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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.

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

Hope in the Midst of Grief – Michelle Setzer
7:00pm-8:30pm
Room TBA
November 9, 16, 23, 30
The first step in finding authentic hope during grief is to realize you are not meant to navigate this journey alone. God has already provided a source of help and strength. He reminds us in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Turn to the One who is the author of our hope. We only need to ask for His peace and His presence. Find people who will sit with you, allow you to cry, and walk beside you on this journey. Allow yourself to experience grief on whatever level is needful. Contact ? for more information.

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

Highlights of Church History – Fr. Ed Kornath 
10:00am-11:15am
Church Hall
October 20, 27, November 3

Lectio: Mark with Dr. Tim Gray  – Patrick Spiering
7:00pm-8:30 pm
Church Hall
Sept 15th,29th, Oct 13th, 27th, Nov 3rd,  17th and Dec 1st.
Then again in 2022: 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. 

Pass It On – Michelle Prudlow and Liz Prudlow
5:30pm-7:00pm
P209 and 210.
Join fellow parents in exploring ways to help prepare our children for their life’s journey. Parenting is tough! Pass It On is a series of presentations for parents who want to equip their children well for their life’s journey. Through 15 presentations, the authors, speakers, and experts offer their wisdom and experience to encourage, inspire and challenge parents as they wrestle with what they should be putting into their children’s backpacks. Each episode is filled with practical suggestions and helpful insights for moms and dads who want to hand on the faith to their children. Come surround yourself within our faith community village to make parenting easier! Children are welcome to join in on the fun. Kid-friendly snacks, activities and babysitters are available. Refreshments will be provided; group/free-will offering accepted. Feel free to bring beverages or snacks to share. Contact Michelle Prudlow mjprudlow@wi.rr.com  Liz Prudlow eprudlow@outlook.com for more information.

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.

FRIDAY

Rosary – Joyful Mysteries – Colleen Gilbert 
TIME LOCATION DATE TBA
By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary. Let’s pray the Joyful mysteries together. Come and learn how to pray this beautiful devotion. Contact Colleen Gilbert at colleengilbert22@gmail.com 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

Narthex Small Group Faith Sharing – John Schlick
10:00am-10:45am Sundays TBA
Refreshments provided.

Narthex Small Group Faith Sharing – John Schlick
6:15pm-7:00pm Sundays TBA
Refreshments provided.

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

ONE TIME SESSIONS

Pilgrimage to Shrine of Christ Passion – Helen Valentellini
September 28

Empty Nesters SessionMike & Julie Dreyer
Late October
You have spent the last two or three decades fully immersed in your calling as an active parent. You’ve navigated every stage of parenthood from infancy to launch. And now, while you will always be a mom or dad, the days of active parenting have come to an end, and your nest, as they say, is empty. What now? What’s your calling as an empty nester? How will you adjust personally? How will your relationship shift with your spouse or partner? How will your relationship shift with your children? These are just a few of the myriad questions that warrant dedicated prayer and reflection. God has an idea for you as an empty nester, no doubt. Join seasoned ’empty nesters’ Mike & Julie Dreyer as they share a night of experiences, laughter, and inspiration.

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Catechists
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee.
TBA
Join fellow catechists for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Lectors
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA

Join fellow lectors for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Hospitality Ministers
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA

Join fellow hospitality ministers for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow Extraordinary Ministers for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Women
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow women for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided. 

Loaves & Fishes – An afternoon for Altar Servers
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow altar servers for an afternoon of meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Snacks and drinks provided. 

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Sacristans
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow sacristans for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

Loaves & Fishes – An afternoon for Juniors/Seniors
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow high schoolers for an afternoon of meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Snacks and drinks provided. 

Loaves & Fishes – A Night for Homebound Ministers
Hosted by the Christian Formation Committee
TBA
Join fellow homebound ministers for an evening meet and greet, socializing, prayer and faith sharing. Wine, beer and snacks provided.

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.

COMING IN SPRING 2022

Grace Within – Heather Druly
TBA
The Grace Within group gathers women together to form a network of mutual spiritual support. Each weekly session provides group experience of learning, praying and ministering to each other. Sessions introduce women to opportunities for personal and spiritual growth in a faith-sharing group and increases communication skills and the use of prayer rituals in the home. The Grace Within program is especially helpful for stay-at-home or working moms with newborns, toddlers, and / or pre-schoolers. For more information contact Heather Druley at (262) 893-8262.

Gospel of Life Patrick Murphy
TBA
The Gospel of Life is at the heart of Jesus’ saving message to the world. Through the Incarnation and birth of Christ, God reveals to us the dignity of all human life. Human life, as a gift of God, is sacred and inviolable. The Son of God has united himself with every human being and desires for us to share eternal life with him.