Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
Fall Bible Studies - For Adults
Romans - The Gospel of Salvation
Join us for Romans - The Gospel of Salvation Bible Study at St. Matthew Parish beginning Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and continuing for 8 consecutive weeks on Mondays. For those who prefer to attend this Bible Study during the day, we will offer the same session beginning Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am for 8 consecutive weeks on Fridays. Both classes will meet in the Parish Center.
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass
Come to know and understand the Mass as never before! In this Bible Study, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. The Bible Study will be held at St. Matthew Parish beginning Wednesday evenings, starting Oct. 2, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and continuing for 5 consecutive weeks. Class will meet in the Parish Center.
Registration forms are available here: Fall Adult Bible Study Registration
$30 fee includes Student Workbook and access to online video content Completed registration form and cash or check (made payable to St. Matthew) may be brought to the Parish Office, or mailed to: St. Matthew Parish, 2 Searles Road, Windham, NH 03087 Questions? Need more information? Call or email Sandy at 893-3336, [email protected].
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!
Adult Confirmation: Adult Confirmation Preparation
We will be offering Adult Confirmation classes for any adults interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. For more information, 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
Natural Family Planning
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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.