Patriarch House, a ministry house located less than a block from St. Vincent de Paul Church at 1230 West Poplar, opened in October 2011. Patriarch House’s mission is to help bring the presence of God into the hearts and minds of the people of the parish community.
Patriarch House partners with St. Vincent de Paul in bringing Catholic Adult Formation to parishioners in a small group setting.
Patriarch House was enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus led by Msgr. David LeSieur at the dedication. October 14, 2011, the day of dedication, was proclaimed Rogers Patriarch House Day by Mayor Greg Hines.
The house has four meeting areas, the largest one comfortably seating 30 people. The smaller areas are used for small-group discussion. The kitchen is kept stocked for hospitality. It has complete handicap accessibility.
Purchased by the Brunner family for this purpose June 2011, the Patriarch House in itself is a testimony of trust in God. It will continue to be maintained by the Brunners as an act of loving obedience to the Lord’s call on their lives.
Patriarch House was featured in an Arkansas Catholic news article on 7-28-2012. You can read the article at http://www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3107
Adult Catholic Formation
Patriarch House provides space for small group Catholic Adult Formation.
One main focus is the Life in the Spirit series that encourages people to accept the fullness of what God has already given us.
Life in the Spirit
Life in the Spirit series provides instruction, testimonies and application of spiritual tools and gifts of grace provided by the Holy Spirit to carry out the mission of believers while honoring God and healing lives. Life in the Spirit is for all Catholics who want the fullness of an “abundant life” and who want restoration of life in the Spirit promised in scripture.
Sessions of weekly training in Life in the Spirit explore the topics of Love of God and Conversion of Heart, Gift of Salvation, Awareness and Using the Gifts of the Holy Spirit including those listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Healing and Forgiveness, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Life in the Spirit helps individuals become a people made whole to serve others, a people raised up in ministry, using their gifts and expanding into the parish, sharing the Holy Spirit experience as an outreach while growing in Catholic community.
A team of lay Catholics and clergy provide teaching and witness. Follow-up workshops are also offered.
Adult Spiritual Formation-Patriarch House has offered several opportunities to continue to be catechized in the teachings and practices of the Catholic Faith. Various speakers and topics are offered followed by small group discussion on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m.
Men of Faith Bible Study is offered to the parish conveniently at two different times. Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. or Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. All Catholic men are welcome to drop in and participate. Bring your bible. Currently the study involves the readings of the Sunday Mass using the resources SundayScriptureStudy.com
Women Growing in Faith-A faith sharing group for all Catholic women. Fall and spring sessions on Tuesday mornings. Each session we choose a short study that helps us apply Christianity to our daily lives. Sharing our insights about the study brings forth wisdom that allows us to grow in our own faith life, as mothers, wives, and single women, as it connects us as friends, developing relationship with God with other women.
Moms Growing in Faith- Fall and spring sessions on Friday mornings. On-site childcare provided for a small fee. Follows the same structure as Women Growing in Faith.
Little Rock Scripture Study-This bible study group takes advantage of the scripture series sponsored by our diocese that is now available throughout the world. Weekly discussion and videos on specific books of the bible start each fall on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.
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