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.  Breen Room - the hall below the church - beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

No Session, President’s Day Holiday. We have a scheduled Monday off this week to observe the President’s Day holiday, but why not check out a few of these interesting articles about our presidents and their faith!

The Religious Affiliations of U.S. Presidents, Pew Research Center

Commander and Chaplain, The Faith of Presidents, Christianity Today

Donald Trump’s 2016 Interview with EWTN, Catholic News Agency

George Washington and Religion, Mount Vernon Online

John F. Kennedy and Religion, JFK Memorial Library


Usually, Scripture Study Nights are 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)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Mission of the Family in Contemporary Culture:  The Clear Vision of Our Most Recent Popes presented by Julia Bolzon

One of the most basic features of humanity ~ one that no one escapes ~ is that we are born into a family, from a mother and father.  The health of our social fabric as a whole is dependent upon the health of our families.  As Pope St. John Paul II said, “the future of humanity passes by way of the family.” (Familiaris Consortio, 86). What does it mean that the family— specifically the Catholic family —has a mission in society? This presentation will explore the family’s central role in contemporary society as envisioned in the writings of our three most recent popes, each of whom saw the urgent need to educate men and women on the gift and task of love, marriage, and family.

Julia Bolzon is a third year doctoral student at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Washington D.C. where she studies philosophy and theological anthropology. Her research interests lie in bioethics, specifically in better understanding the significance of childhood, and articulating why reproductive technologies are a violence to both the child and marriage.   


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)

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Spring Scripture Study: “Marriage in God’s Saving Plan: An Image For Everyone with Deacon Jim Munno

Why is the concept of marriage treated in so many places in Sacred Scripture?  This divine institution into which so many human beings enter provides a window into not only marriage itself, but the sacred Life of the Trinity, the Church, and even our relationships with each other. This study, drawing from both the Old and New Testaments, takes a deeper look at how the Divine Author has given us this great gift to guide, to teach, to reveal Himself, and to infuse His grace.***Not just for current or future married people, this study holds something for everyone.


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)

Mondays, March 11-April 15.  Don’t miss out on “The Gift”, our Adult Faith Enrichment offering for the Lenten Season! For more information and to register, click   here  . Do it today!

Mondays, March 11-April 15. Don’t miss out on “The Gift”, our Adult Faith Enrichment offering for the Lenten Season! For more information and to register, click here. Do it today!