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Adult Discipleship

A disciple is someone who has made the decision to give his or her life over to Jesus and seeks to imitate Him by fulfilling the greatest two commandments (to love God totally and one's neighbor as self), taking up one's cross, and making disciples of others by leading them to Jesus.
 

Adult Discipleship at Holy Family exists to provide lifelong Catholic learning and faith development opportunities to assist everyone to become disciples of Jesus Christ. This task of disciple-making involves creating opportunities for people to encounter Jesus (evangelization), to learn what the Catholic Church teaches (catechesis), to discover how to live the faith in their daily lives (discipleship) and equip all to share the Good News of the Gospel with others (missionary action).

We hope to accomplish our goals through the various ministries and events that we offer as part of our Discipleship programs and opportunities offered at Holy Family. Throughout the year, we will offer several opportunities for adults in our Parish to grow spiritually through our many groups and parish memberships. 

Please contact Lori Pieri with any of your Discipleship questions, suggestions, or for more information about our ongoing groups!

New this Summer!

Attention Men!  All are invited to join us at the Holy Family fire pit (located by the paper gator) for a cold beverage as we kick off summer and explore our faith.

Thursdays June 9, July 14, & August 11    |   7:00 pm   | Beer/pop/water/snacks provided

Email [email protected] or call 616-891-9259x229 for more information. 

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP STUDY: NOW IS THE TIME OF MERCY!

Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic 10-session journey featuring best-selling author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gateley, MIC.

Fr. Gaitley weaves a tapestry of wonder and beauty from the threads of the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina Kowalska, the prophetic apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the powerful witness of St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope Saint John Paul II.

Schedule: Wednesday evenings, beginning June 22 at 7:00 pm in St. Mary’s Hall Wednesday, June 22: - God’s School of Trust Wednesday,June 29:- Behold This Heart Wednesday, July 6: - The Suffering Servant Wednesday, July 13: - Faustina and the Spread of Divine Mercy Wednesday, July 20: - Proclaim This Message Wednesday, July 27: - Fatima Wednesday, August 3: - The Secret of Divine Mercy Wednesday, August 10: - God’s Master Plan Wednesday, August 17: - Mary’s Knight Wednesday, August 24: - The Final Question

Ongoing Groups - Join Anytime!

Blessed is She (BIS)

Blessed is She Women’s Ministry meets multiple times a month. You are invited to gather with women of the parish as we reset and focus on the most important thing, our relationship with God. Below are different BIS opportunities:

Adoration                         

Holy Hour:

Each month we host a Holy Hour which consists of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, praise and worship and sacred silence. At the conclusion of Holy Hour, we gather inside or at the fire pit for fellowship with desserts and beverages. Holy Hour days vary each month to allow for the diverse schedule our parishioners hold. 

2022 remaining dates are as follows: 

  • June 16th (Colleen Paiz will be our guest musician)
  • July 25
  • August 29
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 17
  • December 5

Teachable Tuesdays

Once a month we gather to deepen our faith by sharing in a Blessed Is She Teachable Tuesday.  Feel free to bring a friend or come alone ...just come, as we gather with others who are journeying and desire to know more intimately our Blessed Mother and her son.

  • May 24
  • June-Aug (no meetings)
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 29
  • December 13

Advent and Lenten Devotional studies:  During each Advent and Lenten season, we meet weekly to discuss the BIS devotional which helps to lead us closer to Christ during these seasons. Check back later for dates and watch our bulletin and newsletter publications

Email [email protected] or call 616-891-9259x229 for more information. 

Scripture Study

Bible

Each week we gather to grow in our understanding of the sacred Scriptures in preparation for our Sunday worship.  We invite you to allow the Father to guide you, the Son to extend his love to you, and the Holy Spirit to enlighten your heart and mind. Going to Mass on Sunday may never the same again, as you will hear the Sunday readings in a much more personal way. No need to attend each week; join as your schedule allows, Wednesdays, 10-11am in St. Mary's Hall.

That Man is You

That Man Is You honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! 

Independent research from a Faith Advisor to The Gallup Poll reveals That Man is You to be one of the most life-transforming programs ever studied. True to its stated goals, this transformation is most profoundly seen in marriage and family life, men’s issues including pornography and balancing work demands, and a greater participation in parish life.   

Meetings are held Wednesday mornings from 6:15-7:15 am in St. Mary’s Hall during the months of September-December and January-April. 

For more information, email [email protected] or visit www.thatmanisyou.org.

 

Young Adult Group:

“The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity, and the joy that is so characteristic of you!”

~ Pope Francis 

Our Young Adult group was created to connect our young adults (post High School to 30 years of age) to Jesus Christ, the church, the mission of the Church in the world and our peers. Our dynamic ministry encourages prayer, study and lively engagement through various studies, retreats, pilgrimages, spiritual and service opportunities, and social activities throughout the year. 

For our college students, both near and far, we help students to incorporate Catholic beliefs and values into everyday campus life. We also provide students with spiritual enrichment and support. Throughout the school year, our parish organizes care packages to send to the students to let them know we are praying for them.  We try to organize events during their breaks and weekends; through meals, retreats, bible studies, SEEK, Right to Life conferences, and much more–we strive to keep our students engaged in the life of the Parish. 

Join us on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm

Don't miss out on all our summer events!  Check out our summer schedule below.

Summer, 2022 Schedule: Click Here

 

Make plans to JOIN US FOR THE NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE

Washington, D.C. | January 20, 2023

Abortion is the most significant human rights abuse of our time. Will you take a stand?

Our young adult group plans to travel once again to Washington, DC to march for those who have no voice.  Our tentative travel dates will be January 18-22 with the march happening on January 20th. Be sure to let our Discipleship team know if you are interested in attending so we can keep you updated on fundraising opportunities. 

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To register for Formed, go to Formed Sign-up search 49316 and select Holy Family.

"LANE"

Get a Free LANE Digital Passport Through Our Parish

Holy Family Parish is partnering with LANE for our Adult Faith Formation program. With your free Digital Passport, you’ll gain access to a full year of online and in-person classes and other educational resources for the whole family. These will include seasonal devotions, stories of the saints, strategies for incorporating the sacraments into your family life, and Growing Families Through the Mass, a sixteen-session video series. See upcoming adult classes and other resources in the click provided below.

1. Go to https://www.lanecatholic.org/subscription/holy-family-digital-passport  and click the “Subscribe now” button.

2. Create an account, then scroll down and click the “Begin your free trial” button to get 365 days of free access.

3. Now you can begin learning! Browse upcoming and archived LANE classes and family resources.

Click Here

Resources:

Lighthouse Kiosk

Located in the narthex, the kiosk provides a selection of CDs, DVDs, books, and booklets that promote the Catholic faith for a small donation of $3 to $5. Pick something up for yourself or for someone else!

 

More Online Resource Links and Parish Library:

 

Adult Discipleship Staff:

Lori Pieri- Coordinator of Adult Discipleship [email protected] or 616-891-9259x229

 

Carla Niziolek- Director of Discipleship [email protected]