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Ablaze Groups

Looking for a peer community where you fit in that is striving to grow spiritually? Check out one of these small groups to meet fellow disciples of Jesus while deepening your understanding of God and relationship with the Lord. All groups are guided by theologically trained leaders.

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Ablaze Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Every Week

(no sessions 7/23-8/20 for TOT)

St. Joseph Church

226 N. Hill St, South Bend

Are you looking for a community of fellow young adults that gathers regularly? Do you want the Bible and Mass to become more relevant to your daily life? Then join us to study and discuss the Sunday scripture readings together. No weekly commitment required. Bring a Bible if you have one.

Registration not needed, simply come!

(map of parking & entrance)

Leader

Sean Allen, MDiv

Questions

Sean Allen

sallen@ablazemission.org

858-354-9006

Ablaze Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Every Week

(no session on 7/17)

St. Therese Little Flower Church

54191 Ironwood Rd, South Bend

Are you looking for a community of fellow young adults that gathers regularly? Do you want the Bible and Mass to become more relevant to your daily life? Then join us to study and discuss the Sunday scripture readings together. No weekly commitment required. Bring a Bible if you have one.

Registration not needed, simply come!

(map of parking & entrance)

Leaders

Juan Maldonado, MTS

Sean Allen, MDiv

Questions

Sean Allen

sallen@ablazemission.org

858-354-9006

The Ignatian Adventure

Mondays, 6-7:30pm

October 7 – June 9

Juan's House, South Bend

St. Ignatius of Loyola is known for his famous Spiritual Exercises, which help people enliven their faith, discover their purpose, and make better decisions in their life. These Ignatian Exercises are designed to be done over the course of a 30-day retreat. However, the version led by The Ignatian Adventure book allows busy people to experience them in daily life, with each retreat day lived over a week-long period instead.

Each time the group meets, we'll discuss the theme of that week, graces from the previous week, and any extra material in the book readings. Participants MUST commit to at least half an hour of silent, contemplative prayer with the Lord each day. Participants purchase their own book.

Monday, Oct 7:  Orientation (p. 1-12)

  • Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Monday, Oct 14:  Introduction (p. 13-30)

Mondays, Oct 21 - May 25:

  • Ignatian Spiritual Exercises

 

Monday, June 2:  Reflection

 

Monday, June 9:  Celebration

  • Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church

Contact Juan for his house address!

Leader

Juan Maldonado, MTS

Questions

Juan Maldonado

jamito9611@gmail.com

Magdala Women's Group

Thursdays, 7:00pm

May 30 – September 19

South Bend

Pornography, masturbation, and other sexual addictions aren't just a "guy problem." Magdala Ministries exists as a space where women can find hope, healing, and freedom alongside each other.

Our Magdala group will journey through a 17-week series designed for women to experience community, hope, and healing. Magdala’s curriculum is theologically sound and psychologically informed, covering a breadth of topics related to addiction, recovery, and healing. Within our confidential group, you’ll discuss triggers, accountability, forgiveness, navigating relationships, reordering desire, and more. You’ll receive tools to pray, reflect, and heal in the midst of recovery!

Due to the sensitive nature of our group, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. Confidentiality is the trust that all identities, personal sharing, communication, and information will be kept private at all times. Magdala is a private group within the Ablaze Mission community, therefore any personal information will not be shared outside of our group's private meetings.

We know this might be a little scary, but we value YOU and your full hope, healing, and freedom. You are not alone and we're excited to journey with you!

Contact

magdala@ablazemission.org

New Testament Epistles Group

Saturdays, 10-11:30am

Weekly, August 10 – November 23

(except Aug 17, Oct 12, Nov 2)

Juan's House, South Bend

This group will journey through the New Testament Epistles over the course of the Spring and Fall. We will read approximately four chapters each week and then discuss questions and insights while discovering God's word. Context will be provided for each letter.

This Fall, we'll discuss 6 of the 21 letters:

1 & 2 Corinthians,

Romans,

Ephesians,

2 Peter, & Jude.

Contact Juan for his house address in order to join in!

Leader

Juan Maldonado, MTS

Questions

Juan Maldonado

jamito9611@gmail.com

Mental Health & Faith-Sharing Support Group

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Monthly

"I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone."  -Thomas Merton

Are you looking for spiritual support in your struggles with mental health? Do you want to talk about the intersection of your mental health and your relationship with God? Then join us for prayer, sharing, fellowship, and reflection offered in a space of welcome and confidentiality.

 

No weekly commitment required. Share as you are comfortable and encounter the healing presence of the Holy Spirit.

 

Leaders

Cassie Brouillard, MDiv

Michael Carroll, CMHC

Questions

Cassie Brouillard

cbrouil7@gmail.com

603-531-1359

Other Ablaze Groups

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If none of these Ablaze Groups work for you or your schedule, let us know what would:

Sean Allen

sallen@ablazemission.org

858-354-9006

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