Short Courses, Support Groups, and More

Contact Stephany Crane at scrane@standrewbythebay.org or call her at 410-974-4366 for information on any of the following offerings:

Coming Fall 2018

Short Courses

SIX DATES: "The Beatitudes: A Couple's Path to Greater Glory"

Beginning Fall 2018

"People are made for happiness...The Sermon on the Mount marks out the map of this journey. The eight Beatitudes are the road signs that show the way." ~St. John Paul II

Six Saturday nights for Catholic couples to get away for one evening, childcare included!  One evening per month, a short video, and plenty of time for you and your spouse to go have dinner without the children and reflect on your marriage.
 
Designed to work for you; come for as many evenings as you can.
 
Session 1:  Your Marriage is Your Call to Holiness
Session 2:  Your Marriage is a Dance
Session 3:  Your Marriage is a Three-Legged Race
Session 4:  Your Marriage is Your Treasure
Session 5:  Your Marriage is Your Home
Session 6:  Your Marriage is your Celebration of Life.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING FOR THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

6 Tuesdays beginning September 18

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Adult Learning Center
Facilitator:  Dr. Brian Crothers
 
Asking questions, exchanging ideas, and sharing wisdom on the Church's teaching on the religious, social, and political issues of our time.  What is Catholic social teaching?  Why does it matter?  And where does it come from anyway?
 
  • What's Law got to do with it?  (Social doctrine is based in the Church's Moral Law.) 
  • Reason, passion, virtues and values.  (How human reason, faith and socialization inform our understanding of the world.)
  • What do you mean by Divine Humanism?  (Imagio Dei and Fundamental Human Rights.)
  • The (un) Common Good.  (What is the Common Good?)
  • Brotherhood and Community:  Solidarity and Subsidiarity
  • You can separate Church and State, but good luck blocking Religion from Politics.

 

 

THE NICENE CREED

Wednesday Evenings, Beginning September 12, 2018

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Adult Learning Center
Deacon Norcio, anorcio@archbalt.org
 
The Nicene Creed, or how can this be?  (Tiptoeing Through Heresies)
Jesus Chirst . . .True God and/or True Man?  Who and what is Jesus?  What does it all mean?  The Nicene Creed addresses it all.

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE

Wednesdays, Nov. 28, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Adult Learning Center
Deacon Tony Norcio, anorcio@archbalt.org
 
The Gospel of Luke shows us clearly that Jesus came to turn the world upside down.  We will hear from Luke often in the new liturgical year, from Advent 2018 until the feast of Christ the King in November 2019.  Come discover the great reversal that Jesus sets in motion, beginning with his birth.

Support Groups

FALL GRIEF SUPPORT

Tuesday Evenings Beginning October 2, 2018

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Adult Learning Center
 
Find support and comfort, and learn about the hard work of grief in a welcoming, non-judgemental setting.  We use Dr. Alan Wolfelt's book, Understanding Your Grief:  Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing in your Heart.
Cost of the book is $25 (but no one will be turned away for inability to pay)
 

FINDING OUR WAY

1st and 3rd Wednesday Afternoons

Offsite

Find ongoing fellowship for the long-term everyday challenges of bereavement.

Contact:  Stephany Crane, scrane@standrewbythebay.org

DAYTIME GRIEF SUPPORT

February and March 2019

9:45 to 11:15 a.m.
Conference Room

Retreats, Workshops, Reflection Days

The Best Is Yet To Be

Mondays: Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct.15

A retreat for "older" adults in 3 evening sessions
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Adult Learning Center
Facilitator:  Martha Monaghan
 
Discover and share with other adults in the 2nd half of life:
  • Perspectives on aging:  what it is and what it is not.
  • How gratitude can refocus your next steps.
  • Strategies for deeper growth.
  • Reflections on leaving a legacy for future generations.