The Adult Education Program is intended for the on-going religious education of parishioners.  Topics may include scriptural interpretation, current Church teachings, history, spirituality, social justice, theological and other topics of interest to parishioners. Suggestions for programs may be submitted to the Adult Education Committee member Vicki Bornstein 415-847-9440.  A schedule of planned events is posted at the entrance to the church and in the bulletin. 

Adult Education Committee:

    Fr. Jojo Puthussery             

               Fr. Jim Fredericks

Chair – Vicki Castiglioni-Bornstein– 415-847-9440

   Patti England

   Dennis McCarthy

   Chuck Whatford

   Marion Williams                Geoff Wood                    



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An Invitation to Join Saint Enda Retreat 2023
Greetings!  We are inviting you to join us on the Saint Enda: 100-Day Retreat in 2023. Saint Enda is a little-known Irish monk who received the teachings on the contemplative life from the monastic teachers of the Egyptian desert. In the spirit of that tradition, our focus on the retreat is to shift our attention toward the Holy One by renouncing self-centered thoughts and actions and embracing an abiding Christ consciousness.
When:  The retreat will begin Monday, January 30, 2023, and conclude May 9, 2023.
Where:  You will participate in the retreat at home, a place we can all grow more attuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit amid our daily lives and responsibilities.
How:  Each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday you will receive a voice memo in your email, which you can listen to on your computer, pad, or phone. The teachings are about 10 minutes. You can listen at your own pace over the course of the week.
Leaders: Sr. Meg Funk designed this 100-day virtual retreat to substitute for a 100-day pilgrimage to holy monastic sites. She invited Kathleen Cahalan to be her co-teacher. Together we bring a monastic and lay perspective to living the contemplative life today.
Teachings and Practices:  We draw primarily from John Cassian’s teachings who described the spiritual journey as having four phases or renunciations. We will teach several practices that lead to purity of heart.
How much?  There is no fee for this retreat. You may make a free-will offering here to Our Lady of Grace Monastery in Beech Grove, Indiana, (1402 Southern Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107) or to a charity of your choice, or do a service project.
Registration: Click the link below and register by January 16, 2023
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Registration is very simple just a few lines and your email.
Below read more on what the teachings will entail:
1st Renunciation: My former way of life (January 30-March 2, 2023)
·         About life above the river (observed by others) and below (spiritual journey)
·         About well-ordered relationships, households, things, health, and well-being
·         About horarium and the cell
·         About observance, practice, and praxis
·         About solitude, silence, and stillness
·         About the Prayer of Saint Patrick
 2nd Renunciation:  My thoughts and afflictions (March 6-March 30, 2023)
·         About food, sex, things
·         About anger and dejection
·         About acedia, vainglory, pride
·         About gifts on the other side of afflictions
·         About antidotes to replace afflictions
·         About discernment: sorting my thoughts
·         About various forms of lectio divina
 3rd Renunciation: My self-made thoughts of God (April 3-April 29, 2023)
·         About sustained lectio divina: voices (literal, symbolic, moral and mystical) and senses of Scripture (logical, intuitive, personal and spiritual)
·         About Trinity as Mystery
·         About knowing God and being known by God
·         About Jesus, liturgy, and the Church
·         About the Holy Spirit
 4th Renunciation: My self-made thoughts of myself (May 1-May 9, 2023)
·         About vocation: my way of life as invited by God
·         About humility
·         About Sabbath

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