Adult Education Programs

 Is Jesus calling you to be more active in parish life?  Do you want to deepen your relationship with Christ and His Church but are not sure where to begin?  Have you been looking for a Catholic Bible Study to attend…and perhaps to invite your friends and neighbors to as well?  Have you been challenged about your Catholic faith by a non-Catholic and were not sure how to respond?  Would you like to spend time in fellowship with members of your parish family?

 

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The ICC Adult Education Committee is pleased to announce these exciting opportunities and resources for adults that will serve to enrich your faith life as a member of our parish and help you to share your faith more effectively with others.  We invite you to consider taking part in one or more of the activities below.

Bible Studies and Catholic Apologetics

Immaculate Conception Parish offers a range of Bible studies and apologetics courses designed to bring you deeper into God’s Word in the mind and heart of His Church.  As Vatican II teaches us, the fullness of truth subsists in the Catholic Church (Lumen Gentium8).  What an amazing gift we have in being Catholic!  How important it is, then, that Catholics understand this faith, rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition (2 Thess. 2:15), live this faith, love this faith, and know how to share it with our neighbors (1 Peter 3:15).

1) Book Study, led by Mary Ann Hopkins.  Check the parish bulletin for the latest book title to be discussed.

Registration forms for either of these programs can be obtained in the parish center or through the Religion Office.

Liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, and Prayer

1) Our Eucharistic Lord waits for us in every tabernacle and monstrance, and He longs for us to be in His presence.  Come
spend some time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration, for Christ’s Eucharistic presence is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (CCC1324). 

 

Marriage and Family Life

Only YOU can set marriage fires! Want to find out how to keep yours burning? Take each other on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next weekend is Nov. 3-5, 2017. To receive more information or to apply, call Tony and Linda Massino, 302-220-9833 or visit wwme-delmar.org.

Fellowship and Parish Activities

Christian Yoga – Mondays beginning Sept. 14, 2017 thru Nov. 2nd  at 7 p.m. in the parish gym. Sessions will resume on Mondays beginning Feb. 22, 2018 thru Apr. 18th.

Faithful Citizenship

Look here for more information from the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) about being a faithful citizen.  Or, click here for a link to the USCCB’s Faithful Citizenship website or here for a direct link to the USCCB’s document “Faithful Citizenship.”   For more details on forming your conscience for faithful citizenship, visit this USCCB website.

 

“Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).

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About the Adult Education Committee:

The role of this parish committee is to plan enrichment opportunities annually for all Adult parishioners. It accomplishes its task through seeking input in the form of suggestions and evaluations of previous participants. This Committee normally meets the second Tuesday of every month in the parish library.  Please check back here for announcements regarding future meetings and prayerfully consider contributing your time to this committee.  If you would like to share any ideas or suggestions for future parish events, please email Sr. Grace at dre@iccparish.org. For more information please contact the Religion Office at 410-392-3551 or re@iccparish.org.