You’ve discovered God’s love! Now what? This is just the beginning. Now it’s time to go and grow in God’s love. St. Max has so many opportunities that you can continue to journey with our Lord and grow in His friendship and love. Whether it’s prayer, worship, service, or community that you are feeling called to, there’s probably something here. Take that first step! We’re here to journey with you.
You can also keep up with our Put Out Into the Deep page at saint-max.org/IntoTheDeep . Each week we add current activities and offer invitations to new ways to go deeper in your faith.
Interested in becoming Catholic? Want to know more about the Catholic faith? Come ask questions and speak to someone who can help you take the next step! Come any Tuesday, from 7-9 in room 7 or every Thursday from 7-9 in the youth room. Connect with Dave at RCIA@saint-max.org for more information.
Interested in finding out more about the devotional treasures of our faith? Start by coming to our next First Friday evening Mass on December 3rd at 7:30 PM. You can also join us for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on First Fridays from after the morning Mass until 7:00 PM. For more information about Exposition including schedules visit www.saint-max.org/Adoration.
Join a small group! If you’re looking for a place to grow in friendship, faith, and fellowship with other men and women, small groups might be right for you. We have new groups forming for men, women, couples, and young adults. Go online to saint-max.org/smallgroups and fill out an interest form or if you have questions, reach out to Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Try Alpha! No matter who you are, whether a nonbeliever or a cradle Catholic, or anywhere in between, you may have questions. Invite that friend, neighbor, coworker, or maybe a family member to join you this January for Alpha. Learn more at saint-max.org/Alpha.
Men, do you want to shift your spiritual life into 5th gear? Consider a difficult 90-day exercise for men based on the three essential fundamentals for the Christian life: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. Find out more at saint-max.org/Exodus90.
A Chance to Serve saint-max.org/service has up-to-date “hands-on” volunteer opportunities that are constantly kept up to date. There are plenty of opportunities for people of all ages with varying time commitments.
New to the parish? Come to our next Welcome Orientation on November 13 after 4:30 Mass. Take a tour of our campus and enjoy a meal and meeting new people. Register online at saint-max.org/Welcome.
Holiday Boutique & Fellowship Join us after all Masses the weekend of November 20 & 21 in the gym. Enjoy early Christmas shopping and chatting with other parishioners!
Christmas Caroling & Bonfire Join us Wednesday, December 29 at 7:00 PM by the fire pit. Get warm by the fire, roast marshmallows, make S’mores, and sing carols. An evening for the entire family!
Chili Cook-off and Game Night Join us on Saturday, January 15 after 4:30 Mass. Bring a crockpot of your favorite chili and board games. Maybe the Bengals will even be in a playoff game that night!!
Mighty Max is a small group faith formation experience for preschool-aged children. Parents or guardians attend with their children while we build preschool skills, play, sing, create, and learn about our faith. Contact Sarah at email@example.com for more details or visit the webpage at: www.saint-max.org/mightymax
Formation for Early Childhood-Grade 8: Fuel with Pflaum for early childhood through grade eight is formation with a focus on the whole family. In this model, our goal is to help parents share the DAILY teachable moments of everyday life with their children that will lead the entire family into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Based primarily in the home, there is also an option for monthly in-person gatherings. Contact Mary Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Monthly, Fridays, 7-8:30 PM: For all 6th graders, Radiate is just for YOU! Come spend time with friends, play team-building games, learn about saints, and dig into God's plan for your life! Ever played St. Ignatius Dodgeball? Well, come check it out! Have you ever wondered why you're here or what God is doing in your day-to-day life? We will dive into that too! Bring your friends, and find the schedule at saint-max.org/radiate.
2nd Friday of the Month, 8th-12th grade: Middle and High School youth, come and find out how you can be a hero, even a supernatural hero! We have many church heroes (who happened to be teens at some point in their lives as well!) who can teach you how. Come to the St. Max catacombs on the 2nd Friday of the month to learn more! www.saint-max.org/DTS
Bi-weekly, Sundays 4:30-6:00 PM: Our bi-weekly in-person meetings open to 7th and 8th graders will include teambuilding activities, games, time for group prayer, and small-group discussions following lessons on important topics related to faith, prayer, and living in our world as Catholics. There will be other events scattered throughout the year which will include adoration, service projects, and social nights! If you are a Jr. High teen ready to dig deeper into your faith, Ignite is for YOU! Reach out to Becca Bissonnette to register, email@example.com.
Sundays, 7:00-9:00 PM: Youth in grades 9-12, we have weekly youth nights on Sundays here at St. Max! Throughout the year we have game nights, adoration events, and conversations on topics YOU want to know more about! We have a one-weekend retreat in the Fall and Spring, as well as amazing retreat opportunities during the summer like the Steubenville Youth Conference, Catholic Youth Summer Camp, and day trips to Camp River Ridge. If you love a good bonfire, want to meet new people, and go deeper in your faith come to St. Max High School Youth Group! For more information, contact Becca at firstname.lastname@example.org.