Bible Studies resuming this Fall

Tuesdays 9:00-11am (Beginning September 6th) – Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study. Book of James with Jeff Cavins. Facilitator: Lovelace Howard. $24 Donation is requested for Bible Study materials. Location: St. Mary Star of the Sea Convent, 15 Chapman St. To sign up please contact Lovelace Howard lovelaceoh@gmail.com.

 

Wednesday Evening 7-8:30pm (Begins September 21st) – Bible Study (Men and Women) – The Acts of the Apostles with Jeff Cavins. Facilitators: Mike and Amy Donovan, Cynthia and Tom Gernetzke. $29 Donation is requested for Bible Study materials. Location: St. Mary Star of the Sea Convent, 15 Chapman St. To sign up please contact David Bearse, evangelization@beverlycatholic.com.

 

Sunday Morning Bible Study at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (Lower Church). Contact Jonathan Naumann (jonnauman@hotmail.com) for more information.

 

Tuesday morning Men’s and Women’s Study – Held at the Collaborative Offices. Contact Jonathan Naumann (jonnauman@hotmail.com) for more information.

Vegetable Garden for local charities

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BEVERLY — Tending to vegetables is nothing new for John Fallon. The Beverly native learned how to cultivate his own crops as a child.

So when a green space presented an opportunity, he took it, even though it happened to be a traffic island in front of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church on Hale Street.

For the rest of this article please follow this link to the Salem News.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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RCIA is the program by which adults who are unbaptized, or baptized in another Christian faith, become Catholic. In Beverly it’s also the program by which baptized Catholics, who have not received Confirmation and/or First Holy Communion, prepare and receive these Sacraments.

Meetings are held Tuesday Evenings from 7-8pm starting September 27th.

For more information contact David Bearse, evangelization@beverlycatholic.com or call 978-922-0113.

Hipsters, coffee, and Jesus

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Hipsters tend to get a bad rap for embracing this “just chillin’” lifestyle. They are accused of spending more time dawdling than working. And it might be a valid complaint in some cases.

But isn’t there something to be said for slowing down and having a good conversation over a cup of slow-brewed coffee? Everything about the Merc invites the customer to take a moment to relax and spend time with friends. It’s not a spot to place an order and hurry on to your next commitment.

In a lot of ways the Merc is an image of Christian prayer.

In the midst of our busy lives we often treat our prayer life like a Starbucks drive-thru instead of a pour-over. We hurry through our prayers or gloss over them as we speed through the day, never taking the time to listen to Jesus.

Hipsters, coffee, and Jesus: What we can learn about prayer from cups brewed one at a time by Matthew PeteschTo read the rest of Mr. Petesh’s article click here.