Presentation Series & Keynotes
Fr. O'Reilly: Three Stages of Spiritual Life
6:30-7:30 p.m. - September 27th and October 4th
Have you ever wanted to grow in the spiritual life but did not have a model to base this on? If so, then please join Fr. O’Reilly as he discusses the three stages of the spiritual life on September 20th (Church Hall), 27th (Church Hall), and October 4th (Commons) from 6:30-7:30 P.M. The three stages focus on different levels of growth in the spiritual life: Purgative (penance and detachment from mortal sin), Illuminative (living a life of virtue), and Unitive (living in perfect charity). These talks will draw from the writings of the late Fr. Adolphe Tanqueray.
View the Livestream of Session 1.
Foster The Good
A lunchtime Speaker Series from the Diocesan Office of Evangelization. The last week of each month will feature a lunchtime speaker who will present on a relevant issue or method of ministry. Following the event, we’ll post online references and guides for how to utilize the topics discussed. Additionally, we’ll provide training opportunities for people who want to further learn and grow in these areas. Click Here
Foundations of Faith - Praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary in Times of Sorrow
October 3rd at 7pm - Virtual Presentation with Live Audience Option
October is traditionally dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. Join Father Andrew Hofer, O.P., a Dominican priest who teaches theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, for a virtual talk on the rosary. Father Andrew will give a lively historical, theological, and personal presentation of the meaning of the rosary before he considers praying the joyful mysteries in times of sorrow in our lives. Discussion will follow.
Monday Bible Study: Saint Luke & Acts - Fall 2021
Beginning, September 13th please join us as we read and discuss the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. This six lesson study is open to everyone, meetng on Monday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM in the church hall. There is no cost or study guide needed. No written homework required. Reading of assigned chapters, discussion and video will be the curriculum. If interested in joining, please contact Ron Campbell at email@example.com
Tuesday Book Club:
Tuesday Book Group’s next selection is entitled “Blessed Among All Women” by Robert Ellsberg. This book is a collection of stories about holy women, saints, prophets, and witnesses for our time. It is organized using the Beatitudes as the basis for presentation of the holy women. We will begin meeting on September 14, 2021 at 10:00am in the Church Hall. Anyone interested is welcome to join our discussion group. Please contact Liz Esparolini at firstname.lastname@example.org if more information is needed. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday Women's Bible Study: Jesus the Way the Truth and the Life
Women, Please join us in our new scripture study starting on Wednesday, September 8th from 9-11am in person. We will be reading the 10-week study called Jesus, The Way, The Truth and The Life by Marcellino D'Ambrosio (Dr. Italy). Here is some information about the study: Jesus is more than a historical or theological figure. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, and our God. While many of us already know a lot about him, how well can we say we really know him? Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a new and fresh look at Jesus—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter with Christ will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on him as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way. This 10-week study begins on September 8th and you will need a workbook and book. The study set can be purchased here for $29.95. If you need help buying the books, there are funds available, please let me know. Buying the study set will allow you access to the videos for one year. Please let Amanda Bibb know that you will be joining us by emailing her at: email@example.com or replying to this email.
Thursday Weekly Bible Study: Jesus and the Gospels
Please join the next bible study, Jesus and the Gospels by Dr. Tim Gray, President of the Augustine Institute, from 9:00am to 10:00am, Thursdays in Church Hall. There will be a 40 minute video and a discussion afterward. Bring a friend!
Thursday Monthly Men's Virtual Study: Into the Breach
Knights of Columbus Council 5476 invites all Catholic men of St Bridget parish to join us at our monthly Into the Breach virtual meeting. Fourth Thursdays at 7:00 pm. and will last approximately 1 hour. Into the Breach is a 12-episode video series produced by the Knights of Columbus. One video is watched at each of our monthly meetings held throughout the year. The topic of each video seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and what it means to live as a Catholic man in today’s world. The goal of our meetings is to spur discussion, helping each other grow in faith and to challenge one another to become the men that God is calling us to be. If you have not registered in the past, please contact: Sean Cox, Deputy Grand Knight (757) 342-1273 Scox121@outlook.com
Saturday Morning Zoom Bible Study
Join us from the convenience of your home or anywhere on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. to discuss the Sunday readings. This is an ongoing study for adults and has no homework. We meet weekly on zoom. For more information and the zoom link, contact Anne-Marie Condlin at (804) 510-0043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundations of Faith: Fr. Ken on Laudato Si'
The theme for the month of September is "Stewardship of the Environment and Catholic Social Teaching."
Watch Fr. Ken unpack the Holy Fathers' encyclical here.