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

"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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Women's Emmaus Retreat:  A Weekend of Reflection, Renewal and Rejoicing

If you would like to strengthen your relationship with your family, marriage, children and loved ones... if you would like to meet more women in the parish and build up friendships... if you would like to leave the busyness of the week behind and grow in your personal relationship with Jesus... then Emmaus is for you.   November 15 (Friday at 5:30 pm) to November 17 (Sunday at 3:30 pm).  RSVP due before Nov. 1- please call Chris at 954-691-8787 for more details or to register (if after the deadline, there may be spaces available).  Click here for a 4 min invitation video from another parish,  to see what Emmaus is about.

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Letter to a Suffering Church:  Book Discussion

Thursday, November 21, at 9:15 am or 6:30 pm in the Ministry Center Hall. Click here for more details about this book discussion, including appropriate prayers.

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Catholic Moms' Group 

For moms of kids from birth to teen, this group meets weekly for fellowship and discussion during the school year.  The group also hosts family events and moms night out at different times.  Call Kristi 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."  We'll also host informal social and education events with the clergy and staff.

Full annual program with dates will be released in November.   

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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.

  • Lectio Divina  -begins November 14.  Thursdays, 11 am, Ministry Center Room 8.  A group for beginners to learn what Lectio is all about.  An introductory explanation can be found here  or here with a short video as well, but also know that experiencing it is the best way to learn it.
  • 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