Some Adult Faith Formation Opportunities Include:
Hearts on Fire Bible Study
Named after the comment the two disciples made after Jesus, on the road to Emmaus, interpreted to them what referred to him in all the scriptures. After they encountered Jesus, the disciples said “our hearts were burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us”.
Hearts on Fire is a nine-week practical Study that will journey through the Bible, opening the Scriptures to the participants, with the goal of helping them encounter Jesus. There is both a small group and large group component. The Study will meet on Mondays nights from 7:00-8:45 pm in the Dining Room, February 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20; April 3, 10, 17, 24. No previous Bible Study experience is required.
“Koinonia” is Greek for Christian Fellowship. These Nights are for the entire parish. Each session will include upbeat music, a scripture, a saint, a talk, a testimony, prayer time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and of course, time for Christian fellowship. This year’s Koinonia Nights are October 12, November 30, February 15, and April 19; all from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. For more information contact Sean Lavell or Stephanie Lloyd.
Sposi Novelli’s mission is to engage and support married couples through the first five years of marriage by creating a community that fosters a sense of support and belonging. Through formation, reflection, and awareness, a couple’s marital relationship with God at the center is strengthened and made more fruitful. Discipleship becomes more intentional through opportunities to steward others in service, participation, and partnering with other parish ministries. Sposi Novelli hosts several formal and many informal events throughout the year. For more information contact Ginny Ogle by email of phone at 612.940.1273. Click here for more information about this ministry!
Early Catholic Family Life
Early Catholic Family Life (ECFL) is modeled after Minnesota’s unique ECFL program, and includes: parent/child interaction, guided play for children, and parent discussion time. ECFL emphasizes the importance of putting Faith at the center of family life at the earliest developmental stages. There are seven sessions, typically scheduled on Saturday mornings during the winter months. For more information contact Stephanie LLoyd.
Venture is a landing pad for those seeking a deeper purpose in life. It is open to anyone who has questions about God, Jesus, or the Catholic Church. Venture is for those who are looking for others to walk with them on their journey to the Lord. It is open to all Catholics and those from other faith traditions. Venture gathers in a small group format with a team of Our Lady of Grace parishioners. For more information contact Sean Lavell.