Thursday Morning Scripture Study is Back!
Scripture Study starts Thursday, Sept. 18, 8:15-9:45 a.m. We'll be studying the "minor prophets," Amos, Hosea and Micah. The session will run for 10 weeks. All are welcome! Modest fee for the book and materials, which can be paid at the first class session. For information or to register in advance, call Margaret Trondson, 651-429-6702.
Living Your Strengths
I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do.
What: a unique, faith-centered personal development course
When: Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Sept. 18-Oct. 23
Where: St. Odilia Courtyard
Presenters: Deb Peters and her team
Co-Sponsors: St. Odilia Faith Formation and Stewardship Ministry Area Councils
Cost: $25 for individuals or $20 per person for registrations of two or more
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 9. Late Registrations still being accepted.
Are you a list maker? Do you yearn for that sense of accomplishment and that warm, fuzzy glow you get when you can check off a completed task? If so, perhaps you have the Achiever strength, one of the strengths identified by the Clifton Strengthsfinder in Living Your Strengths, by the Gallup Institute. If you are the type who prefers to “go with the flow”, and enjoys the fact that every day is different, then Adaptability is one of your strengths. Perhaps you are one who can be counted on to make sure that everyone you encounter is treated equitably. If so, Consistency is a dominant theme for you. These are just three of the 34 strengths identified in the Strengthsfinder Online Assessment. Whatever your top strengths are, each of us is unique and the strengths God has blessed you with can help you in your career, your relationships, and your faith journey.
Invest six autumn evenings in this journey of discovery, led by our own Parish Leadership Council Chair, Deb Peters, who is a certified Living Your Strengths trainer. Participation in the Living Your Strengths program will help you learn what your top five strengths are and how you can use those strengths to accomplish the work God calls you to do. Participants will receive a books, take an online talent assessment and work with others in a small group environment … to maximize their talents and discover their individual calling.
Registration form available in the parish office, or download and print it from the “Files” at the bottom of this webpage. Late registrants, please contact Lucy Arimond, Director of Faith Formation, 651-415-3331, Arimond@stodilia.org, as soon as possible. Current supplies of the book will be given first come, first served. After that, we will still accept registrations, but people will need to wait about two weeks to get their books.
New Bible Study Group
When: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: 3510 Vivian Av. – the Faith Formation office building
Start date: Sept. 2
Cost: $5.00 total for 5 week series
Enjoy the Sunday readings together!
Meet fellow parishioners!
Learn about the Bible and the Catholic faith!
Our Lent Bible Study groups loved the Sunday By Sunday study guides, published by the Sisters of St. Joseph, and a group of parishioners want more. So we’re launching a bible study group, using Sunday by Sunday, a study guide for the Sunday readings each week. The first series will run for 5 weeks, with the option to continue weekly for as long as you want. Small groups – about 10 people per group. Informal atmosphere, friendly, prayerful, relaxed. Take some time out for the Word of God, and enrich your understanding of the readings you’ll hear each Sunday at Mass.
For information or to register, contact Laura Koffman, our study group convener, 651-485-3551, or Lucy Arimond, Director of Faith Formation, 651-415-3331, Arimond@stodilia.org.