Contact: Sr. Madonna Kling, srmadonna@staugustineparish.org, 978-475-0050 x36

FORMED
an online platform providing access to the best Catholic audio talks, movies, eBooks, and video-based studies from trusted providers like Augustine Institute, Catholic Answers, St. Paul Center, and more!  FORMED presents a tremendous opportunity to help the overwhelming majority of Catholics change the way they consume media and develop a daily habit of faith formation and prayer.   Register for FORMED now!

Praying with Scripture
Join fellow parishioners as we discover how to deepen our prayer experience using scripture and centering prayer.   This is a well spent hour to end your day.  The group will meet once a month, schedule TBA

Short Term and In-Depth Scripture Studies
are offered on a regular basis.  We are currently planning the next session.  Check here for complete info…

The Blessed Nest
is a prayer group for mothers whose family dynamic is shifting as children finish high school and college and “leave the nest.” Through prayer, readings, short videos and discussion, the group will seek to foster community through faith in this transitional period of parenthood.  Meetings monthly from September to May.  To register or for more information, contact Monica Gallacher or Kerry Larney.

Ministry Days 
are scheduled twice a year, usually in the fall and spring.  Presentations are on various topics to strengthen our ministry experience and deepen our faith. Discussion and prayer form the basis of these Saturday mornings, with optional 8am Mass and continental breakfast, ending at 10:30am. .  Ministry evenings are also provided for  individual ministries which include faith formation and training specific to the ministry.

Roots of our Catholic Faith: A Study of the Early Church
Many people ask why Catholics do what we do and believe what we believe.  In conjunction with our FORMED initiative, we are offering an 11-week seminar on Thursday nights from 7:00 to 8:30PM beginning September 6th and ending on November 15th, entitled “Roots of our Catholic Faith- A Study the Early Church”. This series of videos and discussions will help you deepen your own understanding of our beliefs and practices, and allow you to  better answer questions from friends about Catholicism.  There will be time for questions and answers and group discussion. If you have always felt at a loss when confronted with the questions “Why do you believe that?” or “Why do you Catholics do that?”, sign up now via the Ascension Press website here using the redemption code J8YC56.

Workbooks free to the first 7 registrants. For more info: deaconmike@staugutineparish.org

Parish Library
is located in St. Rita’s hall, (under the church by way of the stairs near the piano) Open most Sundays during the school year after the 8am and 9:30 Masses.  Many books available, free to take and read, for as long as you would like.  Join us also for coffee and conversation.  Please do not leave book donations in the library.

Advent
this series provides a way to use the season of Advent as an opportunity to go deep into the Faith. Through an exploration of the mystery of the Incarnation, the Virgin Birth, and the events surrounding the arrival of Jesus, the season of Christmas will come alive in a fresh new way. Three sessions from the acclaimed series from FORMED: Anima, Ydisciples  Advent, and Mary’s Advent Journey