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, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

  Monday, May 21, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

  Monday, May 28, 2018 - No Session, Memorial Day

Monday, May 28, 2018 - No Session, Memorial Day

  Monday, June 4, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Our Ongoing Scripture Study

"A Deeper Look at Our Lady of Guadalupe"

The Blessed Mother, under the title of “Our Lady of Guadalupe” belongs not just to Mexico but to all the Americas and Pope St. John Paull II said that every parish should have an image of this Patroness.  In this month devoted to Mary Our Mother, Join Maria Hamm as she shares with us her extensive knowledge of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which appeared on St. Juan Diego’s tilma in 1531 and brought about the conversion of over 8 million Aztec natives as well as the importance of devotion to Mary under this title.

Maria Hamm is a native of Cuba and the proud mother of 18 children who range in age from eighteen to forty-one.  Maria holds a  B.A. from Harvard University in Fine Arts and is enrolled in the Masters of Theology Program at the Catholic Distance University in Hamilton, Virginia.  Maria has served as Executive Director of Centro Tepeyac Silver Spring Women’s Center (1998-2010), as Director of the Archdiocese of Washington's Lay Leadership Instititue (2011-2013), and director of Hispanic Family Life and Leadership Development for the Archdiocese of Washington (2013-2016).  Maria currently serves as the Administrative Director in the Archdiocese of Washington's Office of Worship.


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)

On Memorial Day...

Since we have no session today, why not learn a bit about the history of Memorial Day at  http://www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert/memorial-day/history/.


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)

"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)