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“Called to Love” ~ Monday, June 25th ~ 6:30 pm at St. Charles

Do you think our society teaches respect for human dignity? How would you like for yourself, your children, grandchildren to have a sense of their own human dignity strong enough and deep enough to endure the toxic messages of the world? If these questions touched a chord or got you thinking then…come to

“Called to Love”
Presented by Dr. Maria Fedoryka
Monday June 25th from 6:30—8:00 p.m.
at  St. Charles in McKinney Hall

God has created us out of love, both angels and human persons, and has invited us into a relationship of love with Him. But by a wonderful plan, He raised human beings to a great dignity: He fashioned us to be partners with Him in His creative work, designing our lives to be caught up in the Trinitarian love of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Understanding this dignity equips us to be a voice for human dignity in our homes and in our communities.

Dr. Maria Fedoryka is associate professor of philosophy and Chair of the department at Ave Maria University. She works in the field of the philosophy of love, dealing with issues spanning from the centrality of love in the being of God, to its role at the center of creation, to its meaning for marriage, family, and sexuality. Among her publications are the booklet The Special Gift of Women for God, the Family and the World published by the Catholic Truth Society in England, as well as a number of popular and scholarly articles on Humanae vitae and on von Hildebrand’s philosophy of marital intimacy, and on topics relating to gender and marriage.

This is event is for single people, married people, empty nesters, parents, grandparents, teens, young adults.

Childcare will be provided for children ages 1 year through 4th grade during the talk.  Please call the office or go to the Hub to reserve a spot for your children. 

 

Steubenville registration is closed.

 YM3 will attend Steubenville Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15, and we’re super excited.  This year’s theme is REVEALED, and the theme verse is  1 John 4:9, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”

For more information about this year’s theme and conference, check out the promo video, and the Main Campus 4 page.
The cost this year is $100 per teen, with a maximum family contribution of $250.  A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required to hold your teen’s seat, with the remaining balance due June 3.At this time all seats are filled. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please call the parish office at 754-4194.

If you have any questions, please let Miranda or me know.  Your families are in our prayers!

God Bless,
Natalie

Monday’s at St. Charles, 6:30 pm in McKinney Hall

More and more people are realizing that the world doesn’t have all the answers.  Younger people are looking for truth and substance.  We have the richness of our Catholic faith to share will all people who are searching.  

RCIA – Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process that does not require any commitment to come and search for truth and ask questions.  We have several new people beginning their journey and others who are continuing their journey.  For more information contact Molly Scoby at 754-4194 ext. 131 or dre@saintscjm.com .  We will begin weekly sessions using Symbolon: Knowing the Faith which is presented by trusted and compelling teachers and filmed around the world with stunning cinematography.  Symbolon:Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. We meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles in McKinney Hall.  

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Our parish has purchased FORMED for you!  FORMED is a revolutionary digital platform that gives you 24/7 access to video-based study programs, feature films, audio presentations, and eBooks from the Church’s foremost presenters. To sign up for FORMED go to the top of this page and click on Faith Formation tab.  Then click on Formed from the drop down menu.  Go to the Introduction tab  for the directions and the parish access code. Once you are registered, you will be directed to a link that is emailed to you.  Enjoy using this amazing tool!  Join in with the parish being FORMED and conversations by Passing it On.

Available to watch online!

What if you could help bring peace to the world, would you want to do it?  Do you believe our world needs help? Do you believe that you can help?

Maybe you answered, “Yes!” to the first two questions, but you were unsure of the belief that you can be part of the solution.  We can’t do it on our own, but together we can!  However, it does start with us. Fr. Aaron Ferris will take us back in time to 1917 to share the message of Fatima, the impact it had at the time, and its continued urgency and relevance for us–100 years later. Fr. Ferris will guide us in how to open our hearts to the call of the message and how to gain peace in our hearts and our homes. More peaceful people and families make a more peaceful world!

One person with a belief is equal in force to ninety-nine people whom merely have an interest.  Do we really believe in what our Lady is asking of us?  Are we convinced of its importance, or are we merely interested in it?”  from Fatima For Today by Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.

Weren’t able to make it to the talk by Fr. Aaron Ferris? We can help! Fr. Ferris’ talk is available to watch online. Click on this link to view the video.