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Feel INSPIRED: SJV invites you to nurture your spiritual self in pursuit of joy. We are influenced by the relationships we engage in and the devotional activities we enjoy together. 

Join a small group for faith sharing and get INSPIRED on your faith journey by meeting and nurturing new friendships with fellow parish members.

GOAL:
To build relationships with other parishioners and increase your knowledge of our Faith.

PURPOSE:
In this busy world where religion is a taboo topic in many circles, come get supported by others that share a love of their Faith. In addition, the more we know about our Catholic faith the more it comes alive and we get excited about sharing it with others – in word and action.

Small faith-sharing groups allow us to share our faith with others and to grow together in community. Using prayer, shared experiences, and explorations of faith, these small groups can create in a smaller setting a community that enhances the life of the entire parish. Sessions are open to singles, couples, and friends – all sessions are welcoming new members! Groups are limited in size to ensure social distancing and group engagement.

Please review the Small Group Faith Sharing options below and sign up today. If you feel inspired and would like to form a new group, email Kathy Uy at kathyuy@wi.rr.com.

Join the Parish Lenten Mission Small Groups 2022!

Head over to the parish mission page here to learn all about our Lenten Mission Small Groups.

Currently Meeting Groups

Programs are no charge and welcoming of newcomers at any time unless stated.

WEEKLY MEETINGS

MONDAY

Monday’s w/Molly – Molly O’Connell
9:30am every Monday

TUESDAY

Men’s Ministry – Andy Smith
6:30pm-8:00pm
Room P210
We pray, we learn, we discuss, we serve, we develop new Catholic friendships, we have fun. Contact Andy at sjvmensministry@gmail.com or 262-785-5564 for more information.

WEDNESDAY

Lectio: Mark with Dr. Tim Gray  – Patrick Spiering
7:00pm-8:30 pm
Church Hall
Jan 12th, 26th, Feb 9th, 23rd, Mar 9th and 23rd
Join fellow parish members in this powerful 13-part video series to discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse yourself in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter’s account of Christ’s life and teaching. Explore the depth and richness of Scripture and a message that still speaks strongly to us today. Each session will be followed by group discussion and fellowship.  No fee to attend. Contact Patrick Spiering, MD at kingsfoil12@gmail.com for more information.

THURSDAY

Paul – Apostle of the Inclusive God – Dr. Dennis Sylva
9:30am-11:30am
Room TBA
September 15-March 23
Paul’s life was one that was dedicated to including people considered outsiders into God’s covenant community. This very ministry and the way that he undertook it led to him being perhaps the most controversial figure in the history of Christianity. Who was this man through whom God acted to embrace those considered to be “beyond the pale” and how does his message and ministry empower church communities with the perennial problems that they face? To register, contact Maria Schloemer at 262-796-3944, extension 1116, or marias@stjohnv.org. Session fee $25.00. 

Single Again – Mary Janowak
7:00pm-8:30pm
Parish Center Room P201
Every other Thursday
A tri-parish support group for the divorced and separated for those in the process of divorce and beyond is open to men and women from any parish or none does not require registration and is free. It offers an opportunity to learn, to find support, and to make new friends, all leading to healing. Contact Mary Janowak, 262-366-6125 for more information.

SATURDAY

Men’s MinistryAndy Smith
6:30am-8:00am (2nd & 4th Saturdays)
September 11,25
October 9,23
November 13,27
December 11
We pray, we learn, we discuss, we serve, we develop new Catholic friendships; we have fun. Contact Andy at sjvmensministry@gmail.com or 262-785-5564.

SUNDAY

Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Mondays, 9:30 AM – Virtual
Mondays, 7:00 PM – Virtual

Through history, art, Scripture, and Catholic documents, you will appreciate and grasp more fully how the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit can help you to live a truly authentic Christian life filled with peace and joy. We’ll use the book, “The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit” by Most Rev. Arthur Serratelli. It’s only $5.95 online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Catholic Publishing.
LEADER: Julie Jensen

PERSONAL STUDY OPTIONS

The Bible in a Year Podcast – Fr. Mike Schmitz
Anytime! Walks through the entire Bible in 365 episodes. Fr. Mike Schmitz provides commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline developed by Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. Each episode is 20-25 minutes.Start today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW0gXbEVYgA Would you like to meet with others who are also listening to this podcast. Contact Kathy Uy at kathyuy@wi.rr.com to learn more.

FORMED! 
SJV has a massive resource of books, videos, movies, Bible studies and educational programs via a new provider of all-Catholic information. It’s called FORMED; it’s FREE to every member of SJV because of someone’s very generous gift. Make it the very first ‘Bookmark’ on your computer: https://stjohnv.org/parish/formed/  Contact parishioner Patrick Spiering at kingsfoil12@gmail.com for more information and/or troubleshooting technical challenges.