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Saint Mary’s Café
Saint Mary’s Café is going virtual with an exciting 4-week study. Join us during this Easter season. Together, let’s seize this opportunity while we’re stuck at home to grow as domestic Church, to strengthen our faith and deepen our relationship with our Lord Jesus. As we heard at Mass recently, Jesus is the Good Shepherd who speaks to us regularly. Do you listen? Do you heed His voice? Do you pray? Read Scripture and study the faith so as to form your conscience and attune your ears to the Voice of the Lord?
Saint Mary’s Online Family study will be 4-weeks of getting to better know the Lord, through a better understanding of the Eucharist. Many have spoken of how now, more than ever before, they realize what a gift the Eucharist is, and they yearn, like never before, to be able to receive Holy Communion. Let us together as a family united in longing open our hearts to the Lord, so we will be ready to receive Him in the Eucharist when our church doors once again open.
Journey with us. This is a new adventure! How it will work
- Register by filling out the form to the right. This will let us know you’re participating and to plan for the virtual gatherings.
- Log into your FORMED.org account.
Already a user – click Sign In to access your account
Don’t have one? Don’t worry. Saint Mary’s has an account, so you can access all the content for free. Simply follow the directions below.
- Find our study across the top tab: Programs then click on The Sacraments
- Click on the Presence picture
- Now you’ll see the session videos and discussion guide.
- The discussion guide is also available here for a quick link to download
- With your registration, you’ll be sent the login information to login to weekly online discussions. Join other parishioners for lively conversations and enriching reflection on the videos and study guide.
New to FORMED.org? Four easy steps to create your own account.
- Visit FORMED.org and click Sign Up
- Select “I Belong to a Parish”
- Find Saint Mary of Gostyn Downers Grove in the drop down menu
- Enter your email
And you’re done. You can now use your email to log in to FORMED.org.
Please complete this simple registration form so we know you’re participating! Login information will be emailed to you shortly.
About St. Mary's Café
Pope Francis, in his Encyclical Letter Light of Faith, instructs,
"the Church never takes faith for granted, but knows this gift from God needs to be nourished and reinforced so it can continue to guide her pilgrim way."
Join us! Don't miss out!
The programs at St. Mary’s CAFÉ
are designed to "nourish" and
"reinforce" our faith.
St. Mary’s Café is Catholic contemplation in a relaxed and welcoming environment with others in the parish. St. Mary's Café features a unique style of study which engages your mind, faith, experience, and imagination, leading you to read, reflect, and respond. If you've never been to a Bible Study before, or if you are an avid Bible student, St. Mary’s Café is right for you. Discover the powerful and personal truth of God's Word and practical inspiration for your life.
Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
At St. Mary’s Café!
Savor the Word, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!