Meet with Fr. Michael once a month over a meal and a pint to discuss current topics young adults face in today’s world. Bring a friend or come on your own and we’ll set you up at a table with other young adults. CFD: Spirituality
Uncovering the Mysteries of the Magi
Tuesday, January 7, 7-8:45pm
with Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP
What comes to mind when you think of the wise men presented by the Gospel of Matthew? Kings from various nations, arriving on camelback, following a miraculous star? Join Fr. Charlie, as he delves into the mystery, myths and historical clues to discover how the story of the three men bring deeper meanings to our celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany. CFD: Theology ($10 donation requested.) Held at the Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S. , Suite 2A, Grand Rapids MI 49504 l 616-459-7267.
Hearing God’s Word:
Strategies to Develop Your Listening Skills of Preaching
Wed., Jan. 8 & 22
Feb. 5 & 19
March 4 & 18, 7-8:30pm
with Fr. Bill Edens, CSP
This six-week series is designed to help participants become more conscious and thoughtful while listening to preaching, helping them become more intentional disciples. Each week, participants will listen together to a recorded homily and reflect on how it moved them to an encounter with Christ. CFD: Evangelization ($10 donation per session requested.) Held at the Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S. , Suite 2A, Grand Rapids MI 49504 l 616-459-7267.
Catechist Retreats and Skill Building Workshops
Three-part series offered on Saturdays:
Jan. 11, Feb. 29 & May 30, 2020, 8:30am-3pm
Cost: Series $120 or $40 per day
For more information and to register please go to: www.catholicinformationcenter.org/catechist/
These retreats and skill building workshops offer new and experienced Catechists the opportunity to grow spiritually, develop knowledge of Catholic faith and practice, earn certification credits, and gain a better understanding of the nature and goals of catechesis. Learn more about connecting faith and life, prayer practices, spiritual development and teaching skills. Held at the Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S. , Suite 2A, Grand Rapids MI 49504 l 616-459-7267.
The Only 12 Scripture Verses You’ll Need in 2020
Mon., January 13, 7-8:30pm
with Fr. Michael Hennessy, CSP
And just like that, a new year has begun! Join Fr. Michael Hennessy, CSP as we look ahead to this new year and assign a different verse from scripture to every month in 2020. Over the course of the year, we will use these twelve verses to guide us, inspire us, and yes, even challenge us. Further, our time together at this class will serve as a reminder that God speaks to our very lives and situations, not just every month, but at every single moment. What better way can there be to begin this new year? CFD: Theology ($10 donation requested.) This program will be live-streamed and held at the Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S. , Suite 2A, Grand Rapids MI 49504 l 616-459-7267.
Sensible Shoes: A Story About the Spiritual Journey
written by Sharon Garlough Brown
Tues., January 14, 28 and February 11, 6:30-8pm
Discussion Led by Mary Morris and Nancy D’Amico
Join us for a three-week book study of Sharon Garlough Brown’s novel entitled Sensible Shoes. This book tells the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation: Hannah, a pastor who doesn’t realize how exhausted she is. Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester. Mara, a woman trying to navigate a difficult marriage and Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right. Four women who reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves on a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation. CFD: Spirituality ($10 donation per session requested.) Held at the Catholic Information Center l 360 Division S. , Suite 2A, Grand Rapids MI 49504 l 616-459-7267.