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Our Adult Ministry continues to provide creative and informative opportunities for the adults of our parish to deepen and enrich their faith. Our parish provides meeting space and staff support to groups that serve a variety of adult ministry needs and experiences.

We have trained spiritual directors and also provide space and support to individuals interning in nationally-recognized Spiritual Direction Training Programs.

For more information about our Adult Ministry program, please contact Shari Roeseler, Director of Faith Formation, at (916) 443-8084 x112 or

Summer Film Festival
FilmEach August, our Adult Ministry sponsors a weekly film series in Brunsman Hall, starting at 6:30pm. You are invited to bring your dinner, or help yourself to popcorn and beverages, and to be ready for stimulating post-film discussions.

Join us on four Wednesdays in August at 6:30 p.m.
A Prarie Home Companion  

Wednesdays August 1


Go behind the scenes of this legendary radio show as it portrays a magical account of the program's final broadcast. An all-star cast assembles one last time to sing, tell stories and reminisce while a mysterious woman in a white trench coat wanders through the set. Named one of the most spiritual films of 2006 by the publication Spirituality and Practice, an ensemble of actors (Meryl Streep, Lilly Tomlin, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones) brilliantly deliver a stella performance for one last time.

The Descendants  

Wednesdays August 8


George Clooney portrays a man whose wife hovers on life support. Their marriage had been unraveling prior to her accident and their teenage daughter is struggling with alcohol and bitterness. In the meantime he stands on the bring of a major decision ab out inherited land that will make him the "bad guy" with either his family or the local inhabitants. Will he be able to bridge the emotional gap with his children plus find forgiveness for his unfaithful wife? All this conflict takes place in paradise: Hawaii. The film won Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Actor for Clooney.

Being Mortan  

Wednesday August 15


How can doctors help people navigate the final chapters of their lives with confidence, direction and purpose? This film explores the science of palliative care and examines the question, "What are your priorities if your time is limited?" Facing these issues can empower patients to live their lives in a purposeful and fulfilling manner. This film shines an unprecedented spotlight on how patients, families and doctors experience all stages of life for the ultimate goal of not simply a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end.


The Diving Bell and The Butterfly  

Wednesday August 22


Experience the triumphant tale of a man whose love of life and soaring vision shaped his will to overcome the almost impossible obstacle of a massive stroke to achieve a life without boundaries. Nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture in 2008, critics have called this film, "Astonishing. A beautiful and exceptional movie." Come and be inspired.

If you are unable to attend—or missed the series, you may check out DVDs of the films from our parish Lending Library.


2015 Parish Lenten Retreat Presentations and Handouts

Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ Did you miss our Lenten Retreat?

Caught the retreat but want more?

Our presenter, Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ has generously provided us with copies of her presentations and handouts.




2014 Parish Lenten Retreat Video Available

"Great!" "Wonderful!" "Fantastic!"
"Excellent!" "Inspirational and Joyful!"

—This is just a sampling of the feedback we received from you about Fr. Jack Stoeger, our Lenten Retreat presenter.

If you were unable to attend the retreat—or if you'd like a reprise of the retreat, you can check out the DVD of the morning session from our parish library, download the videos of the session (there are 3), or watch them below. If there is a problem with the videos loading, you can view them direct on YouTube.




Download Videos

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 1 (581 MB)

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 2 (448.8 MB)

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 3 (677.4 MB)

2014 Parish Lenten Retreat Handouts

If you were unable to attend the retreat, you can view the handouts from the retreat.

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