GROW, our Catholic Tri-Parish Adult Faith Formation is kicking off its’ 6th season already! Our overall goal is to equip each member of our parish with great confidence in sharing our Catholic Faith. The small groups provide great opportunity to spend time learning and discussing with friends striving “to be people of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus.”
In addition to all the studies we have had in the past, we have new programs available. The studies that are available for review at the parish office are: “Catholic Church in the 21st Century”, “We Believe…”, “The Privilege of Being Catholic”, “Just Neighbors”, “Acts of the Apostles”, and new this year, “Praying the Scriptures” a 7 session Little Rock scripture study, “Journey of Faith” and RCIA resource, “US Catechism for Adults” commonly referred to as the Bishop’s Catechism, and “Catholicism” a book by Mathew Kelly.
So come join us for another exciting season and answer our US Bishops’ call to “be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel, promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering, in every place of work and in every public forum.”
The materials are going to be ordered soon, so please call in your order to the Parish office at 962-3214.
Klapprich is Prairie ROCKS guest
Prairie ROCKS is part of the Prairie Faith Formation Program at the High School level. ROCKS is an acronym for Real Outside Catholic Knowledge and Studies. The overall goal of this program is to help the students to recognize God working in their lives by inviting members of our community to talk to the students about their own experiences of God.
This week Tara Klapprich joined our class to talk about a time in her life when she was faced with making some very difficult decisions. As she researched all the options that doctors put before her, she turned to CatholicAnswers.com and talked with a priest for help in making the right decisions. Through her trials, Tara explained that her faith has deepened as she learned that God is the one in control. She described her spiritual journey as being a passenger on a snowmobile that God is driving, you have to lean with him as he makes a turn!
The day following her talk, the students identified ‘acceptance’ and ‘devotion’ as the human virtues they recognized in Tara’s actions. We also reviewed the life of modern day lay Saint, Gianna Molla, to note the similarities between these two loving, devoted mothers.
The speaker for Monday, September 19 is Leah Prigge and September 26 is Debbie Chicane. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend at 8:20 or 9:20 a.m. If you would like to share your story with our class, please contact Leah Prigge at 962-2357.