Faith is a lot like life. It has peak and zero moments. It has high and low points. It has mountain top and valley moments. Through parish missions and other upcoming spiritual events we hope to turn these low points into a opportunity to show God our love and our trust, rather than being disturbed by them.
As faith believers, we gather to pray and plan for the ongoing spiritual and religious needs of the St. Cletus adult parishioners.
Continuing Religious Education Opportunities – CREDO
The CREDO Committee offers adult religious education classes, one-time events, outings, and runs the parish library. The committee also sponsors outings including past outings to Holy Hill and Shrine of Christ’s Passion.
CREDO has offered these DVD classes in the past. If you wish to run a session for one of these classes or a small group in your home, contact Deb Blecic firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-579-5579. There is a fee of 10 per person in your group to cover the cost of the DVD’s and CD’s. Also watch the Canticle for the next DVD class.
- 2010 – The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation with Jeff Cavins
- 2011 – EPIC: A Journey Through Church History with Steve Weidenkopf
- 2012 – A Biblical Walk Through the Mass with Dr. Edward Sri
- 2012 – Catholicism with Father Robert Barron (no fees for this class due to a donation by the Holy Name and some of the CD’s are in the parish library)
- 2013 – Matthew: The King and His Kingdom with Jeff Cavins
CREDO operates the parish lending library located on a cart in the church narthex. The library content is from donations from generous parishioners. If you have some Catholic books you are no longer using, please leave them in the returns basket and we will add them to the parish library. Thank you for your support.
If you check out a CD or DVD please return it within 2 weeks. For books, please try to return them within 3 months but we realize sometimes it takes a while to get through a book
The CREDO committee is pleased to recommend these local organizations to parishioners as resources for strengthening their Catholic faith:
Carmelite Spiritual Center
The Carmelite Center offers a wide variety of retreats, workshops, renewal days, and pilgrimages. Please visit their web site or campus at 8433 Bailey Road in Darien, IL, or call them at (630) 969-4141.
Learn more about their school of spirituality, mens retreats and programs, womens retreats and programs, iSpirit young adult ministry, and a host of other programs they offer. Please visit their web site or our office at 450 E. 22nd Street (Suite 170) in Oak Brook, IL, or call them at (630) 268-9000, or e-mail them at email@example.com.
Portiuncula Center for Prayer / Poverello Holistic Center
We invite you to learn more by visiting their web site or their campus at 9263 W. St. Francis Road in Frankfort, IL, by calling them at (815) 464-3980, or by e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation of St. Joseph: The Well
The Well offers retreats and sabbaticals, special-institute events, pilgrimage retreats, spiritual direction, and a variety of other programs. Please visit their web site or the CSJ office at 1515 W. Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park, IL, call them at (708) 354-9573, or e-mail email@example.com.
The annual Parish Mission traditionally begins the Sunday following Ash Wednesday and provides a time of reflections and self-examination of our relationship with the Lord and growth in spiritual life.
Baptism is the external sign celebrating the entrance of a person into the total Christian community, as well as into the parish family. The Baptismal Program seeks to promote our faith beginning with the family.
Couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage meet to reflect upon their relationship.
Getting married at St. Cletus? We have all the answers to your questions concerning this special day.