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“Live and die with Him, this is the glorious work of a Christian; in a word, this is our profession. If we do not know it, we must learn it.”

Brother Lawerence

Sunday Morning Classes

This Spring, join us for two mini-classes on Sunday mornings during Religious Ed.

For three weeks this February Erin and Abram Stroot will help us explore the very messy reality of raising a family in faith, with “The Catholic Parent” video series.

And in March and April Tom Carroll is leading “Bible 101” for all of us who are slightly terrified of our Bibles.

  • Sundays @ 10:30am
  • Beginning February 4th
  • Leader: Erin and Abram Stroot; Tom Carroll. Contact [email protected]

The Saving Power of Suffering

All of us suffer. It is not something we seek, but something that comes uniquely to each person. Through the teachings and help of Christ, how can we turn our sufferings to our good? This small group will read together “The Saving Power of Suffering” by Fr. Jacob Powell and meet monthly to discuss.

  • Sundays @ 6:00pm, monthly, at the Stroot home (Berryville)
  • Beginning February 25th
  • Leader: Erin and Abram Stroot [email protected]

Works of Mercy

Christ tells us ahead of time what is on the final exam: “I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink.” But it is an exam we are taking now, in our daily lives. What does it look like to live out the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy in the 21st century? How can we change our outlook and habits so that mercy becomes a daily reality? Join the discussion as we read “You Did it To Me” and learn how to care for Christ in our neighbor.

  • Mondays @ 1:00pm (after noon Mass) in Hobert Hall
  • Beginning February
  • Leader: Chet Lewandoski – [email protected]

In Response: Catholic Apologetics

Every generation of Christians has the task to explain and defend the good and surprising news of Jesus Christ. Now it is our turn. How do give convincing ‘reason for the hope we profess’? In this class we will think through how to respond to some of the perennial critiques of the Catholic faith, as well as those that are unique to our time. In the process of defending our faith, we may also find ourselves falling in love with it again.

  • Wednesdays at 7:00pm in Hobert Hall
  • Beginning February 7th
  • Leader: Calvin Smith – [email protected]

The Theology of ‘The Passion of the Christ’

This Lent, the staff of St. Bridget will be hosting a book study on “The Theology of ’The Passion of the Christ’.” We will watch clips from Mel Gibson’s movie and discuss the theological meaning and symbolism throughout the movie with the help of the book. All are welcome to join.

  • Thursdays 1:00pm (after noon Mass) in Hobert Hall
  • Beginning February 15th
  • Leaders: Fr. Paul & Calvin Smith.
  • Contact [email protected]

Men’s Group

As men, how do we live the fullness of the life of faith? Whatever the answer, it’s not given to us automatically – it must be actively pursued with mind, body, and soul. Join a group of brothers and friends as we learn what it means to be men “fully alive.”

  • Thursdays 7:00pm in Hobert Hall
  • Beginning February
  • Leaders: Rob Perry
  • Contact [email protected]

The study starts on Thursday, February 8, 2024 and ends on May 9, 2024.

In Beholding Your King we will study King David, select Psalms, the temple, and many Old Testament prophets and see the ways in which they all point to the coming King of Kings, Jesus Christ. We will discuss:

  • Prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament and their effect on people past and present
  • Psalm 23, the most familiar of all the Psalms, which has comforted people throughout the centuries
  • God’s steady purpose in both the Old and New Covenants, and the promises he kept to all of us

Come every week or when you can. It doesn’t matter if you know much or little about Scripture. This fall we are offering two options:

  • Thursday 10:15 – 11:45am OR Thursday 7:00-8:30pm in Hobert Hall
  • All women are welcome to join this Bible Study in February 2024 or after.  You will have no trouble joining us in the middle of the study.
  • Leaders: Marcia Cochran – ([email protected]) or Sarah Jawaid ([email protected])

Seasons of Hope

Through this facilitator-guided grief support program, we give voice to our unique journeys of grief, finding healing, hope and spiritual growth. In our weekly gatherings, we explore mourning through Scripture, prayer, reflection activities and faith sharing. Come and be comforted. Our next 6-week series begins on Sunday, January 28th.

Registration is required in order to have adequate program materials. For more information and to register, please call Reen Markland (540) 931-1980.

  • Sundays, date & time TBD by group members
  • Beginning January 28
  • Leaders: Reen Markland
  • Contact: (540) 931-1980.

Book Studies

We have a mix of newly forming and ongoing midday book study groups. These groups read a mix of classic and contemporary authors, leading to good discussion and new friendships. If you are interested in joining a book study, contact Calvin Smith for current offerings.

Contact: Calvin Smith – [email protected]