*This list is subject to change based upon the needs of the local Village community

Marian Consecration

Benefits

Growth in knowledge, love, and service of God. Strengthens faith and relationship with Blessed Mother, learning from her life and example

Description

The program runs for 33 days and culminates with the day of consecration. Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary truly is “the surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means” to becoming a Saint, and the 33 days are the best way to dive into such a blessing. – Fr. Michael Gaitley

  • St. Louis de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary
  • Total Consecration Through the Mysteries of the Rosary by Fr. Ed Broom, OMV
  • 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley
  • Totus Tuus for Teens
  • Marian Consecration for Children by Carrie Gress

Consecration to St. Joseph

Benefits

Turning to St. Joseph as an intercessor and example for virtue and holiness, especially in marriage and family.

Description

Consecration to St. Joseph emulates the tried-and-true preparation method employed by St. Louis de Montfort in his Marian consecration, highlighting many of St. Joseph’s titles, privileges, and heroic virtues. The program of preparation and consecration takes 33 days.

  • Consecration to St. Joseph by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

From: https://www.consecrationtostjoseph.org/introduction.html

Enthronement to the Sacred Heart

Benefits

Flowing from the 12 promises Christ made through His visionary, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, to those who would practice devotion to His Sacred Heart.

Description

The family chooses a Sunday for enthronement when they will also attend Mass, display a blessed image of the Sacred Heart image in a prominent place in the home, committing to 3-9 days of prayer in preparation for the Enthronement Ceremony.

From: https://welcomehisheart.com/

Ignatian Exercises with Spiritual Direction

Benefits

A deeper, more intense prayer life; an ability to examine one’s conscience more closely; Discernment of spirits – the ability to distinguish the voice of the Holy Spirit from the whisperings of the evil spirit; a deeper understanding and love of the Sacrament of Confession; a greater love of Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist; a love of Holy Scripture; and a deeper filial relationship with Mary, our mother.

Description

The course is an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. The program extends over 70 days with assigned meditations based in the Exercises and drawn from Holy Scripture. Every week the attendees hear a presentation that teaches the Ignatian method of prayer and outlines the structured themes of Ignatius and provides encouragement and direction.

From: http://spcomv.com/spiritual-works/spiritual-exercises/

Arbor Family Charis Marian Prayer Cenacle

Benefits

Deepening relationship with the Holy Spirit through the intercession and example of Mary, strengthening community bonds within a family setting.

Description

Family rosary for priests, praise and worship, teachings on the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Mother, and the Catholic Charismatic and Marian spiritualities, saint presentations for children, healing prayer, family fellowship.

Alpha – Catholic Context

Benefits

Alpha equips both clergy and laity to effectively proclaim Jesus. Focusing on the kerygma–the initial proclamation of the Good News–Alpha introduces folks to an encounter with Jesus.

Alpha is offered by thousands of parishes around the world, endorsed by Catholic Bishops and Cardinals, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Description

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

From: https://alphausa.org

Encounter Ministries

Benefits

Disciple Catholics are trained to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence. Through our School of Ministry, dynamic conferences, events, and ministries, we provide the best opportunities possible to empower disciples to love like Jesus.

Description

Encounter Ministries exists to unleash the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in the world. We do this by teaching, equipping, and activating disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence. Our events include our annual conference in late December/early January, various weekend Schools of Healing and Schools of Prophetic Ministry, and our annual 4-day Summer Intensive Conference. We also run a 2-year Encounter School of Ministry both at our main campus in Michigan as well as 18+ satellite campuses across the country and the world. For more information about attending or hosting a school/event, please visit us at www.encounterministries.us or www.encounterschool.org!

Southern California Renewal Ministries (SCRC)

Benefits

SCRC’s Mission is to make known the transforming power of Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit to the Glory of God the Father.

Description

Since 1972 Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) has helped shepherd the modern-day Charismatic renewal among Catholics. Our mission is to help people be transformed by discovering a new openness to the reality of the Holy Spirit:

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God who
produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the
manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Called and Gifted

Benefits

The Called and Gifted workshop, presented by the Catherine of Siena Institute, will provide the opportunity for members of the Parish Family to discern their charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call. Each of us has received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you!

Description

The Called & GiftedDiscernment Process has been used since 1993 by over 100,000 lay, ordained, and religious Catholics and other Christians around the world. It is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium)

Benefits

Helps the relationship between God and the child to flourish as a place for religious life, for community and worship and a place of preparation for involvement in the larger worship community.

Description

CGS is a common religious experience involving children and adults in which the religious values of childhood, primarily those values of contemplation and enjoyment of God, are predominant. This experience is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium.

From: https://www.cgsusa.org/

Pathways Formation Suite from Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministry

Benefits

Strengthens family relationships in the home through shared faith experiences both at home and in the parish setting.

Description

Pathways is an integrated and family centered formation suite designed to facilitate a personal encounter with the Trinity and sustain a lifelong development of faith within the family. We are all at different points on the journey and a one size faith formation program does not fit all. This is a shift to a greater focus on parents as the primary educators of the faith. Create a path forward that is best for your families with our resources which include home and church experiences.

Retreat & Pilgrimage Concierge

Benefits

Streamlines retreat and pilgrimage opportunities for those who are seeking time away from their busy lives to be with the Lord.

Description

Connects individuals and families to local retreats and various international pilgrimage tours suited for their particular needs.