Adult Small Group Studies

Jesus Christ calls His followers to an ever deepening knowledge and love of Him as well as growth in communion with one another in His Church.  The Cathedral Parish offers a variety of Adult Small Group Studies to facilitate these two key aims of Christian discipleship. These small groups meet for a time of prayer, study of the Catholic faith, and discussion.  Our hope is that as adults of our parish meet regularly with one another to pray, study, and discuss God's Word, they will come to know, love, and follow Jesus more closely as Catholics as well as form deepening friendships with others in the parish community.

Summer Book Study Group

"The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise" by Cardinal Sarah


Tuesdays, Beginning June 19th

6:30 - 8:00 pm

St. Patrick Church

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.

Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love?  Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart?

"Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

We will read one chapter a week before each meeting, and read the first Chapter before we meet on June 19th.  We will not meet the week of the 4th of July.  We will meet at St. Patrick's and walk to an outside location if the weather is nice!

Please contact one of the group leaders (Paul Kachelmeier,; Sarah Bube, for more information or to register!  

You may also contact Marc Laudonio, Director of Evangelization, at 257-5000 or with any questions.