Memorial Mass for Sr. Mary Berenice Eltz @ St Olaf, Tuesday, September 24 @ 5:00 p.m. May her soul rest in eternal peace with the Lord.

Adult Faith Formation

Fall 2019

  • 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?

The Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, September 5  |  Noon  Register

You are invited to come to an information session about the new book club beginning at the parish.  Join us on September 5 to learn the details.  The plan is to meet on the first Thursday of the month to discuss the book of the month.  Meetings will be at noon, so you are welcome to bring your lunch.  Drinks will be provided. 

Saint Francis of Assisi:  Sign of Contradiction

Tuesday, October 1  |  10:00 a.m.  Register

Tuesday, October 1  |  6:30 p.m.  Register

As we prepare for his feast day, come be inspired by the life of Saint Francis and desire to live for God as he did.  This new movie about the life of Francis is about presenting a real person, not just some characterization of an animal loving Saint from a distant time.  Saint Francis is a person who, like us, searched for purpose and meaning and was often times left empty.  It wasn’t until he encountered Christ that darkness and confusion were replaced with light and peace. Ultimately, this film is about conversion, his and ours!

Dante’s Inferno

Wednesdays, October 2 – October 23  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon  Register

The final segment of the series on Dante’s great work, The Divine Comedy, will be The Inferno.  This piece represents the everyman who has become inattentive to his sinfulness and need for repentance.  Donna Kendall will lead this program as Dante travels down through the nine circles of Hell and explores the prevalent them of divine justice.

Marriage Enrichment Evening

Friday, October 4  |  6:30 p.m.  Register

All Saint Bede married couples are invited to attend the next Marriage Night.  The evening includes dinner (you are welcome to bring your own bottle of wine), fun, and a talk by our pastor, Msgr. Joe Lehman.  Registration is limited so please help us by registering early. 

Sacred Art

Tuesdays, October 8 – December 3  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Register

Fridays, October 11 – December 6  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon  Register

Throughout the centuries, sacred art has played a critically important role in the Catholic Church.  Why was and is it so important?  Peg Crews will teach this class and discuss why religious art should be incorporated as an important part of our faith lives.  She will also sample different types of sacred art that have come down to us through the ages.

Islam and Christianity

October 21 & 22  |  7:00 p.m.  Register

We welcome back Steve Hemler, President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America.  Join us for two nights of talks.

Monday: What We Learned Living 13 years in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday: Is Jesus Truly the Son of God?

The Creed

Wednesdays, September 4 – December 11  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon  Register

You say you “believe” every Sunday as you recite the Creed.  But do you know what you’re saying you “believe” in?  Do the truths of the faith—listed in the Creed—really permeate your life?  Learn how these ancient truths contain the promise of peace, joy, and happiness for our lives.  Join Charlie and Sue Huber for this journey through the Catechism of the Catholic Church and draw closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of the teachings of his Church. 

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Matthew:  The King and His Kingdom

Mondays, September 9 – December 16  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Register

The book of Matthew brings the history of Christ to life. We see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the kingdom of heaven. Jeff and Kristy Plourde will facilitate this DVD/discussion study that explores how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church, to live it.

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The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

Tuesdays, September 10 – March 24  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon  Register

Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is often difficult.  This 24-part Bible study makes it easy.  It gives you the keys to understand the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.  The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into color-coded time periods that makes it easier to follow and learn about the major people, places, and events and how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. Charlie and Sue Huber will facilitate this series and show how the Bible is at the heart of our Faith and our relationship with God.

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Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance

Thursdays, September 12 – November 7  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Register

One of the most remarkable things about our Faith is that by God’s grace, we have become adopted children of his promises and blessings.  Learn what it means to be an heir to these promises and blessings. When you sit in the pews each Sunday, what does it mean to you to be part of his family, the Church?  Join Jeff and Kristy Plourde for this program and discover your unique gifts and calling as a member of Christ’s Church; you will also help us to grow in fellowship as a parish as we grow closer to Christ together.

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