Adult Faith Formation


Adult Formation is always going on in our Parish! All are welcome, even other faiths and other parishes. Invite a friend, your spouse, or a sibling to come along. For information or to sign up please call the Parish Office at 239-267-7088 or email the Office of Faith Formation anytime.

 

Programs coming up

For the Grieving “Getting through the Holidays”
November 16th 9:30am-1pm (includes lunch), Parish Center
Come and be fed: this Grief seminar is a morning of reflection and preparation as we ready our hearts and souls for an often difficult time of the year. “Getting through the Holidays” begins at 9:00am in the Parish Center and ends with lunch. Please sign up to come by November 11th so we have enough materials: email the Office or call 239-267-7088. All stages of grieving (adult) are welcome.

Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. It is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. This program will be held on Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30pm starting in November, please sign up through the office for details on meeting start date and location. Materials are $24, scholarships available.

Surviving Divorce will help you:
• Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
• Find personal healing and hope.
• Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
• Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
• Navigate new concerns like custody, court hearings, and finances
Join us on this powerful journey to hope and healing!

Starting in December: Catholicism

Faith and Wine Lee County We are excited to announce the speakers for our 2021/2022 season lineup. Dates, venues and speaker biographies are available for your review on our website: faithandwineleecounty.com

Faith and Ale, Fort Myers We are very excited to offer a great slate of speakers for our 2021-2022 season at Faith & Ale. Even more so, it will be great to be back together as we restart our in-person events! For more information and to register for events visit their website: faithandale.com

January: “Follow Me! Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John”
All are invited to join a daytime study of the Gospel of John from Edward Sri. This group will be meeting Mondays starting January 10th at 9:15am for two months. Book fee is $25 and payable to OLOL by December 29. Scholarships available if needed! Please email Lori for details or to sign up. Books will be provided at the first session. We encourage you to bring your bible for this as well.

Following Christ takes more than simply believing in him or doing what he asks of us. Jesus wants you to be more than just a believer—he wants you to be his disciple and friend. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. In this study you will learn what it takes to follow Christ and discover the joy of divine friendship. You will see how God, and only God, can satisfy the deepest desires of your heart.

Ongoing Programs

Men’s Gospel Forum, Thursdays, 7:30am. Discuss the upcoming weekend’s readings. All men invited. Contact Us

Daughters of St Francis de Sales will meet on the second Saturday of the month at 10:15am in Hopkins, room 301.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group, After morning Mass on Wednesdays. Devoted to intercessory prayer, focusing on praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Rosary.
Info: Mary 239-560-7766 or Shirley 239-949-7015.

Our Lady’s Rosary Making Group meets the third Friday of the month at 9:30am in Hopkins, room 301.

Our Lady’s Society meets the second Friday of the month except summers, 9:30am in Parish Center.

Emaus El grupo hispano de Emaus se reúne semanalmente: las reuniones son los lunes 6:30-8:30pm para mujeres y los jueves 6:30-8:30pm para hombres. Para más detalles, comuníquese con Alex Padilla al 239-362-7815 o José Antonio (Tony) García al 239-908-1173.

Grupo de Oración Carismático Hispano Todos los martes 7:00pm En la parroquia Our Lady Of Light Persona de contacto: Ana Pérez 239-867-8883 or Jose Soto 239-849-2481

Tour of the Church bi-monthly
Hear the spiritual story of our Church building with a small group tour. Includes prayer and time for questions and answers. Please contact the Office to sign up for the next one!

To get your study or group added to our Ongoing List please email us

 

We at Our Lady of Light Catholic Community believe that all adults are called to continue their faith formation and spiritual growth.  Faith formation is ongoing from “womb to tomb” from our birth to the natural end of our lives.  Learning about our faith is not just for children!  It is for everyone! Every Catholic is invited to walk with Christ in his or her daily life, to gather faithfully together on Sunday at Mass, and to grow in wisdom and knowledge about the faith. When adults–parents–grandparents–single–old and young–adults of all cultural backgrounds–participate in faith formation, we mature together in our faith as a community and we are better equipped to help the children and youth of our community to grow in theirs. To this end, we have many opportunities available for adults in our parish community.

Sundays Salesian : This website offers reflection on the Sunday reading’s from the Salesian perspective, in the tradition of the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales & St. Jane de Chantal

Readings available online at: Daily Bible Readings, Audio and Video Every Morning | USCCB

For women: Home – Blessed Is She

Great Catholic Podcasts: 4 Catholic Podcasts You Should Be Listening To – FOCUS (focusequip.org)

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