"To Ponder as Mary Pondered" An Advent Evening of Reflection

Scott Brazil, presenter

Join us during this special Advent gathering as we explore together how Mary's pondering of the revelation that she was with child serves as a model of the contemplative life we are called to follow so that we may respond to our call to transform the world we live in. Utilizing the insights of great spiritual writers such as Thomas Merton, Richard Rohr, and Parker Palmer, as well as engaging in concrete prayer practices, we will unpack how to be contemplative disciples in a post-modern world so that Christ may be born anew in our time.

There is no cost to attend, but free will donations are accepted to support future Adult Faith Formation offerings.

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Shot of Jesus standing with his hand outstretched toward a follower on a bare landscape

Fall 2023 Scripture Study: Questions Jesus Asks

One of the most striking characteristics of Jesus’ ministry is the way he continually asks questions of those he encounters. While Jesus’ questions do not demand quick and easy answers, they evoke new understandings, help listeners see different perspectives, and ultimately, change lives.

In this 5-week Scripture Study, we will prayerfully read and consider Jesus’ questions. From the simple, “How many loaves do you have?” to the challenging, “Could you not stay awake with me one hour?” and to one that inspires inward searching, “Who do you say that I am?”, each chapter invites us to new ways of encountering Jesus in the gospels to better understand who he was for his original disciples and who he is for us today.

Choose from two options:

  1. Daytime Group: Thursdays, October 12-November 9 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Risen Savior
  2. Evening Group: Tuesdays, October 10-November 7 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Risen Savior

The registration fee is $15 and covers the cost of the book we will use to guide our study “Questions Jesus Asks” published by Threshold Bible Study. Participants will use their own Bible.

You may register in person at the parish office during office hours or in person after Mass the weekends of August 26-27, September 16-17, and October 7-8.

To register and pay online now, click the “Register Here” button below.

Contact Grace Koleczek at grace.koleczek@risensavior.org or call (952) 698-1724 with questions regarding this Fall Scripture Study.