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)

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Upcoming Presentations

Engaging Luke's Imagination
December 2
10:10-11:10 a.m. Chapel
Presented by Alan Mitchell, Professor of Scripture, Georgetown University

Many of our favorite Gospel stories and parables are ones that only appear in Luke’s Gospel, like the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, The Rich Man and Lazarus, and the Tax Collector, Zacchaeus.  As we prepare to read Luke’s Gospel in the coming liturgical year, delving into the richness of Luke’s imagination will afford us opportunities as a parish to deepen our Ignatian heritage.  Long before St. Ignatius discovered the importance of the imagination for finding God in scripture, Luke prepared the ground for that discovery by creating narratives about Jesus that actively engage our imaginations in reading, study and prayer.  “Engaging Luke’s Imagination” will explore some of the ways  Luke altered Mark’s Gospel by enhancing Mark’s narratives, supplying details omitted by Mark, by creating additional stories about Jesus and even rearranging Mark’s stories to present Luke’s imaginative portrait of Jesus.

Thomas Merton: A 20th Century Prophetic Voice
December 9
10:10-11:10 a.m. Chapel
Presented by Fr. Kevin Gillespie, SJ

"On the last day of January, 1915, under the sign of the Water Bearer, in a year of a great war, and down in the shadow of some French mountains on the border of Spain, I came into the world." 
 
These opening words from the spiritual classic, The Seven Story Mountain, served as the way by which Thomas Merton described his birth; on December 10, 1968 the world was shocked with Merton's sudden death while on a pilgrimage to Thailand. On the occasion of this 50th Anniversary of Merton's death, an overview of Merton's life and legacy will be offered. Excerpts from some of his significant writings will be offered. Audience participation will be invited.

Adult Faith Formation Archive of Past Presentations and Resources