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APRIL 5TH - Bulletin Article 

'When Jesus Sleeps Through Our Storms'

by Stephen Beale

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COVID-19 Adult Faith Formation Update & Opportunities:

May we look to Christ during this time of uncertainty for a renewed sense of wisdom, strength and trust. Be Not Afraid.

I am currently working to set up opportunities to connect with those of you that are a part of our 'No Greater Love' Lent Study, women’s & men’s groups, adult discipleship groups, RCIA, etc.  Please watch for updates through Flocknote texts and emails on upcoming audio and online opportunities. I also welcome correspondence with any parishioner that may be looking for ways to be supported in their spiritual journey at this time.  Below are a number of online resources for you to reference.  I have also listed a number of resources that we have available in DVD form once our current situation settles down. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

God bless you, Missy Baumberger, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, 605-886-4049 or adultff@icparishwatertown.org 

'No Greater Love' Lent Study

Current Study Participants - You should have received an email from Ascension Press with instructions on how to access this study online. If you did not receive the email in your inbox, check your junk mail. If it is not there, please contact me and I will resend it. I will also offer online group discussion for those that are interested through an online site called ZOOM Meetings. A link will be sent to you on the day of our discussion. If you have not received the needed information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. 886-4049 or adultff@icparishwatertown.org


Online Adult & Family Formation Resources

  • www.wordonfire.org - Bishop Robert Barron, Word on Fire - Stations of the cross, timely articles, audio and video resources 

  • www.formed.org - FORMED.org - Thousands of books, presentations, movies, documentaries and studies 

  • www.dynamiccatholic.com/ - Dynamic Catholic - Videos, audios and other online resources *Blessed series for children offered for free

  • www.us.magnificat.net/free - Magnificat - A spiritual guide to help you develop your prayer life, grow in your spiritual life, find a way to a more profound love for Christ, and participate in the holy Mass with greater fervor.

  • www.stpaulcenter.com/ - St Paul Center - An online opportunity to participate in the Eucharist Study by Dr. Scott Hahn

Online Marriage & Family Enrichment Resources

The late Saint JPII never tired of saying that “The future of humanity depends on marriage and the family” but in uncertain times such as these, couples may find themselves financially, physically and emotionally spent.  Below are resources to help support your marriage and family. May we be more intentional in our prayer time as a couple and family and how we treat others within our words and actions.   

  • www.usccb.org - Unitied States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Issues & Actions Tab then Marriage and family resources


Book Study Suggestions
  • Bible Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma
  • Yes, There is a God by John Bergsma
  • Fulfilled by Sonja Corbitt
  • Something Other than God by Jennifer Fulwiler
  • Rome Sweet Rome by Dr. Scott Hahn
  • Because God is Real by Peter Kreeft
  • Fundamentals of the Faith by Peter Kreeft
  • Surprised by Truth by Patrick Madrid
  • The Case for Jesus by Brant Pitre
  • The Bible Compass by Edward Sri
  • Love Unveiled by Edward Sri
  • The Real Story by Edward Sri and Curtis Martin
  • Jesus by Keith Strohm

Studies - Study's listed below are available for home use by contacting the Immaculate Conception Adult Faith Formation Office at 886-4049
  • Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose by Matthew Kelly, Dynamic Catholic
  • Naked Without Shame, Theology of the Body by Christoper West, The Gift Foundation
  • Catholicism by Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire)
  • Faith Clips, 50 Theological & Scriptural Questions about the Catholic Faith by Bishop Robert Barron (Word on Fire)
  • Mary, A Biblical Walk With Our Blessed Mother by Edward Sri
  • A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, by Edward Sri
  • Oremus, A Catholic Guide to Prayer by Father Mark Toupes
  • A Quick Journey Through the Bible by Jeff Cavins, the Great Adventure (Ascension Press)
  • The Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins, the Great Adventure (Ascension Press)
  • Matthew, The King and His Kingdom by Jeff Cavins, the Great Adventure (Ascension Press)
  • ACTS, The Spread of the Kingdom by Jeff Cavins, the Great Adventure (Ascension Press)
  • The Eucharist in Scripture by Dr. Scott Hahn, Promise and Fulfillment (St. Paul Center)
  • Kingdom of Happiness, Living the Beatitudes in Everyday Life by Father Jeffery Kirby
  • Called & Gifted Workshop, Understanding Your Gifts, Discover your Call by Sherry A Weddell and Michael Sweeney
  • Called & Gifted II, Discernment in Depth, Discerning Charisms, Call & Vocation by Sherry Weddell and Michael Sweeny
  • Walking toward Eternity by Jeff Cavins
  • Belonging, Baptism in the Family of God by Father Mike Schmitz
  • The Creed by Sean Innerst

Women's Group Resources
  • Full of Grace, Women and the Abundant Life by Johnnette S. Benkovic
  • Beloved & Blessed, Biblical Wisdom for Family Life by Kimberly Hahn
  • Graced & Gifted, Biblical Wisdom for the Homemakers Heart by Kimberly Hahn
  • Chosen & Cherished, Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage by Kimberly Hahn
  • Momnipotent, Finding Peace, Balance and Joy in your Vocation as a Mother by Dan
  • Endow, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, Apostolic Letter 'Mulieris Dignitatem', by Saint John Paul II
  • Endow, Human Life, A Study Series on Pope Paul VI's Landmark Encyclical Humanae Vitae
  • Endow, Letter to Women by Saint John Paul II
  • Endow, On the Christian Meaning of Suffering, Apostolic Letter 'Salvifici Doloris' by Saint John Paul II

A number of resource suggestions can also be found on the Diocesan Website  Click Here


Wednesdays 8:45-10 am - Parish Center Board Room

Thursday 6:30-8:00am - Parish Center Board Room

Fridays 6-7am - Parish Center Board Room

For more information on current study opportunities or a desire to start your own group, contact Missy at 886-4049 or at adultff@icparishwatertown.org



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For more information on any of the above opportunities, contact 
Missy Baumberger, Adult FF Director 
886.2772 or email adultff@icparishwatertown.org