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Adult Faith Formation

Our parish offers a variety of programs throughout the year including Bible Studies, Faith Studies, Retreats and RCIA. Listen for pulpit announcements and watch this website, the bulletin and the St. Odilia Messenger for information about upcoming events.


 
 

 
Announcements
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“What Catholics Believe” Series
2015-2016

Forgiveness
In a Year of Mercy


Cancelled due to presenter's illness

When: Tues., Feb. 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Odilia School Library
Presenter: Lucy Arimond, Director of Faith Formation


Watch for future topics in our What Catholics Believe series, once a month or so, on Monday or Tuesday evenings.

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St. Odilia Lenten Groups

Want a more prayerful Lent?
Want a good focus for your Lenten devotions?
Want to connect with fellow parishioners?

This year, we have two options for adult parishioners.

Pope Francis’ Laudato Sí – Care for the Planet – Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
During Lent, learn and pray about how caring for our planet is part of our faith, with Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Sí, as our guidepost. We’ll use a great study guide to unpack this major work by our Pope. Group meets weekly at St. Odilia, no fee. Co-sponsored by the St. Odilia Faith Formation Council and the St. Odilia Social Justice Council.
Registrations accepted until Ash Wednesday.

Scripture-Sharing Groups – choose your time:
Mondays, 2:30 p.m. – Sunday by Sunday
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – Ascension parish materials
Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – Sunday by Sunday
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday by Sunday
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. – Sunday by Sunday
Prayer, conversation, and bible study, focused each week on the scripture readings for the coming Sunday, using Sunday by Sunday, a pamphlet series produced by the Sisters of St. Joseph, or the online study guides from Ascension parish in Florida. Cost is $9.00 per person for Sunday by Sunday groups, or $5 per person for the group using Ascension materials.
Where: at St. Odilia, or in parishioners’ homes.
Volunteers Needed: host or facilitate a group of 6-10 people.
Registration Deadline is Feb. 1. After that, registrations will be accepted, first-come, first-served, if there is space in existing groups.



How to register: Until registration deadlines, click on and print the form in the “Files” box at the bottom of this page and either bring it or mail it to Lucy Arimond at the parish office. If you’re choosing an option with a fee, please enclose your check, payable to St. Odilia. Hard copies of the form are also available in the parish office and in the Faith Formation office. AFTER registrations deadlines, contact Lucy Arimond, Arimond@stodilia.org or 651-415-3331, or register at the Laudato Si table in the Courtyard after morning Masses on Sunday, Feb. 7.

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Explore the Bible this Winter

Our weekly, parishioner-led bible groups are starting up again, and newcomers are always welcome. Modest fees, no previous background needed.

Monday Evening Bible Study, 7:00 p.m., Parish Conference Room, beginning Jan. 4 – explore the coming Sunday’s Mass readings, using online study guides from Ascension parish in Florida. For further info or to join, contact our study group conveners, Rob Bruening, rdbruening@gmail.com, 715-432-2476 and Dan Edwardson, daned@q.com.

“Living the Scriptures,” Tuesday mornings, 10:00 a.m., beginning Jan. 5, in the Faith Formation/Latino Ministry office building, at 3510 Vivian Av. – conversations about the coming Sunday’s Mass readings and our lives in general, using the Sunday by Sunday study guides, published by the Sisters of St. Joseph. For further info or to join, contact Rosie Stahl, our study group convener, 651-483-6936.
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Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
The Journey to Becoming Catholic”
Wednesday evenings, late September through Easter Season
7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Parish Conference Room.

Enter RCIA Homepage for more Information
Files
 Lent 2016 - Lent Grps - registration form.pdf
Lent Groups - Scripture or Laudato Si - Registration Form
Contacts
+ Arimond, Lucy
Click on name to see details.

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