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Saturdays from 9am-1pm beginning May 11 at St. Mary of the Hills

Our Family of Parishes Mental Health Ministry Team is once again offering The Sanctuary Course for Catholics for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health! 

Small Group starting this Spring – Saturdays 9:00am – 1:00pm 

May 11th & 18th, June 1st & 8th
St. Mary of the Hills (2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills) 

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Would you value joining others in a conversation about mental health? Would you like to discover what God, Scripture, and our Church have to say in light of the experiences of mental health challenges? Sign up for The Sanctuary Course for Catholics with our Family of Parishes! New this time we are offering a 4-week session at St. Mary of the Hills for those who are interested, but whose schedules can’t accommodate an 8-week commitment. 

About the Course 

The Sanctuary Course for Catholics is an eight-part course for small groups designed to raise awareness and start conversations in local parishes regarding mental health. It was created in collaboration with Catholic mental health professionals, theologians, and clergy, and offers faith communities the opportunity to learn about mental health and grow in their ability to support members living with mental health challenges. Topics covered include: mental health and mental illness, stigma, recovery, companionship, self-care, and community. The sessions are accompanied by compelling films that feature the stories of Catholics living with mental health challenges, along with the insights of archbishops, theologians, and psychologists. The course is available to download as a PDF, or as an audiobook if you’d prefer to listen rather than read. There is no homework, but it’s recommended that you read/listen to the sessions in advance of meeting. 

Who is it for? 

  • People with questions about mental health 
  • Mental health professionals with a wealth of knowledge to share 
  • Leaders who want to engage their community in mental health conversations 
  • People supporting loved ones with mental health problems 
  • People living with mental health problems 
  • Any adult 18+ who wants to learn about faith and mental health 
Office Hours

Mon-Thurs 8:30am–5pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm
Closed for lunch daily 12-1pm

Mass Times

Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 9:45am, 11:30am

Mon & Wed 9:00am


Saturday 3:30pm