Faith Formation Programs at St. Mary

­Women in Scripture

8-week study beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018 10-11:30AM


The study will look at some Old Testament women and their role in Hebrew biblical history.  Each class will stand alone as we look at the scripture stories of: Sarah and Hagar, Rebekah, Rachel and Leah, Dinah and Tamar, Rahman, Deborah and Jael, the women around Samson and the women around David, the Books of Ruth and Esther.  The study is presented by Susan Gravely, recently retired, Susan was director of a religious education program serving 800 children in addition to teaching adult faith formation classes. Susan likes to read (belongs to two reading groups), sew (especially quilting), and practice piano.  She currently is working part-time at a quilting shop in Glendale. Susan attended William and Mary College for undergraduate, has Masters from De Paul in Chicago and from Wheeling Jesuit in Wheeling, WV. Susan has DMin from the Graduate Theological Seminary in Indiana. 

Old Testament Women:

January 11:  Introduction to biblical women Sarah and Hagar

January 18:  Rebekah, Rachel and Leah

January 25:  The Rape of Dinah Tamar

February 1:  Rahab, Deborah and Jael

February 8:  The Women around Samson

February 15:  The Book of Ruth

February 22:  The Women around King David  Michal, Bathsheba, Tamar, Abigail

March 1:  the Book of Esther

March 8:  Make-up snow day–if needed

?’s Michele Carle-Bosch 513-321-1207 ext. 5533 or 


Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible


8 week study beginning Monday Jan 22 at 7:00 PM -8:30 PM

Jan 22, 29  Feb 5, 12, 19, 26  Mar 5, 12


If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we grow closer to Christ. 

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you uncover the story woven through Scripture with its clever narrative approach and ingenious color-coded Bible Timeline. It is a great way to get the “big picture” of the Bible and see how our Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture. You’ll see how the Bible reveals God’s loving plan for your life, and you will learn helpful ways to put your faith into practice.


Lectio : Prayer  Lectio

5 week study beginning Tuesday Jan 16 at 10-11:30AM


Discover and open your heart and mind to the profound importance, meaning, purpose, and beauty of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, as seen through the eyes of the Church. 

Though prayer is one of the essentials of a thriving faith, we often feel as if we’re talking to ourselves. Or, worse, we feel like we’re talking to no one at all. How can something so vital to the faith be so elusive?

Now, the mystery of prayer is made clear through the engaging teaching and artistry of the Augustine Institute’s Lectio series are brought together in Prayer: Finding Intimacy with God. Renowned speaker Dr. Tim Gray masterfully uses the ancient Church’s tradition of lectio divina to show you the simple steps for making prayer an effort of love and intimacy with God.


Book Club

Book Club will meet from 10:00-11:00am in Seton Center

January       11                When the Heart Waits  by Sue Monk Kidd

February       8                 The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

March           8                   Love Unveiled by  Dr. Ed Sri  

?’s: Michele Carle-Bosch 513-321-1207 ext. 5533 or


Grief Support

Healing from grief is not easy. It is a long process that is sometimes painful. Do not try to go through it alone, because we are here to help you on your journey through grief. Please call Michele 513-321-1207 ext. 5533 or email for more information.