Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation


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The Adult Faith Formation Ministry nurtures the spiritual growth of our diverse faith community by encouraging adults to deepen their experience of God in daily life. Adult Faith Formation provides a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities to study Scripture; share faith; participate in information and discussion sessions on topics of Catholic faith and practice; and learn about and practice traditional and modern forms of spirituality. Members of the Adult Faith Formation Ministry collaborate to identify areas of interest to parishioners, find available resources and speakers, plan and develop programs, and research contacts for future programming.


Upcoming Programs:  

Lectio Divina, Tuesdays, July 5 & 19; August 2 & 16; 7:00-8:00 pm. Lectio Divina: The Ancient Art of Praying the Scriptures honors the most basic source of all real prayer – an interior desire for God. We seek the presence of the living God by listening – giving the Lord the first word and letting that word expand our listening. We create a safe and sacred space to read, contemplate, and share what the Bible reveals to our hearts. Come to one or more of these meetings and experience a different kind of prayer.

SUMMER NOURISHMENT – “How Do We Know Mercy in Our Lives?”, Tuesdays, July 12, 19 & 26; 12:30-12:55 pm. Join us this summer at noontime for spiritual and physical nourishment. Immediately following the 12:05 p.m. Mass, Spiritual Talks will be presented in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry. In this Year of Mercy, we have asked parishioners to share their experience of Mercy in their lives, both as givers and receivers of Mercy. Come hear their thoughtful and inspiring reflections! A light lunch is provided. Offering: $5.00 per each luncheon. Presenters for the three weeks:

7/12: Sister Christel Nolan, RSM – Sister of Mercy
7/19: Michael Reynolds – Social Worker, Open Hearts Ministry
7/26: Becky Webber – Sandwich Ministry, House of Bread Thrift Store
SERVANTHOOD - Leadership for the Third Millennium.
Wednesdays, July 27 and August 3; 6:30-8:30 pm. An opportunity this Summer to explore the concepts of Servant Leadership. Come and sample Servant Leadership topics revealed in this acclaimed book by Episcopal Bishop, the Right Reverend Bennett Sims. Facilitator: Laura Dwyer. Free Will Offering. 
  • Sunset Cruise & Evening of Reflection: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
  • Annual Retreat for Women at Out Lady of Calvary Retreat Center: September 23-25, 2016.