When: 3 different times to choose from:
Monday Evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (October 2 - November 6)
Thursday Mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am (October 5 - November 9)
Thursday Evenings from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (October 5 - November 9)
Where: St. Joseph Campus (Music Room or Carpenter Room)
Cost: $25 to cover the cost of the books and resources. Please contact the Parish Office if you need financial assistance.
What: Fearless and Free is a transformative 6 lesson Bible study for women based on the book of Ephesians. Are you wrestling with the reality that life isn’t easy, even when you are doing the right thing? This study seeks to ground participants in truth as we waken to the reality of who we are in Christ, wrestle with the battle in our minds and are strengthened so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing.
For more information visit: Fearless and Free Study Overview
Or contact Laurann if you have questions regarding the groups:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-522-7953
Spiritual Direction is a ministry of holy listening in which a person meets with a spiritual director on a regular basis, typically monthly.
The context of spiritual direction is the relationship between the person and God and the content of a direction
session is the person’s prayer life and daily circumstances.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual direction is about claiming our true identity as unconditionally loved and chosen by God and deepening our awareness of God’s
active and creative presence in our lives. It is also about growing in self-awareness as we discover what promotes or inhibits our
relationship with God and thus our response to God’s invitation to be loved and to be love in the world.
We continue to offer our dynamic faith-sharing experiences of Communio Groups. These groups take small-group sharing, reflection and prayer to the next level. They allow for each member to walk the journey of faith with spiritual friends while deepening one’s relationship with Jesus. If you are interested or need more info, contact Phil Lewandowski by email at email@example.com or phone, 440-653-5638.
Hallow is the #1 Catholic app worldwide and includes over 5,000 audio-guided sessions designed to help you grow closer to God and develop a daily habit of prayer. Hallow Plus includes prayers for kids and families, resources for mental health, meditations for sleep, seasonal music, multiple languages (including Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish!) daily trivia, podcast-style courses to learn more about faith, and more!
A monthly group for Catholic parents to come together in faith & fellowship and discuss parenting from a Catholic perspective. New this year: evening family gatherings with food and fun in the practice gym.
2nd Thursday Morning of each month from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Carpenter Room. Evening event dates are TBD.
2023: Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14
2024: Jan 11, Feb 8, March 14, April 11, May 9
Contact ROCK@stjosephavonlake.org for more info or if you are seeking childcare during the meeting.
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Encountering the God Who Loves You
A Self-Lead Retreat
“All Christians are invited to a ‘renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.’ Christ calls all people to himself in his Body, the Church, through the workings of the Holy Spirit, so that we can enter into a personal relationship with God the Father.”
Living as Missionary Disciples: Page 31
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Sunday School is our Parish School of Religion for public school students in grades 1-8. It includes sacramental preparation for students in 2nd and 8th grades, who are studying the sacraments of initiation they receive in those years, First Communion and Confirmation.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for people interested in joining the Catholic Church or for Catholics who want to strengthen their understanding
of their faith and the teachings of the church. Team members greet candidates, lead small group discussions, and lead prayer sessions.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is part of RCIA. Team members are needed to instruct children in grades 3-9 in small groups about God's love, Catholic beliefs, prayer and church membership. RCIC is scheduled as needed.