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.  

February 21, 2021 - Authentic Self-Care Strategies to De-Stress from a Catholic Perspective - Julia Marie Hogan

Watch the video recording of the presentation here:

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and stressed by life right now? Have you been feeling overwhelmed due to your life's upheaval over COVID -19? 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.  Add a global health crisis, and you just might find yourself in a great need of care.   Self-care is an important tool for managing stress but it is often overlooked or overcomplicated. Julia Hogan, LCPC, a Catholic 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

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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!

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!

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.    

Later in 2021:

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