Adult Formation

Spring Adult Formation Opportunities

Meetings are currently held via Zoom.
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GOSPEL SHARING

Thursdays 10am-11am Gospel Sharing
(Reflecting on upcoming Sunday Gospel)

HOW TO PRAY LIKE MARY

Wednesdays starting on May 5!
by Sonja Corbitt
Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2 & 9 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Email Michelle Ilagan at ilagan@hcrosschurch.org to register.

Winter Adult Formation Opportunities

•    Journey with us as we study the Encyclical Letter, Fratelli Tutti of the Holy Father, Pope Francis. February 3 – March 24 (Wednesdays) 10:00am-11:00am

Books may be purchased online or read from the Vatican website: http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html

•    All women of the parish are invited to a monthly virtual gathering featuring women speakers from FORMED. Meetings will be from 7:30pm-9:00pm every 3rd Thursday evening of the month. Discussion and prayer follow the talk. RSVP to Michelle at ilagan@hcrosschurch.org.

February 18: Finding Balance in Life

March 18: The Emotional Power of Maternal Love

April 15: The Feminine Genius Unleashed in the Church

May 20: At the Foot of the Cross

June 17: Mothering a Domestic Church

    Pope Francis declared 2021 a year dedicated to St. Joseph – With a Father’s Heart ! Holy Cross Church will be leading a Consecration to St. Joseph in the coming weeks.

Meetings are scheduled on Mondays from 7:00pm-8:30pm starting on February 15 with the consecration on March 19.  In the meantime, you may look into purchasing the book Consecration to St. Joseph by Rev. Donald Calloway. A limited quantity is available for sale in the parish at $15. Contact Michelle at ilagan@hcrosschurch.org to make arrangements to purchase.

On-going Opportunities

•    Gospel Sharing every Thursday from 10:00am-11:00am

Join parishioners as we reflect on the upcoming Sunday Gospel and commit to an act of love inspired by the Gospel every week.

•    Parish Rosary every Friday from 10:00am-11:00am

All are invited to join the Parish Rosary and offer their petitions for prayer.

Fall 2020

THE CHOSEN

We will host a viewing of the 8-part series, THE CHOSEN on Zoom from 7:00pm-9:00pm on the following Mondays: September 14, 21, 28 and October 5 We will be watching two episodes each night and have an opportunity for fellowship and discussion after the viewing. Click here to read Bishop Barron’s review of THE CHOSEN.

MOVIE NIGHTS

Mondays starting at 7:00pm. Note the duration of each movie. There will be an opportunity for fellowship and discussion after the movie. All movies will be viewed through Zoom.

October 12

St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Made in honor of the saint’s 100th death anniversary. This documentary was filmed on location in France.

Duration: 51 mins.

October 19

Fr. Michael McGiveny: The Story of the Connecticut Priest who founded the Knights of Columbus

Fr. McGiveny will be beatified at the end of October. This documentary traces the humble beginnings of a parish priest whose devotion to his flock created one of the most important institutions within the Catholic Church.

Duration: 56 mins.

October 26

Unplanned

The movie follows the real-life experience of Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director whose eyes were opened to the true nature and consequences of abortion.

Duration: 1 hr. 49 mins.

November 2

God’s Door Keeper: Brother Andre’ of Montreal

This documentary explores the life of the first Canadian-born born male saint who also happens to be the first saint from the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Duration: 1 hr.

November 9

The Jeweller’s Shop: A Modern Mystery by Pope John Paul II

This movie is based on a playwright written by Saint John Paul II.

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins.

November 16

Lead Kindly Light: The Life and Message of Blessed John Henry Newmann (now Saint John Newmann)

This documentary traces the life of Saint John Newmann as we visit sites that helped form his ministry during his life and at his passing.

Duration: 1 hr. 10 mins.

November 30

Prepare the Way: Advent Recollection 1

Join us for a 1.5 hour recollection as we begin a new liturgical year with the Advent season. Center yourself for a holy Advent season to prepare for a wonderfully blessed Christmas season!

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins.

December 7

Trust: Advent Recollection 2

Join us for a 1.5 hour recollection as we take a deeper look into the role of Mary as the model of faith, our Queen and Mother of God. How does TRUST allow us to welcome the reign of Jesus as the WORD became flesh.

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins.

December 14

Watch and Pray: Advent Recollection 3

Reflect on the Nativity Story as narrated by Luke. How does Luke’s Gospel help us to actively watch for the presence of God in our lives as presented in the nativity?

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins.

December 21

The Gift: Advent Recollection 4

This recollection will help us understand the essence of the birth of Jesus as Gift. We will also reflect on the story of the magi who presents Jesus with gifts as they paid him homage in a humble stable.

Duration: 1 hr. 30 mins.

Bible Study on the Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians

Led by Dr. Tim Gray and facilitated by Deacon Robert Stout

Meetings will be held via Zoom on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm from October 8 – November 12.  Email ilagan@hcrosschurch.org to access the study guide.