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Women’s Small Groups 

St. Raymond parish offers 3 different women’s small groups ministries the exist to inspire, support, and equip women to live in God’s purpose. We would love to have you join one or all three 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.

 

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

Small Group Meetings:
Small groups will meet monthly, currently April – June /July, and run roughly 90 min – 2 hours. Groups will remain small, 8-12 women, to offer ample time for fellowship as well as bible study. It will be up to the group leaders to determine where the meetings will take place, options include: at homes, on St. Raymond Campus, or Zoom. There are different meeting days / times to fit your schedule:
 – Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings
– Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. 
– Wednesday / Friday morning
– Saturday morning

Registration is needed to be connected to a group leader. The cost is currently $15 for the bible study book. We will be using “Amazed and Afraid: Discover the Power of Jesus”

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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  support and 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 everyday.  “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. Let us know you are coming to one of our meetings. Join us for one or both of our meetings: April 12 and May 10 at 8:15 a.m. in the Community Room. 

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


 

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