Beloved Happenings - 2023

In May, we held a mass, talked with a local social worker about the concerns of unaccompanied minors in the county and ways that we could help, we honored our parents and the complicated beings that they are, and we readied ourselves for Eileen's Ordination by watching Pink Smoke over The Vatican.

Serving Unaccompanied Minors

Lucia Maldonado joined us to talk about ways to help the unaccompanied minors in Champaign/Urbana

Honoring Our Parents

On Mother's Day, we paused to honor those who have parented us, to acknowledge their blessings and their flaws, and to see the blessings they gave to us.

Movie Night and Discussion

We gathered to watch Pink Smoke over the Vatican and to discuss the callings that each of us have and the need for us to affirm those calls as God given and a blessing to the whole church.

In April, we held mass and a communion service/pot luck (South of the Border style this time), as well as having an Easter egg assembly, a movie discussion (Women Talking) and an amazing daylong retreat!

Easter Egg Assembly

We assembled Easter eggs filled with candy to hand out to guest at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Day Long Retreat

A day of prayer, meditation, a sound bath, and faith sharing was the perfect way to end the Lenten season!

Movie Discussion Night

We watched some clips and discussed the issues addressed in the movie Women Talking and talked about our own decisions to "stay and fight or leave"

In March, we finished our book study, held Mass, had a communion service followed by pot luck and faith sharing, and ended the month with a Lenten Reflection where we explored some of the characters who were present at the passion of Christ.

Pasta Pot Luck & 

Faith Sharing

Lenten Reflection

"Were You There?" Witnesses to the last days of Jesus' life on earth.

In February, we spent time on our book study, held a communion service/potluck, had a monthly mass, and hosted a LGBTQI+ ally training presented by the UP Center.

Our Book Study book is The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul by Connie Zweig, Ph.D.

Our Ally training was a big hit. If you missed it, contact us for a copy of the slides!

In January, we were busy with a Faith Sharing Chili Night, a Movie Night, and the beginning of our next book study as well as our monthly mass!

Our Movie Night movie was Mary Magdalene (2019)

Our Book Study book is The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul by Connie Zweig, Ph.D.