Growing in your faith is a life-long journey and St. Andrew has something to offer everyone!  No matter the season of your journey we’re here to support you.  Come on in and stay a while – we want to help you get connected to the resources that can help you grow in your faith. 

Pick of the Week: Defending the Faith

Upcoming Events:

  • Christ our Life – World-class speakers present topics of critical importance to all. Join thousands as we celebrate Mass, enjoy time with Jesus in Adoration, avail ourselves to Reconciliation and fill our spirits with music and prayer!  Coming up on September 24-25, 2022 in DesMoines - Go to https://christourlifeiowa.com/ for more information and to buy your tickets.

  • Called & Gifted – God is calling you to a unique purpose in life – a work of love that only you can do! Discern your charisms (spiritual gifts) and begin to discern God’s call. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these charisms in you!  Called & Gifted is a collaboration between Our Lady of Lourdes and St. John Vianney and is designed to help Christians discover their spiritual gifts.  Offered every fall – click here for more information.

  • Christian Experience Weekend – Want to grow to enjoy the fullness of life and build a Christian community?  CEW is not your typical silent retreat, but rather a shared Christian experience!  Join us for a weekend of talks, discussions, prayer services, Mass and also time for reflection, good food and fun!   We all need companions for the journey and this is an opportunity to build relationships with other people who are learning and growing in their relationship with Christ.

  • Art of Faith Sacred Art Show - St. Pius X in Rock Island offers a Juried Sacred Art show and Exhibition in February of every year.  Click here to check their website to see their plans for this year!

 

Ongoing Small Groups, Bible Studies, Classes & Devotions:

  • St. Andrew Bible Study Group – A bi-weekly group of Christ-follwers meet to discuss different books of the bible.  We meet every-other Tuesday at 6pm and discuss and grow in our understanding of biblical texts.  Contact Brenda Todd at (701) 290-5162 for more information.

  • First Friday & First Saturday Devotions – Holy Family & St. Alphonsus are offering services for these devotions on the first weekend of every month. 

    • First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus - Holy Family is now offering First Friday Services: Confessions @ 4pm, Mass @5pm, Adoration and Hospitality to follow!  Our Lord made these Twelve promises to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque regarding those who: Attend Holy Mass, Recieve Communion and go to Confession on the First Friday of nine consecutive months. 

    • First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary – St. Alphonsus is offering 8am Mass for First Saturday!  The Five First Saturdays Devotion is a request made by Our Lady of Fatima.  The Blessed Mother promised to assist at the hour of death with the graces necessary for salvation all who, as an act of reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary :Go to Confession within 8 days of Communion, Recieve Holy Communion, Say five Decades of the Rosary, keep Mary company for 15 minutes meditating for 15 mins. on the Mysteries of the Rosary on the First Saturday for five concecutive months.

  • Becoming Catholic!/R.C.I.A. – Every fall St. Andrew offers the opportunity to come together in a small group setting to learn more about the Catholic Faith.  Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church.  Come join us with your questions, insights and faith story in a warm and accepting environment.   Sessions start the last week in September 2022.  Contact Kelly Wernke at (563) 340-4838 or kflenker@gmail.com with questions.

Marriage & Family

When it's time for you to take your relationship to the next level, we want to support you in this exciting new endeavor.  Below you will find some resources to get you off to the right start!

Marriage:

  • Planning on getting Married?   The best place to start is to contact Deacon Steve at (563) 381-1363​ or bartons@diodav.org to find out how!

  • Better Together - Check out this great program from Dynamic Catholic that equips you with the tools you need to build a lasting, happy, and faith-filled marriage.

 

Starting a Family:

  • Natural Family Planning - Check out the Dioscese NFP Instructors and Resources

  • Natural Family Planning Friendly Healthcare Providers - Check out the Dioscese recommended NFP Friendly Healthcare providers.

  • Women’s Choice Center – Free pregnancy information, testing and resources.

  • Starting Point - Nothing can fully prepare you to become a mom or a dad, you can prepare to become a great mom or dad. Check out this free program from Dynamic Catholic - STARTING POINT gives you the insights, tools, and encouragement necessary to raise a great child—from Baptism and beyond!

 

  • Family Life:

    • Into the Breach videos by  Knights of Columbus (KofC): The culture’s battle for the soul of the family. On masculinity, the need for fathers, the influence of the husband and father on children and his wife:  https://www.sjvbett.org/men-s-ministry to sign up for Men’s group discussion starting Sep 24, 2022 at St. John Vianney, Bettendorf. To view the videos go to:                   https://site-444741.bcvp0rtal.com/detail/videos/into-the-breach/video/6133605268001/family

    • Dynamic Catholic Marriage Enrichment BETTER TOGETHER.  Videos of various topics; just listen or participate with inventory and weekly emailed videos to help married couples work together to trust  God and live their faith.  Better Together | Marriage Enrichment | Dynamic Catholic

    • Faith based relationships:  Dating, marriage, parenting discussions by Emily Wilson - https://www.youtube.com/c/emilyywilso...

    • Christian family oriented productions:  Educational, family friendly faith based movies, documentaries, a plethora of good faith based productions. Monthly subscription. www.Pureflix.com

    • FATHERS OF ST. JOSEPH:  The Fathers of St. Joseph is a confraternity of men who follow the timeless wisdom and example of the man who was father to the Son and son of the Father. With St. Joseph as our leader, each father strives to become as he became – an icon of God the Father. As God the Father entrusted His Son to St. Joseph’s care, we also strive to entrust ourselves as children, who are fathers, to this father who will teach us to father, and lead us to the Father. This way of fatherhood is called Joseph’s Way – The Call to Fatherly Greatness. Join us on this journey to discover the power of authentic fatherhood. First and third Wednesdays at St. Mary's Rock Island, IL,  6:00am-7:30am.  (from St. Pius X Rock Island website)   https://fathersofstjoseph.org/   

 

Additional Adult Faith Resources

 

  • Apps:  83% of millennials sleep with their cell phones.  So what apps are out there that we can use to strengthen our faith?  

    • Catholicapps.com - Where you'll find reviews, suggestions, ideas, everything you need to use your cell phone as a tool for prayer and evangelization!  Some favorites are:

      • Hallow

      • Pray As You Go

      • Laudate

      • Relevant Radio App

  • Podcasts, YouTube Channels, Series:

    • Pints with Aquinas YouTube Channel – Long-form discussions, debates and teachings on the Catholic Faith.

    • Ascension Presents YouTube Channel - Seeking to present the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith through media, and to answer the longings of the human heart with the transformative power of the Gospel.

    • The Best Habit Ever - The Best Habit Ever is a life-changing program designed to do one thing: teach you how to really pray. You’ll find practical insights for getting started, encouragement for making prayer a powerful daily routine, and deep wisdom to help you connect with God and learn His incredible dream for your life.

  • Television & Radio:

    • Relevant Radio – Quad Cities Catholic Radio

      • Channel 103.1 FM KTJT (Davenport)

      • Channel 95.3 FM K237FP (Davenport/Quad Cities)

    • EWTN – Eternal Word Television Network

      • Channel 94 – Mediacom

      • Channel 842 – Mediacom Español

      • Channel 370 – Direct TV

      • Channel 261 – Dish Network

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