At S.t Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, we are committed to our Lord’s Great Commission by creating opportunities for spiritual growth. We encourage you to take advantage of these programs.
ENGLISH FAITH FORMATION
ALPHA (coming in lent)
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? Search for life's deepest meaning and examine your happiness. Explore Christianity and Jesus. Meet likeminded seekers who try to figure out what this life is all about. No question is too dumb and you can share your point of view on anything without feeling isolated. It lasts ten weeks and eighth week we take you to the Fri evening - Sat afternoon weekend retreat.
WHAT'S THE COST? The course with weekly meals is free. You may donate money for meals.
WHO IS INVITED? Anyone 18 years old or older who wants to meet-up for ten weekly meetups and one 24h Alpha weekend. Friendly :-) atheists, agnostics are welcome. Spirituality seekers and other religions or philosophical systems explorers, people looking for change in their lifestyle. Anyone who has not been to church for a long time because they do not know how to go back. Anyone who feels condemned, has been hurt or rejected by the church. Anyone who can not find their place among 'organized religion' structures. All are welcome!
SOUP & SCRIPTURES (COMING IN LENT)
Join us during the Lenten season at Soup & Scriptures! There, we reflect on the Sunday readings in community. It is a time of sharing God’s Word in our lives. It will help you bring it alive in your heart and it prepares you for the Sunday Liturgy!
Every Tuesday of Lent starting on March 12th until April 16th at 7pm in the Rectory (39 Bleeker Street, Newark).
PRAYER & LIFE WORKSHOPS
Would you like to deepen and enrich your prayer life and live more happily as a result? Have you wanted to spend more time in prayer but not know how to go about it?
The Prayer and Life Workshops is a program that teaches us to pray -- not by just reciting words, but by developing a deeper personal experience of God. The workshops are about Prayer: they provide a practical method for learning to pray in an ordered and progressive manner. Each week a prayer method is introduced; it is practiced during the session and then at home each day. The participants are given the structure and the discipline they need to advance in their prayer life.
The workshops are also about Life: the participants progressively undergo a transformation in their lives.
They are freed from anxieties, fears, and sadness.
They are healed from the wounds of life.
They become more patient, understanding and merciful.
Ultimately, our goal is to know Jesus better and to imitate him in his love and humility.
The workshops, developed by the Franciscan priest Ignacio Larrañaga, are given in over forty countries and have been approved by the Holy See.
Every Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Parish Rectory. For information, please call Miguelina at (201) 923-2219.
DISCOVERING CHRIST (coming this fall)
Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized, is invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. Discovering Christ helps people enter into or renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, experience the love of God the Father, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children.
A TYPICAL SESSION
Discovering Christ consists of seven weekly sessions and a retreat day. The weekly sessions include four components: a meal, prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion.
SPANISH FAITH FORMATION
Sopa & Escrituras (cuaresma)
En Sopa y Escrituras, reflexionamos en las lecturas dominicales durante el tiempo de Cuaresma. Estas reflexiones te ayudaran a poner la Palabra de Dios en accion en tu vida y a la misma vez te prepararan para la Liturgia Dominical.
Todos los viernes depues del el Viacrucis empezando Marzo 8 hasta April 12. En el Basement de la Iglesia. Registrate para compartir tu Sopa Preferida!
TALLERES DE ORACIÓN Y VIDA
Los Talleres de Oración y Vida son una nueva forma de EVANGELIZACION. Más VIVA y con una visión más positiva de lo que se ha mostrado siempre. Es una presentación más vibrante y activa de JESÚS que posee una mayor ADAPTACIÓN a las necesidades de la SOCIEDAD ACTUAL y a lo que realmente las personas necesitan.
Cada Jueves a las 7:00 PM en el Basement de la Rectoría. Para más información, por favor llama a Miguelina (201) 923-2219.