What is WINGS?
WINGS (Women In God’s Spirit) is a ministry of encouragement and enrichment for women of all ages who seek to deepen their faith and grow in their relationship with God and one another.
What is the Program Format?
The format for the WINGS program utilizes the gifts and talents of all God’s people, as it is run entirely by volunteers from the parish. Each group is overseen by a Spiritual Advisor, who is a parish staff member.
The groups meet weekly, either during the day or in the evening, during the school year and have three different seasons, focusing on three areas of spiritual growth.
The Fall Season (The Treasures of Catholic Life) explores Catholic tradition and teaching through inspiring speaker presentations.
The Winter Season (God’s Living Word in Scripture) involves study and sharing on Scripture.
The Spring Season (Living the Catholic Faith in "My World") enables the women to discern how they are being called to live out their faith in the world today through powerful witness speaker presentations.
What is a Typical Meeting?
A typical meeting lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours and includes time for prayer, a speaker presentation on the topic of the morning, small group sharing, and community petition and prayers.
What are Small Groups?
Realizing that God also speaks in the ongoing stories of peoples' lives, there are Small Sharing Groups that come together regularly at WINGS. The women discern the movement of God in their individual and communal lives, form bonds of friendship, pray, share life and share around the topic of the morning. Also, realizing that childcare is an essential component to the ministry, a warm and secure environment for young children is also provided.
Why Have a WINGS Group?
Lifelong Faith Formation
Catholic women today have a deep need to grow in and deepen their faith. By understanding our Catholic faith more fully, WINGS helps women to know Christ better, to see how valued they are by Christ, and live out her Christian vocation with His grace.
Community Rooted in Christ
WINGS encourages women to grow in their relationship with God through the study of God’s Word and Church teaching, prayer and sharing with others in small groups. Women will come to appreciate the power of God’s love with the small Christian community that WINGS fosters. Women will be strengthened to share that love with their families, Church, neighbors, and the world in which they live and work.