What is WINGS?
WINGS is a faith enrichment group for women of all ages who seek to grow in their relationship with God and deepen their faith. WINGS encourages its members to learn and grow in their Catholic faith and be aware of their own unique spiritual gifts so as to benefit the wider Christian community and build up the Kingdom here on earth.
Why have a WINGS Group?
- A Need for Lifelong Faith Formation: Many Catholic women have a deep need to grow and deepen their faith. A weekly prayer and study group, like WINGS, can encourage a woman to see the value of her life as Christ intended, and to know that His support is available to her in the form of her Christian sisters.
- A Need for Community Rooted in Christ: In this setting, women are encouraged to grow in their relationship with God through the group, the study of God’s Word, prayer and sharing with others.
Who attends WINGS?
WINGS welcomes women of all ages; single, married, separated, divorced, widowed, or in religious life. WINGS welcomes women in all life situations: women who are working, at-home, or retired. WINGS can also provide childcare for those who give us advance notice.
When does WINGS meet at St. Mary’s?
St. Mary’s WINGS meets on Wednesday mornings during the school year from 9:45 am to 11:15 am and is held in Fr. Haley Hall and via Zoom. WINGS has three different seasons, focusing on three areas of spiritual growth:
- The Fall Season explores Catholic tradition and teaching.
- The Winter Season involves study and sharing on Scripture.
- The Spring Season. Also known as the “faith focus season”, enables the women to discern ways of putting into practice their faith into practice, family life, community, and the world.
What is a Typical Meeting?
- Arrival, Childcare Sign-In, Coffee, Social
- Welcome, Song, Opening Prayer, and Announcements
- Large Group Presentation by a Speaker
- Small Group Sharing (if appropriate)
- Large Group Closing Prayer and Petitions
Realizing that God also speaks in the ongoing stories of peoples’ lives, there may be Small Sharing Groups that come together regularly at WINGS. The women discern the movement of God in their individual and communal lives, form bonds of friendship, pray, share life and share around the topic of the morning. Realizing that childcare is an essential component to the ministry, a warm and secure environment for young children is provided with advance registration.
How do I find out more about WINGS?
What is the current WINGS schedule?
To get the current schedule of meeting dates, speakers, and topics, email [email protected].
To view the previous presentations, please click on the links below: