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Our Adult Ministry continues to provide creative and informative opportunities for the adults of our parish to deepen and enrich their faith. Our parish provides meeting space and staff support to groups that serve a variety of adult ministry needs and experiences.

We have trained spiritual directors and also provide space and support to individuals interning in nationally-recognized Spiritual Direction Training Programs.

For more information about our Adult Ministry program, please contact Shari Roeseler, Director of Faith Formation, at (916) 443-8084 x112 or

Summer Film Festival
FilmEach August, our Adult Ministry sponsors a weekly film series in Brunsman Hall, starting at 6:30pm. You are invited to bring your dinner, or help yourself to popcorn and beverages, and to be ready for stimulating post-film discussions.

Join us on four Tuesday in August at 6:30 p.m.
In Brunsman Hall for
The Soloist  

Tuesday August 1

THE SOLOIST (PG-13) This film is an extraordinary and inspiring true story of how a chance meeting can change a life. It tells the poignant and ultimately soaring tale of a Los Angeles newspaper reporter who discovers a brilliant street musician with unsinkable passion. Their unique friendship forms a bond that transforms both their lives. The film is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. Performances by Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. make for an unforgettable experience that has been hailed as courageous and uncompromising.

North Country   Tuesday August 8

NORTH COUNTRY (R) Josie wants a decent job so she can put on the table and take care of her kids. Taking a job in the local coal mine she gets threatened, insulted fondled and attached. Her boss tells her to, "Take it like a man." Instead she takes it like a human being and fights back. North Country is a dramatization of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United Stated in 1984. Charleze Theron, along with Woody Harelson, Frances McDormand and Sissy Spacek star in this emotionally explosive tale of taking on the system to achieve what ever worker knows is right.

Tuesday August 22

LOVING (PG-13) In 1958 the state of Virginia considered interracial marriage to be both immoral and illegal. When white Richard and black Mildred fall in love and marry legally in the District of Columbia, they become targets of harassment and persecution by Virginia authorities. Finally arrested, they decide to take their case to the highest court in the land. Loving is a historical film which tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court decision which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Superbly acted by Richard Edgerton and Ruth Negga, this passionate and gripping drama has been hailed as a masterpiece.

The Golden Dream  

Tuesday August 29

THE GOLDEN DREAM (NR) is a Mexican drama portraying the journey of three teenage Guatemalans seeking a new life in Los Angeles. The film authentically portrays their means of travel and the route they undertake as they travel the length and breadth of Mexico. It fearlessly portrays the challenges and dangerous situation they encounter along the way and the obstacles to crossing the US boarder. Directed by Spanish born Mexican director Diego Quemada-Diez, the film was screened at 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival where Quemada-Diez won an award for his directing and special recognition for the ensemble cast.

If you are unable to attend—or missed the series, you may check out DVDs of the films from our parish Lending Library.

2015 Parish Lenten Retreat Presentations and Handouts

Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ Did you miss our Lenten Retreat?

Caught the retreat but want more?

Our presenter, Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ has generously provided us with copies of her presentations and handouts.




2014 Parish Lenten Retreat Video Available

"Great!" "Wonderful!" "Fantastic!"
"Excellent!" "Inspirational and Joyful!"

—This is just a sampling of the feedback we received from you about Fr. Jack Stoeger, our Lenten Retreat presenter.

If you were unable to attend the retreat—or if you'd like a reprise of the retreat, you can check out the DVD of the morning session from our parish library, download the videos of the session (there are 3), or watch them below. If there is a problem with the videos loading, you can view them direct on YouTube.




Download Videos

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 1 (581 MB)

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 2 (448.8 MB)

Lenten Retreat Video: Part 3 (677.4 MB)

2014 Parish Lenten Retreat Handouts

If you were unable to attend the retreat, you can view the handouts from the retreat.

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