Women's Ministry

Faith Formation

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Women's Ministry Staff

Coordinator of
Women's Ministry
Barbara Prasad
573-635-9127, ext. 222

Administrative Assistant
Mary Madelyn Mertes
573-635-9127, ext. 228


Alphonse J. Schwartze Catholic Center
2207 West Main St.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Faith Formation Programs

Check out our featured faith formation programs. These programs are pre-planned resources designed to be implemented as a small or large group parish based retreats  or book studies. Resources have already been prepared all you need to do is have a willingness to lead and invite others to join you! If you would like help in starting a small group retreat please reach out to our office for assistance.

33 Days

33 Day Marian Consecrtation

Want to Grow in Holiness, But Too Busy?
Do you want to transform your work, your marriage, your family, and your life, but don’t have time?
Looking for the quickest, surest, and easiest way to holiness, but don’t know where to begin?
In our hectic day and time, Pope John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Considering putting together a small group for Marian Consecration.  For six weeks, you will individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and Pope John Paul II. They’ll teach you the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. In six weekly meetings, you'll share  insights within your small group and then watch a 30-minute video. The video by popular author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, will bring your individual reflections and group experience into a clear and live-able focus.
If you’re looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness explore starting a 33 days to Morning Glory small group retreat in your parish. For full details on the retreat and leader guide go to allheartsafire.org and explore bringing this retreat to your parish. If you would like additional information or support in starting a small group study reach out our office and we can help walk you through the process.

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Our Mission

Supporting women in their journey to sainthood through providing opportunities for growth in prayer, fellowship, service, and faith formation/education.

Our Vision

A community of women that look to the Church as the center of their lives and who actively seek to share the joys of their faith with others by participation in the life and mission of their parish.