about these or other opportunities please contact her at [email protected]

The Search Video Series - Thursdays, Feb 11 - March 25 7:00-8:30 pm in the Worship Space

As the Lenten season approaches, we will begin offering a 7-week video series entitled, The Search. This Catholic series will guide us through seven episodes, examining the great big story of life & death, sorrow & happiness, science & faith. It is beautifully made and designed to enkindle wonder as it takes people on a journey through life’s enduring questions. Social distancing and masks will be required. Reservations available on our website at www.mystjoes.me. If you have any questions contact Andi Million at 651.784.3015.

Adult Formation Lenten Series “Life After Death and other Lenten topics” Starts week of February 20 - End of March 2021

You are invited to attend an in person or a Zoom Lenten group discussion on Monday evenings 6:30-8:00 pm or Wednesday afternoons from 1-2:30 pm starting on February 22 and 24(same topics on both days) during the season of Lent. Registration is required to attend either live or virtually to secure email addresses for Zoom options and numbers for live attendance which are limited.

Join us at our first session as we discuss videos that address new findings of after-death experiences (although you need not view videos to join the discussion) We will continue with other Lenten topics, scripture study and prayer through the Lenten season. Participants will be contacted prior for Zoom information and video sites to preview before the session. For more information or to request a topic, contact Judy Foster at [email protected]

Synod at Home

This is a four-part virtual speaker series beginning Jan. 20 aims to bring clarity to several topics of Catholic teaching that are sometimes misunderstood when viewed through the lens of mainstream culture. Over the course of four weeks, the Faith and Culture Series will be addressing the sources of Catholic teaching, sexual morality and the family, the dignity of women, and the priesthood.

During Lent, Catholics across the archdiocese are invited to participate in Synod at Home, a series of videos and activities with tips and tools for growing in faith. The five-week series will run Feb. 18-March 18 and is based on four pillars: Prayer and Sacraments, Lifelong Learning, Generosity and Service, and Traditions and Fun. The content is designed for use by individuals, couples and families. Weekly videos and materials will be available at archspm.org/synod or through the Synod app. Participants can also sign up to receive the content by email.

Registrants can choose to virtually attend some or all of the events, but the topics are designed to build on one another, said Bishop Cozzens, chairman of the Synod executive committee.

Synod at Home - Lenten Learning Opportunity

During Lent, Catholics across the archdiocese are invited to participate in Synod at Home, a series of videos and activities with tips and tools for growing in faith. The five-week series runs Feb.18-March 18 and is based on four pillars: Prayer and Sacraments, Lifelong Learning, Generosity and Service, and Traditions and Fun. The content is designed for use by individuals, couples and families. Weekly videos and materials available at https://www.archspm.org/synod-at-home/ or through the Synod app. Participants can also sign up to receive the content by email. Registrants can choose to virtually attend some or all of the events, but the topics are designed to build on one another, said Bishop Cozzens, chairman of the Synod executive committee.

Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas

They are offering these presentations and meetings during this time, usually provided at Manna House of Prayer. To inquire about spiritual direction, contact Manna House at (785) 243-4428 or email [email protected]. To view the schedule of upcoming retreats, visit mannahouse.org and click on the retreats and workshops link. Upcoming retreats can also be found on the Manna House of Prayer Facebook page at facebook.com/MannaHouseOfPrayer.

Sister’s of St. Joseph Carondelet, Minnesota

These sisters have a center on the Campus of the University of St. Catherine's. They are also offering on-line resources through their website, https://www.csjstpaul.org/csj/the-ways-we-serve/ including prayer, young adult ministries and many more.

For More information and other Adult Formation Opportunities please visit: https://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/virtual-faith-and-culture-series-tackles-widely-misunderstood-topics-in-church-teaching/