Adult Spiritual Formation

 ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Saint Hilary’s is a vibrant parish within the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.

The parish offers leadership in the Fort Myers Deanery with members active in ministries such as: Altar Guild, Episcopal Church Women, Men’s Action Guild, Vergers Guild, Diocesan Youth Ministries, Cursillo Movement of Southwest Florida, and various Diocesan Governing Boards and Councils.

On a weekly basis Saint Hilary’s seeks to prepare our parishioners, whether youth or adults, for leadership in lay ministry as witnesses and servants of God rooted in scripture, theology, community service and the reflective practice of prayer.  

BIBLE STUDY

Our weekly Bible Study is focusing on the New Testament Book of Acts.  

The group meets Tuesday of each week at 9:30 am in the Education Wing

COMMUNITY LIFE GROUPS

Our Community Life Groups meet in homes of parishioners offering a combination of fellowship, sharing a common meal, prayer and Bible Study.  These groups are always forming so please contact the Church office for details. Office 239-936-1000. 

Cursillo Reunion Groups and Ultreyas

Our Cursillo community includes 50 plus "cursistas" or graduates of a four day weekend in which many aspects of Christianity are explored in small group gatherings.  The experience of the Cursillo Weekend is extended through the weekly Reunion Groups and quarterly Ultreyas.

DAUGHTERS of THE KING

Offers women an opportunity to explore and enhance their personal prayer life through a monthly gathering which teaches, supports and enables prayer to become a life-giving part of one's daily pattern.  Women new to Daughters of the King will be trained by experienced Daughters, received into the Order and encouraged to use their prayer skills to support ministries of the parish.

PRAYER LIST MINISTRY

A command of Jesus to all Christians is to pray for those in need.  Saint Hilary's maintains a list over over one hundred people for whom personal prayers are offered each week during our Healing Mass on Thursdays 10 am.  This list is added to by persons calling the curch, using our website for submission or attending church on Sundays.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

A group of knitters gather in prayer each month to meditate, fellowship and create unique soft, colorful and soothing shawls that are given to persons in hospital, rehabilitation, nursing care facilities and hospice for their comfort. These shawls are reminders of the prayers of the congregation during the period of convalescence. 

CORPORATE WORSHIP

Our worship, ministry and community life is characterized by intentional commitment to the mission of the parish which is: “to make known the love and kindness of Jesus Christ to all people, within our congregation and in the wider community, through worship, service and compassion.”  

QUICK LINKS TO OUR MINISTRIES