The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart —Why am I here? What's life all about? What happens when we die? What do you seek? In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence.
Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s questions demand to be answered.
We invite you to watch the trailer below and then learn about opportunities to join a small group to watch and discuss the entire 7-part video series beginning the week of February 14. There will be groups offered virtually and in person, at various times of the day, for youth and adults. Contact the group host yourself or contact the parish office and we will help you find a group that fits. This is a parish-wide journey to find connection with other people and with Jesus. Please join us and invite your friends and family.
Week of February 14: Episode 1 - What Do You Seek?
Week of February 21: Episode 2 - Who Are You?
Week of February 28: Episode 3 - Why a God?
Week of March 7: Episode 4 - What's Our Story?
Week of March 14: Episode 5 - Who is Jesus?
Week of March 21: Episode 6 - Am I Saved?
Week of March 28: Holy Week - No meeting
Week of April 4: Episode 7 - Why a Church?
The Search has the power to inspire people as they journey together to go deeper in their formation and embrace the mission of the Church.
Live | In-person experience: Whether a small group or large group, the group meets in a pre-determined location (social hall, meeting room, home, etc.) and watches the episode together on the biggest screen possible, and then each participant spends a few minutes writing his/her thoughts in The Search Guide before roundtable discussion.
Zoom | Virtual group experience: To access all seven episodes, each participant will need to register using the parish’s FORMED subscription. Participants then watch The Search episode before each meeting, write their thoughts in The Search Guide, and then come together to discuss with video conferencing.
Check this page frequently. Groups are continually added as they are formed. Contact the group host directly for Zoom links. If you do not find a group that will work for you, contact Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected] and she will find or create a group for you.
| 8:30 AM
Z & L (A)
Z & L (A)
| 6:00 PM
Z=ZOOM-you will receive a Zoom link to participate online
L=LIVE-you will meet in person
A=Anyone; M=Men only; W=Women only; Y=Youth
GROUP HOST CONTACTS
Fr. Gerson Parra, Ext 282 - [email protected]
Fr. George Fitzsimmons, Ext 223 - [email protected]
Cyndi Barclay, Ext 234 - [email protected]
Jackie Steckel, Ext 227 - [email protected]
Group hosts will provide The Search guide books upon request (not needed to participate).
If you'd like to facilitate a small group, please contact Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected]. An easy-to-use Coordinator’s Manual is provided.
GROUP HOST RESPONSIBILITIES
The Search is specifically designed to “stir into flame the gift of God” (2 Tim 1:6) that we possess as Catholics to grow in our faith and love as a parish community.
- Decide your weekly meeting time & place (your home, at the parish, or virtually through Zoom)
- Notify Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected] of your willingness to host a group
- Host the weekly meeting
- In-Person group—Send a weekly reminder of the upcoming meeting via text or email to your participants
- Virtual group—Send out the zoom meeting invitation to their group members & remind them which video to watch before gathering on Zoom
- Invite those gathered to pray a simple prayer that is provided
- Facilitate the meeting and ensure that social courtesy is maintained for the group. Everyone is encouraged to contribute to the conversation if they want to and no one is pressured
- Ensure The Search questions are presented for discussion
- End the meeting in a timely manner