"During this new year I resolve to begin a new life. I do not know what will happen to me during this year. But I abandon myself entirely to you, my God. And my aspirations and all my affections will be for You. I feel so weak, dear Jesus, but with Your help I hope and resolve to live a different life, that is, a life closer to You."
Saint Mary’s Café
Experience how the whole New Testament opens up once we see it through the person of David. King David orders his kingdom according to the mind and purpose of God. See how this sheds light on ordering our own lives and living out our baptismal responsibilities of kingship.
Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden. He was called to govern the garden according to God’s mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. But God promised a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship...but whose actual reign defied expectation.
King David causes us to look back toward Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.
“The Lord, your God is in your midst…he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love.”
Come join other moms, even if you’ve never participated before. You’ll be glad you did!
9:00 AM in the Gathering Place
All women are welcome.
Babysitting available in the Underground, please register with Kelly at [email protected] for babysitting, or indicate on the registration form.
About Saint 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.
Catholic contemplation in a relaxed and welcoming environment with other women of 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” Romans 4:12
At St. Mary’s Café!
Savor the Word, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!
9:00 AM in the Gathering Place
*** All women of St. Mary’s are welcome ***
*** Child care available ***