Join us as we travel a Way forward together.
For those earliest followers of Jesus, no one talked about the church or being Christian or Catholic. They were simply part of the Way. They were bound to each other because of their love for Jesus and His love for them, and the consequences of that love: a charge to go out and make Jesus known by sharing that love with others. No matter how we’ve complicated things over the years, our mission as a community of believers is as simple as it was back then.
JANUARY IS DISCIPLESHIP MONTH
The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
CLICK HERE if you’d like to stay informed about upcoming events and discussion groups to make your Bible In A Year journey even better.
CLICK HERE to visit the program page at Ascension Press to learn more and view episodes.
Visit the new Dockside Library Center (located near our welcome desk)
WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2022
Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 – 3pm (prior to 4:30pm Mass) | In-Person
Kristin Bird You’re on the Way, what’s the next step?
A friend of the St. Mary Parish family, Kristin Bird of Burning Hearts Disciples returns to share discipleship basics answering the question You’re on the Way, what’s the next step? No registration needed.
THE CHOSEN small groups
In-Person and Virtual Small Groups watching/discussing THE CHOSEN (the new hit series on Jesus’ life from the perspective of his followers). Participants sign up for Season 1/Part 1 for four weeks in January and have the option to continue with Season 1/Part 2 for four weeks in February. Gather with others virtually or in-person to take a closer look at and reflect upon those who Jesus selected to be his closest disciples through Scripture and the imaginations of the series creators. SIGN UP HERE
Monday, January 10, 2022 – 7:30pm | Virtual
Home is where the Way begins! with Diocesan Missionary Discipleship Director Stacy Humbert (for Beacon and St. Francis Xavier families; materials for families will be sent home the week prior)
From the comfort of your homes, Beacon and St. Francis Xavier families are invited to meet and greet Stacy Humbert, the newest member of the Diocesan Missionary Discipleship Team as she engages parents in Home is where the Way begins! SIGN UP HERE
WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2022
Monday, January 17th – 7 pm | Virtual
Driven to a greater purpose: Dr. Martin Luther King with Renita Robinson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Prevea Health Care
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtually by gathering with Los Angeles native and current Prevea Health Care’s Vice-President for Diversity and Inclusion, Ms. Renita Robinson as she reflects upon Dr. King, discipleship and her journey in Driven to a greater purpose: Dr. Martin Luther King. SIGN UP HERE
WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2022
In-Person | Wednesday, January 26, 12-1:30pm
Virtual | Tuesday, January 25, 6:30-7:45pm
How did I get here? Figuring out my Jesus story with Mary Ann Otto
Join familiar face and St. Mary Team Member, Mary Ann Otto for a bowl of hot soup, bread and a trip down memory lane as we explore our personal Jesus stories in How did I get here? Figuring out my Jesus story.
OR select a virtual experience on Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30pm
SIGN UP HERE (VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON)
WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2022
Sunday January 30, 2022 (following the 9:45am Mass) | In-Person
How to talk Jesus without being weird with Diocesan Evangelization Director Joe Tremblay
Step into the St. Mary Community Room, grab a cup of coffee and address How to talk Jesus without being weird with Alpha Expert and the person leading the Diocesan Evangelization Team, Joe Tremblay. No registration needed.