In an effort to provide women who attend the conference continued support in spiritual and intellectual enrichment, as well as fellow opportunities with other women, please see information below and visit www.archomaha.org under news and events for the latest educational, marriage and family enrichment opportunities.
Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study Seeking Truth is a 4 part, in-depth, Catholic Bible Study. The four parts include 1) Opening 2) Small Group Discussion (w/ well trained facilitators) 3) Lecture and 4) Commentary and Home Work Questions. The class openings contain a wide variety of Praise and Worship Music, live testimonies, skits, game shows etc..
The LIVE program meets on Thursday evenings at Creighton Prep High School. The LIVE class fills quickly during spring registration period which begins in the month of March. The LIVE class is filmed each week and offered on line each year. Sharon Doran uses hundreds of images while teaching. Visual learners will appreciate the website’s capture of both video and images simultaneously.
The on-line program remains open to all registered members indefinitely.
Please visit the website at www.SeekingTruth.net
Contact information is found at the website.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is used in conjunction with Sacred Scripture and the program has promised fidelity to the Archbishop and the Church teachings of the Magisterium, Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture.
CFM (Christian Family Movement) promotes Christ-centered marriage and family life to help individuals and their families to live their faith in daily life and to improve society through actions of love, service, education and example. CFM is open to all types of families. Groups meet monthly to share in one another's experiences and develop friendships while discussing the program book. Past program book titles include: Discovering Jesus, Homemade disciples, Building a Better World and Evidence of Faith. Contact Tom and Mary Kay Halpin, Omaha, 402.964.9382, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MFC (El Movimiento Familiar Cristiano) es una red nacional de católicos y sus familias que comparten una misión en común: promover la vida matrimonial y familiar centrada en Cristo; ayudar que individuos y familias vivan la fe cristiana en la vida diaria; y mejorar la sociedad a través de acciones de amor, el servicio, la educación y el ejemplo. Un grupo típico de MFC consiste de 5-7 familias que se reúnen una vez al mes, usualmente en la casa de un miembro, para estudiar y conversar, y compartir refrescos sencillos al final. El grupo sigue un libro que MFC provee para guiar su estudio y reflejar sobre cuestiones mundiales en que vive la familia cristiana. www.mfc.org.mx Para comunicarse con un grupo en Omaha: Javier y Herminia Cháirez, 402.731.2790, Jorge y Gloria Zepeda, 402.598.2494.
Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) www.endowonline.org is a Catholic educational program that brings women together to discover their God-given dignity and to understand their role in humanizing and transforming society. Endow utilizes small study groups, conferences and retreats to cultivate faith, fellowship and formation. To see parishes that are hosting ENDOW studies in the Archdiocese of Omaha, go to www.endowonline.org and click on "Classes."
Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc. (www.lhla.org) Johnnette Benkovic Founder & President
Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life by Johnnette Benkovic. We must be women who are spiritual mothers, women who are full of grace, women of the abunant life. —from Chapter Eight
What happens when women give their lives over to God? They become vessels of grace, bearers of healing, consolation, encouragement and strength to a troubled world. Far from being passive, the woman of grace will actively embrace God's will, actively seek out the suffering and lost, and actively bring God's healing love to others. If she accepts God's call to authentic womanhood, her role, in the words of a closing speech at Vatican Council II, becomes nothing less than to "aid humanity in not falling." Full of Grace will empower all women to fully embrace their God-given identity. This edition of Full of Grace is now correlated to The Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series. A Servant Book. (Available through www.archomaha.org.
Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series, developed in 2001, to meet the desire of women for on-going spiritual growth as they respond to the call to holiness and to a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. It was developed as an outreach program to bring the Holy Spirit into the daily lives of women in facilitated faith-sharing prayer communities, where the Lord, himself, teaches them to pray. In 2011 the series was adapted for men. Lord Teach Me To Pray is part of the New Evangelization as understood in the writings and initiatives of Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. The mission of Lord, Teach Me To Pray consists in enabling Catholic women and men to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, thus facilitating their eternal salvation and that of their family. Visit www.lordteachmetopray.com, or contact Carol Weiler at 504.439.5933,
She Shall Be Called Woman: The Archdiocese of Omaha has coordinated with several parishes the introduction of "She Shall Be Called Woman" (SHE) program from Paradisus Dei Inc. of Houston, Texas. "SHE" is a brand new program for women designed to complement the first year of That Man Is You! After a parish has run one year of That Man Is You, then they may offer SHE at their parish. . Creating Healthy, Happy, Holy Families, She Shall Be Called Woman reveals the beauty and dignity of the true feminine genius. By focusing upon the mystery of woman revealed in the life of Our Lady, She Shall Be Called Woman avoids the polemics of our day to reveal the mystery of woman as she exists in the mind of God.
Visit TMIY! website for contact information on SHE along with the attached SHE brochure.
Below is a list of those parishes which are starting the program this September.
Contact the parish for more information about participating in She Shall Be Called Woman:
Blessed Sacrament, Omaha
St. Philip Neri, Omaha
Holy Cross, Omaha
Our Lady of Lourdes, Omaha
St. Leo, Omaha
St. Robert Bellarmine, Omaha
St. Vincent de Paul, Omaha
St. Wenceslaus, Omaha
Consoling the Heart of Jesus Group Reading A group reading of the book Consoling the Heart of Jesus , by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, will begin September 13 and continue on Thursday mornings in the community room at St. Robert Bellarmine in Omaha from 9:30-11:00 a.m. throughout the school year. This book is subtitled "A Do-It-Yourself Retreat." A mini-retreat will be conducted during the weekly meetings. The book can be purchased at either Gloria Deo or Adoremus Books. To sign-up or get more information concerning this group, contact Amy Dickas at 402.496.3465.
Teams of Our Lady An international movement of married couples whose purposes in the movement and Team life are: growth in the spiritual life of the couple and family through a program of prayer and study; growth in communication between husband and wife with a developing intimacy through shared prayer and regular talks. Each team is made up of 507 couples and a Spiritual Counselor. Contact Joe and Valerie Niemeyer, Omaha, 402.502.2198, email@example.com.
WWME (Worldwide Marriage Encounter – English AND Spanish) This could be THE Weekend for the two of you to Explore, Rediscover, and Reconnect. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. The Weekend is God-centered and comes out of the roots of the Christian faith. Our Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are presented in the Roman Catholic Faith Expression, but we welcome couples of all faiths. Guided by a team of volunteer couples and a priest, each participant explores their relationship with each other, their spouse, and their family. The Weekend format helps couples communicate openly and honestly, without any group sharing, therapy or marriage counseling.
For more information on attending a WWME weekend, visit www.wwme.org, or call 1.800.795.LOVE(5683) or 1.800.559.AMOR(2667) (for Spanish) or call Nebraska contacts Pat & Janelle Benson, 308.946.3568, firstname.lastname@example.org (English), or Carlos & Esther González, 402.614.1002 (Spanish).