Women of the Well-St John the Baptist-Essex, MA

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Women of the Well

 A gathering of women — usually from 8 to 12 in number — who meet each Saturday morning at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall from 7:30 AM to approximately 9:00 AM.  “Leadership” rotates among the women as they choose and they are free to select their own topic and begin the sharing with their personal reflection.  There is no cross-talk, giving of advice or interruptions of anyone who has chosen to speak.  Confidentiality is honored and a safe and welcoming atmosphere is paramount.  We welcome any and all women — of whatever faith or spiritual practice — who may be interested in sharing their faith journey with us. Would love to have you. Please join us!

 

Does your church have a coffee hour?

We need coffee hour now more than ever
By Molly Jo Rose US Catholic online November 2016

Catholics are responsible for building a community within our church. Parish coffee hour is the ideal place to start.

 We move around a lot. Academics are sort of like military families in that way. Since our marriage began in 2008, my husband and I have attended six Catholic churches. Six times we have pushed ourselves into a community—often tightly knit—that didn’t always have room for us. Of those six church communities, exactly two of them regularly offered coffee and doughnuts after Mass. I am certain of this number. My son, who judges a church on its willingness to extend him the courtesy of a post-Mass doughnut, is sure of this number.
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St. Joachim’s in Rockport MA has a fabulous fellowship with coffee and donuts  the first Sunday of the month after the 10:00am mass. Next one is Sunday, January 1, 2017. All are welcome!

Women of the Well-St John the Baptist-Essex, MA

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Women of the Well

 A gathering of women — usually from 8 to 12 in number — who meet each Saturday morning at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall from 7:30 AM to approximately 9:00 AM.  “Leadership” rotates among the women as they choose and they are free to select their own topic and begin the sharing with their personal reflection.  There is no cross-talk, giving of advice or interruptions of anyone who has chosen to speak.  Confidentiality is honored and a safe and welcoming atmosphere is paramount.  We welcome any and all women — of whatever faith or spiritual practice — who may be interested in sharing their faith journey with us. Would love to have you. Please join us!

Family Table Talk

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Family conversation at mealtime just got a lot more fun—and a lot more faith-filled—with The Meal Box, the perfect antidote to family dinnertime drudgery.

The Meal Box contains 54 cards, each one featuring a creative question guaranteed to spark fun family conversation during family meals. The questions, such as If you could have the voice of any famous person, whose voice would you have?, are sure to engage everyone in the family. The reverse side of each card features a quick “Food for Family Thought” tip from family expert Tom McGrath. The tip makes it easy, and downright fun, for families to apply the question and answers to their lives of faith.

http://www.loyolapress.com/the-meal-box.htm