Adult Enrichment

2020-2021 Adult Speaker Series

This year our presentations will be offered online as a way of uniting our faith community to help us all grow in faith and experience Christ in a deeper way.  

September: Basic Bible Bearings - Some key considerations to reading scripture

Encountering the Sacred word of God often is an imperative pillar of our faith – but it can be a little challenging.  Join Sue Switalski (Pastoral Minister at SEAS) for a brief introduction into a few key tools that may help you dig a little deeper into scripture.    

October: Holy Lands of the Bible – A Personal Journey

What is it like to visit the Holy Land? And what does that have to do with reading the Bible?  Join our very own Father Joe Aufdermauer, Ann Ryan (Director of Child Ministry), and Sue Switalski (Pastoral Minister) as they highlight their own personal experience in the Holy Land and why it was so impactful to them.  We will even virtually travel to Turkey and Greece!  What does that have to do with the Bible?  Join us to find out!  This live online event will be sure to make the scripture come alive for you!

2011 pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with Fr. Joe

Save the date and plan to join us for this live event
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • Featuring Fr. Joe, Sue Switalski and Ann Ryan
  • Streamed as a live event on Facebook and on this web page
  • All are absolutely welcome to join us!

November: Prayer for ALL!  

November brings 2 separate offerings for one unifying topic – Prayer! 

Dive into ways we all can use prayer for a greater encounter with our Lord!

December: Advent - A Season of Preparation

Keep your eyes open for a variety of resources that may help you spiritually prepare for Christ’s coming this year!

January: Self Care in a COVID World - Julia Marie Hogan

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed by life right now?
Is COVID fatigue weighing you down? 

Your schedule is busy, you are faced with making new decisions every day, and it's easy to feel like you don't have time to de-stress. Self-care is an important tool for managing stress but it is often overlooked or overcomplicated. Julia Hogan, LCPC, licensed therapist and author, will share practical ways you and your family can practice authentic and effective self-care from a Catholic worldview. 

Julia Marie Hogan is a counselor in Chicago and owner of Vita Optimum Counseling & Consulting, LLC. She also leads workshops and writes on topics related to self-care, relationships and mental health. Her book, It's Ok to Start with You is all about the power of embracing your authentic self through self-care and is passionate about empowering individuals to be their most authentic selves. You can find more of her writing online at

Later in 2021:

February: Preparing for Lent
March: Lenten tools for Spiritual Growth
April: Easter - A Season of Joy
May: Faith Filled Trivia (We are praying that this one can be in person)

If you would like to help with this ministry, please consider joining the Adult Enrichment Committee


For more information about our programs, Contact Sue Switalski, Pastoral Minister
or call the Christian Formation Office at 262-782-8982