Adult Faith Formation

Winter 2019-2020

  • Is something missing from your faith life?

  • Does your spiritual life feel disconnected from the Mass or the Church's teachings? 

  • Do you have a desire to grow in your understanding of who God is and how he is a part of your daily life?

 


Centering Prayer Workshop

Saturday, January 25  |  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Are you looking for a way to deepen your relationship with God? In our introductory workshop, you will learn a meditative practice rooted in the Christian contemplative prayer tradition. Centering prayer is meant to enrich and complement your personal and communal prayers and heighten your awareness of God in daily living. The day includes presentations on the four fundamental guidelines for beginning a practice of centering prayer as well as an actual experience of the centering prayer.

Contact Peg Crews at peg.crews@gmail.com or call (757)741-2991 to register. 


Romans: The Gospel of Salvation

Thursday Mornings, February 13 - April 2  |  10:00 a.m. - Noon  Register

Thursday Nights, February 13 - April 2  |  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Register

Discover what it means to "be saved" in this new video series facilitated by Mark and Kathleen Dinterman. In Romans: The Gospel of Salvation, theology professor Dr. Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins provide an authentically Catholic, comprehensive, and simple way to understand the overarching theme of Romans—salvation.  Dr. Swafford and Cavins provide historical context, highlight the connections to Jesus and Christianity Paul makes with the Old Testament, and explore the ways in which Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s prophecies, which leads to the universal, “Catholic” family of God.


The Bible and Handel's Messiah

Mondays, February 24 - March 23  | 10:00 a.m. - Noon  Register

Carolyn Lawrence will continue this course on Handel's most famous piece.  Participants will listen to the music of Lent and Easter and engage the Biblical texts through study, discussion, and prayer. They will examine what the texts might have meant in their earliest contexts; ask how believers have understood them in later situations; and finally, look for ways to apply them to their own lives. The previous course on the Advent section is NOT a pre-requisite, but pre-registration is necessary to ensure enough materials for all. Explore the scriptural texts of Handel’s Messiah and you will never listen to it quite the same!

 

Contact aff@bedeva.org for more information about small groups.

 

Online Courses available for FREE through our Formed.org subscription!

Enter parish code GRAC2J.

 


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