Faith Formation / Spiritual Enrichment Ministries

Baptism Preparation

Instruction provided to couples who request to have their first child baptized.  Contact the parish office at 781-934-5055 to register for this preparation session and for the Sacrament of Baptism. 

Bible Study - Daytime

Promotes spiritual growth and helps participants apply their faith to everyday life while studying the Word of God and sharing faith.  This group meets September through June on Thursday at 9:30-11:30am.  Contact Katey Cullen at kateycullen@msn.com or 781-934-7228.

Centering Prayer Group

This group will meet on Thursdays beginning May 5 through June 9 from 1:00-2:00pm and then on Thursdays beginning June 16 through the summer from 10:30-11:30am in the Herrick Conference Room in the parish center (lower church). A portion of the time will involve Centering Prayer, which is a practice of silent prayer that prepares participants to experience God’s presence within us moving beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. There will also be time for Lectio Divina (“divine reading”) that allows participants to listen to Scripture with the “ear of the heart” as if in conversation with Christ as He suggests the topics for discussion, which come from thoughts, images and insights. The group’s purpose is to help sustain a commitment to this regular prayer practice and to accompany one another on this spiritual journey. Those interested in these traditional prayer practices are welcome to join this group and should contact Mary Jane Roche at mjroche05@gmail.com or Michelle Freeman at maf49@verizon.com. To learn more about Centering Prayer, visit www.contemplativeoutreach.org or visit YouTube and look for the introduction to Centering Prayer by Fr. Thomas Keating.

Upcoming Session

Centering Prayer Group will meet on Thursdays beginning Thu, May 5 through Thu, Jun 9 from 1:00-2:00pm and then on Thursdays beginning Thu, Jun 16 through the summer from 10:30-11:30am in the Herrick Conference Room in the parish center (lower church).

A portion of the time will involve Centering Prayer, which is a practice of silent prayer that prepares participants to experience God’s presence within us moving beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. There will also be time for Lectio Divina (“divine reading”) that allows participants to listen to Scripture with the “ear of the heart” as if in conversation with Christ as He suggests the topics for discussion, which come from thoughts, images and insights.

The group’s purpose is to help sustain a commitment to this regular prayer practice and to accompany one another on this spiritual journey. Those interested in these traditional prayer practices are welcome to join this group and should contact Mary Jane Roche at mjroche05@gmail.com or Michelle Freeman at maf49@verizon.com.

To learn more about Centering Prayer, visit www.contemplativeoutreach.org or visit YouTube and look for the introduction to Centering Prayer by Fr. Thomas Keating

Men in Discussion

Men's prayer and discussion group which meets on Saturday mornings from 6:50-8:10am in the parish center.  Contact Bob Fanning at rgfanning@verizon.net.

Our Lady's Prayer Group

All are welcome to join this group of parishioners who pray the Rosary and offer prayers for the intentions of our parishioners every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm in the chapel.  Contact Michelle Keller at boby10@aol.com or 781-934-6735.

R.C.I.A.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process through which adults are initiated into the church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.  This also includes baptized Christians from other denominations and those only baptized Catholic, but wish to come into full communion with the Catholic community. The R.C.I.A. team needs active parishioners who are generous with their time to walk with newcomers as they grow in faith and celebrate the sacraments. Read more about RCIA.  If interested contact Jeanne Cregan jcregan@holyfamilyduxbury.org.

Small-Group Faith Sharing

Groups meet usually once a week for a period of time.  Contact Jeanne Cregan at 781-905-5055 ext. 114 or jcregan@holyfamilyduxbury.org.