Individual Unit Dates for
From Separation to Closeness:
The First Five Books of the Bible Speak Today
Presented by Dr. Dennis Sylva on Google Meet
September 10, 2020 through May 13, 2021
Thursday Mornings: 10:30–11:30 pm (Optional Small Groups: 9:30–10:30 am)
September 10, 17, 2020 Closeness: The Gift
September 24, October 1 Why Separation?
October 8, 15, 22 What Exacerbates Separation
October 29, November 5, 12 Stepping Forward to Step Together
November 19 A Blessed Present Despite a Scarred Past
December 3, 10, 17 The Person Who Wrestled with God (and Others)
January 7, 14, 21, 2021 Where Is God?
January 28 The Nadir: When Life Seems Irreparably Sundered
February 4, 11, 18 God at the Low Point
February 25 Personality-Based Inclinations at the Low Point
March 4 The Divine Commitment to Closeness
March 11 Challenges to People’s Commitment
March 18, 25 What Compromises People’s Commitment
April 8, 15 Not to Be Doomed to Repeat the Past
April 22, 29 Signposts to Closeness
May 6, 13 Closeness Revived
To register, please call Ann Rodig at (262) 796-3944, extension 1116, or you may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will need to know your name, phone number, e-mail address, and if you wish to participate in an optional small group.
The fee for the study is $25.00.
Please make the check out to “SJV Parish” and put “Dr. Sylva Bible Study” in the memo line. Send the check to St. John Vianney Parish, 1755 North Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI 53005-5036.
Catechists for K4 – High School
Teach the Catholic faith to children K4-Grade 10. Teach classes Sunday mornings or Monday evenings from September to March.
Children’s Ministry Sacramental Preparation
Provide second grade children and families additional opportunities to grow in the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation. Adults and teens are needed to assist with sacramental preparations at Family Retreat Night, Joy Day, the Church Tour, or serve at First Reconciliation and First Communion celebrations.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Presiders
Celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with children K4-Grade 4. Proclaim the Word of God and help the children understand the Gospel once a month at the Saturday 4:30 pm Mass or the Sunday 11:00 am Mass.
Prepare adults, age 19 and up, for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Rotates among quad parishes. Meets Tuesday evenings the six weeks before Pentecost to gain an adult understanding of faith.
Prepare high school juniors for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes meet eleven times from September through May on Sunday evenings.
Working as an advisory committee, members partner with the Christian Formation staff of the parish to support formation classes and activities and parish programming for children, youth and adults, which include educational, service and social opportunities. We seek to create a place where parishioners want to come together in prayer and community. Our work answers His call to pass on the light of Christ to future generations.
Immersion / Outreach —High School
A week-long experience of providing service to communities undergoing hardships in the U.S. and abroad. This involves repairing homes and simple construction to allow people to remain or return to their homes.
Immersion / Outreach —Middle School
Offers an immersion/service experience for middle school students entering Grades 7, 8, 9. It combines service work with community building and social activities as well as faith-filled leadership opportunities. Variety of service opportunities in and around Milwaukee and Waukesha.
An interested group of men who get together to discuss readings for the upcoming Sunday liturgies. Interested individuals meet once a week in small groups for a Gospel reading discussion. Then, as a large group, join together to share their thoughts. Periodically, the group will hold social functions, such as dinners that include spouses.
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Ministry to Engaged Couples
Help engaged couples prepare for the sacrament of marriage. Married couples assist engaged couples in taking and discussing the pre-marriage inventory. Training is provided through the archdiocese.
Novel Idea Book Club
Christian fellowship. reading and discussion of the book as a group.
Parish Mission Team
Plan and facilitate 3-day Parish Mission. Work to plan all aspects of Mission.
This group helps to plan, organize and carry out receptions and events that are held throughout the year. They provide food for ongoing programs such as RCIA meetings and new parishioner breakfasts. Prefect for a good cook or baker or party planner.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children (RCIA)
Prepare individuals to become Catholics and initiate them into the Church. This process includes Liturgical Rites, meetings on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings for theological reflection and learning about the faith.
Small Group Faith Sharing
Help people share faith in small groups and form a community. Meet as frequently as each small group decides. Focus each meeting on a study book, Scripture or topic. Group leaders are needed to facilitate the new groups.
Vacation Bible School
Plan and coordinate a week-long summer event for children ages K4 through Grade 5 to learn more about God in a fun, casual and interactive way. Music, games, stories, crafts and snacks are incorporated into a morning of learning where both adult and youth volunteers are needed. A VBS coordinator is needed to work with the director to recruit and train adult and youth volunteers, organize games and activities, facilitate outreach project, create an atmosphere of fun and learning, order supplies and work within a budget.
The Vocation Committee mentors, empowers, advises, supports and helps to augment vocations through providing speakers and helping to plan approaches to promoting vocations.
To provide opportunities for High School teens to gather for social, prayer and reflection activities. Format varies; activities include Bible study, discussion about putting faith into action, experiences for prayer and faith formation.