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Are you seeking to live a more fulfilling life?

Are you seeking to deepen your relationship with Jesus?

Are you seeking to dive in more deeply to your Catholic faith?

Communio groups are a great way to dive in more deeply in a relaxed atmosphere with several other people. They are all small groups with normally less than 12 people and meet weekly at the Parish or a home. Much of the year there is at least one group currently meeting. We offer a variety of days, times, and topics so that you can discern which group God may be calling you to.

 

Please see the list of groups below to register, or contact Phil Lewandowski for more information: phil@stjosephavonlake.org or 440.653.5638

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Scripture: Acts of the Apostles

|  Mondays: 6:30PM - 8:00PM  |

The Word of God is living and effective.

We will dive into the treasure-trove that is the Word of God. We will learn not only how to read scripture, but how to allow God to speak through it so we can better understand our current lived circumstances with the eyes of God. This will be an “ecumenical group”; meaning that we will be using the Catholic “Little Rock Bible Study” resources, but this group will be led by a retired pastor from a fellow Christian church. The leader has a wide breadth of knowledge in regards to the historical and socio-political situation of the time to bring the scriptures even more to life.

*This group begins September 19, 2022*

I Believe: The Catechism of the Catholic Church

|  Wednesdays: 10:00AM - 11:30AM  |

This group is perfect if you want a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith as presented in the Catechism without reading the entire Catechism...which can be daunting! We will use the "United States Catholic Catechism for Adults" as our guidebook reflecting on a chapter each week on the major topics within the Catechism.

*This group begins back up September 7, 2022*

A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

|  Wednesdays, September 14 - November 2: 6:30PM - 8:00PM  |

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking you through her joys … and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever. Mary will become a part of your daily life, and in your daily life, you will become more like Christ.

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*This group begins September 14, 2022*

Surrender: The Life Changing Power of Doing God’s Will

|  Thursdays 2/10 - 5/12: 6:30PM - 8:00PM  |

Will You Surrender to the Adventure God Has For you?

This group will use Fr. Larry Richards' book and video talks as a guide. In this book, Fr. Larry challenges us to experience the fullness of life and to surrender. He challenges you to let go of attachments, assumptions and excuses that hold you back and to give yourself more fully to God.

Fr. Larry Richards is a gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, and retreat master, the author of over 20 books, and a 20-year-regular on EWTN television. He was also a high school teacher for a dozen years at an all-boys, Catholic high school.  If you have never ‘experienced’ Fr. Larry , you are in for a ‘joy-ride’!
 
Each session you will be challenged by one of his tough-love-self-examinations, to let go of whatever it is in your life - that you hold on to so tightly, that you can't surrender it… ? Fr. Larry’s  disarming questions will enable you to release your mental grasp of the life-long attachments, assumptions, and excuses that have held you back from giving yourself more fully to God.  His  insightful approach will lead you to understand yourself better and to begin trusting completely in Jesus every day… in order to receive every joy that God wants to give you!  

This group will meet for 7 sessions using Fr. Larry Richards book as a guide. The book will be provided with your registration. 

*This group begins  on Thursday February 10, 2022*