Faith Life
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Parents & Alumni

"First and Third"  ADVENT 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 next gathering will be celebrating Advent from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.  Here are the details!

Wednesday, December 2nd: Prepare the Way of the Lord
Waiting with expectation...we wait for the Lord to be born, into our day, incarnated into this liminal space of the Covid pandemic. How does the Lord call us to prepare or to live during this time of Advent?

Wednesday, December 16th: Mary’s "Yes" and Ours
Praying with Mary, the mother of God, our model of faith as she faced the biggest "ask" of her life. How does she come to terms with what is being asked of her? How can we learn from her pondering and her trust, which ultimately led to her prayer of gratitude and praise?

Please email gail.krema@ignatius.org for the Zoom link.  We’re hoping to someday resume our gatherings in the 5th Floor Chapel. As always, all are welcome!

20 for '20 Every Friday!

In addition, the Adult Formation Department invites all adults in the Saint Ignatius faith community to come together each Friday for a 20-minute phone prayer reflection at 10:00 a.m. If you would like to include a prayer intention for the broadcast, please email chuck.thompson@ignatius.org before Friday of each week. The format that would be most helpful for intentions is:  "From Joan Smith. For my sister, Ellen, ..."

Please plan on joining us every Friday at 10:00 a.m.  
 
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"God shapes the world by prayer. The more praying there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil." - Mother Teresa 
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)
  • The University of Notre Dame offers a free virtual course designed to help deepen knowledge of and relationship with Scripture (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 
“The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world ... The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.”

N.T. Wright


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