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.


 

FALL 2019  

Bible Studies

"Scripture from Scratch" - a four week video overview, perfect for those new to Bible Study or those wanting a refresher.  Monday nights, September 9th - September 30th, in the Ministry Center Hall.

"Ongoing Scripture Study" - our classic Monday night returns in the Fall and Winter, using the Little Rock Scripture Study and focusing on Galatians and Romans.  Take this opportunity to read, study, and reflect on various aspects of the Bible.  In the Fall, we will examine St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, which addresses Paul’s understanding of Christian freedom and justification by faith.   Join us Mondays October 14 through November 18 at 7 pm, in the Ministry Center Hall.     To ensure adequate resources, please call to register at 776-7898. 

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Books and Bagels 

Click here for the monthly dates and titles.  

 

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Catholic Moms' Group 

For moms of kids from birth to teen, this group meets weekly for fellowship and book discussion during the school year.  The group also hosts family events and moms night out, on nights and weekends.  Call Kristi for details.

Current book study:  The Friendship Project.  Click here for links to the videos.

 

Unplanned:  ProLife Film in October

 October 9th at 9:30 am in the Ministry Center Hall, or October 16th at 6:30 pm in the Church Hall.  Click here for movie details.

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Coffee with the Clergy / Snacks with the Staff

Occasional informal gatherings with our priests and and/or parish staff.  Watch the bulletin for details!

 

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Winter is Coming - and so are the Study Series

January starts a variety of weekly study groups, including "The Women Doctors of the Church"  and Fr. Michael Gaitley's "The One Thing is Three." 

Full annual program with dates will be released in October.   

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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 discussion and fellowship group that meets primarily during the school year.  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.   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.

 

 


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