Adult Formation

What is Adult Faith Formation?

Adult faith formation facilitates continuing spiritual and catechetical growth for all parish adults.

Why do we have Adult Faith Formation?

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in 1999 authored a pastoral plan for adult faith formation in the United States entitled Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.  This document made clear a new priority for adult faith formation.  We are called to grow in discipleship throughout life, to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service.

What is the goal of Adult Faith Formation?

As the Bishops stated in Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: “We seek to form adults who actively cultivate a lively baptismal and Eucharistic spirituality with a powerful sense of mission and apostolate.  Nourished by word, sacrament and communal life, they will witness and share the Gospel in their homes, neighborhoods, places of work, and centers of culture.”

Adult Faith Formation sessions are open to everyone regardless of parish or religious affiliation. Here are a few of our upcoming opprutunities!

Lent Adult Reflection Group ~ Tuesday evenings 6:30-7:30pm at St. Matthew in the Saints Room

Using Lenten Companion Year C - Together with powerful weekly videos, this reflection group combines Scripture, contemplative meditations, sacred art, and inspirational prayer exercises to create a unique retreat experience that will take you deeper into your relationship with Jesus and will help you experience Lent in a way you never have before. Cost is $10 for the reflection book.  Contact Carol at [email protected] to register.

 

Living Joy in Lent w/ Chris Stefanick ~ Wednesdays 3/9–4/13, two offerings at 1pm & 6pm at St. Mary by the Lake in the Education Center

God created you for JOY—and he wants that for you here and now! You just have to cooperate with his plan and follow some simple steps. This Lent, we’re unleashing a new book discussion group on the life-changing rules in Chris Stefanick's bestselling book, Living Joy. The weekly small group discussions will be full of wisdom, experience, and common sense. This is a free offering, donations are appreciated. For more information or to RSVP contact Heather Warner at 262-639-3616 or [email protected]

 

No Greater Love A Biblical Walk Through the Passion ~ Thursdays 3/3-4/7 one offering at 1pm at St. Mary by the Lake in the Education Center

No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ’s amazing love for us guiding participants through the last hours of Christ’s life. You will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the garden of Gethsemane to Mount Calvary. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s immeasurable and unconditional love for you—grow closer to Jesus than you ever have before. This program is free, free-will offerings are always appreciated. For more information or to RSVP contact Heather Warner at 262-639-3616 or [email protected]