Encounter

Intergenerational Faith Formation

Encounter provides opportunities for community building and faith formation for all members of the parish, including Drake and other college students, families with young and school-age children and youth, and adult households.

Encounter provides opportunities for community building and faith formation for all members of the parish, including Drake and other college students, families with young and school-age children and youth, and adult households.

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Join Us

Encounter takes place on the first Sunday of the month, October through May, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The program includes a shared lunch followed by an ice-breaker activity and separate breakout sessions on the featured topic for young children, teens, and adults. The main dish for lunch is provided. Please bring a non-dessert side dish to share. No additional registration necessary.

Learn With Us At Home

We believe that faith formation takes place both at church and beyond, including at home. At each Encounter session, we provide a Faith-at-Home newsletter with digital faith resources for households of all ages. We invite you to explore the newsletters for each Encounter date below and allow them to enrich your connection with your faith outside of Encounter and St. Catherine’s.

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Mark Your Calendar

2023-2024 Encounter theme: Mass
Sub themes are listed for each date, along with that month’s Faith-at-Home newsletter.

October 1: Why Do We Go To Mass?  |  October Newsletter
November 5: Eucharist Means Thanksgiving  |  November Newsletter
December 3: Liturgy of the Word, Part 1  |  December Newsletter
January 7: Liturgy of the Word, Part 2  |  January Newsletter
February 4: Liturgy of the Word, Part 3  | February Newsletter
March 3: Liturgy of the Eucharist, Part 1  |  March Newsletter
April 7: Liturgy of the Eucharist, Part 2  |  April Newsletter
May 5: Liturgy of the Eucharist, Part 3/”Go In peace, glorifying the Lord with your life.”  |  May Newsletter

No Encounter June-September.

Questions?

Contact Laura Carruthers-Green, Faith Formation Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

Sunday March 3

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Encounter Program

Join us after 10:30 Mass for Encounter (intergenerational faith formation). For the shared lunch, please bring a non-dessert side dish. No additional registration necessary.

Sunday April 7

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Encounter Program

Join us after 10:30 Mass for Encounter (intergenerational faith formation). For the shared lunch, please bring a non-dessert side dish. No additional registration necessary.

Sunday May 5

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Encounter Program

Join us after 10:30 Mass for Encounter (intergenerational faith formation). For the shared lunch, please bring a non-dessert side dish. No additional registration necessary.

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