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Women’s Small Groups 

St. Raymond parish offers three 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 to May and run roughly 90 minutes to 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 or on St. Raymond Campus. 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: Acts: The Good News of the Holy Spirit. The Acts of the Apostles, better known to us as Acts, is the story of the birth of the church. In Acts, Jesus departs, the Spirit descends, and a dynamic new faith is born. We meet St. Paul and travel with him on his missionary journeys. And we discover that the greatest acts of the apostles are actually a result of the work of the Holy Spirit—the conversions of hearts and lives everywhere. 

Kick-off to the year
Join us Tuesday, October 24  from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for a large group gathering in the Community Room with hospitality.  
Speaker: Therese McCall
Theme: Gathered and Sent: Living in the Spirit

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 |


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.

Contact: Erin Brendemuhl, Emily Bridges, or Kristin Schleich



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 |