Faith Life
Adult Formation

Parents & Alumni

NEW FORMAT! Praying With Us!
 
Our Adult Formation Office is excited to announce a new on-demand 15-minute prayer reflection entitled Pray With Us!, created specifically for parents, alum and friends of Saint Ignatius College Prep. Updated weekly, these pre-recorded reflections can be accessed on your computer, iPhone or iPad 24/7!

For this week's reflection with Fr. Patrick Fairbanks, SJ, Chaplain Gail Krema and Deacon Chuck Thompson, click here: https://sites.google.com/ignatius.org/praying-with-us/home
 
Please submit any special petition you'd like us to add to the recording to gail.krema@ignatius.org. For example: "From the Krema Family, for Aunt Susie to recover from surgery."
 
Save the Dates, Parents!
 
Dad's Silent Retreat 
"You, Too, Are Christ!"
March 25-27th, 2022
Retreat Master: Fr. David Meconi SJ

Mom's Silent Retreat 
"Embracing the Whole of Life: Ignatian Holy Contemplation"
February 4-6th, 2022
Retreat Master: Fr. Jeff Putthoff SJ

Both Retreats at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)
 
Please contact chuck.thompson@ignatius.org for more information.

Come Pray With Us!
"First and Third" Wednesdays Parent/Alumni Faith Sharing on Zoom!
All Parents and Alumni are welcome to join us for faith-sharing as we gather to pray with Scripture on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Our Zoom sessions will be from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Please email gail.krema@ignatius.org for the Zoom link. All are welcome!
 
Mass Intentions at Saint Ignatius
The Jesuit community here at Saint Ignatius continues to welcome your Mass intentions. Please email your request to Fr. Pat Fairbanks S.J. at patrick.fairbanks@ignatius.org. If you wish, you may make an optional stipend to the Jesuit community with your request.
The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity (CCC, 1666)
As a way to support our parents and alumni, the Adult Formation Office has compiled a list of spiritual resources in tandem with the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you'll prayerfully consider at least one of the offerings below during these most difficult times.  
 
Resources
The following resources can be utilized in virtual small group prayers and reflections, or simply shared with adults in your community to continue to grow in faith at home.
  • Magnificat is currently offering complimentary access to its at-home prayer resources (English | Spanish)
  • Daily Catholic Gospel is a free daily email resource providing reflections on the Gospel of the day (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Formed Catholic Online offers affordable online faith and discipleship courses are available at (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Our Sunday Visitor provides free online Sunday readings and questions of the week (link)
  • Adult virtual Bible study from Ascension Press occurs on Fridays at 7pm CST (link)
  • Catholic reading list for adults (link)
  • Daily three minute retreats from Loyola Press for adults (available in English and Spanish) (link)
  • Documentaries, TV shows, podcasts, and radio segments from Salt and Light Media that highlight stories and issues relevant to the Catholic community in the world today (link)
  • USCCB “Made for Love” podcast featuring stories of Catholics living out the call to love in their daily lives (link)
  • Liturgy Training Publications free online resources in English and Spanish for prayer and connection in times of crisis, including daily prayers, scriptural reflections and resources reflecting on the Sunday Gospel as a family (link)
  • The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry free online recordings of lectures in theology and ministry, along with suggested discussion questions, to use in your adult formation programming (link
  • Pray as You Go
  • Praying with daily readings. https://bible.usccb.org/
  • Creighton University’s Online Ministries homepage https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html 

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