Adult Faith Formation 

Every disciple of the Lord Jesus shares in [the mission of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus to all the world]. To do their part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel, promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering, in every place of work, and in every public forum. They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus.

Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be the central task in this catechetical enterprise, becoming the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age. This can be done specificaly through developing in adults a better understanding of and participation in the full sacramental life of the Church.

To make this vision a reality, we, as the Catholic bishops of the United States, call the Church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice. Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States 2, 5, 6

In our parish we offer a variety of opportunities for adults to continue to learn and grow in their faith, including:

  • Faith-Sharing groups
  • Retreats, including the Living Christ Retreat and Christian Experience Weekend(CEW).
  • Salt and Light Young Adult Group 
  • The archdiocese also offers various adult education and faith formation opportunities, including:

    • Wisdom & Wine – for adults of ALL ages!

    Are you interested in joining a faith-sharing group?

    Do you have ideas for adult faith opportunities we should offer in our parish?

    If so, please contact Jessica Rauen, Director of Faith Formation, at the Parish Office.  

 

 

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