Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation helps you learn about what your faith teaches. Our Adult Faith Formation program is a resource to help you enrich different areas of your life. Whether you want to learn more about scripture, historical facts or your family and prayer life, we can help and provide online resources for those times when you can't make it to an in-person presentation. A wonderful byproduct of adult faith formation is that it is a great way to build lasting friendships with the people who share your values and grow with you spiritually.
"Awakened and energized by the Spirit, let us strengthen our commitment and intensify our efforts to help the adults in our communities be touched and transformed by the life-giving message of Jesus, to explore its meaning, experience its power, and live in its light as faithful adult disciples today. Let us do our part with creativity and vigor, our hearts aflame with love to empower adults to know and live the message of Jesus. This is the Lord's work. In the power of the Spirit it will not fail but will bear lasting fruit for the life of the world." (USCCB pastoral plan for Adult Faith Formation, Our Hearts were Burning Within Us, 183)
Book Discussion: Women Deacons: Past, Present and Future
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
All are welcome to join a five-week online discussion of Dr. Phyllis Zagano's book, Women Deacons: Past, Present and Future. The one-hour sessions will held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning August 3, led by Judith Brusseau, Pastoral Association for Faith Formation & Religious Education, and Gene Morris, long-time parishioner.
The tremendous growth of the permanent order of deacon in the church carries with it lingering questions about women deacons. The church's evident need for more women in ministry demands careful exploration and evaluation of the historical roots, contemporary ecclesial realities and creative future possibilities for including women in the diaconate.
You must RSVP by July 17 so we can send you access information.
Books can be purchased from Paulist Press.