Our Adult Faith Formation program is a journey that challenges our parish to become a more dynamic community of faith and service. Through an emphasis on learning and growth in discipleship, we are placing faith formation in the center of our parish life. As a community, we are committed to the formation of mature adult disciples of Jesus Christ. We pray all our adult members will commit to this rich and fulfilling lifelong formation process.
Bible Studies are offered throughout the year to help us as Catholic Christians to grow in our faith by reading, discussing, and understanding God’s written Word. Studies are offered at the start of summer, fall, and spring. Information of upcoming studies can be found in the bulletin or on this website’s News/Events. Volunteers are needed to help in all areas such as hospitality, facilitation, marketing, and registration. This ministry serves all adult members of our community and welcomes anyone, whether new to scripture study or with experience. It is a great way to learn the Catholic faith through the Holy Scriptures, the Catechism, and the writings of the Popes and Church Fathers so that our faith becomes for us “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16-17.
The Book Club provides an opportunity to read and discuss non-fiction, fiction, or spiritual literature at a monthly gathering. Members may come to one, all, or selective meetings as they choose.
For more information, contact Mary Lager.
Catholic Inquiry is a time of questioning and searching and becomes the entry point to the RCIA process. Periodic meetings are held to provide education, faith sharing, friendship, and hospitality. The primary purpose is to provide a resource for non-Catholics who would like to know more about the Catholic faith. It is open to all members of the parish who wish to learn more about Catholicism or who would like to share their faith with Inquirers.
For more information, contact Jennifer Cabe.
The Militia of the Immaculata
The Militia of the Immaculata (MI) is a worldwide evangelization movement founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe in 1917 that encourages total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a means of spiritual renewal for individuals and society. Marian consecration is a formal act of self-giving that does not stop at Mary, but is Christ-directed. It is really consecration to Jesus. The MI’s mission is “To Lead Every Individual With Mary to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.” By joining the MI, members become willing instruments of Our Lady, the woman foreshadowed in Genesis 3:15. She leads them to personal sanctification, the conversion of Church opponents and ultimately the universal reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The MI movement is open to all Catholics (men, women and children of the age of reason) and employs prayer as the main weapon in the spiritual battle with evil.
For more information, contact Jeff Bernard.
Prayer is where we profess our need for Christ and His solution to our problems. It is also a place where we learn to worship Him and grow spiritually in His loving presence. As we spend time with Him, God lovingly teaches us how to pray and how to listen for His still voice replying to our humble requests. Our “Prayer Warriors” receive a monthly email or mail list of individuals requesting our daily devotional prayers.
For more information or to request prayers, contact Jeannine Kern.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults welcomes new members into the Catholic faith through education, faith sharing, friendship, and hospitality. The program prepares and initiates candidates into the Catholic faith. Volunteer opportunities include: Team Member – welcomes and offers fellowship, facilitates class sessions on Sunday mornings and assists in the administrative duties of the RCIA; Mentor (or Sponsor) – a personal representative of the church for the candidate or catechumen and a companion during the formation period; Prayer Sponsor – prays daily for a particular candidate or catechumen and writes letters to the candidate or mentor during the initiation process; Hospitality Team – organizes the weekly hospitality; Reception Planner – plans and executes the parish reception after the Easter Vigil.
For more information, contact Jennifer Cabe.
Rosary Prayer Group
Our Rosary Prayer Group serves to pray for the needs of the parish and the world. This group prays the Rosary every day after the 8:30 am Mass.
For more information, contact Mary Thompson.