Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Welcome!  

Upcoming Events are listed below.

To register for any program, please contact our assistant, Susan at 776-7898.  

For more information or questions about programs, please contact our director, Kristi, at 261-5831 or email by clicking here

The aim of all our events is to help you enrich and deepen your relationship with Christ and his Church.


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2019 OPPORTUNITIES

Click the HEADING (Events / Series) for more details about each event!

 

Special Events

LUKE: STORIES ON THE ROAD (Frank Runyeon Gospel Drama) - Thursday, January 10 at 10am in the Church

SIGNS: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (Frank Runyeon Gospel Drama) - Sunday, January 13 at 5pm in the Church

Spirituality of Retirement (Jim & Maureen Otremba sponsored by Diocese of Venice)- Wednesday, January 16 from 1-3 pm in the Ministry Center Hall

Beginnings & Endings:  Genesis & Revelation (Lectures by Fr. George):  January 24 to February 7 at 9:15 am in the Ministry Center Hall

The Best is Yet to Be, a Spirituality for our Maturing Years (Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP):  February 21 from 9am- 12noon in the Ministry Center Hall

The World of Evil (lecture by Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS):  February 27 from 6:30 - 8 pm in the Church Hall

An Introduction to Henri Nouwen:  Film on March 13 and Lecture on March 20, both at 7pm in the Ministry Center Hall

The Catholic Movement toward Nonviolence (lecture by Dr. Laurie Gagne):  March 27 at 9:15 am or 7pm

 

Series

Consoling the Heart of Jesus:  January 14 to March 18, 9am - 10:30 am

OGSS- Ongoing Scripture Study -Acts of the Apostles, begins Monday January 14 at 7pm

Lectio Divina, January 17 to February 28, 11am - 12 noon

The Mass by Bishop Barron (video), January 23 to February 20 at 9:15 am

Church History, Tradition and Innovation, February 5 - March 26, Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography, February 5 - 26, from 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Empty Nest (Bible Study & Discussion), February 8-22 from 11am - 1pm

Pivotal Players by Bishop Barron (video), March 13 and 20, at 9:15 am

 

Books and Bagels 

The second Tuesday of each month, from 9:15 am - 10:30 am in the Ministry Center.  Click for specific dates and titles.

   

ONGOING PROGRAMS 

 

  •  CENTERING PRAYER - a weekly prayer group that meets Fridays from 9 - 10:30 am - all year round!  Twenty minutes of silent, contemplative prayer, followed by fellowship and learning.  Learn more about this general style of prayer online here.

  •  MOM'S GROUP  - a weekly discussion and fellowship group that includes little kids playing at our feet.  The Group is open to moms of babies through teenagers (not everyone brings a little one to the meeting).  Activities include:  reading short articles or chapters and discussing them; organizing service events for families; prayer and general support, and don't forget drinking coffee or tea and refereeing toy disputes!  Book and discussion topics vary.  For more information about our group, please contact Kristi at 239-261-5831

  • SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES:  weekly gatherings to reflect on the upcoming Sunday Scripture at Mass.  A few groups meet year round, but most are seasonal for Lent or Advent.  More information is here.

 

  • WOMEN'S BIBLE DISCUSSION - a weekly gathering on Tuesdays, from 7 pm -8:30 pm that rotates various bible studies and reflections.  Books available onsite for $10 each.  Self facilitating group, organized by Corrine Anderson and Lisa Wroble.

 

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment?

-  A ministry designed for adult learners on various aspects of the Catholic faith. 

 

What type of programs or events are there?

¨ Weekly study series  (Bible, Church History, Catholicism, Spirituality)

¨ One time lectures from qualified persons

¨ Reflection or Retreat days

¨ Regular prayer groups or Small Christian Communities

¨ Move Nights

¨ Special, interactive events

 

Who can attend? Is there a fee?

¨ Any adult can attend, Catholic or not.

¨ Fees vary depending on materials (check individual listing)

¨ Some programs are free or donation based.

 

Who do I contact to find out more about the programs and events?

¨ Our director, Kristi, is happy to speak with you!  Just call 239-261-5831 or email her at:  kristi (at) saintwilliam (dot) com