Small Groups at St. Mary's
Throughout the Season of Advent, parishioners will be meeting in small groups to discuss Paula Gooder’s book The Meaning is in the Waiting: The Spirit of Advent. During their time together they will reflect on the spiritual practice of waiting - an idea which can sound to many of us like a big wast of time! But knowing how to wait well, how to wait faithfully, is vital to our spiritual well-being. Advent is a time to learn what it means to wait and to consider what the stories of Abraham and Sarah, the Hebrew prophets, John the Baptist, and Mary have to teach us in this regard.