Spiritual/Learning Discussion Groups
Anyone interested in good spiritual learning and discussion or our Special Events is welcome to join in on any of our offerings below:
Movies and Theology: New this year at St. Joe’s. Join us the 3rd Thursday of every month for a popular movie and the theology behind it. Our first movie will be September 20 from 10:00 am to12:00 noon in Rooms 101-103 and we will discuss “Bruce Almighty” and what would it be like to be God for a week. This comedy has loads of good insights along with a good joke or two. The movies are open for discussion and all suggestions are welcome! There is no cost and all are welcome to attend.
Presence—The Mystery of the Eucharist: Join us October 9 to December 11 from either 9:00 - 10:30 am or 7:00 - 8:30 pm for our fall Adult Faith Formation series “Presence” and explore the mysteries of the Catholic Church’s belief in the Eucharist. What is it that is so special about the Eucharist? Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. This series is free, please contact Ryan Rehkamp with any questions.
Fr. Ken Pierre Presentation/Discussion Night: Thursday, January 17, 2019: 7:00–8:30 pm. Fr. Ken will lead a discussion and discovery session in the Gathering Space with a topic about Vatican II and is St. Joe’s a Vatican II parish?
Cana Supper: Join us for our Cana Supper on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 -10:00 pm in the Great Hall. There will be a social hour, speaker and dancing by our very own Java Soul. All couples are welcome to attend, whether you’ve been married a week or 60+ years! Child care is available. Tickets are $50 a couple and include dinner, drinks and dancing.
Symbolon—The Catholic Faith Explained: Has your child or a friend asked you a question about your faith that you thought should be easy to answer but gave you trouble? Do you know everything there is about the Bible but are missing formation on liturgy? Join us Tuesdays from either 9:00 am - 10:30 am or 7:00 - 8:30 pm starting on February 8 for our Faith Formation series, Symbolon. This is a 8 part series that explores the major pillars of Catholicism and gives you the language and knowledge to make the faith your own. All are welcome to attend whether you have a PhD or have not been to a faith formation session since you were in 8th grade. Cost is $20.00 to cover materials.
Women in Scripture – The Lost Voices: The prophets cry out to sinners to repent; the kings cry out encouragement to warriors; the apostles cry out salvation through Jesus. We hear voices of Isaiah, Jeremiah, David, and Matthew loudly as we read scripture. But what about the women – Rebecca, Rachel, Priscilla, Esther? Who are they? What are they telling us? Almost 200 women are named in Scripture. More than 500 inhabit its pages. Each of these women have a story to share. Join us as we look at and learn from the strong and the weak, the abused and the powerful women who are part of scripture and our history. This new series, presented by Ivy Cavegn, will be on four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning March 26 either at 9:00 am or 6:30 pm. Contact Ryan Rehkamp with questions.
SMALL GROUPS—Enrich your spiritual life through joining a Small Group - A wonderful way to share your faith journey is to participate in a faith sharing group and/or a Book Club. If you are interested in joining or starting a small group, contact Ryan Rehkamp. Here are some websites with information for Small Group types and content: www.Renewinttl.org and www.emmausjourney.org.
Adult Trip to the Holy Land — Have you ever wondered what the roads, cities and lakes that Jesus traveled looked like? Would you like to walk the same shores that Peter did? St. Joe's is taking a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, November 4-13, 2019 and all are welcome to attend. You can pick up a brochure with more information at the front desk, call Ryan for more details or visit http://www.cvent.com/d/2gq5mm for more details.