Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Ministry plans and implements experiences to help adult parishioners deepen their Catholic beliefs and values. Current programs include events to enrich marriages and families, Bible Study, book discussions, retreats, as well as, local and foreign pilgrimages. Adult parishioners are encouraged to attend programs and are always welcome.
Currently, we are presenting
the Adult Faith Formation Program:
Catholic Studies Course - Acts 2:42.
We have a new program for adults, our “Catholic Studies Course—Acts 2:42” hosted by Dick and Zoe Cannon. This program is for Catholics who would like to update and/or expand their knowledge of the beautiful gift of our Faith. The following are all Wednesdays, beginning at 6:30 pm, and all sessions will be in the St. Mary of the Angels Room (come through the Narthex of the church, turn left at the Youth Room, and you’ll find the room on your right).
Mar. 6 - Ash Wednesday -- NO CLASS
Mar. 13 - Separated Brethren -- The Sanctity of Human Life (pages 57-62)
Mar. 20 - Social Teaching of the Church (pages 63-66)
Apr. 3 - Temptation (pages 67-70)
Apr. 10 - Daily Examination of Conscience (pages 71-74)
Apr. 17 - Holy Week -- NO CLASS -- Chrism Mass-Tues. April 19
Apr. 24 - St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal (PAGES 75-78)
Extra Pages 79-85 -- Index of Saints by categories and Feast Days
Last Adult Formation Class for this series is Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Everyone is welcome to attend! Please bring a bible and a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church—the small paperback edition can be purchased online or at book stores.
From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB):
The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
Our adult faith formation ministry must engage the particular needs and interests of the adults in each local community. To be faithful and effective it will offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus.
This integration of actual life experience, diverse adult learning needs, the study of Scripture, and the teaching of the Church's tradition will create a vibrant learning environment. It will also challenge the creativity of those who establish the direction, plan the content, and provide programs of adult faith formation. Meeting the challenge will be both demanding and rewarding. For guidance, we offer the following goals, principles, content, and approaches.
Major Goals of Adult Faith Formation (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us - USCCB, 1999)
- Invite and enable ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life.
- Promote and support active members in the Christian community.
- Call and prepare adults to act as disciples in the world.
You are welcome to browse through the many opportunities that are listed below that you can engage and become involved with.