Adult Formation

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

Make 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.

The next Women’s Bible Study starts Thursday Aug. 1 - Sept. 19.

Heaven Starts Now - Becoming Saints Day by Day

Ladies, do you, right now, have a plan, and are you working at it, so that one day YOU will become a saint? We risk misunderstanding the whole point of life if our goal, our plan, is not sainthood. Please join us as we take a look at Fr. John Ricardo's book and discern where we can work and cooperate with God's grace so that Heaven Starts Now. This will be a wonderful lead-in to our MACC Mission in October: Becoming Saints Day by Day

Dates: Thursdays, August 1 - Sep 19th

Time: 1:30 - 3:30

Place: Our Lady of Grace, Sanford, Library

Cost: $14.00 (note: this is the cost of a new book, which I can order for you. Or, you can buy your own book cheaper/used on Amazon if you wish.)

For more information, please contact Marybeth at 687-5657 ext. 4 or

To Register Click Here

Man to Man

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

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

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: Genesis to Jesus

When: Wednesday Mornings: 9:45am or Evenings: 7:00PM and the first and third Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Beginning Sept. 11 - Dec. 11 (Sundays start Oct. 6)

Where: St Agnes Parish Hall, Sanford

Questions: contact Marybeth or Deb at 687-5657 ext. 4

Click HERE for more information and to register

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 or (989)714-5606 or Jerry at (989)392-1502

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.

This group will restart in January 2020, as we are encouraging everyone to attend Genesis to Jesus this coming fall.

For more information please contact Marybeth or Deb at 687-5657 ext. 4

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 OR
  • Marybeth or Deb in the office at 687-5657 ext. 4

For more groups that meet in our Diocese click here

Parish Library. Check out a book or movie today. Large selection and growing daily!

Enrich your spiritual life - CDs are available for purchase in the back vestibules. New selections are put out every 6-8 weeks.

Free Catholic studies, videos, books and mp3s. A gift from our parish to you. Just login at (Parish Code - 10f819)

In addition to checking this site for enrichment opportunities, please remember there are also retreats and classes at your diocesan Center for Ministry. Click HERE for the 2018-19 Events Brochure