Adult Faith Enrichment (A.F.E.) Nights at St. Mary of the Mills

Join us on Monday evenings for enriching presentations, thought-provoking discussion, and fellowship with others who are seeking a deeper life of faith, greater knowledge of Scripture and the teaching of the Church, answers to particular questions, and more.  All are welcomed, whether parishioners or visitors.  Join us on Mondays in the Breen Room - the hall below the church - beginning at 7:30 p.m.


  Monday, June 4, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

  Monday, June 11, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

  Monday, June 18 - Our Last Scripture Study Session for the 2017-2018 Year

Monday, June 18 - Our Last Scripture Study Session for the 2017-2018 Year

  Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

"They Devoted Themselves With One Accord: Christian Community in the Early Church"

From January through June, our own Deacon Jim Munno leads us on a deep and fascinating exploration of the Acts of the Apostles and related Scripture.  Our purpose, in this our 175th Anniversary Year: to gain a clear picture of the early Christian community and how we might seek to live the fullness of Christian love and fellowship in greater measure in our modern world.


Scripture Study Nights are always the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 

“What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?” (Pope Francis)

"Becoming Beacons of Holiness in Today's World"

On the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2018, Pope Francis issued “Gaudete En Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad): On the Call To Holiness In Today’s World.”  In this apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis highlights five “great expressions of love for God and neighbor” that are essential to respond to the call to personal holiness.  Sara Blauvelt will lead us to consider the beauty and challenge of these signs as we attempt to apply them to our relationship with God and with one another.

Sara Blauvelt is the Director for Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Washington.  She has spent the last 25 years trying to help others grow in their faith; serving as a volunteer catechist and parish catechetical leader prior to her work at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.  She holds an M.A. in Catechesis and Religious Education from the Catholic University of America. 


On the 2nd Monday of each month we take a look at topics which relate to Catholic prayer and spirituality including those which help us to plumb the depths of liturgy and the sacraments.

"Many people perceive Christianity as something institutional rather than as an encounter with Christ - which explains why they don't see it as a source of joy."  (Pope Benedict XVI)

"They Devoted Themselves With One Accord: Christian Community in the Early Church"

From January through June, our own Deacon Jim Munno leads us on a deep and fascinating exploration of the Acts of the Apostles and related Scripture.  Our purpose, in this our 175th Anniversary Year: to gain a clear picture of the early Christian community and how we might seek to live the fullness of Christian love and fellowship in greater measure in our modern world.


Scripture Study Nights are always the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. 

“What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?” (Pope Francis)

Coming Soon: Info on Our Last "Regular Season" Session...

Mark your calendar and join us for the last session of the 2017-2018 A.F.E. Season.  And don't forget to work Mondays into your 2018-2019 schedule.  Our Monday sessions resume on September 17, 2018! 


The 4th Monday of each month is usually a look at the Church and her mission against the backdrop of the events, attitudes, and beliefs of the current modern culture.

"Christians, on pilgrimage toward the heavenly city, should seek and think of these things which are above.  This...increases the importance of their obligation to work with all men in the building of a more human world."  (Pope Paul VI, On the Church in the Modern World)