• AFF
     
    Adult Faith Contact
     
    Our parish offers a variety of programs throughout the year including Bible Studies, Faith Studies, Retreats, and RCIA. Listen for pulpit announcements and watch this website, the bulletin and the St. Odilia Messenger for information about upcoming events. The structure of events and offerings this year may be altered with safety requirements. 

     

     
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    Small Group Ministry


     Walking with Purpose Women's Bible Study

    Walking with Purpose


    Monday Women's Bible Study
    Time:  11:30am-1:00pm
    Where:  3510 Building (next to the prayer garden)

    Initial Meetings in October and beginning of November are open for anyone who wants to check out the study.  At the end of November we’ll start in with Open Your Heart Bible Study.
    Review our Coming Together Safely Plan for Walking with Purpose for more information.

    To learn more about Walking with Purpose, use this link:www.walkingwithpurpose.com

    Questions? Contact Melissa Gruber at: melissakgruber@comcast.net


    Parenting in the Faith Mom's Group

    First Saturday of the Month Discussion Group
    Time:  9:00am to 10:30am
    Where:  Cafeteria

    St. Odilia school mothers join for fellowship and discussion.  Currently we are discussing Walking with Purpose Seven Priorities That Make Life Work by Lisa Brenninkmeyer.  This group is currently full and not taking new members. Review our Coming Together Safely Plan for Parenting in the Faith for more information.

    Questions?  Contact Angie Donohoo at: angie.donohoo@gmail.com


    Invitation - Men's Prayer Breakfast Via Zoom

    We would like to welcome men to our prayer breakfast, which has been meeting for many years. Originally we have meet in person from 6-7am at Byerlys, but recently have moved into the virtual world to meet via Zoom. We come into the meeting beginning at 9:00AM to 10:00AM. We virtually drink our coffee, start by reading the scriptures for Sunday, share our thoughts on the meaning of the scripture readings, and end with short prayers. The "leading" rotates each week. We welcome other men to join.

    Questions? Contact Leo Boucher 651-484-2386 or email leoboucher@gmail.com


    Life in the Spirit

    Monday Night Prayer Hour
    Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
    Dates: September 1 & 14, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16, December 7 & 21
    January 4 & 18, February 7 & 21, March 7, April 12, May 3, June 7, July 12
    Usual Location: We are currently meeting off site via Zoom.
    “Come away with me to a quiet place and find some rest.” – Mark 6:31

    Join us for a special parishioner-led time of prayer on Monday evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. We begin with songs of contemporary praise and worship, have a check in with members and discuss a scripture passage or special prayer topic to help us grow in our spiritual walk with the Lord. Then we pray for prayer requests and intentions. Everyone is welcome to join in this special time of encouragement and blessing.

    Questions? Contact Leo Boucher 651-484-2386 or email leoboucher@gmail.com


    Living the Scriptures

    Tuesday Bible Study Group 
    When: Tuesdays, October 27, 2020, thru June 2021, 10:00-11:15 a.m. Currently via Zoom
    Where: 3510 Building
    Cost: $25.00/semester

    Reflect on the upcoming Sunday readings together.
    Meet fellow parishioners!
    Share how the Word of God comes alive in your life!

    Our Tuesday morning Bible Study program, which starts for the fall on October 27, is presently full. We keep a waiting list for this group, and invite new members as vacancies occur. We also could form a new group if the waiting list gets large enough. We use the very popular “Sunday by Sunday” bible study guides to each week’s Sunday Mass readings, which are published by the Sisters of St. Joseph. Small group, informal atmosphere, friendly, prayerful, relaxed. Take some time out for the Word of God, enrich your understanding of the readings you’ll hear each Sunday at Mass, and explore how to live the meaning of the scriptures in your daily life and in our world.

    Questions?  Contact Mary Ann Ryan, maretired46@gmail.com
    Review our Coming Together Safely for Living the Scriptures for more information.


    Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

    Wednesday Formation Sessions
    Time: 6:30-8pm
    Where:  Library
    Dates:  Sessions begin lat September to Pentecost.

    The Journey to Becoming Catholic incorporates evening sessions of formation where the beliefs and life of the Catholic Church are explored.  A sponsor accompanies the candidate through the process.  The sessions are led by a team of catechists.