Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Men’s Retreat: Living as a Catholic Man in Today’s Culture
April 13, 9:00 AM
Join us for a daylong retreat for men
Live music by Joey Barna and Bill Tellier, Guest speakers: Fr. Martin Hyatt, bso, of St. Basil’s Salvatorian Center, Adam Minihan & David Philip Niles of The Catholic Man Show (livestream),
Joseph Williams, Father of 9, Chairman of the Board at Holy Family Academy, Derek McDonald, Diocesan Director of Family Life Ministries, Fr. Brian Kennedy, CSsR, Pastor
The retreat will conclude with Mass at 4:00 PM
Tickets: $10 - lunch is included.
Sponsored by Knights of Columbus: St. Matthew Council #7572
To register or for more information: email email@example.com
Bible Study: Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
Join us for an 8-part Bible Study, Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. This study shows you the easiest way to understand the Bible by uncovering the story woven throughout Scripture so that you can get the “big picture” of the Bible and understand what it is all about… It is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for you - a love that you are now called to share with others
Choice of two sessions (8 weeks):
Monday evenings, April 29th, from 6:30—8:00 pm
Thursday mornings, May 2nd, from 9:30—11:00 am
Registration fee is $25. Registrations forms are available at the church entrance. Once completed, place the form in an envelope marked, "Bible Study Registration" and either drop in the weekend Mass collection basket or bring it to St. Matthew Parish Office. For more information or to register for the study, call Sandy at x21 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Confirmation: Adult Confirmation Preparation
We will be offering Adult Confirmation classes for any adults interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes will be held May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22 from 6-8pm. To register, please call Sandy Gibbons x21 at the parish office.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the Adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In our Church, in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel, the Eucharist is displayed in the Monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and the night. Our chapel is located to the right of the altar and is accessible during the day through the main body of the Church. If you would like to spend time with Jesus present in the Most Blessed Sacrament outside of these hours, please stop by the parish office. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?
"We can draw down God's Merciful Love on the whole world...through perpetual Eucharistic adoration..." – Stephen Oraze
Enrich your Faith Life with FORMED! Formed is often described as a Catholic Netflix. It's a website with lots of Catholic Video Series, movies, audio files from Lighthouse Catholic Media, and even Catholic eBooks for your iBooks, Android, Nook, or Kindle. The Parish has purchased a membership which allows all of our parishioners their own membership FREE of charge! All you need to do is visit Formed.org and enter our Parish Code: MF94YD (please be sure and use CAPITAL letters). Once you set up your own account, use it to access Formed.org in the future. It's that easy!
Natural Family Planning
There is a healthy, life-giving, alternative to contraception and artificial reproductive technologies. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology, effective to achieve and avoid pregnancy, offers couples who are experiencing infertility the hope of achieving pregnancy while following the teachings of their Church. For more information contact: Marguerite d’Youville FertilityCare Services at 603-232-3141 or MargueriteFertilityCare@gmail.com.
Formation with your phone!
“Laudate” is the classic, all-encompassing Catholic app. It offers daily readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, a Confession app, prayers, and links to the Catechism and other Church documents. It is a useful tool for any Catholic wanting just about anything related to your Faith at your fingertips.
“Pray As You Go” anyone who struggles to find dedicated, quiet time in their life. The 15 minute (or less) segments are a perfect way to start my mornings as I drive to work. “Pray As You Go” also offers audio prayers, Imaginative Contemplation Exercises, an audio Rosary & Stations of the Cross, and an audio Examen.
“Reimagining the Examen” is an interactive App that leads you through a series of Examens, encouraging you to sit in prayer with God each day. You can select an examen (relationships, habits, fears, etc.) and select your own background music. This would be the perfect app for someone needing guidance during evening prayer or reflection during Adoration.
“Magnificat” is the app from the same company that brings us the monthly Magnificat Missals. It gives you access to the daily readings along with various articles, Hymns for the Month, Lectio Divina, and resources for blessings and prayers. One of the great things about this app is that you can set alerts to remind you of morning, evening, and nighttime prayer. This is not a free app, but the low cost gives you access to a wide variety of materials. There is a free trial month when you first download the app!
"Confession" is a Catholic app that is helpful to aid anyone through confession using the 10 Commandments, and gives instructions on how to go to Reconciliation if you need a refresher! Each profile can be password protected, so you can share your device without worrying that your list will be seen by others. $1.99
Audio Bible Apps
"Dwell" is an audio Bible app that has pre-made playlists with subjects like “hope” and “discipleship” as well as a planning tool to help you schedule in times to complete different chapters. The app is free with one voice option, but for an upgrade you can access different voices. Most if not all of the Bible is available on the app
"Streetlights" is an audio Bible app of the New Testament books and the voices and recordings are more of a hip hop reading of the Bible. They also have videos that match with different scripture readings.