Small Groups, Bible Studies, and Events

Small Groups, Bible Studies, and Events

Special Events

Pentecost Novena

Join us for our second annual Pentecost Novena!

 

 

Alpha

Alpha is a series of sessions that introduce and examine the Christian faith.  It runs worldwide in cafes, churches and bars. Each gathering will include dinner, a talk and conversations about life & faith.

Alpha is designed primarily for people with no experience of the church, which is why Alpha keeps it simple.  It also means that anyone can benefit from Alpha because no assumptions are made about a persons’ level of knowledge, understanding or engagement with Christianity.  Alpha is for anyone.

You are invited to join us Mondays this summer from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Rosary Room beginning June 10.

Registration for Alpha

Ongoing Adult Faith Formation

Upper Room

The Upper Room is the place the Apostles spent time during the passion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus.  The Last supper and washing of the disciples’ feet took place in the Upper Room the night before Jesus’ death.  The disciples used the space as a home base during the 50 days following Easter.  While in the  Upper Room, they spent time discussing what they just experienced, they prayed together and finally they were given the gift of the Holy Spirit.  They were then sent out unafraid to serve God and spread the Good News.

 

With these Scriptures in mind, we were inspired to create a  weekly event called Upper Room.  Each Monday night and Tuesday morning all are invited to join us as we dive deeper into what Jesus taught us, make time for prayer, have discussion and learn how to go out into the world to be disciples of Christ.

 

Upper Room is our new Adult Faith Formation Process which is open to all.

This is a great way to build community, develop a personal relationship with Christ, grow in knowledge of our Catholic faith and learn how to live it out daily.

 

Mondays

5:45-7:00pm in the Rosary Room/Faith Formation Room – Join us June 3rd and June 10th for “The Road to Emmaus, the First Mass” video study and discussion. This small group focuses on specific topics, engages in faith-based discussion, and is always open to new people! This group will be taking the summer off after their June 10th meeting.

6:00-7:30pm in the Rosary Room – Alpha. Each gathering includes dinner, a talk, and conversations about life and faith. Alpha is designed primarily for those with no experience of the Church, which is why Alpha keeps it simple. It also means that anyone can benefit from Alpha because no assumptions are made about a person’s level of knowledge, understanding, or engagement with Christianity. More details are listed above.

Tuesdays

9:00-10:30am in the Rosary Room – All are invited to join in viewing a variety of different video series and dive deep into the meaning of Scripture, tradition, and Catholic teachings. Lead by Dr. Glenn Janice, this group is always open to new people!

7:00-8:00pm – Join us for 5 weeks starting Tuesday, January 29 for a Biblical walk through the Mass.

Upper Room Opportunities Coming In The Fall of 2019

Monday nights at 7pm – We will dive into the basics of the Catholic faith. This is open to all but we especially welcome those interested in becoming Catholic. More details will come out in later summer bout the Bible Timeline series, Tuesday Morning Bible Study topics and more ways to grow in your faith.

Learn More about Upper Room from our Parish Blog:

http://stmatthewcr.weebly.com/home/the-upper-room

Contact Emily Gignac or Kate Tyler  if you would like to sign up or have any questions.

 

Saturday Scripture Study

Join us Saturday mornings from 9am-10:30am in the Rosary Room to study the Sunday Scriptures, discuss them with others, and share your faith. This group usually has 10-20 people in attendance and you can drop in and try it any week! It’s a perfect way to read and understand the Sunday readings before you get to Mass on the weekends! Always open to new people.

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies

Join us for a monthly movie in the Rosary Room

Sundays at 2pm

Free admission and refreshments! Everyone is welcome!!

2018-2019 Movie Schedule

September 9 – Witness for the Prosecution

October 14 – Romero

November 11 – Monsieur Vincent

December 16 – The Bells of St. Mary’s

January 13 – The Miracle of Fr. Kapaun

February 10 – The Music Box

March 10 – Paul, Apostle of Christ

April 7 – Lion

May 5 – Joan of Arc

June 9 – The Caine Mutiny