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October LIFE Event

The theme of our first LIFE event this year is the “Humanity of Jesus.” The goal of the evening is to deepen our relationship with Jesus as we grow our understanding of his humanness.  When we make mistakes, we often fall back on the phrase, “I’m only human!” Yet, the fact that the Son of God became a human being is the greatest affirmation we could possibly have of our humanity! St. Irenaeus, a great theologian from the second-century said, “The glory of God is the human person fully alive.”

The LIFE event begins with dinner at 4:45 on Sunday, Oct. 5 or 5:45 on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Following dinner, there is an opening presentation of the theme for all ages. Then we break out in groups for in-depth age appropriate learning. After an hour, we reassemble for the closing—announcements, prayer, music. We’re finished by 7:15 on Sun. & 8:15 on Wed.

If you are a faithful LIFE participant, share the joy by bringing a guest. If you are new to LIFE,  find out what you’ve been missing! You can reserve your place at the Oct. LIFE event right now by clicking the link below.

Reserve your place here

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Happy Birthday, LIFE

Happy birthday to LIFE! LIFE (Living Inspired Faith Everywhere) is 10 years old! Life is one of the main ways our parish seeks to deepen the faith of all parishioners. LIFE is for everyone. Here are the top ten reasons for coming to LIFE:

10. LIFE is a great way to make friends & connect with other parishioners.

9.  LIFE is something the whole family can experience together & talk about afterwards.

8.  Dinner is served at LIFE. It’s delicious and it’s free!

7.  LIFE enables us to navigate the 21st Century with more than an 8th grade understanding
of the Faith. Learn something new every time.

6.  Coming to LIFE is a way to give God some quality time in my life.

5.  Missing LIFE is missing out on the heart of faith formation at SVDP.


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Growing Faith-Filled Kids

Growing Faith-Filled Kids:  St. Francis of Assisi

On Oct. 4th, we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis had a real fondness for animals. Here are a few ideas for celebrating his feast: Let your children bring their pet to the church for a blessing (October 5th at 1:00). Go to the zoo, put birdseed out, donate dog food or pet toys to the animal shelter. They could draw a picture of their favorite animal or pet. Finally, you might enjoy telling your children the legend of “St. Francis and the Wolf.”  You can google it!

Also, October is called "The Month of the Rosary". What a great time to introduce it to your children, tweens, or teens. You can start small and pray one decade. You can also click here to be directed to a power point presentation on the rosary from Liguori Press.


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Pastor's Perspectives

September 28, 2014

The first LIFE event will focus on the Humanity of Jesus and will be next Sunday, Oct. 5 beginning at 4:45 with dinner or Wednesday, Oct. 8 beginning at 5:45 with dinner.  Connecting with Jesus’ humanity makes Jesus more a part of our everyday lives. You can register in the Gathering Space, online or by calling the office. We will be having a special table for college students this year at the LIFE events. Come, join us and grow in your relationship to Jesus.

ReMembering Church continues this Thursday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1A. ReMembering Church is a place where people can bring questions and find caring and acceptance as we seek to find the answers together. All are welcome.

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