Faith Enrichment Groups

 

 

Friday F.I.R.E.S. (Friends Inspired & Renews by Exploring Scripture) Friday F.I.R.E.S. is a group of adults (men & women) who gather for about an hour from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM every Friday morning in the Parish Office Living Room to reflect and share thoughts about the Scripture readings for the upcoming weekend liturgy. Each member of the group sets aside quiet time during the week to read and reflect alone on the upcoming weekend Scripture readings in order to be prepared to share their thoughts with the group on Friday morning. Any adult (18-118) who would like to experience a deeper understanding of Holy Scripture, grow in their faith, and enhance the celebration of the weekend liturgy are welcome to participate. To learn more please call group leader, Paula Postel at 563-583-9523.
LIFT  Ladies in Faith Together    Opportunities for ALL women in the parish to develop self esteem, an appreciation of their vocation, and a more defined  sense of their own spirituality. Opportunities include monthly socials, small group studies, and outreach. Please call the parish office to be connected to the group leader.
M.E.S.S. (Men Exploring Sunday Scripture)  M.E.S.S. is a group of adult men who gather for one hour from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM every Thursday morning in the Lower Level Social Space of the church to reflect and share thoughts about the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass. Each member of the group sets aside some quiet time during the early part of the week to read and reflect alone on the upcoming Sunday Scripture readings in order to be prepared to share his thoughts with the group on Thursday morning. All adult males who would like to experience a deeper understanding of Holy Scripture, grow in their faith, and enhance the celebration of the Sunday Mass are welcome to participate.  Please call the Parish Office to be connected to the group leader.
Prayer Chain  The Resurrection Prayer Chain invites anyone in the parish to pray for requests which come from our parishioners.  The Prayer chain is immediate:  persons are contacted by phone or email as soon as a petition is requested.  Participation in this ministry places one in a spiritual relationship with the members of the parish, which benefits everyone.  To place a prayer on the prayer chain, contact Karen Meyer: resprayerchain@gmail.com  OR Marge Kane at 563-583-2149.
Prayer Warrior  Being a Prayer Warrior is an opportunity for homebound, elderly, or ill to pray for the needs of the parish whenever they are able. There are no dues and no meetings to attend, but there is the profound responsibility of offering prayer and suffering in union with Jesus for the many needs of the parish and its ministers.
Rosary Makers  In the spring of 2008, parishioner Joe Clancy initiated the Resurrection Rosary Group.  The Rosary Makers are affiliated with a national group, Our Lady’s Rosary Makers (OLRM), which sends a periodical to their members listing, among other things, requests for rosaries.  Resurrection rosaries are among those that go on ships out of south Florida and are hand-carried by missionaries to the people they serve in foreign lands.  Among those countries served are South America, Haiti, India, Iraq, Africa, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, Rosaries are also distributed to Military Chaplains.

Members join in short prayer and put together packets of beads, crosses, and cord to make 10 rosaries at home. The completed rosaries are then returned to the group coordinator. New volunteers are taught how to make rosaries by current group members or the group coordinator. Supplies are purchased with donations within the group or from others who support this effort.  All are most welcome to join in this ministry!

(TMIY) That Man is You  TMIY meets on Saturday mornings from 6:30-8:00 a.m. in the Resurrection Church Social Space. 13-week sessions are held in the fall and in the spring. Meetings include breakfast, fellowship with other men of the parish, a half-hour video presentation and small group discussion. 

TMIY is an interactive men’s program focused on the development of male leadership in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society.