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!

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2021: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

Join St. Mary by the Lake for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass at St. Mary by the Lake beginning October 13th from 1:00 – 2:15pm and 6:00-7:15pm and continuing every Wednesday for five weeks. To register, complete the form below or contact Heather Warner at 262-639-3616 or [email protected]

A Biblical Walk Through The Mass Study Registration


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