Adult Faith Formation
Magdalenes: Women's Ministry
We are made for community – relationship with God and with others. Magdelenes exists to provide space for just that: prayer and friendship. Women of all ages gather for a video, prayer, and discussion about a topic of faith in a small group setting. Join us as we, as St. Mary Magdalene did, hear the Lord call us each by name.
The dates for this fall are Mondays September 19; October 3, 7 & 24; November 14 & 28; and Tuesdays September 20; October 4, 18 & 25; November 15 & 29. We will meet from 6 - 7 p.m. on Mondays and 7 - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please register so we have seats and snacks prepared, and so we can send you all the necessary information.
Fridays for Fathers: Men's Ministry
Forty-five minutes for more Faithful Fathers. Men of the parish are called Into the Breach to be strengthened so as to strengthen others. Meetings are in the Day Activities Center, Friday mornings from 6:25-7:00am. See the parish calendar for exact dates. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided. Contact Fr. Gries at [email protected] with any questions.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is for anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic and for someone who has been baptized Catholic, but never received First Communion and Confirmation. Please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries at (812) 944-8283 ext 1.
The process consists of weekly meetings during which we share the gospel and introduce Catholic teachings. These meetings begin in the fall and culminate at the Easter Vigil when participants receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. The process also includes on-going formation after Easter.
If you have an interest in being involved as a sponsor or catechist, please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries.
There are book clubs at Holy Family that run on different schedules and read different books. The first group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm. They typically read one book per month. The second group meets from 6:45-8pm on the first Monday of each month. This group is lead by Theresa Shaw, and they will typically read one book over several months. Information about upcoming books and meetings for both groups will be shared in the weekly bulletin. Contact the parish office if you would like to join.
Preached Holy Hour
On the second Tuesday of the month, there is Exposition and Benediction from 6:30-7:30pm. Fr. Gries preaches on different topics for about 30 minutes, followed by another 30 minutes of silent time.
First and Third Wednesday Adoration
There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9am to 9pm the first Wednesday of every month. You are welcome to stop by at any time, for any amount of time. If you would like to sign up for a committed hour each month, please contact Paul Stiller at [email protected].
Opportunities to Serve
Catholic Faith Formation Commission
The Faith Formation Commission is a team of 6-9 parishioners who meet bi-monthly to oversee the religious education of the parish by
- assessing parish religious educational needs and
- planning for future programs
If you have would like to join any of these formation programs, of if you have any questions or suggestions for these or other areas of interest, please feel free to contact the Parish Office.