Adult Education Opportunities  

Catechesis of adults is the principal form of catechesis because it is addressed to the persons who have the greatest
responsibilities and capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form. NDC #45 


Women's Bible Study

M
ake new friends! Learn new ways to draw closer to God. Receive encouragement in your faith walk. Become partners in prayer with other faith-filled women.
We meet in the Library at the St. Agnes site at 1:30 on Thursday afternoons.
For more information please contact Marybeth at 687-5657 ext. 4
We have several opportunities for you! 




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Man-to-Man


A
ll men of Our Lady of Grace Parish are welcome to join us for fellowship and reflection. The next gathering will be Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 in the Library. Come get to know your fellow brothers in Christ. 

For more information, please contact Russ Wenzlick at 989-430-8905



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Growing in Faith Study Group       

This is primarily faith formation presenting both an overview of Catholic theology and the practical ways to apply these teachings so that group members take the faith from their heads to their hearts, and then into their lives. Our next study is:

Lectio-The Eucharist -10 Week Bible Study
When:Wednesday Mornings: 9:45am or Evenings: 7:00PM 
                             Beginning Wed. April 11
Where: St Agnes Parish Library, Sanford 
The Lamb of God, The Bread of Life, The Body and the Blood of Christ... these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? In this DVD study series, acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre, guides us through Scripture, history, and Church teaching to illuminate the wonder and miracle of the Eucharist. We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation.

Participant Study Guide $9.00

https://goo.gl/forms/BuKqo8Q3V7z9AhtC2

 OR Contact Ellie Morse to register and with any questions

Email:  emorse53@gmail.com       Phone:  (989) 859-0865 

Please register by April 4th to ensure we will have your study guide.

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Mom's Group

Let’s connect with each other and build friendships along our common journey of motherhood. Our gatherings will be mornings of friendship while our children make friends as well.

WHO: All Moms

WHERE:  Our Lady of Grace, Sanford, Hall

WHEN: The First Friday of each month following morning Mass until noon. 

        The next gathering is Friday, May 4

Questions?  Allegra @ gibsoncharlotte2@gmail.com

            Marybeth @ 687-5657 x4  marybeth.stuart@ourladyofgracemi.org

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Men's Fellowship

Come break open the weekend's readings and discuss what they mean for your life. Come for coffee and conversation. Come to meet the guy you've seen in church whose name you didn't know. Come share the journey!

We meet Saturday mornings from 8:30-10:00am in the Conference Room at St. Agnes

No registration required.

Questions? Contact Mike at mike@mdtagency.com or (989)714-5606 or Jerry at (989)392-1502

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Mustard Tree Discussion Group



MK 4:30-32
  The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed which is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows and becomes a tree that puts out large branches ...


If you've been through RCIA in the past 4-5 years and are now ready to expand your knowledge of the faith, you are invited to join our newly formed Mustard Tree discussion group. Our evenings consist of a light meal along with discussion on a topic selected by the group and will end with Evening Prayer in the church. 

We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 6:00 pm in the Hall at Our Lady of Grace/St. Agnes site.
The next gathering: Thursday, May 10
   
For more information please contact Marybeth or Deb at 687-5657 ext. 4
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Young Adults  

Are you between the ages of 18-30-something and want to learn more about your faith and how to live it? We have the group for you! A Young Adult Group meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Midland. This is an ecumenical group (primarily Catholic) who gather for fellowship, reflection and discussion. All are welcome at any time.

Questions? Please contact Kristyn Russel at kristynr@blessed-midland.org OR
Marybeth or Deb in the office at 687-5657 ext. 4

For more groups that meet in our Diocese click here

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Parish Library. Check out a book or movie today. Large selection and growing daily! 
FEB2018
Reading for Lent?
We have the following selections for your devotional reading during the Lenten season:

Lent with Pope Benedict XVI - Meditations for Every Day
In short reflections - one for each of the forty days of Lent and the octave of Easter - we are reminded that only Christ can fill the deepest longings of our heart. Throughout our Lenten journey, Pope Emeritus Benedict helps us drink deeply from the well of Scripture in order to lead us to an encounter with the crucified and risen Christ. 

Simplifying the Soul - Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit
Award-winning author and Benedictine oblate Paula Huston invites us to declutter our minds, hearts, relationships, and souls in a book of daily Lenten practices woven from the Gospels, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and the author's own wealth of experience. 

 


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Enrich your spiritual life - CDs are available for purchase in the back vestibules. 
New selections are put out every 6-8 weeks.
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In addition to checking this site for enrichment opportunities, please remember there are also retreats and classes at your diocesan Center for Ministry