Adult Faith Formation – Fall 2020

Each year, St. Patrick’s Church runs several different Adult Faith Formation opportunities. Using the best of materials, both written and video, the Word of God is broken open in such a way so as to move the mind and the heart to more fully grasp and love God’s Word. Through the group experience, one can witness God’s presence, form friendships, and grow closer to God and others in a Bible Study.

Despite the continuation of the COVID pandemic, St. Patrick Parish will provide a variety of faith formation offerings beginning September 2020.  Further details may be found below.  In addition, please click here for parish guidelines regarding in-person and virtual meeting opportunities.


 

St. Patrick is offering the Wild Goose Series!

Thursday Mornings via Zoom
September 10 – December 10, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

This is a unique time in the life of the Church…a time we radically need the power of the Holy Spirit…the power of God’s love…in our life!

The Wild Goose series will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and as you come to experience God’s presence and power, this very same Spirit will transform you and bring you freedom.

If you allow Him, the Holy Spirit will lead you on a great adventure to a place of mercy, healing, peace and presence.

We need the Holy Spirit to breathe life into us!

You are invited to join the adventure on Zoom, Thursday mornings, 10-11:30AM, starting September 10th! This is a 14 Part Video Series with Father Dave Pivonka, TOR. Each week’s session will have a time of Praise, Video teaching, Faith Sharing and Prayer.

Want to learn more about this study program? Check out the Wild Goose video trailer now!

Join the journey with The Wild Goose! Discover the Holy Spirit who has been revealed to us by Jesus and who leads us to the Heavenly Father.

Come, Holy Spirit!

Click here to register or contact Rose Hearn at Rosehearn@comcast.net or 610-357-7315 with any questions!


The Prophets – Messengers of God’s Mercy
Discover the Messages the Prophets Have for You

A Ten-Week Bible Study
Beginning Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Tuesday Nights:  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

If God’s people had stayed close to him, there might have been no need for the prophets. God sent prophets at critical times to call the people back to their covenant relationship. Prophets proclaimed the consequences of continued sin, called people to repentance, and declared God’s faithful love. They also spoke of the future to shed light on current events and to reveal God’s plans and purposes.

It is nearly impossible to understand the work and the message of Jesus without the prophetic books. In The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy, presenter Thomas Smith examines who the prophets were, their role during their time, and the meaning of their messages for our own time. Discover how God is constantly calling you to a deeper relationship as well as the ways you are called to be the voice of God to others.

Want to learn more about this study program?  Check out The Prophets video trailer now!

Join facilitator Ann Marie Gillinger for this 10 week spirit filled discussion beginning on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Each session will include video viewing, small group discussion, prayer and fellowship. This study program will be offered both in-person and virtually via Zoom. Click here to register or you may contact Ann Marie Gillinger directly by email at amgmag03@gmail.com.


Jesus:  The Way, the Truth, & the Life
Immerse Yourself in the Life of Christ

A Ten-Week Bible Study
Beginning Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday Nights:  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life is a 10-week video study program and book presented by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life – who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all this means for us as Catholics today. In this study, Catholics will learn:

  • Who Jesus is and how he answers the longings of the human heart.
  • The vibrant – and clashing – cultures of the Holy Land in Jesus’ time.
  • Jesus’ profound relationship with Mary and Joseph.
  • How Radical his revelations of God’s mercy was – and even now.
  • What Jesus’ life and saving mission mean for us today.
  • How to cultivate an intimate and life-changing relationship with Christ.
  • The essentials of Christology – what we believe about Christ – explained in a simple way.

Want to learn more about this study program?  Check out The Way, the Life & the Truth video trailer now!

Join Deacon Jim Elliott on this amazing journey in the life of Jesus Christ. The series will be held in-person with social distancing precautions at the Buffington House on Wednesday nights, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, beginning November 11, 2020. Space is limited we we ask that you register to participate. For more information and to register, please call the Parish Office and leave your contact information or you can register online now by clicking here.


Why join a Faith Formation Program?

Some thoughts from those who have participated in an adult faith formation offering at St. Patrick Parish:

  • “Studying the Bible has opened my eyes, my intellect, and my heart to Christ and His Church as never before. All the pieces have finally fallen into place.”
  • “To learn more is to love more.”
  • “Studying Scripture has enhanced my understanding of our rich Faith heritage. It’s as though Mass was one-dimensional and in black and white before attending class. Now I see in color and want so much to share this wonderful Good News!”
  • “I started attending Bible Study to learn more about the Bible and my faith. What I found was an extraordinary experience of discovery that has brought me into a personal relationship with Christ enhancing my faith in ways I never imagined.”
  • “Taking part in Bible Study has been a passionately life changing experience–quite literally thrown open the doors to reveal the truth, beauty, and mystery contained within the dynamic heart and soul of our Catholic Faith.”
  • “I’ve gained a humbling awe for our Catholic faith and learned how to better live it through the various studies and the influence of other people attending the programs. I have a greater love for God and have gained a beloved faith community.”
  • “Bible study has given me greater insight into the Biblical stories that were written describing Jesus’ teaching and his preaching of our Catholic faith.”
  • “I found the group to be so alive with the Holy Spirit that it was contagious.”
  • “Enriching as the course material is, even more inspiring are the weekly discussions and hearing how others live their faith.”
  • “The opportunity to study, discuss, and even question with fellow Catholics is a perfect way to begin a life long habit of reading the Bible.”

Contact the Parish Office for more information.