Fostering Your Faith

Faith Formation is a life-long process of forming and growing in faith. At Mary Mother, this takes the shape of active engagement through prayer, participation in the sacraments, the liturgy, and community outreach.

We offer a variety of programs for adults who are looking to enrich their faith and answer their baptismal call. Within our rich tradition, we can always dive deeper and discover the beauty that is inherent in the Church that Christ established over 2,000 years ago.

Please consider how you might be able to contribute in a Faith Formation ministry.

Adult Faith Formation

Sunday Catechesis for Adults meets each Sunday from 9:45 to 11:00 a.m. in the Assembly Room. Our schedule changes from week to week, so please look in the weekly Bulletin for more specific information on upcoming programs. Come join us! There is no cost to attend.

Bible Study

Bible Study meets from mid September to early May. We meet Friday morning, 9:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Mary Mother’s Bible Study welcomes everyone to join the journey that brings us closer to God and closer to each other. Each week, two presentations are given on the Bible. The topic for the upcoming year is the Psalms. Small group discussions, faith-sharing, and prayer follow the presentations. For a full schedule, please check the weekly Bulletin.

  • For a downloadable brochure about Bible Study, please click here. 
  • To register and pay for Bible Study through our online payment program, please click here.

Cenacle of Divine Mercy

A Cenacle of Divine Mercy is a prayer/study group that:

  • Prays for vocations and the end to abortion and promotes and teaches the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Studies the Diary of Saint Faustina, sacred Scriptures, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church using a defined study guide.
  • Works to apply the messages of Divine Mercy to our daily lives and provides an opportunity for members to grow in their faith and personal holiness.
Mary, Mother of the Church’s Divine Mercy Cenacle is available both in the morning and in the evening to accommodate as many people as possible. For more details, please download the brochure by clicking here.
  • Tuesday Morning: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday Evening: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Small Groups at Mary Mother

A small group is a group of three or more people who gather each week or other designated time in a home, workplace, meeting place, or at church. In a group you’ll hang out, study scripture or a topic, and pray together. For a partial list of topics and resources for small groups check out and enter in our parish code 7YYV69 to register, and then sign up with your email to access the many available resources.

    For more information or to register your small group, contact us 

    Video and Discussion Series

    Our Adult Faith Formation Video & Discussion series explores our Catholic faith by viewing and discussion engaging videos produced by some of today’s most respected experts. The fall series is a continuation of “Your Spiritual Journey” with Fr. Dan Crosby, O.F.M., Capuchin.

    We meet from September – May each Sunday from 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 9. We follow the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd calendar and we meet when the children are attending their sessions. All are welcome! There is no fee to attend. For a full schedule, please check the weekly Bulletin.

    SALT (Seniors Learning Together)

    Seniors Learning Together, Inc., (SALT) is a non-profit organization that offers enrichment learning to people over 55. Sponsored by a coalition of 12 churches in Dakota County, the program is open to people of ALL ages!

    Sessions take place on four consecutive Mondays every spring and fall. Specific information about these sessions with links to the SALT catalog are available when SALT is in session. For more detailed information, please contact Marianne Brass at (952) 698-1714.