Current Sessions

A website to check out would be for a daily reading from the Catechism. Great way to help you digest this document in easy-to-read bytes. Check it out!
Another resource is It provides daily readings and commentary about the Gospel for the current year.


The Pope's prayer intention for November- "That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.”

Advent Sunday Readings--Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Our lively group is meeting during Advent to discuss the Sunday Scripture readings. Please join us as we reflect and prepare for Our Lord's coming. The group meets in Room Z.

US Catholic Catechism for Adults Study and Discussion ----Mondays at 9:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 9.

The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. We will have DVD presentations, questions for discussion, and group sharing. Please join us on Mondays in the Zimmerman Conference room beginning January 9.


An Introduction to Theology of the Body: Discover the Master Plan for your Life on Sundays at 9:35-10:20 a.m. in Room Z.
The purpose of our body is to glorify God who created us in His image and likeness. Our Church has a rich tradition of understanding how our entire being is created good and we need to treat our bodies with great respect. Coming out of the teachings of St. Pope John Paul II this study makes it accessible to all. If you desire to discover and live out the fullest meaning and purpose of your life, then this study is for you! We will have DVD presentations, discussion questions, and commentary to enrich the dialogue. All are welcome between Sunday morning Masses, beginning Jan 8, except for Knights' breakfast weekends.

From Conflict to Communion: The Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue. Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church and St Thomas More are happy to present this book study on the many areas of conversation between the two traditions. Pastor Michael Ide and Deacon Wayne Talbot will facilitate questions and discussion on the current status of the dialogue and how we can continue to move forward. There are many ways the traditions agree and yet there still remains some division. The group resumes at Peace Lutheran on Jan. 11 and then go between the two locations. Please join us for this lively study.

The Salina Diocese is offering some sessions using our ITV system in the Zimmerman conference room.
1. Theology of the Church--Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 18, and 25
Instructor: Trisha Keller .


Please check the diocesan website for more information.


RCIA is for any adult discerning a call to join the Church or just learn more about their faith. Please check out the RCIA link on the adult education page for more information or how to be a team member.


It is important that we understand what our faith teaches. Our US Bishops have a couple resources that you can tap for catechesis. The US Catholic Catechism for Adults is a companion to the larger document that was published several years ago. There are several videos you can view on the website. The link is here.

Another important avenue is the emphasis on personal witness. We need to tell others and witness to others what being a Catholic is all about. The Bishops have a document called "Disciples Called to Witness". You can see this right here.


If you are looking to be a part of our church family but feel awkward then talk to Wayne Talbot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We welcome believers who have been away from the practice of Catholicism. We need you.

Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs are available in the gathering space of our church. These CDs provide a great way to inspire your faith at your own convenience. Speakers include Matthew Kelly, Scott Hahn, and other vibrant people. Topics range from the Sacrament of Reconciliation to personal stories of conversion. Pick one up today for a suggested donation of $3.

If you like "Catholic Update" there is an online access to Catholic videos for catechists and parishioners.It comes from Franciscan media. Visit for more information.


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