Adult Faith Formation

 

Jesus: The Way, The Truth, and The Life

A Powerful Study on the Life of Jesus Christ

Join the next and newest Bible Study offering from Ascension Press starting in January. This course is led by Jeff Plourde and Colleen Woodard via ZOOM. Walk with Jesus in His three years of public life. The treasures of the Catholic Faith--The Eucharist, Mary, the saints, and the Creed-- are all centered on Jesus Christ. More than a historical or theological figure, He is our Saviour, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. We know a lot about Jesus and this will offer us the opportunity to really get to know Him. This series was filmed on location in the Holy Land and offers us a new look at Jesus:  who He is, what He is really like, what He taught, and what He did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on Him as you come to know and love Him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way. 

 

Thursday Evenings,  7:00 pm   10 Sessions   January 21-March 25

Registration:   Required to obtain ZOOM link and class information

 

To Register contact: Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org or call 757-229-3631 Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number when you register. 

 

Note:  You need to order your class materials directly online at Ascensionpress.com

The registration material includes the book, workbook, Jesus timeline chart, online access to all class videos, and an online workbook. The cost is $29.95.

Please do not allow the cost to prevent your participation. Contact Janet (see above) for assistance. 

 

Aging Gracefully and Dying Fruitfully

A look into the Spiritual Dimensions of this part of our lives

Are we viewing our remaining earthly life as something we will dreadfully endure? Or are we seeing it as an opportunity for a more faith-filled life? This four-session study program draws on the wisdom of sacred scripture, secular and spiritual experts, and Catholic mystics to help navigate the challenging spiritual journey ahead. Hear the stories of those who passed on their loving spirit to generations after them including how Our Lord and Savior did it. This class will be presented by Ted Cummings.

Morning Session: Tuesdays     10:00 am- 11:45 am  February 23; March 2, 9, 16

Evening Session:  Thursdays    6:30 pm- 8:15 pm  February 25; March 4, 11, 18

Registration:  Required to obtain zoom link and class information

To Register contact: Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org or call 757-229-3631 Ext. 2314. Please include your email and phone number when you register. 

 

An Hour with the Saints Series

Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday, February 10 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come and spend an hour discovering an amazing 12th-century woman who was declared both a saint and a doctor of the Church in 2012. She was a mystic, prophet, composer, author, and Benedictine nun who had her spiritual awakening at age 42 when a vision told her to write about what she saw and heard. Hildegard was a woman religious who lived in a patriarchal society and culture, but she managed to create an entirely new role for herself and other women without violating the patriarchal constrictions of her time. Her spiritual authority was held in high regard and she was able to preach and teach before audiences of both clergy and laity. Hildegard of Bingen was a woman whose wisdom and many talents are still relevant today. 

Most of us have heard of Hildegard, but don’t know much more about her than she is a saint of the Catholic Church. Spend an hour and discover more about this fascinating woman. The talk will include a video clip, images of some of her artwork, and audio of some of her music.

Since this will be presented by Peg Crews on Zoom please register to receive the zoom link.   You can register by email at jhassan@bedeva.org or by calling 757-229-3631 ext. 2314.

 

That Man is You!

Becoming a Man after God's Own Heart

ALL MEN OF THE PARISH ARE INVITED TO CONSIDER “THAT MAN IS YOU”

TWO OPPORTUNITIES:  TUESDAY EVENINGS: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM OR SATURDAY MORNINGS: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM

Please join us as we start another year of insightful spiritual video presentations and discussions geared to the men’s role in understanding and supporting our faith.

Tuesday evening group will begin on January 19 and going through April 13 at 7:00 pm. We will be using a virtual format via Zoom. The program is The Revelation of the Father.  Taking a hard look at the realities of our modern culture, Revelation of the Father seeks to transform men in their relationship with their children. It sets forth the vision of a child capable of making moral decisions in light of significant pressure and integrates the 7 Steps with Don Bosco’s preventive method to help parents develop a “parenting plan of life.”  For more information about this program or to register contact: Earl Anderson snikt.daddy@gmail.com; or call 757-254-8421.

Saturday Morning Group will begin on January 16 and go through April 24.  This group will offer the program: All Things New. On those Saturdays, we will have our virtual sessions from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Christ didn't say, "Behold, I make new things."  He said, "Behold, I make all things new."  The future of the world and the Church is happening on our watch.  His mercy is new every morning.    Encounter God the Father.  Meet your spiritual Father.  Enlighten your mind with spiritual truths that will help transform the world. For more information or to register contact:  Ted Cummings, All Things New, Core Team Leader at (H) 757-345-6466; (M) 703-593-1583; tedsouthpaw@gmail.com

Announcing the selections and schedule for the Parish Book Club

We are happy to release the details of the 2020-2021Brown Bag Book Club. The name comes from the fact our hour-long meeting begins at Noon and participants are invited to spend their lunch hour with us. Please consider joining our Parish Book Club and enjoy the selected readings with other members of our Parish community. To sign up for our mailings and information, please contact Janet Hassan at jhassan@bedeva.org Below is the schedule and selections for the Parish Book Club.

 

 

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

 

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