Religious Enrichment

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
MINISTRY LEADERS: VIRGINIA BASLER & EMY HERRAS
The blessed sacrament is exposed in Mercy Chapel every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants can spend 30 minutes to 1 hour (or whatever time is most convenient for them) in prayer or spiritual reading. Adoration is closed with Benediction and the Rosary at 5:30 p.m.

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S STUDY
MINISTRY LEADER: JOY CACIA
The purpose of the Catholic Women’s Study Group is to provide an opportunity for fellow Catholic women to learn from each other. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. in the St. Joseph Room. They follow study books dealing with our Faith, answering questions and discussing issues. Any Catholic woman may be involved.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: PEGGY SCROGGINS AND ALLAN & OLGA DICKIESON
Praising and worshiping the Lord through prayer, song, scripture and sharing is the purpose of this group. Baptism in the Holy Spirit and charismatic gifts are encouraged. Everyone is welcome to the weekly meetings on Fridays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

CURSILLO
MINISTRY LEADERS: BOB SPANO & LOUIE ROBINSON
Participation in Cursillo will renew and deepen your Catholic commitment, give you purpose and support, and make you feel like a new Catholic. It helps people discover and fulfill their personal vocations and promoted the creation of small groups who support each other to live by the Gospel teachings. The program is available to adults in good standing with the Church. Begin by attending a three-day weekend program (held separately for men and women), conducted at locations around the Diocese several times a year. Then, attend follow-up meetings at various locations throughout the Columbus deanery.

ELIJAH CUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: BEN & ANN STAHL
The purpose of this ministry is to have families spend time in prayer for an increase of vocations. The Elijah Cup, a consecrated chalice, provides a focal point for prayer. It's an especially powerful symbol for families with children. Families register to pick up the cup at the end of 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass, take it home for one week and pray together daily for vocations. The following Saturday, the Elijah Cup is returned to Church at the 5:30 p.m. Mass to be picked up by the next registered family.

FAMILY PRAYER MISSION
MINISTRY LEADER: M.V. THOMAS
This prayer group meets from 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday in the Youth Room to praise, worship and glorify God with hymns and prayers. Volunteers use their talents of music, teaching and praise to lift the name of Jesus. Anyone who has a thirst to know God through the Word and wants to pray and experience Jesus in his or her life is welcome.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
This Bible study group meets in the St. Joseph Room on Mondays to study and reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday's Liturgy in order to deepen our appreciation for the message being proclaimed and to live the message in our daily lives. On the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Mondays of the month, the group - which is open to everyone - meets from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. On the second Monday, it meets from 3 to 4:15 p.m.

MOTHER'S SCRIPTURE STUDY 
MINISTRY LEADER: SARA VOYNICH
Our group meets to study scripture and provide an atmosphere of support and learning. Participants prepare for discussions by reading a predetermined chapter of the current book of study and corresponding scripture passages. Members meet in the Youth Room every Thursday morning from 10 to 11:45 a.m. You need not be a mother to join. Babysitting provided at no charge.

PRAYER MINISTRY
MINISTRY LEADER: HANNELORE GRANTHAM
A group of parishioners who pray daily, in their own homes, for the intentions of others. There are several teams with a designated team leader. As prayer intentions are identified, members are notified by their team leader to pray for specific intentions. A Prayer Booklet has been put together for members.

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: VICKIE CORRADINO AND DONNA LIPP
All are welcome to join the Rosary Prayer Group. This group meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Mercy Chapel. This ministry is for men, women and children. We pray at the invitation of our Blessed Mother for peace in the world, personal healing, and for the intentions of our pastors, bishops and the Pope. Additionally, those who are able attend wake services and pray the Rosary for deceased parish members and relatives.

SCRIPTURE STUDY
MINISTRY LEADER: BERRIEN ZETTLER
A program of Bible study for adults over 16 is given periodically (typically three courses) during the year, usually held in the Meeting Room on Wednesdays at 6 or 6:30 p.m. for one-and-a-half hours. Selected books from the Bible are discussed in blocks of approximately 10 weeks. Lessons, based on the Little Rock Scripture Study series, will cover both the Old and New Testaments with an emphasis on deepening our understanding of the Word of God, enriching prayer life and expanding our participation as members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Each lesson will include prayer, personal study and weekly small group sharing. Watch the bulletin for dates and other specifics of each study series. If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, you are welcome.

THAT MAN IS YOU!
MINISTRY LEADER: BRIAN SILLITTO
Be the man, husband and father God is calling you to be! Learn through this series what it means to be a man for CHRIST in these modern days. This is a weekly commitment that includes a short video lecture over a light breakfast, followed by short group discussion. Targets married men with children at home, but ALL MEN ARE WELCOME. This group meets weekly on Wednesdays, from 6 to 7:30 a.m., in Visitation Hall. Currently on summer break; will resume meeting in the fall of 2014.