"Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be "the central task in the catechetical enterprise," becoming "the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age." Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, #5
The Living Stones
Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am in Xavier Center Room 12 for most of the Year.
NOTE: During Lent the Living Stones are continuing their participation in ARISE Together in Christ and meeting in Faber 8.
Beginning a study of Matthew: The King and His Kingdom on Jan 10.
Who are The Living Stones? We are a group of St. Ignatius women who meet every Tuesday to pray and explore our faith together. Since September, 2008, we have studied books on such varied topics as the Mercy, the books of Genesis, Exodus, Job, Psalms, Revelations and James. We have explored the Acts of the Apostles, Vatican II Council, Women of the Old Testament, and have taken a Biblical Walk Through the Mass. We have viewed dvd series on Catholicism, Vatican II, and an overview of the Bible. Realizing the responsibilities of everyday life, members join us when they can. Please consider joining us in the ChristAbide in Me - Ignatian Prayerus Center on Tuesdays from 10—11:30 a.m. ALL ARE WELCOME at any time!
Abide in Me - Ignatian Prayer
Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm Feb 28 - May 9 in Faber Center
This 9 week program of prayer will help you find that quiet space in each day to rest with the Lord and hear Him speak to your heart through His Word. During the group meetings you will learn about praying with scripture from the teaching of Ignatius of Loyola. The sessions will be led by Cindy Stegemeier, a Marian Servant and certified Ignatian spiritual director. To register or for more information, contact Cindy at Cindys@MarianServantsHouston.org or 283-795-5005.
The Sense of the Sacred presented by Rick Arriola, Seminarian
Wednesdays Jan 19, Feb 22, Mar 15 Xavier Center Rm 12 7:30 - 9:00 pm
In a homily in 2014, Pope Francis stated that all people must rediscover the sense of the sacred, the mystery of the Real Presence of God in the Mass. He reminds us that the liturgical celebration is not a social act, a good social act; it is not a gathering of the faithful to pray together. It is something else. In the liturgy, God is present. But it is a closer presence. In the Mass, in fact, the presence of the Lord is real, truly real. The Mass is not “heard”, but it is participated in, and it is a participation in this mystery of the Lord among us. The Liturgy, he says, is God’s time, it is God’s space, it is the cloud of God that surrounds all of us. It is this petition of our Holy Father to “rediscover” the sense of the Sacred that underlies these sessions on “The Sense of the Sacred.”
Conoce Tu Fe
Jueves, 19 de enero—20 de abril Edificio Xavier Salon 12 7-9 pm
Conoce tu Fé para defender a Cristo y a su única iglesia santa, católica y apostólica. Para defender y vivir nuestra Fe, es necesario conocerla. Asiste a este curso gratuito todos los jueves a las 7:00 de la noches. Descubriremos los misterios de Jesucristo a través de un estudio del Catecismo, la Sagrada Escritura y documentos del Vaticano con Ricardo Arriola, seminarista para la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston.
The Holy Longing—The Seach for a Christian Spirituality with Dcn. Larry Vines
Thurs, Feb 2 & 16, Mar 2 & 16, Apr 6 at either 10 am or 7 pm Faber Center Rm 3
The Holy Longing is a book that invites us to find/develop our Christian Spirituality. It is an engaging and delightful book by Fr. Ronald Rolheiser who focuses on modern spirituality and distinguishes between spirituality and religion. His style and key ideas provide an opportunity for creating a personal spiritual theology with a faith and life focus. If you find that Spirituality is essential to your life, but hard to define, and are interested in how mysticism links with spirituality; then this book will bring you hope for finding the paths you are looking for in your spiritual journey. It will "Integrate spirituality in a healthy way," says the author, who then defines what that means. Join us for discussion, knowledge, fellowship and activity. The book, an Image edition, can be purchased through Amazon.com or at a Catholic Bookstore.
The History of the Mass
Xavier Ctr offeredd 3 times: 10 am Jan 26 - This session is cancelled; 7:30 pm Feb 8; 10 am June 6
A DVD presentation with discussion following which traces the evolution of the Mass and tells how it has been shaped and reshaped by times and cultures, by theologies and the arts; enjoy a visual record of our past and hear from witnesses along the way. Sessions are facilitated by Linda Krehmeier. For more information, contact Linda at email@example.com or 281-370-3401.
A Walk Through the Mass
in the Church Repeated 3 times: Feb 9 at 10 am; Feb 15 at 7:30 pm; June 13 at 10
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council reminds us that “. . . the LITURGY is the SUMMIT toward which all the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the FOUNT from which all the Church’s power flows.” Join us to take a fresh look at the Mass and the “who, what, when, where and why” of this great act of Thanksgiving. Presented by Linda Krehmeier. For more information, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-370-3401.
The Bible Timeline
offered twice a week in Xavier Center Rm 12
Tues 7 - 9 pm beginning Jan 10 (open to all) OR
Wed 10 am - 12 noon beginning Jan 11 (women's group)
Join us as we continue our study of the series The Bible TimeLine. This DVD study—an overview of the Scriptures—is facilitated by Elaine Bertero. Newcomers are always welcome. To sign up, contact Elaine Bertero (281-320-2290/ email@example.com) or Linda Krehmeier (281-370-3401 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at the parish office. See the flyer under documents for more information.
First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community
beginning Sat Jan 21 7-9 am Xavier Center Rm 12
The Saturday Morning Study Group, facilitated by Dcn. Mike Higgins, begins a study of First Corinthians which will run from Jan 21 - Apr 1. For more information or to register contact Dcn. Mike Higgins at email@example.com OR Linda Krehmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org / 281-370-3401. Flyers are available in the narthex and under documents.