We encourages your life in Christ and offer a variety of Adult Education opportunities for you to help your spiritual life produce many gifts and talents to build up the Church. A living relationship with God is the spiritual motivation…what has moved you to action, to mission in your relationship with God, with Family, Friends, Community, and job/ministry/vocation? We would love to celebrate this with you! Please join us.
Father Jim’s Book Studies
Lent – four Saturday mornings, February 24, March 3, 10, & 17, from 8:35-9:35am
Book titles & costs TBD.
Beginning Apologetics – How to Explain and Defend the Catholic Faith
Learn the biblical basis for common Catholic beliefs including “What does it mean to be Catholic,” “Mary, Mother of God,” “Holy Trinity,” “The Eucharist” and “The Sacrament of Reconciliation.” Deacon Dean Vernon is facilitating these five sessions on how to explain and defend the Catholic Faith on Wednesdays, January 3 – February 7, from 6:30-8:30pm in the Ministry Center. Please register online using our Beginning Apologetics Registration.
Feeling the desire for a bit of sun this winter? In 2016, parishioner Peter Johnson went on a pilgrimage of sorts to Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Malta, and Rome. And he has the pictures to prove it. Peter was hired to work on a film crew that traced the missionary journeys of Saint Paul. Come and see a presentation about the journey and see the many pictures and video clips he took along the way. The pictures are full or sun to brighten the January night. Please join us on Friday, January 12, in the lower level of Church (the social hall), from 7-8:30pm. Please register using our Travelogue Online Registration or contact the Faith Formation Office.
An Introduction to Theology of the Body for adults
This 8-week series gives you a solid understanding of God’s plan for humanity. This study is for every “body” who desires to reach his/her full potential in this life. We will be meeting on Thursdays, February 1 – March 22, from 7-8:30pm in the Church lower level social hall. Child care may be provided dependant on need. Cost: $12.95. Facilitators: David & Julie Bevins. Reigister online using our Theology of the Body Registration.
Lenten Women’s Day of Reflection, “The Beloved”
Saturday, February 24, from 10am-3pm; the cost is $30 and includes lunch, facilitator: Annette Witte. As we prepare to enter Holy Week and celebrate the Easter Mysteries, it is fitting that we take time to ponder our relationship with the One in whose image and likeness we have been created. Please join us for this unique retreat to focus on our identity as beloved children of God.
Catholicism Series – “The Pivotal Players”
Discover the figures who shaped the Church and changed the world. Join us for six Wednesday nights: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, and 16, from 6:30-8:30pm, in the Ministry Center for a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars, namely. Facilitator John Williams will share with us Bishop Robert Barron’s program, Part I, of The Pivotal Players, namely Saint Francis The Reformer, Saint Thomas Aquinas The Theologian, and Saint Catherine of Siena the Mystic.
Next fall John will facilitate Part II of The Pivotal Players: Blessed John Henry Newman the Convert, G.K. Chesterton the Evangelist, and Michelangelo the Artist. Take the Journey! Live the Stories!
The resources below provide more information and events for adult faith formation:
- Franciscan Life Process Center
- Love and Logic
- Theology of the Body
- Diocese of Grand Rapids
- Catholic Information Center
- Dominican Center at Marywood
- Holy Family Radio
- For Your Marriage
- God’s Gift of Forgiveness