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Formation Opportunities

The journey of a Missionary Disciple begins with encounter and encounter begins with Jesus Christ!

What is a Missionary Disciple?

Encounter Opportunities: 

1. Encounter God through Living Joy!

You are invited to go on an adventure to rediscover and learn to live JOY every day. Our adventure is based on
Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day by Chris Stefanick. Purchase of the book is not necessary but may enhance your experience.

We will be meeting via Zoom on Mondays beginning April 19th from 7pm—8:15pm.
Your guides for this adventure are Bridgett Passauer, Mo Steinhouse, Janet Jones, and Kathy Ahearn.
To register, contact Kathy via email
or 757-467-7616

Reflections from Janet Jones, Director of Faith Formation, about Living Joy:


2. Encountering Christ through Prayer

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    • Encountering God through Adoration: Christ is sacramentally present to us through the Eucharist.  Adoration is an opportunity and a gift that we have to encounter Christ in a very special way.  Come learn about the history of Adoration, the meaning behind it, and ways to enhance your Adoration practices.  Presenter:  Eileen Mayette, Lay Ecclesial Minister/Religious Educator. 

    • Encountering God through Centering Prayer: In the busyness of life, taking time to quiet our minds in prayer can draw us closer to our Lord and allow us to find ways to continually center our lives in  Christ.  Take time to learn how Centering Prayer can enrich your prayer practice with this century old form of Catholic contemplation.  Presenter:  Nancy Hess, Centering Prayer Leader and Instructor

    • Encountering God through Scripture:  To truly know someone, you must spend time with them.  This is no different for our relationship with Jesus.  Discover ways to encounter Jesus through the Good News of Scripture and grow in your relationship with Him.  Presenter:  Janet Jones, Lay Ecclesial Minister/Director of Religious Education

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3.  Encounter God in Our Neighbor - Faith & Racial Healing: Changing Systems and Structures

Learn to be advocates for racial healing within your family, church, and community. Presented through the lens of the Christian faith, this eight-session Faith and Racial Justice program will challenge your own thinking about racism, its causes, and its impact, while helping you discern practical steps to address it.

For more information, please contact Helen White via email or at 757-270-8074

Stay tuned for more activities!