Diocese of Joliet

Home » Evangelization & Catechesis » Newman Institute » Newman Institute - Personal Growth

Newman Institute

Newman Institute - Home
Upcoming Events
Ongoing Programs
Submit an Event
Calendar
Welcome
About us
Meet the staff
New Evangelization
Monthly Resources
Blogs
Pope Francis Workshops
Renew: Be My Witness
Men's Conference
Chastity Formation
Spiritual Direction
Catholics Come Home
Helpful Links
Foundations of the Faith
Course & session guide
Catechist certification
Calendar
Instructor login
 

Newman Institute

Welcome | Upcoming Events | Ongoing Programs | Submit an Event

Upcoming Events Emphasizing Personal Growth

___________________________________________________________________________________

Open to the public 

"Prayer in the Spirit of the Taize Community"
St. Joseph, Downers Grove

Sunday, November 19, 2017   7:00PM

This ecumenical prayer for peace among all Christians and for reconciliation among all peoples is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month at 7:00PM.  Contact Bob Valle at bvalle@sjpdg.org for more information.

__________________________________________________________

Open to men of the Diocese 

"Catholic Man Night - Men meeting Jesus"
St. Raphael, Naperville

Monday, November 27, 2017   6:30PM

All men of the diocese are invited to join Spiritual Directors Fr. Burke Masters and Fr. Dan Bachner for a celebration in gratitude, knowing Christ who gave all.  See FLYER for more information. Only 60 spots available.  ___________________________________________________________

Open to the public 

"Divine Mercy in Action"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Tuesday, November 28, 2017   7:00PM

Br. Michael J. "MJ" Groark is a Capuchin Franciscan friar of the Province of St. Joseph.  Fr. MJ has a powerful story of conversion, mercy and hope.  Having struggled with addiction and homelesness for several years, his story is a witness to God's patience, and the power that a strong family can play in the salvation of their children.  Contact John O'Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu with questions.  See FLYER for more information. 

__________________________________________________________

Open to the public 

"Incarnational Seeing: The Key to Sacramental Living"
SS. Peter & Paul, Naperville - Ministry Center Holy Family Chapel

Thursday, November 30, 2017   7:00PM

Join Dr. James Pauley, for an evening of reflection that will help us enter not only into Advent and Christmas in a new way, but also our "ordinary time" sacramental encounters with God.  Dr. Pauley is a Professor of Theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  See FLYER.  For more information contact Tiffany at tpyle@sspeterandpaul.net or call 630-718-2135.  

__________________________________________________________

Open to the public 

"And a Little Child will Lead Them"
Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

November 29, December 6 & 13, 2017   9:30-11:AM

Join the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart this advent to explore and discuss the wonders of the child births written in Sacred Scripture, beginning with Sarah and Hagar, Rebecca, Rachel, Moses' mother, Ruth and many more.  For further information contact Sister Karen Nykiel, O.S.B. at 630-632-2216.

__________________________________________________________

advene wreath Open to the Public  

"Tatiana "Tajci" Cameron Advent Performance"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Saturday, December 2, 2017    7:00 PM

If you only can attend one event during the Christmas season, this is the one you, your children and your parents will all enjoy!  Deeply spiritual and uplifting.  One and a half hour Advent singing performance by Titiana Cameron.  No tickets necessary.  Free will offering.  Contact Jana Larkin for more information at jana.larkin@gmail.com 
 

___________________________________________________________

advene wreath Open to the Public  

"Advent Retreat"
One Heart, One Soul Spirituality Retreat Center, Kankakee

Saturday, December 2, 2017    8:00-5:00PM

A day retreat open to both men and women who desire to enirch their spiritual lives during the Advent season.  Click HERE for more information or call Sr. Mary Stella 815-935-0800. 

___________________________________________________________

advene wreath Open to the Public  

"Advent Reflection"
Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

Saturday, December 9, 2017   9-11AM  OR
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  7-9PM

Join the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart on one of the above dates/times for this Advent Reflection with Sister Mary Bratrsovsky and learn what role the ancestors of Jesus play in the unfolding of the mystery of Jesus and his teaching.  Contact Jane Doyle for more information at jdoyle@shmlisle.org 

___________________________________________________________

advene wreath Open to women of the Diocese  

"Advent by Candlelight"
St. Dennis, Lockport

Sunday, December 10, 2017  4:00-6:30PM

Joliet Women of the Way invites you to a mini-retreat for women.  See flyer for more information or email questions HERE. 

___________________________________________________________

Katie Choudhary Open to women of the Diocese 

"What are you Looking For"
St. Mary, Mokena

Sunday, January 7, 2018  4:00-6:30PM

Joliet Women of the Way invites you to an evening of prayer, conversation and refreshment.  Katie Choudhary from the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet will be the Keynote Speaker. See flyer for more information or email questions HERE. 

___________________________________________________________

Open to the public 

"Busting the Myth About Science-Faith Wars"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Tuesday, January 9, 2018  7:00PM

Join us in the Great Hall to hear Fr. John Kartje, Ph.D., S.T.D., speak on science vs. faith, and learn something of the role it plays in the current dilemma in the Catholic Church.  See FLYER.  For more information contact John O'Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu or call him at 630-699-6106. 

__________________________________________________________

Katie Choudhary Open to the public 

"St. Therese of Lisieux"
St. Elizabeth Seton, Naperville

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  7:00PM

Bring your bibles, something to write with, and a notepad to this interactive presentation on St. Therese of Lisieux by a Carmelite who is St. Therese's greatest fan!  See FLYER. Presentation will take place in the Great Hall.   For more information contact John O'Grady at jogrady@student.ctu.edu or 630-699-6106.   

___________________________________________________________