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)
“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.