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)

Upcoming Events

Ten Years of Pope Francis's Diplomacy—A Hidden Strength!
March 12, 10:15am Trinity Hall
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the election of Pope Francis, the parish is hosting acclaimed journalist Victor Gaetan.  Pope Francis did not come to the papacy with extensive experience in international diplomacy as did Pope Pius XII and Pope Paul VI. Yet, the Holy Father has excelled, behind the scenes, in the diplomatic domain, from Cuba to South Sudan to the UAE. Join a discussion with journalist Victor Gaetan, author of God's Diplomats:  Pope Francis, Vatican Diplomacy, and American Armageddon about this hidden aspect of the Francis pontificate.
Victor Gaetan is senior international correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He contributes to Foreign Affairs magazine, America magazine, Catholic News Service, and  others.Mr. Gaetan will speak about global diplomatic efforts toward peace and understanding that Pope Francis  has pursued during his decade long papacy.

Past Events

Strangers No Longer” (Eph 2:9): The Mission of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Kenya

Sunday, November 20, 10:15 am, Trinity Hall

Fr. Bill O’Neill, S.J., professor emeritus of social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and a visiting professor of Hekima University College in Nairobi, has been a member of the Mission and Identity team of the Jesuit Refugee Service since 2019.  As a member of the team he served in the Kakuma refugee camp in Northwestern Kenya.  He will share about his experience in Kenya and the challenges of refugee resettlement.

Please note the Kakuma refugee camp is experiencing a funding crisis.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.  For more information about the Kakuma refugee camp, click here.  To donate, click here.


Mary's Magnificat and Hannah's Song

Sunday, December 11, 10:15am, Trinity Hall

A special faith formation event sponsored by the Women Who Stay to celebrate the Women Who Sing!  Hannah, the mother of Samuel, and Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus, are two prophetic voices of Advent that are muted in our Catholic Sunday Lectionary.  Many of us know Mary’s Magnificat in the first chapter of Luke, but did you know that the entire song she sang while visiting her cousin Elizabeth is never read as the Gospel on any Sunday during any liturgical cycle?  And the prophetic song of Hannah that Mary echoes is also never heard in any Sunday Mass either?  We’ll explore these voices absent from the Lectionary.