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Adult Education

Adult Ed Group

About us:  The Adult Education group meets to discuss various topics of interest, which may include Scripture, faith development, seasonal meditations, or specific books.   Meeting times may vary according to seasons.

We are reaching out to: Those who have a desire to know more about their faith.  We generally meet on Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the St John Paul II Education Building.  Watch the bulletin for an announcement and feel free to join at any time.

Contact:
Sr. Cindy
814.266.9718 x301
srcindy@stbenedictchurch.org


Bible Study

About us:  The Adult Bible Study Group meets each Saturday morning during the school year to discuss various books of the Bible.  Writing style, historical facts and cultural issues are reviewed to deepen spirituality and develop a stronger love and appreciation of God working in our lives. 

We are reaching out to: Anyone who wants to draw closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of Sacred Scripture can join us from 9:00-11:00 Saturday morning either in St. John Paul II or on Zoom.

Contact: 
Deacon Michael Russo
814.288.3036
michael.russo@breezeline.net


Break Open the Word Faith Sharing

About us:  The Break Open the Word Faith Sharing Group explores and shares on the readings for the upcoming Sunday’s Mass.  The purpose of this meeting and discussion is meant to enhance the participant’s personal experience at Mass. 

All adults are welcome to attend.  Meetings will be held most Tuesdays from 1:00-2:30 in the St. John Paul II Building, Room 2.  Members can come and go at will, and there is no need to attend every meeting.  You may join us any time. 

Contact:
Sr. Cindy
814.266.9718 x301
srcindy@stbenedictchurch.org


Parish Missions

About us: Annually, we invite Catholic facilitators to present relevant faith teachings at our church.   We invite the parish family and our brothers and sisters throughout the diocese to come together to gain greater insight into a faith-filled life. 

Generally, this event spans three consecutive nights, lasting approximately 90 minutes each night.  It is a time of grace and renewal through presentations that include stories, examples, and deeper faith issues.  It is also a valuable outreach beyond the weekly or daily Mass attendance. All are welcome to attend. Check the weekly bulletin and website for current information.

Contact: 
Deacon Michael Russo
814.288.3036
michael.russo@breezeline.net


Pilgrimages

Designed to expand our faith experience, this program is an outreach of the parish to provide opportunities to visit holy sites as a faith community by way of day trips or longer pilgrimages to places such as the Holy Land and Rome.  Through travel, we introduce participants to various devotions, Sacred Scripture, and faith history.  These pilgrimages also serve as a catechesis for the faith and the lives of the saints. 

All are welcome to join us. Check the weekly bulletin and website for current information.

Contact: 
Deacon Michael Russo
814.288.3036
michael.russo@breezeline.net