Calling All Catholic Working Women!
Come join our Catholic Working Women’s Book Club! We are currently reading Lisa Hendey’s The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. We meet in the ATTIC youth room on the first and third Saturdays of the month following the 8am Mass, to discuss the book, and share our faith journey— triumphs and challenges—we face as Catholic working women. If you are new, don’t let the fact that we’ve already begun hold you back from coming. All working women welcome! For more information, e-mail Missy Dieterich, email@example.com and/or join our Facebook group: Catholic Working Women’s Book Club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/267406267037254/.
As Catholics, we have a responsibility to be formed in our faith, and to help form others. The Visitation Institute integrates faith, reason and culture, and answers the Holy Fathers' call to Catholics to participate in the New Evangelization. It serves as the "umbrella" under which our adult formation opportunities can be found.
The Visitation Institute Fall Speaker Series begins October 5th from 6:30-8pm in the Atrium! In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will be looking at the roots of the Reformation, the Catholic response to it, and what this means for ecumenism and evangelization today. Sessions are $5 each or $15 for all 4 Thursdays in October.
The Visitation Institute also offers book studies each semester of the academic year. We typically offer a study on a classic Catholic work of Theology/Spirituality in the Fall and a contemporary work in the Spring. This Fall (beginning November 5th) we will be studying St. Catherine of Siena's Dialogues, while for the Spring (beginning April 12th, 2018) we will be studying Dr. Ulrich Lehner's God's Not Nice, which will also include a presentation and book signing by the author!
We also offer the annual Bible study here at the parish, known as VIBE (Visitation Institute Bible Encounter) that will begin in January. This year we will be reading through the 3 Letters of St. John and his Revelation!
Throughout the year we also offer other things as they present themselves such as single days or reflection or study, parish missions, parish service projects, retreats, promotion of archdiocesan and national adult events, etc.
To find out more about these offerings or any thing else we have for adults in the parish, contact Josh Dieterich at the Parish Office, 262-782-4575, ext.109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you or someone you known felt that God might be calling them to become Catholic, or to come home to the Church if you've been away? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a beautiful gift from the Church for adults that are considering coming into the Faith or completing their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion) if they are already Catholic. Please consider joining us in this journey.
Formal classes begin in September and run through the Feast of Pentecost (usually early June), but we're here year-round to answer any questions and help you begin the process!
NOTE: We encourage any adult Catholic who wants to systematically (re-)learn their Faith to join us as well!
What is RCIA?
The RCIA Process
2017-18 SMV RCIA Schedule
Contact: Josh Dieterich at email@example.com or 262-782-4575 x109.
Young Adult Ministry
St. Mary's Visitation Parish's Lolek Young Adult Ministry actively engages with the other parishes in our district to help promote the regional offerings of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. We are especially active in the Brewing the Faith events offered at Point Burger Bar in Waukesha. We also host small groups to help those 18-35 to go deeper into their Catholic Faith. For more information on
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