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August 30, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Join local book lovers in reading and discussing an inspiring book about one doctor’s amazing efforts to alleviate suffering in the world. The Dine and Discuss Book Club focuses on Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Weber Center. 

Mountains Beyond Mountains tells the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, a gifted doctor who works to cure infectious diseases in remote parts of the world, from Haiti, Peru, and Cuba to Russia. Dr. Farmer strives to change minds and practices through his dedication to humanity. Tracy Kidder won a Pulitzer Prize for this moving book.

The $15 cost includes the book, which is available on Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Weber Center Shop; call 517-266-4035 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org. A discount will not be offered if you already have the book. Registration is required. Visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Guests at Weber Center will be screened for temperatures and symptoms of COVID-19 as they enter. Masks are required. 

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

July 22, 2021, Detroit – As a catechist or parent planning to teach the faith to children, how do you reach out to help your young students understand their lesson? What methods can you use to reach every student in your class?

Sister Janet Schaeffler, OP, noted author and speaker on religious education and faith formation, offers suggestions in her latest book, Sharing the Faith with Every Child: A Catechist’s Guide to the Many Ways We Learn. She explores nine major learning styles and offers practical suggestions on ways to engage those styles to help children grasp their faith at a deeper level.

A retreat leader and a consultant for catechists and adult faith formation leaders, Sister Janet also once served as Director of Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit. She is a recipient the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) Distinguished Service Award.

Sister Janet has written numerous books and resources for catechists, including Spirituality for Catechists and The Creed: A Catechist’s Guide. She also writes annual Advent reflection booklets.

Sharing the Faith with Every Child is available from Twenty-third Publications or the Weber Center Shop. The Weber Center Shop is currently closed for personal shopping due to COVID-19, but can be reached at 517-266-4035 or at webershop@adriandominicans.org. 



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