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Women’s Small Groups 

St. Raymond parish offers 3 different women’s small groups ministries that exist to inspire, support, and equip women to live in God’s purpose. Please join any small group to connect with others, build your faith, and deepen your relationship with Jesus; strengthening us for our mission in the world sharing God’s love with all that we encounter.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20)

Faith-Sharing Groups

We are a community of Catholic women committed to fostering friendship, offering prayer and support for each other, and building a deeper relationship with Christ through bible studies. This ministry is open to any woman age 21 and up and our group leaders represent various ages and stages of life. Don’t let the words bible study scare you off – no experience necessary! No prior preparation is needed to participate in the sessions! The facilitators are parishioners, like yourselves, looking to connect and grow with others and Christ – together sharing our lives and faith journey.

 

 

Small Group Meetings
Small groups will meet monthly from October – May and run roughly 90 min – 2 hours. Groups will remain small, 8-10 women, to offer ample time for fellowship as well as scripture discussion. It will be up to the group leaders to determine where the meetings will take place, options include: in a home, on St. Raymond Campus, or Zoom. There are different meeting days/times to fit your schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday, or Thursday evenings
  • Wednesday morning
  • Saturday morning

We will be using the bible study book: “Signs and Wonders: Encountering Jesus of Nazareth” This scripture study focuses on the accounts of Jesus’ life in particular the signs and wonders he performed. The six sessions include Gospel episodes such as the wedding at Cana, Jesus walking on water, and the raising of the little girl who had died.  They show us what Jesus cared about, how he treated people, and what he thought was most important in life. What better way to explore who Jesus is, or deepen the relationship we already have with him than to reflect on these accounts? 

Registration

Registration is needed to be connected to a group.  Registration is open and the cost is  $20.

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Contact: Sharon Moeykens
847-253-860 x164 | s.moeykens@st-raymond.org


Moms PLUS

Moms Providing Love, Understanding, and Support is a women’s ministry at St. Raymond Parish that fosters friendship through all stages of motherhood.  As we lean into one another, we build a community focused on our Catholic faith identity and how to bring that into our family every day.  “I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Women of all ages and stages of life are welcome. We encourage moms to bring their young children. Join us in the Community Room at 8:15 a.m. September 13, October 11, and November 8.

Contact: Erin Brendemuhl, Emily Bridges, or Kristin Schleich
momsplus@st-raymond.org

During the month of October, we are hosting a Baby Drive for Aid for Women – Heather’s House, Maternity Home. 

 

 

 

 


Spirituality Circles (“Come to the Well”)

In John’s Gospel, Jesus has a conversation with a Samaritan woman at a well.  Through their mutual sharing, she comes to recognize the life-giving presence of Jesus in her own life.  She experiences Jesus as “living water.”  As women, we too know the life-giving power of mutual sharing, support, and dialogue.  We too reflect on our lives and recognize our own God-quest.  In the very “stuff” of our lives, we experience both the nurturing presence and the challenge of God’s Holy Spirit. Women’s Spirituality Circles are small groups of 12-18 women who gather once a month to nourish, reflect upon and share their own spiritual lives.  A resource book is used, which enables the women to come to a deeper understanding of themselves and their own unique spirituality.  Through reading, discussion, and prayerful reflection, the women experience a deeper prayer life and the invitation to share their gifts in service to God’s people.  They gather strength, insight, and a sense of gratitude from one another.  Each group has a facilitator whom we train.
 
Contact: Kathy Hemler
847-427-1472 | chuck.kathy.hemler@comcast.net