“IT IS JESUS THAT YOU SEEK WHEN YOU DREAM OF HAPPINESS.

HE IS WAITING FOR YOU WHEN NOTHING ELSE YOU FIND SATISFIES YOU.”

St. John Paul II

At the end of St. Matthew’s Gospel Jesus gives the commission to GO and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). That is still our baptismal call today, to Make Disciples. At St. Mary of the Woods, we are committed to helping you to live out that baptismal call. We cannot give what we have not received. As Catholics, we must continue to dive deeper into our faith and continually be disciples while also being missionary minded to go out and make more disciples. In order to make disciples we must encounter Jesus in a very real way and cultivate a daily relationship with Him. Let us help you to encounter the risen Lord.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any and all of your spiritual needs.

For more information, contact Emily Gipson at the Parish Office at (270) 233-4196 or by email emily.gipson@stmarywoods.com.

Acts 2:42 Small Groups

Many of us have experienced a hunger for more. A hunger to deepen our faith and relationship with Christ. During this National Eucharistic Revival you are invited to join the Acts 2:42 Groups initiative from the Diocese of Owensboro. Meeting once a month from September-May these small faith sharing groups will spend time in fellowship and learning from video reflections by Bishop William Medley.

To learn more and register, contact Susan Driskill at 270-929-6522 or at psdrisk88@outlook.com

 

Finding Faith: Sharing Stories of Encounter and Questions

Jessy Bennett

It has always astounded me that even the disciples of Jesus often did not recognize or acknowledge who He was. The same is true in our world today. It is difficult to recognize Jesus, as He is often hidden from us, dressed up in questions and difficult conversations. Maybe you have questions about who Jesus is and why He should matter in your life. From beginning to end, but especially in the Gospel’s, there is a priority of asking questions and seeking answers as a way of coming to know truth and wisdom. More importantly, asking and seeking are a way to come to know who God is, and why He matters. Questions and hard conversations are not the enemy but rather a path to encountering Jesus.“Finding Faith” is a Podcast aimed at sharing the stories of people who have had an encounter with Jesus. Over the course of the first season, we will share stories from young adults who have sought answers to their own questions and discovered what faith meant to them. Everyone has a story and “Finding Faith” seeks to tell those stories and allow others to ask the questions they need answered.

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