We encourages your life in Christ and offer a variety of Adult Education opportunities for you to help your spiritual life produce many gifts and talents to build up the Church. A living relationship with God is the spiritual motivation…what has moved you to action, to mission in your relationship with God, with Family, Friends, Community, and job/ministry/vocation? We would love to celebrate this with you! Please join us.
Advent by Candlelight (virtual event): Thank you to all who attended our virtual Saint Thomas Advent by Candlelight. If you missed it, you can see the Advent by Candlelight on our Saint Thomas YouTube page and hear Lucyna Dieleman’s story of living her faith, day by day.
World Marriage Day Celebration: An Evening to Honor and Enrich Your Marriage: Did you miss the event and want to watch it virtually? Visit our Saint Thomas YouTube page to watch virtually. Click here to access the program. Contact Pam Strobel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-459-4662, ext. 1203) if you would like to receive more information about couple prayer or to join a six week session on implementing the couple prayer series in your marriage.
Lenten Mission 2021: Take Courage for I am with You: Hope and Healing as a Way of Moving Forward. Did you miss the event and want to watch it virtually? Watch this event on our Saint Thomas YouTube Channel and check out the Lenten Mission 2021 Program.
Racism – An Invitation to Dialogue: Deacon Dean Vernon gave two dialogue sessions using Father Jim’s racism documents as a guide:
- Thursday, April 22 – The Roots of Racism – How Racism works and what we can do. Check out this Racism dialogue, Part 1 on our YouTube channel.
- Thursday, April 29 – Racism, the Word of God and the Faith of Catholics. Check out this Racism dialogue, Part 2 on our YouTube channel.
Father Jim’s documents are available in the back of church or below:
- RACISM – Parish Study Guide – 2021
- Racism, the Word of God and the Faith of Catholics
- Litany of Exorcism Against Racism
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism
Deacon Dean Vernon recently gave a school talk on cultural awareness — what it is, how we prioritize it in our life, and how we relate to one another from different cultures and priorities.
Shomari Tate, Director of Equity and Multiculturalism at Catholic Central, spoke to parents about social competency.
The resources below provide more information and events for adult faith formation:
- Franciscan Life Process Center
- Love and Logic
- Theology of the Body
- Diocese of Grand Rapids
- Catholic Information Center
- Dominican Center at Marywood
- Holy Family Radio
- For Your Marriage
- God’s Gift of Forgiveness