Catechetical ~ Forming Youth, and Adults in Faith, Doctrine, and Practice
WALKING WITH PURPOSE ~ Woman’s Bible Study
We will begin again in September
September, 15th we will be hosting the “Donut Sunday” after the Morning Sunday Masses
September, 17th, and 19th we will welcome women to our Open House and Registration
September, 24th, and 26th we will begin our small groups for the 2019-2020 season which meets Tuesday morning from 9 – 11 or Thursday evening 7 -9 pm in classroom B
We follow the Mashpee public school calendar as far as vacations and holidays
What is the attraction to Walking With Purpose?
WWP is a fresh, relevant and focused study of Scriptures, approved by the Catholic Church, that aims to open the heart where real change happens, and not just intellectual development.
With an open heart, we can receive God’s graces. Graces that He wants to bestow on us. When hearts change, so do behaviors and attitudes toward everyone and everything that is part of our life.
The small group experience is valued.
Joy, energy, enthusiasm ……spills out of the classrooms every week. The women are truly glad to see one another and grateful to have a setting to talk about God, their faith, or challenges with it, and to share insights from the lessons with each other. They form a real sense of community.
That is WWP. It is not a Walking Club
Here is what some women have said about their experience:
“My life is so much easier now that I have reawakened my faith. I can trust God has a plan, and His will be best.”
“I was brought up and to go to church. Later in life, I knew I needed to go. Now, with all I have been learning, I want to go.”
“I am amazed at how weekly topics do relate to my life. I am more conscious of my choices and how I interact with my family and others.”
That is the beauty of the program. We see ourselves changing. WWP is a life-changing encounter with Christ as we never knew Him. We are all seeking a relationship with God, or we would not go to Mass. Each day He gives us opportunities to be closer to Him.
Walking With Purpose?
In the summer of 2002, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, a convert to Catholicism, developed the bible study program called Walking with Purpose. Walking with Purpose reaches out to women who desire to grow in their faith using a Scripture-based program that is fresh, relevant and focused on the conversion of the heart more than intellectual development.
WWP is a growing National program, that when we started our chapter in 2012, it had less than 1000 participants nationwide. This year that number passed 40,000 women. That shows the true desire and hunger for a deeper spirituality, and for real connections with other women in the community.
WWP is part of the spiritual movement in the Church that is reaching more and more women and their families. Last year our chapter had over 70 women, from parishes all over the Cape, who came together weekly, in small groups, to go over a Scripture-based lesson they had read at home. The women were of all ages and stages in life. Most had no Bible experience. Some were not regular churchgoers.
What they share is a curiosity and desire to examine their faith and their relationship with God, hoping to make it more meaningful, and, a conscious part of their everyday activity.
In regards to WWP growing, one of our members went back to her parish in Bourne, and has started a new chapter of WWP at St. John the Evangelist. From there, one of their members is starting a chapter in Wareham, at St. Margaret’s.
Do you, or you and a friend want to “Walk with Purpose”?
Please join us in Classroom B on Tuesday mornings from 9 -11 or Thursday evening 7 -9 pm, September to April, and experience a room filled with positive, welcoming energy and a lot of smiles.
This season’s Bible Studies
Opening Your Heart
Opening your heart-Welcome to Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point. This Bible study will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God! Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to the deep, lasting transformation of the heart and we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study. Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.
Grounded in Hope
In a world where levels of despair, addiction and suicide are rising, we need more than clichés or positive thinking. Grounded in Hope, based on the book of Hebrews, will help you encounter Jesus in such a powerful, comforting, and stabilizing way that He can become your lifeline. Hebrews contains some of the most beautiful passages you’ll find in Scripture. It will comfort you and challenge you. Every word of it has a treasure to mine, and those who are willing to make the effort will be richly rewarded.
Discovering Our Dignity
Women of the Old and New Testament were as flawed and broken as we can be, yet the power of God worked in their lives. Through their stories recorded in Scripture, women of the Bible reach out to touch our “present” in a tender, honest and loving way — woman to woman — with ancient wisdom, sage advice, and insights from sorrowful failures and emotional wounds.
Click for National Walking With Purpose Website.